This program is designed to prepare students to become Cosmetology Instructors. The program includes: theory, methodology and techniques in hair cutting, styling, lectures, supervision and office management. To be admitted to the program, a person must have completed the required 6 semester hours and have Mississippi Cosmetology Board approval.
The curriculum is designed for students who have at least two years of active practical experience as a licensed cosmetologist and currently hold a valid Mississippi cosmetology license. Student instructors who do not have two years of active experience must have 1,000 hours plus the 6 semester hours. The curriculum complies with the standards of the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology and the requirement for 1,000 contact hours for students. Students are required to receive 16 hours of theory; 90 hours of skill preparation and clinic work; 218 hours concerning the professional teacher’s skills and preparation techniques; 132 hours concerning student motivation and learning skills; 429 hours of methods, management, and material procedures and techniques; 90 hours of testing and evaluation skills; and 25 hours of cosmetology laws, rules, and regulations. Successful completion of the program entitles students to a Cosmetology Teacher Training Certificate and, upon meeting the requirements of the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology, qualifies them for licensing examinations as cosmetology instructors.
NOTE: It is recommended that students complete 6 semester hours of college-level education as approved by the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology before enrolling in the Cosmetology Instructor Training Option. These hours must be completed before a student will be allowed to take the cosmetology instructor licensing examination. More information concerning these hours can be obtained from the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology.
**Completion Award: Career Certificate in Cosmetology Instructor Training 52 SH
**Additional Graduation Requirement:
- Orientation - Any student (first-time, transfer, and part-time) who begins at Hinds Fall 2007 and later will be required to take Orientation (LLS 1312/RST 1312) to graduate from the College. Exception: Orientation credit (1-3 hrs) transferred to Hinds from another college will satisfy our orientation requirement.
NOTE: A course ( COV 2956 - Brush-Up Hours in Cosmetology) is available OR may be required for those who need further skills training in Cosmetology. Please speak with the program advisor regarding more information on this course.