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We all like to look our best. As a cosmetologist, you will learn the latest beauty industry techniques in skin, nail, and hair care. Apply what you learn during lecture through hands-on experience in hair cutting, styling, coloring, and shampooing. If you enjoy helping people look and feel their best and want a fast paced, progressive career, then Cosmetology may be the place for you. Our 1500-hour program will provide techniques and the training you will need to prepare for the State of Michigan Cosmetology Licensing Examination.

For more information on this program download a Cosmetology brochure.

  • Students completing the necessary 1,500 hours may take the State of Michigan Cosmetology Exam and earn their Michigan Cosmetology License.

Academic Credit

Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible for the following academic credit (See your high school counselor for more information.): Visual Performing & Applied Arts.

Articulated College Credit

Students who successfully complete this course may receive articulated college credit to the following schools: Davenport University and Ferris State University. For information on how to earn articulated credit contact Mrs. Pulsipher at the CTC.

Direct College Credit

Students who successfully complete select CTC courses may receive direct college credit to specific colleges and universities. Direct credit is currently unavailable for this program. A list of classes that offer direct credit may be found here.

Meet the instructor

The teachers and parapros at the Career Tech Center (CTC) all come from the industry they now teach.

Instructor: Annette Watkins

Bio: Annette is a graduate of Hudsonville High School. She attended Chic University of Cosmetology for her Cosmetology certification and later Empire Beauty College for her instructor certification. In her free time she loves spending time with her children. She also enjoys gardening and her favorite meal is a nice steak with cheesecake for dessert.


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