In the cosmetology industry, a cosmetologist is more than a hairstylist – they are creative artists who have the ability to visualize beauty through the transformation of hair, skin, makeup, and nails.  Cosmetologists need manual dexterity, an understanding of chemistry, the ability of standing for lengthy periods of time, exceptional marketing skills and superior communication skills. This program provides theory and skill development in shampooing, sculpting, designing, coloring, relaxing and chemical texturizing as well as manicuring and esthetics.

Employment opportunities are available in full service salons, beauty salons, department stores, wedding venues, health care and hotel facilities. Entrepreneurship opportunities are also available for cosmetologists who choose to pursue this pathway. Additional employment opportunities include theater hair/makeup, fashion hair/makeup, cosmetic or beauty supply sales and services, platform artistry for cosmetic companies, nail artistry and color chemist.

Contact the salon at (913)469-2390, for additional information.

Requirements for Course Enrollment:

  • ENGL 121 (with a grade of "C" or higher) or RDG 096 (with a grade of "C" or higher) or an appropriate reading placement test score and department approval
  • All test scores must be current within the past five years.

(Major Code 3090; State CIP Code 12.0401)

Cosmetology Program web page

Professional Licensure Courses

CO 110Cosmetology I*12
CO 111Cosmetology II*7
CO 112Cosmetology III*10
CO 113Cosmetology IV*9
CO 114Cosmetology Business*7
Total Hours45
Total Program Hours: 45