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Cosmetology

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The Cosmetology course is designed to provide students with the theoretical and practical instruction required as a pre-requisite to qualify for licensure examination by the Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology. The primary purpose of the course is to train the student in the basic manipulative skills, safety judgments, proper work habits, desirable attitudes, and appreciation necessary for positions as a Cosmetologist. Students will be trained in hygiene and sanitation (80 clock hours), physiotherapy, hairdressing (1000 clock hours), manicuring (100 clock hours), aesthetics (100 clock hours), salesmanship and shop management (50 clock hours), and shop deportment (50 clock hours). Eligibility for the Cosmetology program requires either a high school diploma or GED. Enrollment is limited to full-time only; part-time enrollment is not permitted. Eligible students are accepted on a first come/first serve basis. There are no prerequisites for the program, however students must score at least 54 on Compass Reading to be admitted. Special payment requirements and semester calendars exist. Students may transfer the equivalent of up to 15 credit hours from other cosmetology programs into the UA Cossatot program.

NOTE: Cosmetology applicants must follow a special application process. The application process is not complete until the completed application packet is returned meeting all listed requirements.

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