What is the program?
Cosmetology prepares students for careers in the professional care of hair, skin, and nails. During the training period, students learn the technical skills using state-of-the-art equipment and tools.
When is the program offered?
Courses are taught year round during the day and evening to fit a wide range of schedules.
What awards does the program lead to and how long does it take?
Students earn a Certificate in Cosmetology and are eligible to take the Alabama Board of Cosmetology examination in Montgomery, Alabama for license. Full-time students can complete the program in four semesters (15 to 16 months).
What requirements do I need in order to enroll?
Students with a high school diploma or GED certificate are eligible to enter the Cosmetology program.
What jobs will this program prepare me for?
The U.S. Department of Labor reports that employment for cosmetologists will continue to grow faster than the average growth in other industries. The Cosmetology program at Shelton State Community College prepares students for a number of job opportunities: Stylist in salons; make-up artist at trade shows, conventions; educator/school owner; artistic director for a manufacturer or publisher; nail technician; esthetician (Skin Care Specialist); cosmetic chemist; specialist in hair color; salon owner; and retail specialist.
How are classes taught?
Classes are taught based on the procedures, requirements and laws set by the Alabama Board of Cosmetology. Upon completion of the program students will have the skills and knowledge to work in a salon.
Office: 2666 Martin Campus
Office: 2105 Martin Campus