Cosmetology Program / Full Course

Full-Course

2,300 Hours

Our Cosmetology Program / Full Course gives you 2,050 hours of instruction in Hair, Esthetics, and Nails along with 150 hours in Safety & Sanitation and 100 hours in Career Development for 2,300 hours in total instruction. It’s designed to give you a broad education that you can take with you, whether you want to work at or own a salon, go into product sales or distribution, or product research and development.

We invite you to browse through each course description to get a better idea of the units of study in each course along with other requirements:

 General School and Course Information

Grading Procedures and Scale

Student grades will be based on theory assignments, theory exams, practical assignments and practical exams. Students must achieve a grade of C (75%) or better to be considered acceptable according to the following grading scale:

Grading Scale
GRADE PERCENTAGE DESCRIPTION
A 90% to 100% Superior
B 80% to 89% Excellent
C 75% to 79% Satisfactory
F 74% or less Unsatisfactory

 

Hourly Breakdown of All Courses

 

Program Hair Esthetics Nails Safety & Sani. Career Total
H + E + N 1,450 250 350 150 100 2,300
H + E 1,450 250 150 100 1,950
H + N 1,450 350 150 100 2,050
H 1,450 150 100 1,700
E + N 250 350 150 100 850
E 250 150 100 500
N 350 150 100 600
B 1,100 150 100 1,350
C 1,000
 H = Hair Design, E = Esthetics, N = Nails Technology, B = Barbering, C = Cadet Instructor

All courses (except Cadet Instructor) each contain the required units of 100 hours of Career Development and 150 hours of Safety and Sanitation. If you have already completed one or more of the courses and want to return to complete another subject, you must complete at least the following hours, plus have an evaluation of your prior hours to credit to the Career Development and Safety & Sanitation requirements:

Gainful Employment

The occupational outlook for cosmetology careers is very promising. The salon industry continues to grow and continues to employ large numbers of professionals. In the latest national survey conducted for the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, there were 1,682,641 professionals employed in the nation’s 370,250 beauty salons, barber shops, skin care salons and nail salons. New employees were difficult to find. Approximately 3 out of every 4 salon owners that looked for new employees reported difficulty in finding new applicants. Recent trends indicate a steady demand for licensed professionals in the industry.

To learn more about our schools’ graduation rates and other statistics, click the links below:

NE PDX / LLOYD DISTRICT CAMPUS

CLACKAMAS CAMPUS

 

 

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