A cosmetologist performs, for compensation, arranging, dressing, curling, waving, cleansing, cutting, singeing, bleaching, coloring, or similar work on the hair. A cosmetologist may care for or service wigs or hair pieces; manicure, massage, clean, stimulate, manipulate, exercise, beautify, or perform similar work upon the hands, arms, face, neck, or feet with hands or by use of cosmetic preparations, tonics, lotions or creams; place or apply artificial eyelashes, give facials, apply makeup, give skin care, or remove superfluous hair by tweezing, depilatories, or waxing. Students enrolled in the course will be required to complete 1,500 hours in practice and theory at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology. Upon completion of the program, the students will be required to pass a written and practical examination for licensure.

Licensed Cosmetologists who have a high school diploma, GED, or HiSET and wish to become certified Cosmetologist instructors may enroll in the Junior Instructor training program at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology. This program will provide 300 clock hours of training which will be completed within approximately one year. Students will receive a minimum of 100 clock hours of traning in lesson and motivation and will receive training in practice teaching under the direct supervision of a licensed instructor. The Cosmetology program is located at the main compus at 355 Scott High Dr, Huntsville, TN.



Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,500
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $1,916.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $2,343.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials

  • Must be 18 years of age and completed at least the 10th grade with 10 high school credits or have a high school diploma or have obtained a score of at least 450 on the GED or HiSET equivalent
  • Complete and submit an Application for Enrollment
  • Have a definite occupational goal
  • Submit evidence of MMR and Varicella immunizations

Campus Locations

Main Campus
355 Scott High Drive
Huntsville, TN 37756


First Trimester: 
COS 0001 - Worker Characteristic
COS 1010 - Orientation
COS 1020 - Sterilization, Bacteriology
COS 1030 - Anatomy and Physiology
COS 1040 - Shop Ethics and Salesmanship
COS 1050 - State Law
COS 1060 - Tech Foundations
COS 1070 - Shampooing and Rinsing
COS 1080 - Hair and Scalp Care
COS 1090 - Hair Shaping
COS 1100 - Hairstyling
COS 1110 - Facials
COS 1120 - Manicuring and Pedicuring
COS 1130 - Permanent Waving
COS 1140 - Hair Structure and Chemistry
Second Trimester: 
COS 0002 - Worker Characteristic
COS 2010 - Sterilization, Bacteriology II
COS 2020 - Anatomy and Physiology II
COS 2030 - Shop Ethics & Salesmanship II
COS 2040 - Shampooing and Rinsing II
COS 2050 - Hair and Scalp Care II
COS 2060 - Hair Shaping II
COS 2070 - Hairstyling II
COS 2080 - Facials and Eyebrows
COS 2090 - Manicuring and Pedicuring II
COS 2100 - Permanent Waves II
COS 2110 - Hair Relaxers
COS 2120 - Hair Color and Lightening
COS 2130 - Hair Structure & Chemistry II
Third Trimester: 
COS 0003 - Worker Characteristic
COS 3100 - Sculptured Nails
COS 3010 - Sterilization Bacteriology III
COS 3020 - Anatomy and Physiology III
COS 3030 - Shop Ethics & Salesmanship III
COS 3040 - Hair Shaping III
COS 3050 - Hairstyling III
COS 3060 - Facials and Eyebrows II
COS 3070 - Permanent Waves III
COS 3080 - Hair Relaxers II
COS 3090 - Hair color and Lightening III
Fourth Trimester: 
COS 0004 - Worker Characteristic
COS 4010 - Sterilization, Bacteriology IV
COS 4020 - Shop Ethics & Salesmanship IV
COS 4020 - Shop Ethics & Salesmanship IV
COS 4040 - Hair Shaping IV
COS 4050 - Hairstyling IV
COS 4060 - Permanent Waving IV
COS 4070 - Hair Relaxers III
COS 4080 - Hair Color and Lightening IV

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