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Course Overview

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

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College Credit

Students who successfully complete this course may receive articulated college credit to the following schools: Davenport University, Ferris State University, Kirtland Community College, and Washtenaw Community College. For information on how to earn articulated credit contact Lindsay 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. Our direct credit flier has a list of all participating classes.

Instructor Bio

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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State of Michigan Curriculum Segments

  1. Cosmetology Laws & Rules/Safety & Sanitation
  2. Client Communications/Scalp & Hair Treatment
  3. Hairdressing/Leadership
  4. Career Exploration/Manicure/Pedicure
  5. Chemical Hair Restructuring
  6. Hair Coloring
  7. Facials/Systems
  8. Artificial Nails
  9. Applied Anatomy, Physiology & Histology
  10. Applied Chemistry
  11. Salon Management/Clinic
  12. State Board Preparation
15 School Districts
16 Program Areas
16 Years in Operation
31 Educators
839 Students