The Cosmetology program offered through Trinity Valley Community College provides students with an opportunity to learn the basic manipulative and theoretical skills necessary to become a licensed cosmetologist. Instruction provides 7.5 hours per day, 4 days per week. This program is designed to be completed within three semesters. Classes meet Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. 

According to the most recent U. S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook, the overall employment of cosmetologist  is expected to grow 14 percent from 2010 to 2020. The following video provides information on cosmetology careers.  This video is produced by the Texas Genuine project which provides information on all workforce careers available in the State of Texas.


Degrees and Certificates from the TVCC Catalog:
Cosmetology Curriculum
Cosmetology Student Instructor Curriculum

Cosmetology Admissions Packet

Nail Tech:
The Nail Tech Technology program provides students the opportunity to learn the basic manipulation and theoretical skills necessary to become a licensed nail technician. The program provides 600 clock hours of instruction over a 16-week semester. The program is available in the fall semester and spring semester. Students may register for the program during the fall registration and spring registration. Students will receive 16 semester credit hours upon successful completion of the program. Upon completion of 600 clock hours, graduates will contain the necessary theory and basic skills to pass the State Board Examination for manicure certification and entry level employment as a nail technician. The program is located on the Athens Campus.


Manicure/Nail Technology Certificate

Tammy Kinzer

Ms. Dolores Fullwood

Ms. Brenda Boyd

Ms. Christine Henery


For students in this course who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas.  If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.

 Last Modified by June 2017~