About Cosmetic Science
This program is designed to prepare students for professional licensing in the cosmetology field. Students are taught the basic techniques of hair care, chemical relaxing, professional ethics, sanitation, manicuring, facials, salon management, and rules and regulations as designated by the state.
The Arkansas State Health Department Cosmetology Division requires an individual to successfully complete 1500 clock hours in order to qualify for the state cosmetology licensing examination. Being convicted of a felony as provided under § 17-3-102 may disqualify you from licensure. In addition to admission requirements for this program, a student must submit a copy of their social security number, driver's license, and copy of high school transcript or proof of GED for a temporary training permit.
Students who are pursuing a program of study where admission is limited (Cardiac Sonography, Cosmetology, Medical Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Paramedic/Emergency Medical Services, Physical Therapist Assistant, Practical Nursing and Registered Nursing), will be assigned a major of Associate of General Studies or Certificate of Health Professions until admitted into their selected program.