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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

Cosmetology, Technical Certificate

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The purpose of the Cosmetology program is to train students in all phases of cosmetology. Training includes one year of classroom and laboratory activities which are necessary to become proficient as a cosmetologist.

Program Description

Cosmetology is designed to prepare the student for employment in the field of cosmetology. Training includes three semesters of classroom and laboratory activities that are necessary to become proficient as a cosmetologist. The course meets a total of 1500 clock hours. The program is approved by the State Board of Cosmetology.

The curriculum contains the following areas of emphasis:

  • Shampooing and rinsing
  • Scalp and hair treatment
  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Hair-shaping and hair-styling
  • Styling of wigs
  • Permanent waves
  • Hair-coloring
  • Chemical hair relaxing
  • Facial treatment
  • Hair composition
  • Chemistry of hair

License or Examinations Required for Employment

Upon completion of their training the students will be issued a certificate, which entitles them to write the State Cosmetology Board examination. Passing the examination is required before a student can be licensed as a cosmetologist in the State of Mississippi.

Program Length

Three semesters, 1500 hours of class and laboratory

Degree(s) Offered

Technical Certificate

Admission Requirements

  1. The applicant must:
    • Be 18 years of age by September 1st for the cosmetology program.
    • Furnish two (2) transcripts from an accredited high school indicating a regular diploma and the date awarded or must furnish acceptable GED scores.
    • Furnish transcripts indicating any non-high school, college, or clock hour credit.
    • Submit application for admission to the College through the Office of Admissions and Records at http://www.jcjc.edu/apply/.
    • Submit completed Cosmetology application packet. This packet can be accessed at https://portal.laserfiche.com/w4615/forms/fC1IF.
    • Complete all the above requirements by the last Friday in May.
  2. Applicants who have adequate test scores and complete application packets will be advised of a time and date to appear before an Interview Committee. Interviews will be conducted with the Cosmetology Instructor and advisory board members. The Interview is an important part of the selection process, so the applicant should dress as though going for a job interview. Each applicant will be notified in writing as to the result of his/her interview.
  3. Applicants provisionally selected for the class will be provided a health form which must be completed and returned prior to final acceptance into the program.
  4. Applicants must receive a negative test result on a drug screen test, conducted by a certified laboratory at Jones College and have the results submitted.
  5. More information regarding the Cosmetology program can be found at http://www.jcjc.edu/programs/cosmetology/.


Jones College Enrollment Services at 601.477.4257 or Cosmetology Instructor, Delois Stovall at 601.477.4097 or at delois.stovall@jcjc.edu

Program Requirements

The following advisement plan is a recommended course of study. An academic advisor may alter course sequence to meet individual student needs. In addition, an academic advisor may recommend additional or different courses depending upon student career plans and/or requirements of the college or university to which the student plans to transfer.

First Year

First Semester

Total Hours: 20

Second Semester

Total Hours: 19

Summer Term

Summer Semester

Total Hours: 10

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