Do you love people and enjoy interacting with them on a daily basis? Are you looking for a career that lets you unleash your creativity? Do you like the idea of being self-employed? If so, a career in cosmetology might be right for you. It is a versatile and exciting field that can be quite lucrative for those who are willing to master their skills, work hard and market themselves to build a client list. With this profession, the sky is the limit! When the COVID-19 crisis hit the United States, cosmetologist appointments were among the most-missed services. No matter what is going on in the world, people will never stop needing haircuts!


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Applying to the Cosmetology program is a two step application process.

  1. First  Apply to Northeast Texas Community College as a new or returning student
  2. Then complete the Cosmetology Program Application




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What Does NTCC Cosmetology offer?

Cosmetology Operator (9-Month Certificate)

NTCC Cosmetology offers a 9 month certificate program (link to full cert information), designed to train students in hair coloring, cutting, styling, texturing, manicuring and pedicuring, skin care, facial services, and makeup, and more. The program is approved and monitored by Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations, and meets all required criteria to offer operator and operator instructor training for students. The cosmetology program has been approved for credit hours, and this is a hybrid course. Students will attend face to face classes as well as participate in online training through Blackboard.

Cosmetology Operator Program


Cosmetology Instructor Training Certificate

This is an additional certification offered for students who are already licensed cosmetologists who wish to be certified to teach cosmetology. The number of hours required to complete this certificate ranges from 500 to 750 hours depending on the student’s level of professional experience.

Cosmetology Instructor Program


Cosmetology Operator (2-Year Associate of Applied Science)

This program is designed for cosmetology students who are interested in continuing their education by taking additional credits to fulfill an associate degree. In addition to the cosmetology operator certificate requirements, these students will also take an additional 15 hours of core curriculum classes.

Cosmetology Operator Program


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