Program Description

This certified course prepares students for the state cosmetology exam and licensing process. Students receive hands-on training in a a clinical salon lab environment in hair dressing and treatments, coloring, chemical processes, facials, nails, and manicuring. Enrollment in this program, offered at a aschool of Cosmetology located in Saginaw, is limited to high school juniors and those seniors who are returning to complete the program. Students must complete 1,500 clock hours of required skills training to be eligible for the Michigan State Board of Cosmetology Licensing Exam.

Program Content

    Personal Management and Employability Skills
    Properties of Hair and Scalp
    Infection Control & Blood Borne Pathogens
    Diseases and Disorders of the Scalp
    Shampoo and Conditioning
    Hair Cutting
    Permanent Waving
    Chemical Relaxing
    Hair Color
    Thermal Hairstyling
    Wet Hairstyling
    Customer Service

Special Features

Students may participate SkillsUSA, a national organization that provides opportunities to develop teamwork, personal leadership, and career skills valued by employers. Students who are selected to participate in the Cosmetology program will be prepared to take the Michigan State Board of Cosmetology Licensing Exam.

Students attend classes Tuesdays through Saturdays.

A clinical salon lab environment provides real world hands-on training with customers.

Beginning students will start the Cosmetology program in early August and conclude their first year of study the end of June.

Attendance at a parent / student orientation in May is required.

First year students must complete 85 percent of the scheduled hours to be eligible for the senior (advanced) program.

Tech Prep Program


4 cr. Cosmetology

2nd Year Students can earn:
2.0 cr. Cosmetology
1.0 cr. Applied Science
1.0 cr. Problem Solving in Math
Credit Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts requirement
CTE Program Completers can exchange:
Credit World Language

College Credit


Institution Program Articulated Course(s)
Davenport University Cosmetology GNBS (General Business Credit)
Delta College Cosmetology MGT (Management Elective)
Ferris State University** Cosmetology *12 credits of free directive electives
Kirkland Community College ** AAS Cosmetology BUS10100 (Intro to Business)
Kirkland Community College ** AAS Cosmetology, AAS Technology Management COS12100 (Cosmetology I)

COS13400 (Cosmetology XIV)


Student Certifications

Michigan State Board of Cosmetology Licensing Exam, CareerSafe Safety Education Training

Program Requirements

Attendance at Orientation is required
Daily attendance is mandatory to accumulate state licensing hours
Successful completion of Algebra and Biology

Career Possibilities

Stylist/Barber, Salon Manager/Owner, Nail Technician, Cosmetology Instructor, Massage therapist, Make-Up Artist, Sales, Marketing or Management Consultant, Aesthetician, Retail/Manufacturer Sales, Product Analyst