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Cosmetology Junior/Senior Option

Cosmetology is a glamorous, practical and immediately applicable technical program designed to teach the art of cosmetics for the skin, hair and nails as well as the proper application of products. Because the cosmetology field involves many different areas, you will be exposed to a wide variety of situations, including

  • haircutting
  • hairstyling
  • haircolor
  • chemical texture services
  • shampooing
  • manicuring
  • pedicuring
  • artificial nails
  • facials
  • makeup
  • infection control
  • scientific concepts
  • business skills
  • and much more

Northwest Tech’s curriculum is directly related to the Kansas State Board of Cosmetology laws and licensing. And as styles, fashions, new regulations, and hour requirements change, our curriculum is continually updated.

In the first two months of the cosmetology program, the instructors will introduce you to various subjects and techniques through lecture, textbook material and demonstrations. During the remaining 1180 hours, or eight months of your program, you will perform practical services for customers and perfect your skills. You’ll gain practical experience working with the public in a real salon atmosphere in actual job situations. As well as hands-on experience in receptionist desk management, appointment scheduling, student and mannequin practice, daily customer appointments, dispensary procedures, and proper use of equipment. You keep a daily record of the number and type of services you provide, and this progress record will be submitted to the Kansas State Board of Cosmetology at the conclusion of the program as the official report of hours and services.

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First Year
First Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
CS 100 Scientific Concepts 3
CS 110 Cosmetology Physical Services I 6
CS 120 Chemical Services I 6
CS 130 Hair Designing I 6
CS 140 Business Skills I 2
  Total Semester Credits 6

Second Year
First Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
CS 150 Scientific Concepts 2
CS 160 Cosmetology Physical Services II 6
CS 170 Chemical Services II 6
CS 180 Hair Designing II 6
CS 190 Business Skills II 2
  Total Semester Credits 22

First Year
First Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
CS 100 Scientific Concepts 3
CS 110 Cosmetology Physical Services I 6
CS 120 Chemical Services I 6
CS 130 Hair Designing I 6
CS 140 Business Skills I 2
  Total Semester Credits 23

Second Year
First Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
CS 150 Scientific Concepts 2
CS 160 Cosmetology Physical Services II 6
CS 170 Chemical Services II 6
CS 180 Hair Designing II 6
CS 190 Business Skills II 2
  Total Semester Credits 22

Second Year
Second Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
CF 101 Computer Fundamentals and Applications 3
BA 215 Personal Finance 3
  Total Semester Credits 6
Course # Course Name Credits
CF 101 Computer Fundamentals and Applications 3
BA 215 Personal Finance OR 3
 

(6 General Education Credits needed for Certificate B) *Gen-Ed classes can be taken at any time on-campus or online. We also accept Gen-ED credits transferred from other colleges across the state of Kansas.

6
TOTAL CREDITS FOR B CERTIFICATE (ODD OR EVEN YEAR):

51

Course # Course Name Credits
COMM 150 Interpersonal Communications Online 3
MATH 105 Technical Math (or Math Elective) 3
HUM 105 Ethics (or General Education Elective) 3
  Total 9
TOTAL CREDITS FOR AN AAS DEGREE (ODD OR EVEN YEAR):

60

Annual Salary Range: $22,500

PROGRAM HOURS7:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Toolkit ($1,180)
  • *This does not include the price of our General Education Classes and Books.
  • *The core technical classes are covered through the Excel in CTE program.
  • Cosmetologist
  • Nail Technician
  • Salon Owner/Manager

 

Christa Bergsma
Cosmetology Instructor
785-890-1556
christa.bergsma@nwktc.edu

Kayla Luera
Director of Enrollment Management & Outreach
785-890-1512
kayla.luera@nwktc.edu