Operator Program

The NTCC cosmetology operator program is a 9-month 1000 Hour certificate program, which includes fall and spring semester, August-May. This program is approved and monitored by Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, and meets all criteria for a Texas Cosmetology Operator Licensure upon full completion and credit of the courses and state board examinations. Students will attend face-to-face classes as well as participate in online training through blackboard and MindTap.


Course options:

NTCC offers the cosmetology operator program as both a certificate program, or an Associate of Applied Science of Cosmetology Degree.

Course Requirements:

Students who wish to enter the cosmetology operator program must be at least 17 years of age, have a high school diploma, GED or valid equivalency of high school education.

Course Content:

The program is designed to train students in all aspects of cosmetology, as laid out by TDLR, under the “scope of practice” for cosmetology operators. This includes (but is not limited to) training in hair cutting and styling, haircoloring, chemical texture services, manicuring, pedicuring, artificial nails, facials, and skin care. (insert course module here? List of classes, credit hours, etc)

Hybrid Course Info:

Cosmetology is a hybrid course, meaning it operates partially online. Our licensing agency, TDLR, allows students to complete 25% of their coursework online, along with the face-to-face classes. Cosmetology uses a digital learning platform called MindTap for delivery of the online coursework. Students are required to clock a certain amount of time online each week in their MindTap course online.

Schedule of Classes:

Cosmetology class is Monday through Thursday, 8:00am – 3:15pm, with a 1-hour lunch break. This class schedule runs through both fall and spring semester. (Class schedule is subject to change).

Students are also responsible for completing roughly 10 hours of online work each week as well as the face-to-face classes. Students complete online work on their own time, not during scheduled class time.

Entry to the Program:

The Cosmetology program has limited seating each year, so students who wish to enter the program are urged to contact the department early, and take the necessary steps for a guaranteed spot in the fall. The program has an application packet, which can be picked up from the department during business hours, you can print a packet, or contact one of the instructors by email to have a packet emailed to you. (Contact Info is listed below) Upon submission of a completed packet to the department, students are guaranteed entry to the program for the following fall semester.


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Necah Posey