Personal beauty service is recognized as a necessity by most people today, and performance of this service can be satisfactory rendered only by operators who possess the skills and knowledge of the trade and who are adept at social courtesies.  A state license is required for the practice of beauty culture, and a formal examination must be passed before this license can be obtained. State registration is required for trainees who, by their registration, become apprentices for the required 1500 clock hours of study of physiology, chemistry, math, and other technical information pertaining to the trade.  The laboratory and classroom work is supplemented by training and practical experience in accepted practices relative to the hair, scalp, skin, and nails.

The Instructor Trainee course consists of 300 hours of training.  The course consists of student teaching, lesson planning, curriculum development, record keeping, and classroom management.  Prerequisites for this program include a high school diploma.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 14 Months
Clock Hours 1,500
Class Type Night
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Scholarship/TN Promise Eligible Yes (see Financial Aid)
Total Tuition/Fees $5,903.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $878.00
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Program Options

Option NameHoursCredentials
Cosmetologist 1500Diploma

Campus Locations

Greeneville Instructional Service Center
1121 Hal Henard Road
Greeneville, TN 37743

Job Duties

Provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp. May apply makeup, dress wigs, perform hair removal, and provide nail and skin care services.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 9,580

Current job openings per year: 330

Salary Range



First Trimester: 
Technology Foundations
Sanitation, Disinfection, and Infection Control
Anatomy and Physiology
Shop Ethics and Salesmanship
State Law
Shampooing, Conditioning, and Rinsing
Second Trimester: 
Hair and Scalp Care
Hair Shaping
Facials, Hair Removal, and Eyebrow Tinting
Third Trimester: 
Manicuring and Pedicuring
Permanent Waving
Hair Relaxing
Hair Coloring, Lightening, and Toning
Fourth Trimester: 
Sculptured Nails
Hair Structure and Chemistry

Books and Supplies Lists


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