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This is the first step to your exciting career in the beauty industry.

The intensive cosmetology program is designed for creative career-oriented students who have the ability and motivation to work independently under supervising instructors, and are able to participate in a collaborative learning environment, thus benefiting from the program. The cosmetology department has facilities for approximately 45 new students each semester.

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When to Apply to the Cosmetology Program
Applications are accepted continuously and students are accepted on a first come -first served basis.

Program Start Dates
The CSM Cosmetology Program accepts beginning students twice each year:
  • Fall Semester - August
  • Spring Semester - January
Program Completion Dates
Students who are enrolled full-time, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm, and have good attendance, are able to complete the cosmetology program in 2 full semesters. Currently, we are only accepting full-time students in our beginning classes.