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Cosmetology Program at Southern Union State Community College (SUSCC)

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Cosmetology Program

The cosmetology program at Southern Union State Community College prepares students for a career as a barber, salon manager, skin care specialist, nail technician, esthetician, or cosmetology teacher. The program focuses on hair-style, cut and trim, as well as performing manicures, pedicures, and massage. Program courses include: hair cutting and styling, manicuring, pedicuring, facial treatments, shampooing, chemical applications, esthetics, shop management, sanitation and safety, customer service, and applicable professional and labor laws and regulations. Get more details below including other Alabama colleges that offer cosmetology program.

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Students Enrolled in the Cosmetology Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. SUSCC has offered the following program levels for students:

  • Less Than Two-Year Award
  • Associate's Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Less Than Two-Year Award32
    Associate's Degree0

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male1
    Female31

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Black9
    White22
    Unknown1

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Cosmetology program at SUSCC, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

  • Description:

    Provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp. May apply makeup, dress wigs, perform hair removal, and provide nail and skin care services.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 15.7% from 2010 to 2020

Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance

  • Description:

    Apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, makeup artists, theatrical and performance employment is expected to grow at a rate of 3.4% from 2010 to 2020

Manicurists and Pedicurists

  • Description:

    Clean and shape customers' fingernails and toenails. May polish or decorate nails.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, manicurists and pedicurists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 16.7% from 2010 to 2020

Skin Care Specialists

  • Description:

    Provide skincare treatments to face and body to enhance an individual's appearance. Includes electrologists and laser hair removal specialists.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, skin care specialists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 24.6% from 2010 to 2020

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Cosmetology Programs in Alabama

Cosmetology programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Central Alabama Community College

Alexander City, AL
Type: Community College

8 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Cosmetology (C,A)
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Gadsden State Community College

Gadsden, AL
Type: Community College

68 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Cosmetology (C)
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Trenholm State Technical College

Montgomery, AL
Type: Community College

46 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Cosmetology (C)
  • Personal Grooming Arts (C)
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Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus

Birmingham, AL
Type: Community College

39 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Cosmetology (C)
  • Barber (C)
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Snead State Community College

Boaz, AL
Type: Community College

14 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Cosmetology (C,A)
  • Nail Technician (C,A)
  • Personal Grooming Arts (C,A)
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Northeast Alabama Community College

Rainsville, AL
Type: Community College

27 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Cosmetology (C)
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Wallace State Community College - Hanceville

Hanceville, AL
Type: Community College

27 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Cosmetology (C)
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Bevill State Community College

Jasper, AL
Type: Community College

20 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Cosmetology (C)
  • Barber (C)
  • Personal Grooming Arts (C)
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George C Wallace State Community College - Selma

Selma, AL
Type: Community College

39 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Cosmetology (C)
  • Personal Grooming Arts (C)
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Shelton State Community College

Tuscaloosa, AL
Type: Community College

20 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Cosmetology (C)
  • Barber (C)
  • Nail Technician (C)