Certificate of Completion

The Cosmetology operator program is a one-year (42 credit hour) certificate of completion program (1500 clock hours). The Cosmetology instructor program is approximately 2 semesters in length (20 credit hours; 750 clock hours). The programs focus on hairstyling, manicures, facials, and skin care. A Cosmetologist specializes in the styling of hair, including cutting and chemical services such as relaxers, texturizers, perms, and color, as well as restorative treatments. Students will learn about salon development to help with the business management of their practice. Courses are available at the Vernon campus and Century City Center. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to take the examination prescribed by the State Licensing agency to become a Licensed Cosmetologist.

Licensed Cosmetologists can find career opportunities either working for themselves or as an associate in a salon.

The Vernon College Cosmetology Program is accredited by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

For further information, contact the Program Director, Diana Shipley 940-696-8752 ext. 3242 or 940-552-6291 ext. 2265.

Program Requirements

Cosmetology Operator Program

  1. Complete and submit the Vernon College Application for Admission. A student must be considered for the College before being considered for the Cosmetology program. Admission to the college does not guarantee enrollment in the program.
  2. Complete and submit the Cosmetology Application for enrollment in; available from the Cosmetology department in Vernon and Century City
  3. Bacterial Meningitis vaccination is required for students younger than 22 years of age. (Read the vaccine requirement and exemptions on the VC website.)
  4. Attend New Student Orientation.
  5. The Cosmetology Review Committee will rank students to determine acceptance into the program based on the merits of the packet as determined by the departmentally adopted rubric.

Cosmetology Instructor Program

Complete the Vernon College admission procedures.

Applicants must have a high school diploma/GED, current valid operator’s license, and a minimum of one (1) year of work experience as an operator.

Successfully complete 750 clock hours/20 credit hours of the instructor program.

Students who think they may be ineligible for licensure due to criminal convictions (felony) must apply to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations for a determination.

Cosmetology Readmission/Transfer Students

Complete the Vernon College admission procedure.

The applicant must fulfill all of the cosmetology program’s requirements.

A complete and official transcript of grades, laboratory experience, and clock hours, along with other supporting information, must be sent from the school(s) previously attended.

All transfer students will be required to take and pass the written and practical portions of CSME 1405.