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  Apr 17, 2024
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Cosmetology Operator A.A.S.

This AAS degree is a two-year program designed for students who want to pursue a career in Cosmetology.  The Cosmetology Program prepares students with the theory and basic skills needed to successfully pass the state licensing examination.

Students can use their degree to transfer to a four-year university and earn a Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences.  The AAS program provides an excellent opportunity for students who want to enter the workforce as a cosmetologist and further their education.

With this award, you may seek jobs such as:

Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

Related Awards:

Cosmetology Esthetician Specialty Level 1 Certificate  

Cosmetology Esthetician, A.A.S.  

Cosmetology Operator Level 2 Certificate  

Total Credit Hours Required: 60

Milestone Course(s)

*** denotes Milestone course(s).
A milestone course is a course that is critical for success in this program.

Additional Program Information

Students interested in being admitted to the cohort-based Cosmetology Operator AAS must complete the following four pre-requisite courses with a “C” or better:

ENGL 1301 - Composition I, one course from the Additional Communication Core, one course from the Mathematics Core, and one course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences Core.

Upon completion an application form may be obtained from their advisor.  Once the form is completed the student will be invited for an interview that will clarify program requirements.  Based upon the outcome of the interview, the student will be admitted to the program and the student will complete Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations (TDLR) forms Student Permit Application and a Notice of Ineligibility for License Form before enrolling in the program.

Advisory Committee Members

Grace Coultress, Fair Oaks Salon

Doria Fox, Team Sailing, Inc.

Joseph Gooley, House of Barbers

Leanna Jones, Graffiti Hair & Make Up

Asif Momin, Super Cuts

April Monterossa, Shine Beautifully

Darlene Sims, Salon Owner


For further information, refer to the Cosmetology website:


* Capstone Course
CIP Code: 12.0401
Major Code: COSM