Operator (Cosmetology)

Operator (Cosmetology) – Course Outline (1500 Hours)
CIP Code – 12.0401

  • A. Haircutting, Styling and Related Theory (500 Hours)
  • B. Hair Coloring and Related Theory (200 Hours)
  • C. Cold Waving and Related Theory (200 Hours)
  • D. Orientation, Rules and Laws (100 Hours)
  • E. Manicuring and Related Theory (100 hours)
  • F. Shampoo and Related Theory (100 Hours)
  • G. Chemistry (75 Hours)
  • H. Salon Management and Practices (75 Hours)
  • I. Hair and Scalp Treatment and Related Theory (50 Hours)
  • j. Chemical Hair Relaxing and Related Theory (50 Hours)
  • K. Facials and Related Theory (50 Hours)

Tuition and Cost of Attendance

Tuition $14,000
Textbooks and Kit $900
Application Fee $100
Total Cost $15,000

Cost of attendance amounts are estimates only and are used in determining financial aid.  The school does not charge students for cost of attendance items.  For actual cost of attendance amounts, please schedule an appointment with a financial aid administrator.

Room & Board $403 (Dependent) $1044 (Independent)
Transportation $329
Misc/Personal $299 (Dependent) $561 (Independent)

Admission Requirements

1. Be at least 17 years of age;
2. Have completed the 7th grade;
3. Possess a high school diploma or GED.

Types of Employment

Independent Operator
Salon Owner/Manager
Beauty Supply Distributor
Cruise Ship Stylist
Television/Theater Hair Stylist or Make-Up Artist
Product Developer/Representative/Consultant
Hair Color Specialist
Nail Technician/Manicurist
School Owner/Manager

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About Tri-State Cosmetology

Tri-State Cosmetology Institute takes pride in contributing to bright futures in the El Paso beauty industry. We are a locally owned beauty school and have remained dedicated to our community since 1931. Our commitment to our students can be seen in the careful attention and instruction we provide in the curriculum of choice; be it as a manicurist, operator (cosmetologist), facialist or instructor. We utilize high end products such as Joico, OPI, Dermalogica and Easy Flow and teach our students the skills they need to move forward in a comfortable, supportive environment. Tri-State is here to help you meet your goals.

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