Cosmetology (CSME)

Approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations


Valerie Hopkins, Director
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The Cosmetology program is designed to incorporate theoretical and laboratory experiences required to achieve the basic competencies necessary for a career in cosmetology. The Weatherford College Cosmetology Department is committed to providing students with excellent educational programs that meet the demands of today’s full-service salons as well as providing excellence in teaching and learning to meet the needs of each student enrolled.

Articulation agreements are established allowing students to earn up to 42 semester hour credits in the Cosmetology Certificate Program. All articulation requests must be approved by the Dean of Workforce of Technical Education. To be eligible for enrollment the student must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency certificate; take the Reading portion of the Accuplacer exam with a minimum score of 75; be at least 17 years of age.

Upon completion of 1000 hours of instruction students are eligible to take the licensing exam through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. In some cases, students with felony convictions will not be issued a license. It is strongly recommended that prospective students contact the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) for more information before beginning this program at Graduates who have successfully met all requirements set forth by the TDLR will be able to perform all salon services including cutting, styling, perming, coloring, skincare, and manicuring.


CSME 1505 : Fundamentals of Cosmetology

A course in the basic fundamentals of cosmetology. Topics include service preparation, manicure, facial, chemical services, shampoo, haircut, wet styling, and comb out. Two hour lecture and eight hours lab per week.



CSME 1543 : Manicuring and Related Theory

Presentation of the theory and practice of nail technology. Topics include terminology, application, and workplace competencies related to nail technology. Three hours lecture and eight hour lab per week.



CSME 2343 : Salon Development

Applications of procedures necessary for salon development. Topics include professional ethics and goals, salon operation, and record keeping. Two hour lecture and four hours lab per week.