Students cutting hair in cosmetology class

Cosmetology

Knowledge of the theories of hair, skin, and nail care is coupled with practice of the various techniques used in salons.  Any person enrolling in a cosmetology program shall meet KCTCS admission requirements and complete an application for enrollment provided by the Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists. As required by the Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists, the applicant will furnish proof that he or she has completed two (2) years of high school or its equivalent.

Progression in the Cosmetology program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of “C” or better in each technical course and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better (on a 4.0 scale).

  • After successful completion of the prescribed 1800 hours of instruction and the six-month apprenticeship, program graduates are eligible to take the examination administered by the Kentucky Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetology to become licensed cosmetologists.
  • After successful completion of the prescribed 1000 hours of instruction, program graduates are eligible to take the examination administered by the Kentucky Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetology to become licensed cosmetology instructors or licensed estheticians.
  • After successful completion of the prescribed 600 hours of instruction, program graduates are eligible to take the examination administered by the Kentucky Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetology to become licensed nail technicians.

JCTC offers Diploma and Certificate options in Cosmetology.  Cosmetology students may earn an associate degree by pursuing the General Occupational and Technical Degree.

For more information about this program, please contact:

  • Laurie Eiden
    • Night Professor
    • Academic Program Coordinator
    • 502-213-4172
    • Tech Campus, BLDG B, Room: 201
  • Crystal Beeler
    • Day instructor
    • 502-213-5034
    • Tech Campus, BLDG B 200
  • Tony Leslie
    • Advisor
    • 502-213-4272
  • Kaye Lafferty
    • Advisor
    • 502-213-4184
  • Technical Campus Secretary
    • 502-213-4001

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