Cosmetology is made up of courses in Cosmetology, Nail Tech, and Instructor Training, and is dedicated to providing a solid foundation in the arts and disciplines of these subjects. This department offers students the options of either the twelve-month full-time or two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree.

The certificate permits the student to take a state Cosmetology Examination to obtain a license. After the student has completed 375 hours of schooling, appointments with clients may be scheduled to simulate a professional day in the typical salon.

The student interested in this program must meet the requirements of trainees and the minimum hours of various activities must pass the state examination before they can be issued a license to practice in the state of Kansas. All students enrolled in the Cosmetology program must meet the ICC admission guidelines.

Purpose of the Program

The Cosmetology program provides training on a vocational level for men and women interested in preparing themselves for employment in the field of Cosmetology.

Length of the Couse

The Kansas Board of Cosmetology regulations set the length of the full-time Cosmetology program at not more than 12 months of continuous training with completion of 1500 clock hours of training.

Plan of Study

First Session:

Course Title, Clock Hours, Credit Hours

Cosmetology I - 375 - 11

Cosmetology II - 375 - 11

Term Total 750 - 22

Second Session:

Cosmetology III - 375 - 11

Cosmetology IV - 375 - 11

Term Total 750 - 22


Nail Tech 420 - 12


Full-time Cosmetology classes start every January & August and must be completed in 12 months. Nail Tech must be completed in 16 weeks. Attendance is mandatory.

AAS = Cosmetology hours + 20 additional hours required of which 15 must be ICC General Education requirements.

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