About Our Program
It is the goal of this dept. to be the # 1 cosmetology school in the State of Texas.
Cosmetology courses at OC seek to provide students with the skill and knowledge required to pass the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Cosmetology examination and for successful entry into the cosmetology profession. All aspects for the beauty profession are presented, and training is also available for the cosmetologist seeking an instructor’s license.
Classes are 7:30am—5:30pm Monday—Thursday & 7:30am—1pm on Friday.
The program is designed around an open-entry and open-exit concept. New students may call for start dates. Because of limited enrollment, future students are urged to apply as early as possible before the date of proposed admission.
Note: Liability insurance is required for all students enrolled in cosmetology.
An advanced standing procedure is available for those individuals who hold a valid Texas cosmetology license, which did not result from completion of a program at Odessa College. People in this category who wish to pursue an Associates degree may satisfy cosmetology requirements outlined in the associate degree course of study in the following manner: (1) by providing proof of licensure to the college registrar and /or to The director of the cosmetology program; (2) by successfully completing CSME 1401, CSME 1451, and CSMW 2441 for a total of 12 semester hours credit; (3) by successfully completing a comprehensive examination for 29 of the 41 required hours of cosmetology listed in course of study, the examination to be administered and evaluated by the department of cosmetology; and (4) by satisfying all other requirements these stipulations must be petitioned for in writing and approval must be received in advance from the cosmetology department chair and division dean in the course of study for an associate in applied science degree in cosmetology.
Any deviation from these stipulations must be petitioned for in writing and approval must be received in advance from the cosmetology department chair and the division dean.
Due to the implementation of the Workforce Education Course Manual mandated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, course prefixes have changed. However, courses previously taken toward degree or certificate requirements are not affected.