High School Operator Certificate

The High School Operator Certificate covers of all areas of cosmetology, including hair, nails and skin.

The program prepares current high school students to pass the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations examination for licensing. High school students typically begin in the fall semester of their junior year.

High school students must complete 1,000 clock hours before graduation from high school and successfully complete high school graduation requirements.

Certificate – High School Operator

Suggested Study Plan

Semester 1

Course SCH
CSME 1401 ORIENTATION TO COSMETOLOGY 4
CSME 1451 ARTISTRY OF HAIR, THEORY AND PRACTICE 4

Semester 2

Course SCH
CSME 1410 INTRODUCTION TO HAIRCUTTING AND RELATED THEORY 4
CSME 2401 PRINCIPLES OF HAIR COLORING AND RELATED THEORY 4

Semester 3

Course SCH
CSME 1405 FUNDAMENTALS OF COSMETOLOGY 4
CSME 1443 MANICURING AND RELATED THEORY 4

Semester 4

Course SCH
CSME 1453 CHEMICAL REFORMATION AND RELATED THEORY 4
CSME 1348 PRINCIPLES OF SKIN CARE/FACIALS AND RELATED THEORY

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“We learn braiding and updos. We had to learn the body to understand how the body works with chemicals if there was a reaction (to hair color). My favorite part is getting to work on clients (in the Salon at College of the Mainland).”

Amber Ortiz

– Amber is a cosmetology dual credit student.

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