Cosmetology

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Cosmetology is designed to prepare students to care for hair, hands, feet and complexion. The program combines classroom, lab and clinical training in compliance with the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology Standards.

A certificate is earned upon successful completion of the program, and the student will be eligible to take the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology license exam.

The Nail Technician is designed to prepare students to care for hands and feet. The program combines classroom, lab and clinical training in compliance with the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology Standards. A certificate is earned upon successful completion of the program, and the student will be eligible to take the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology license exam.

Information session – November 9 

Minimum admission requirements (in addition to general admission requirements):

  • Attain an ACT composite score of 14 and a math subscore of 14;
  • Score a 245 or higher on the ACCUPLACER Reading Section and a 245 or above on the Arithmetic Section;
  • Complete 15 semester hours of general education courses with a “C” average (CGPA of 2.0) or above at an accredited college or university. Developmental coursework does not satisfy this requirement;
  • Have either a high school diploma or GED;
  • Attend a Cosmetology Informational Session.
  • Students in MCC’s Cosmetology Program must attend MCC full-time (15 or more semester credit hours).


Ability to benefit or MIBEST does not apply to the Cosmetology Program; the student must have either a high school diploma or GED upon enrollment.


NOTE:  In order for a student to progress in MCC’s Cosmetology Program, the student must earn a grade of “C” or better on each COV course.  A minimum passing grade of 79 percent is required in each Cosmetology Program course to graduate.

 
FALL SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
COV 1122 Cosmetology Orientation 2
COV 1245 Cosmetology Sciences I 5
COV 1426 Hair Care I 6
COV 1622 Skin Care I 2
COV 1522 Nail Care I 2
  Semester Hours

17

SPRING SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
COV 1255 Cosmetology Sciences II 5
COV 1436 Hair Care II 6
COV 1632 Skin Care II 2
COV 1532 Nail Care II 2
COV 1722 Salon Business I 2
  Semester Hours 17
SUMMER SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
 COV 1263 Cosmetology Sciences III 3
COV 1443 Hair Care III 3
COV 1642 Skin Care III 2
COV 1542 Nail Care III 2
COV 1732 Salon Business II 2
  Semester Hours 12
Total Semester Hours 46

The Cosmetology Teacher Training program is a course of study designed to develop appropriate communication skills, effective use of visual aids, identification of various teaching styles, and practical application of cosmetology instruction. The curriculum is designed to comply with the standards of the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology. Each student is required to complete 1,000 clock hours in classroom theory, observation and supervised work training. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will receive a certificate and will be eligible to take the State Board of Cosmetology Instructor Training licensure exam.

Minimum admission requirements (in addition to general admission requirements):

  • Attain an ACT composite score of 14 and a math subscore of 14;
  • Score a 245 or above on the ACCUPLACER Reading Section and 245 or above on the Arithmetic Section;
  • Complete six semester hours of general education courses with a “C” average (CGPA of 2.0) or above at an accredited college or university.  This coursework must be pre-approved by the Program Coordinator.  Developmental coursework does not satisfy this requirement;
  • Students must have either a high school diploma or GED;
  • A current Cosmetology license;
  • The student must be at least 20 years old;
  • Attend a Cosmetology Teacher Training Informational Session with the MCC Cosmetology Program Director.

Ability to benefit or MIBEST does not apply to the Cosmetology Student Instructor program; the student must have either a high school diploma or GED.

NOTE:  In order for a student to progress in MCC’s Cosmetology Student Instructor program, the student must earn a grade of “C” or better on each COV course.  A minimum passing grade of 79 percent is required in each Cosmetology Program course.

Fall Semester
Course Number Course Description Hours
COV 2816 Cosmetology Teacher Training I 6
COV 2826 Cosmetology Teacher Training II 6
  Semester Hours 12
Spring Semester
Course Number Course Description Hours
COV 2836 Cosmetology Teacher Training III 6
COV 2846 Cosmetology Teacher Training IV 6
  Semester Hours 12
Total Semester Hours 24

This instructional program prepares students to care for nails with emphasis on hygiene, sanitation, customer relations, and salon management.
The curriculum is designed to comply with the standards  of the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology.  Each student is required to complete a total of 350 clock hours in classroom theory and supervised skill preparation and clinic work.  Upon successful completion of the program, the student will receive a certificate and will be eligible to take the State Board of Cosmetology Manicure/Nail Technician certification exam.

  • Minimum admission requirements (in addition to general admission requirements):
    Attain an ACT composite score of 14 and a math subscore of 14;
  • Score a 245 or above on the ACCUPLACER Reading Section and a 245 or above on the Arithmetic Section;
  • Earn a grade of “C” in English Composition I (ENG 1113);
  • Complete 15 semester hours of general education courses with a “C” average (GPA of 2.0) or above at an accredited college or university. Developmental coursework does not satisfy this requirement; 
  •  Have either a high school diploma or GED;    
  • Attend a Cosmetology Informational Session.  


The ability to benefit or MIBEST does not apply to the Nail Technician Program; the student must have either a high school diploma or GED upon enrollment.

Course Number Course Description Hours
COV 1122 Cosmetology Orientation 2
COV 1245 Cosmetology Sciences I 5
COV 1522 Nail Care I 2
COV 1532 Nail Care II 2
COV 1722 Salon Business  2
  Semester Hours 13

  • MCC’s Cosmetology program is a program that meets the education requirements for a Cosmetology certificate in MS and qualifies graduates to take the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology license exam. The Cosmetology program at MCC has not made a determination on whether the degree meets the state education requirements for other US States, Territories, or the District of Columbia.
  • MCC’s Nail Technician program is a program that meets the education requirements for a Nail Technician certificate in MS and qualifies graduates to take the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology license exam. The Nail Technician program at MCC has not made a determination on whether the degree meets the state education requirements for other US States, Territories, or the District of Columbia.

 

  • Nail Technician
  • Hair Stylist
  • Hair Care
  • Skin Care
  • Nail Care
  • Salon Business
Cosmetology
  • $12,000 Salary Range
  • $60,000 Salary Range after five years.
Teacher Training
  • $35,000 Salary Range
  • $40,000 Salary Range after five years.
Nail Technician
  • $12,000 Salary Range
  • $33,490 Salary Range after five years.

 

For more informationFor more information:
Tanya Wright, coordinator
twright@meridiancc.edu
601.484.8867

For more informationFor more information:
Valerie Creel, advisor
vcreel@meridiancc.edu
601.481.1351