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Students gain hands-on experience in haircutting, styling, perms, relaxers, coloring, foiling, skin care, waxing, manicures, pedicures, and makeup. Those who complete the necessary 1,500 hours of experience may take the State of Michigan Cosmetology Exam and earn their Michigan Cosmetology License. College credit is also available. Related careers include, but are not limited to, hairstylist, esthetician, salon owner, and salon manager

Download the Cosmetology brochure.

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.

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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