The Cosmetology program provides the student with basic theory and clinical knowledge of the beauty industry through the use of approved textbooks, classroom instruction, and practical application with mannequins and live models.Upon successful completion of 1,500 hours of training, students are prepared to take the TN Board of Cosmetology licensing exam.

Day Class Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8 AM to 2:30 PM
Night Class Schedule: Monday - Friday, 3:30 PM to 10 PM


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,500
Class Type Day, Night
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,016.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,446.74

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials

All of the below documents must be submitted to complete your application.
  • Complete Application for Enrollment online
  • Complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online – the website is  and our school code is 004025.
  • Provide an official copy in a sealed envelope of one of the following:
    • A High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma transcript with a score of at least 450 with no score less than 410 in any area
    • A high school transcript with proof of completion of at least the 10th grade with 10 high school credits
      • IMPORTANT: If you have foreign transcripts you will need to provide an English translated version of your transcript and have your education evaluated through the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. Please visit their website at  for more information.
  • If you are transferring hours from High School or another cosmetology program, you MUST turn in an OFFICIAL COPY of your RECORD OF COMPLETION from the Department of Commerce & Insurance.

Campus Locations

Main Campus
1100 Liberty Street
Knoxville, TN 37919


First Trimester: 
COS 0001 Worker Characteristic
COS 1010 Orientation
COS 1020 Sterilization, Bacteriology
COS 1030 Anatomy and Physiology
COS 1040 Shop Ethics and Salesmanship
COS 1050 State Law
COS 1060 Tech Foundations
COS 1070 Shampooing and Rinsing
COS 1080 Hair and Scalp Care
COS 1090 Hair Shaping
COS 1100 Hairstyling
COS 1110 Facials
COS 1120 Manicuring and Pedicuring
COS 1130 Permanent Waving
COS 1140 Hair Structure and Chemistry
Second Trimester: 
COS 0002 Worker Characteristic
COS 2010 Sterilization, Bacteriology II
COS 2020 Anatomy and Physiology II
COS 2030 Shop Ethics & Salesmanship II
COS 2040 Shampooing and Rinsing II
COS 2050 Hair and Scalp Care II
COS 2060 Hair Shaping II
COS 2070 Hairstyling II
COS 2080 Facials and Eyebrows
COS 2090 Manicuring and Pedicuring II
COS 2100 Permanent Waves II
COS 2110 Hair Relaxers
COS 2120 Hair Color and Lightening
COS 2130 Hair Structure & Chemistry II
Third Trimester: 
COS 0003 Worker Characteristic
COS 3010 Sterilization Bacteriology III
COS 3020 Anatomy and Physiology III
COS 3030 Shop Ethics & Salesmanship III
COS 3040 Hair Shaping III
COS 3050 Hairstyling III
COS 3060 Facials and Eyebrows II
COS 3070 Permanent Waves III
COS 3080 Hair Relaxers II
COS 3090 Hair Color and Lightening III
COS 3100 Sculptured Nails
Fourth Trimester: 
COS 0004 Worker Characteristic
COS 4010 Sterilization, Bacteriology IV
COS 4020 Shop Ethics & Salesmanship IV
COS 4030 State Law II
COS 4040 Hair Shaping IV
COS 4050 Hairstyling IV
COS 4060 Permanent Waving IV
COS 4070 Hair Relaxers III
COS 4080 Hair Color and Lightening IV


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