Cosmetology; 1500 Clock Hours
The Star College of Cosmetology Program is a comprehensive 1500 hour series of courses combined with hands-on training. The Program is recognized by industry professionals for its quality by graduating highly-prepared students, ready for entry into a salon as a practicing cosmetologist. Graduating students will pass both Texas State Examinations (written and practical) for all courses.
Cosmetology training is governed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations.
Cosmetology classes begin the first Monday of every month except for December, when no classes begin.
The course is a combination of lecture, demonstration and student participation.
Freshman Department is spent in concentrated, intensified practical and theoretical training; written tests are administered at the end of each unit. Student must complete all required practices within the freshman level to be promoted to the Sophomore Department.
Sophomore Department is spent in concentrated, intensified practical and theoretical training and requires practices and written tests be completed satisfactorily, plus the passing of a floor examination before the Sophomore student is assigned to the clinic floor to serve the public (licensing regulations prohibit students from performing services on the clinic floor until 10% of the applicable course length is completed.) Once the student is promoted to the Junior class level and the clinic floor, the student will be required to continue practices on manikins, models, and clients to refine their skills.
Junior students must meet satisfactory requirements on monthly progress reports before qualifying for the Senior Department.
Senior Department Students that have demonstrated competency on basic techniques by passing practical requirements will be monitored by the clinic floor instructor staff to refine learned skills and develop their speed. Students that satisfactorily complete 1250 clock hours will be eligible for the exit practical examination. Students that satisfactorily complete the exit exam will be promoted to the Advanced Senior Department.
Advanced Senior Students, (1250+ hrs), will demonstrate their knowledge of cosmetology theory by passing four (4) written exit exams, demonstrate and incorporate problem solving skills with scheduled client practices and practice refining professional client and coworker relationships with minimal supervision to help with the transition from school to the salon. Instruction will be supplemented with guest artists, visual aids, and other instructional techniques.