eccc cosmetology

Aubrie Howell

The cosmetology course is designed for those who want to become a cosmetologist. The course has the approval of the Mississippi State Board of Education and the Mississippi Board of Cosmetology along with the support and approval of beauty salon owners and operators throughout the state.   The cosmetology program is a 12 month program during which the student must complete 1500 clock hours of training and maintain an average grade of 70 in theory and skill course work to be eligible to take the State Board Examination in order to attain a license.

2023-24 Application Deadline: TBA

For information concerning the application process, please contact:
Linda Vance, Administrative Assistant at 601-635-6210

Requirements for the Cosmetology Program

  1. Be at least 17 years of age and must have completed high school or obtained the GED;
  2. Letter of Acceptance from the Office of Admissions (application and all transcripts must be on file and verified by admissions);
  3. Completed ECCC Cosmetology Application;
  4. Questionnaire and Essay;
  5. Two official High School Equivalency transcripts or official high school transcripts (one official transcript must be on file in the Office of Admissions and one official transcript must be on file in the Career & Technical Education Office in the Cosmetology Application packet), and;
  6. ACT score of 14 or better.
Courses taught in the Cosmetology program...
  • Cosmetology Sciences I, II, III
  • Hair Care I, II, III
  • Cosmetology Orientation
  • Skin Care I, II, III
  • Nail Care I, II, III
  • Salon Business I, II
For a complete listing of the cosmetology curriculum please see the ECCC College Catalog.

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Career & Technical Education Substance Abuse Testing Policy
To ensure a drug-free workplace and learning environment, East Central Community College students enrolled in specific Career & Technical Education programs that are skills-based and/or require the use of heavy equipment are required to submit to initial, random, and reasonable suspicion substance abuse testing. These programs include Cosmetology. To review the entire Policy No: 411.7 Career-Technical Substance Abuse Testing Policy, including information on procedures, initial testing, retesting, reasonable suspicion testing, accident/injury testing, and program re-admission, refer to the college’s online Policies and Procedures Manual.

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