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Could your career use a makeover?

It’s a great time to become a cosmetologist. With job outlook at a fast 8% growth, there’s plenty of demand for skilled stylists. That’s why our cosmetology certificate program puts you right in the salon, in a CHI Academy Flagship School. We teach the latest styles and techniques, as well as professional skills, all getting you Day 1 Ready. That means having the knowledge, skills, and confidence to step up and perform on Day 1 of a new job.

In this 9-month program,* you’ll spend around 1200 hours in our cutting-edge salon, getting practical tips, and working with real customers. You’ll practice cutting hair, dyeing, perming, and working with relaxers—plus understand the chemistry of how these products work. Plus, the course covers braids, extensions, and working with natural hairstyles, and the basics of manicures, pedicures, facials, and makeup. We don’t stop there. Our graduates understand what’s expected from stylists in terms of professional conduct and good business practices—the skills you need to not only get a job, but to grow in one.

This cosmetology certificate program does more than teach skills. Our personalized career services focus on all aspects of career readiness, from finding the right jobs to resume building to certification exam and interview prep—help and support you won’t get with most cosmetology schools. We are always in touch with potential employers and may be able to help connect you to real opportunities. If you are ready to become a cosmetologist in Texas, we’ll work with you to get you Day 1 Ready.

*Based on successful, full-time enrollment

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* Based on successful, full time enrollment

Career Opportunities for Graduates

The program focuses on preparing students for the state licensure exam and professional entry into the salon industry using both theoretical and practical instruction.

Potential Job Titles: Stylist, Cosmetologist

Why Vista College?

The Right Skills for Real Jobs

Vista College designs its cosmetology programs around the real skills that employers seek, getting you Day 1 Ready for jobs that are hiring today.

Course # Course Title Credits
COS108TX Cosmetology Skills Fundamentals 1500

Cosmetology Skills Fundamentals

COS108TX

he Cosmetology certificate program is designed to expose students to the skills necessary for becoming licensed cosmetologists. The program focuses on preparing students for the state licensure exam and professional entry into the salon industry using both theoretical and practical instruction. Students are awarded Certificates of Proficiency upon completion of the program, including acquisition of 1500 hours to satisfy Texas state requirements. The course includes extensive instruction and practical experience in hair cutting, coloring and perming, customer service, personal appearance and hygiene, personal motivation and development, retail skills, client record keeping, business ethics, sanitation, state laws and regulations, salon-type administration, and job interviewing. The course is divided into pre-clinical classroom instruction and clinical service learning experiences: Pre-clinical Classroom Instruction: The first 300 hours are devoted to classroom workshops where students cover design principles, technical information, and professional practices. Clinic Learning Experience: The remaining 1200 hours are spent in the clinic area, providing students with the opportunity for practical experience

1500 credits
300 lab hours
1200 externship hours

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