Cosmetology

Program Level: Degrees, Certificates
Department: Professional and Technical
Institute: Business & Entrepreneurship
College: PAC

As the only program of its kind offered in the Bexar County region by a public college, the Cosmetology program provides students with the foundational skills and latest trends across an array of beauty and skin services. The program is housed in the Cosmetology Learning Studio, 3,800-square-foot full-service classroom with 26 hair stations, 16 nail stations, and a dedicated esthetics room.

The Cosmetology program allows students to earn an Associate of Applied Science with transferable credits to a college or university to pursue a bachelor degree and creating a foundation for entrepreneurial development. Cosmetology students must pass the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Cosmetology Licensing Examinations in order to practice in Texas.

NOTE: Prospective students must submit an application for admittance to the Cosmetology program and meet additional requirements. For additional information, please contact Lydia Hannawi, Academic Director for Cosmetology, by email at lhannawi@alamo.edu or by phone at 210-486-3329.

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Program Highlights

The Cosmetology program offers two tracks – Esthetics (skin) and Operator (hair and nails).

Students in the Cosmetology Esthetics program will demonstrate knowledge related to skin services; define terminology related to skin care treatments; demonstrate skin care procedures; perform advanced skin care services; define terminology related to temporary hair removal; demonstrate temporary hair removal procedures; learn microdermabrasion, chemical peels, microcurrent, eyebrow tint, and applying artificial lashes; practice safety and sanitation according to the laws and rules of the state licensing agency; and exhibit workplace competencies in skin care.

Students in the Cosmetology Operator program will demonstrate knowledge related to haircutting and haircoloring techniques, highlights, balayage; proper use of implements, hair sectioning; define terminology related to chemical reformation; perform nail services; define terminology related to skin care treatments; hair removal, demonstrate skin care procedures; practice safety and sanitation; create a salon portfolio or business plan to demonstrate organizational skills related to salon operation and management; students will exhibit overall workplace competencies to be successful in the cosmetology field.

Career Areas & Employment Positions


Employment in the beauty industry is on the rise with a 23% increase in projected employment by 2026 in the Bexar County region, with an average entry-level hourly wage of $13.55. Positions with these skills include: hair stylist in a franchise and commission-based salon, manicurist, platform artist, product distributor, salon booth renter, salon educator, salon manager, and salon owner.

Employment in the esthetics industry is on the rise with a 20% increase in projected employment by 2026 in the Bexar County region, with an average entry-level hourly wage of $13.98. Positions with these skills include: dermatologist esthetician, eyelash extension specialist, makeup artist, medical spa esthetician, platform makeup artist, product distributor, special effects makeup artist, salon esthetician, salon owner, and skin care specialist educator.

Contact

Information

Dr. Raymond Pfang
Dean of Academic Success

Location:
Sabine Hall (SABINE 115)

Phone:
210-486-3921

Lydia Hannawi
Academic Director

Location:
San Jacinto Hall (SANJAC 225)

Phone:
210-486-3329