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What is Cosmetology?

Are you interested in hair design, hair coloring, skin care, and makeup artistry? Do you enjoy “hands on” training? Then this is the program for you.

The Cosmetology program at Somerset Community College offers comprehensive training in the study and application of beauty treatment. We offer students the technical skills and valuable life lessons that enable them to be successful in a fast-paced, consumer-driven industry.

Students in the program are required to receive at least 1,500 hours of instruction. The program incorporates individual instruction with group learning activities. Students attend theory classes and participate in hands-on training in the laboratory.

SCC’s Cosmetology program also has a loyal clientele of customers who give students ample opportunity to practice and perfect the skills needed for an exciting career.

What Can I Do With This Program?

Upon successful completion of the prescribed program, the graduate is prepared to take the Apprentice Cosmetology Examination. After successfully passing the practical and written Kentucky state board exams, the student is a licensed apprentice cosmetologist. Licensed apprentice cosmetologist must serve a six-month apprenticeship under the direct supervision of a licensed cosmetologist.

What are my career choices?

You may work as a stylist or cosmetology instructor. Cosmetologists are employed by beauty salons, spas, stores that sell cosmetics, and nursing and other residential-care homes. Many cosmetologists start their own businesses. Instructors are employed at cosmetology schools.

Overall employment for cosmetologists and other personal appearance workers is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Additional Criteria for Cosmetology

  • Professionalism
  • People skills
  • Physical dexterity
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Critical thinking

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Advising Plans

First Semester
Course Credit Hours
COS 114 - Cosmetology I 14
Total credits 14
Second Semester
Course Credit Hours
COS 116 - Cosmetology II 14
Total credits 14
Third Semester
Course Credit hours
COS 218 - Cosmetology III


Total credits


Fourth Semester
Course Credit hours
COS 222 - Cosmetology Review 6
Total credits 6

Total credits for certificate: 48

For Federal Title IV Financial Aid awarding, the certificate program is delivered in non-standard terms. Eligible students will be awarded Federal Pell Grant using the Pell Grant Formula 3. Federal Direct Loans will be awarded using the Borrower Based Award Year 3 (BBAY3) awarding method. Please see the Financial Aid Office for more details.

First Semester
Course Credit hours
COS 114 - Cosmetology I 14
Total credits 14
Second Semester
Course Credit hours
COS 116 - Cosmetology II 14 
Total credits 14
Third Semester
Course Credit hours
COS 218 - Cosmetology III 14 
Total credits 14
Fourth Semester
Course Credit hours
COS 222 - Cosmetology Review 6
Total credits 6
Choose 9 hours from the following approved courses
Course Credit Hours
Written Communication, Oral Communication, Heritage, or Humanities 3
Social, Behavioral, Natural Science or Quantitative
KCTCS approved Digital Literacy 3
Total credits 9

Total credits for diploma: 57


For Federal Title IV Financial Aid awarding, the diploma program is awarded using the Standard Academic Year (SAY) awarding procedures. Please see the financial aid office for more details.

Additional Information

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Cosmetology Price List 2019

Cosmetology Price List
Service Price
Shampoo $3.00
Specialty Braid $10.00
Special Occasion Style $12.00
Shampoo and set $6.00
Style only $4.00
Treatment Conditioner $2.00
Scalp Treatment $6.00
Scalp Treatment with Style $10.00
Haircut only $6.00
Haircut with shampoo & style $10.00
Olaplex $10 & up
Plain Manicure $8.00
Pedicure $10.00
Full Nail Art $10.00
Nail Art $2.00
Hand Wax $3.00
Acrylic Nails $15 & up
Fill-ins $10 & up
Gel Polish $15.00
Polish only $4.00
Nail Trimming $4.00
Spa Facial $15.00
Spa Facial with make-up $20.00
Make-up only $15.00
Plain Facial $8.00
Plain Facial with make-up $13.00
Plain Facial with mask only $13.00
Eyebrow Arch $4.00
Lip Wax $4.00
Chin Wax $4.00
Perm, cut & style $30.00
Specialty perms $40 & up
Chemical Relaxer $30.00
Virgin Tint (all over) $30.00
Bleach $30 & up
Cap Highlighting $30 & up
Weave highlight or lowlight $45.00
Color with highlight $55.00
Ombre' $55.00
Each additional color $10.00
Smoothing treatment $60 & up

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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