The mission of the Cosmetology Program is to provide students with the knowledge and training to enable them to become successful members of today's workforce. Students will be prepared for lifelong learning in order to meet the ever-changing challenges of the community and state.   

The Cosmetology Program provides classroom and practical learning experiences that are concerned with care and beautification of hair, complexion, and nails. This program prepares its graduates for the state licensing examination. For an additional 300 hours, you can obtain your Instructor Training License.  (The Tennessee Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners requires that one must have been licensed for three continuous years prior to applying for an instructor’s license.)


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 14 Months
Clock Hours 1,500
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,785.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,579.47

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials

Admission into the Cosmetology program requires each applicant to have completed and passed the 10th grade or scored at least 450 on the GED. Applicants must provide a transcript.

Prerequisites for the instructor trainee supplemental certificate include a high school diploma and a current Cosmetology license.

Campus Locations

Main Campus
312 South Wilson Street
Paris, TN 38242


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Sterilization, Bacteriology
Anatomy and Physiology
Shop Ethics and Salesmanship
State Law
Tech Foundations
Shampooing and Rinsing
Hair and Scalp Care
Hair Shaping
Manicuring and Pedicuring
Permanent Waving
Hair Structure and Chemistry
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Sterilization, Bacteriology II
Anatomy and Physiology II
Shop Ethics and Salesmanship II
Shampooing and Rinsing II
Hair and Scalp Care II
Hair Shaping II
Hairstyling II
Facials and Eyebrows
Manicuring and Pedicuring II
Permanent Waves II
Hair Relaxers
Hair Color and Lightening
Hair Structure & Chemistry II
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Sterilization, Bacteriology III
Anatomy and Physiology III
Shop Ethics & Salesmanship III
Hair Shaping III
Hairstyling III
Facials and Eyebrows II
Permanent Waves III
Hair Relaxers II
Hair Color and Lightening III
Sculptured Nails
Fourth Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Sterilization, Bacteriology IV
Shop Ethics & Salesmanship IV
State Law II
Hair Shaping IV
Hairstyling IV
Permanent Waving IV
Hair Relaxers III
Hair Color and Lightening IV


Osha 10 General Industry (Cosmetology)

Books and Supplies Lists


Cecilia Casey
Cosmetology Instructor
Jessica Sanders
Cosmetology Instructor

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