Cosmetology

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The objective of the Cosmetology program is to prepare students with the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits required for an entry-level position in the field of Cosmetology. In addition to learning the basics of safety and sanitation, students will explore their creative side by performing a variety of hair, skin, and nail treatments on mannequins and clients.

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An Education That Helps People Feel Amazing

IOT’s Cosmetology program provides hands-on training for students in hairdressing, which include haircutting, chemical processes, hair color, and finish work. Additionally, students will be introduced to skin care, facials, hair removal, make-up application and basic nail processes.

Students will also receive a basic knowledge of how to run a cosmetology-related business from basic business practices & marketing to professional standards & laws pertaining to the field of Cosmetology.

Students who successfully complete the program will be documented as “Graduate” and as proof of such accomplishment will receive a DIPLOMA.

IOT Fast Facts

Employment of barbers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than average for all occupations. Population growth will lead to greater demand for hair care services.
*Source: BLS.gov

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Classroom and Salon Floor Learning

Classroom instruction will prepare students with the basic knowledge necessary to perform various services such as cutting, coloring, and styling hair. Salon floor practice hours provide the opportunity to gain real life experience by utilizing the skills learned in the classroom. Throughout their training students will learn about professionalism in the industry, basic business practices, social media marketing, and will be encouraged to build a professional portfolio.

What can I do with the Cosmetology program?

Graduates from this program will be prepared to contribute in a broad range of entry-level occupations in the Cosmetology field including:

  • Cosmetologists
  • Hairstylists
  • Makeup Artists
  • Manicurists
  • Skincare Specialists
  • Beauty Advisors
  • and more!
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Where Can I Study?

  • Disinfection & Sanitation
  • Haircutting
  • Hairstyling
  • Esthetics
  • Chemical Processes
  • Laws & Regulations
  • Hair Color
  • Nail Processes
  • Chemistry & Electricity
  • Cosmetology Anatomy and Physiology
  • Advanced Hair Services
  • Portfolio
  • State Board Exam Preparation

ACCSC Graduation Rate: 75%
ACCSC Placement Rate: 67%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between March 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019 are included in this calculation. 0% of the graduates (or 0 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic placement rates.

ACCSC License Examination Pass Rate: 67%

Program Cost: $16,320.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 88 quarter credit hours

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

The performance numbers listed here represent the Completion and Placement Rates for this program across all campuses.

ACCSC Graduation Rate: 75%
ACCSC Placement Rate: 67%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between March 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019 are included in this calculation. 0% of the graduates (or 0 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic placement rates.

ACCSC License Examination Pass Rate: 67%

BPPE 150% Graduation Rate: 75%
BPPE Placement Rate: 67%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program within 150% of normal program length and were scheduled to graduate in 2019 are included in this calculation. 0% of the graduates, (or 0 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education regulations for calculating annual programmatic placement rates.

BPPE License Examination Pass Rate: 33%

Graduates of this program are trained for employment in any of the following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes.

SOC CodeOccupation
39-5011Barbers
39-5012Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
39-5091Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
39-5092Manicurists and Pedicurists
39-5093Shampooers
39-5094Skincare Specialists
  • Disinfection & Sanitation
  • Haircutting
  • Hairstyling
  • Esthetics
  • Chemical Processes
  • Laws & Regulations
  • Hair Color
  • Nail Processes
  • Chemistry & Electricity
  • Cosmetology Anatomy and Physiology
  • Advanced Hair Services
  • Portfolio
  • State Board Exam Preparation

ACCSC Graduation Rate: 75%
ACCSC Placement Rate: 67%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between March 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019 are included in this calculation. 0% of the graduates (or 0 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic placement rates.

ACCSC License Examination Pass Rate: 67%

Program Cost: $16,320.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 88 quarter credit hours

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

The performance numbers listed here represent the Completion and Placement Rates for this program across all campuses.

ACCSC Graduation Rate: 75%
ACCSC Placement Rate: 67%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between March 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019 are included in this calculation. 0% of the graduates (or 0 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic placement rates.

ACCSC License Examination Pass Rate: 67%

BPPE 150% Graduation Rate: 75%
BPPE Placement Rate: 67%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program within 150% of normal program length and were scheduled to graduate in 2019 are included in this calculation. 0% of the graduates, (or 0 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education regulations for calculating annual programmatic placement rates.

BPPE License Examination Pass Rate: 33%

Graduates of this program are trained for employment in any of the following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes.

SOC CodeOccupation
39-5011Barbers
39-5012Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
39-5091Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
39-5092Manicurists and Pedicurists
39-5093Shampooers
39-5094Skincare Specialists