May 2015

College Wide Meeting

Student Center Classrom/Upward Bound Program/Andalusia



Tired of seeing people with a bad hair day? If so, enroll in Cosmetology and give them the help they need. Cosmetology is the scientific study and practice of beauty culture. A major part of cosmetology education is devoted to learning and mastering essential knowledge and basic skills for treating the scalp, hair and nails.


General Education Requirements
Introductory Technical English I
Introductory Mathematics I
Oral Communication Skills
Introduction to Computer Skills

General Studies Hours - 13

Introduction to Cosmetology
Introduction to Cosmetology Lab
Business of Cosmetology
Cosmetology Salon Practices
Theory of Chemical Services
Chemical Services Lab
Hair Coloring Theory
Hair Coloring Lab
Basic Spa Techniques
Basic Spa Techniques Lab
Employability Skills
Career and Professional Development or Special Topics in Cosmetology

Cosmetology Hours - 39

Total Credit Hours - 52

Estimated Salary
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2014-2015, median annual earnings in May 2012 for salaried cosmetologists, were $22,770. The median hourly wage for hairdressers and cosmetologists was $10.91 not including tips.  The top 10 percent earned more than $20.39 per hour.

Job Opportunities

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2014-2015, overall employment for cosmetologists is projected to grow up to 13 percent through 2022. A high percentage of operators become licensed as managers and open their own shops. A position as technician or demonstrator of cosmetics and hair coloring offers an additional opportunity. For a well-qualified cosmetologist, the teaching field in private and state accredited schools provides further areas for occupational advancement.

Program Features
*Students have the newest products and up-to-date equipment available for use.
*One license covers all areas. (hairdresser, nail technician, esthetician, colorist, etc.)
*Complete the program in three semesters.
*Excellent opportunities are available for men and women.
*With dedication and hard work you can surpass your goals and expectations in this     profession.

Click on the link below to view the Cosmetology Gainful Employment Disclosure
Cosmetology Gainful Employment Disclosure


Lynn Phillips 
(334) 493-5326 


Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges or SACSCOC to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science degrees and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College.