Course Overview

Cosmetology I offers an introduction to cosmetology with an emphasis on basic practical skills and theories including roller control, quick styling, shampooing, hair coloring, permanent waving, facials, manicuring, business and personal ethics, bacteriology, and sanitation.  In the second semester, greater emphasis is placed on the application and development of these skills.  The State of Indiana requires a total of 1500 hours of required instruction learning advanced skills in styling, hair coloring, permanent waving, facials and manicuring.  Students will also study anatomy and physiology, professionalism, and salon management in relation to cosmetology.  Upon completing this program and passing the State examination, students become licensed and are prepared to be employed in a salon.  Students also pursue 2 and 4-year postsecondary degrees in business, fashion design, or related fields.  Some students use their license to work while continuing their education.

Vincennes University Dual College Credits Available

Course College Credits Prerequisite(s) Other
COSM 100 Cosmetology I 7 Accuplacer Qualifies for Technical Honors Diploma Priority Dual Credit
COSM 150 Cosmetology II 7 COSM 100 Qualifies for Technical Honors Diploma Priority Dual Credit
COSM 200 Cosmetology III 7 COSM 150 Qualifies for Technical Honors Diploma Priority Dual Credit


Certifications & Course Fees

  • Indiana State Board of Cosmetology License
Concentrator Star

DOE Course


Required  Grade Level


Required Course Prerequisite


Other Requirements

Students must be 18 to take the certification exam. 

High School Credits

  • 12 credits maximum
    • 7330 Principles of Barbering and Cosmetology (2 credits)
    • 7331 Barbering and Cosmetology Fundamentals (2 credits)
    • 7332 Advanced Cosmetology (2 credits)
    • 7334 Barbering and Cosmetology Capstone (6 credits)

*Course begins in June.

Course Fees

$5,000, payment plans available at Christina & Co.

Class location

Christina & Co.