The Cosmetology program is designed to help the student master all the skills necessary for: passing the State Board Examination, selecting the phase or phases of Cosmetology in which to specialize, and entering employment. The program also provides for the upgrading and updating of employed workers. Classroom instruction and practical learning experiences are interwoven into a variety of beauty treatments, including the care and beautification of the hair, complexion, and hands. The course of study includes hands-on and classroom instruction in giving shampoos, rinses, scalp treatments, hair styling, setting, cutting, tinting, decolorizing, chemical texturing services, special effects haircoloring, facials, manicures, hand and arm massages, bacteriology, anatomy, hygiene, sanitation, and salon management. Safety and customer relations are also emphasized throughout the program.

Completion of the Cosmetology Diploma with 1500 hours will qualify the successful student to sit for the Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology Licensure Exam.



Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,500
Class Type Day, Night
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,963.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,471.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
TCAT McMinnville Shampooist300Certificate

Campus Locations

McMinnville Campus
241 Vo-Tech Drive
McMinnville, TN 37110


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Sterilization, Bacteriology
Anatomy and Physiology
Shop Ethics and Salesmanship
State Law
Tech Foundations
Shampooing and Rinsing
Hair and Scalp Care
Hair Shaping
Manicuring and Pedicuring
Permanent Waving
Hair Structure and Chemistry
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Sterilization, Bacteriology II
Anatomy and Physiology II
Shop Ethics & Salesmanship II
Shampooing and Rinsing II
Hair and Scalp Care II
Hair Shaping II
Hairstyling II
Facials and Eyebrows
Manicuring and Pedicuring II
Permanent Waves II
Hair Relaxers
Hair Color and Lightening
Hair Structure & Chemistry II
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Sculptured Nails
Sterilization, Bacteriology III
Anatomy and Physiology III
Shop Ethics & Salesmanship III
Hair Shaping III
Hairstyling III
Facials and Eyebrows II
Permanent Waves III
Hair Relaxers II
Hair Color and Lightening III
Fourth Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Sterilization, Bacteriology IV
Shop Ethics & Salesmanship IV
State Law II
Hair Shaping IV
Hairstyling IV
Permanent Waving IV
Hair Relaxers III
Hair Color and Lightening IV


Cosmetology Theory & Practical Examination

Books and Supplies Lists


Jessica Reed
Angelica Wellman
Angelica Wellman
Rachelle Meeks
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