Cosmetology Program Overview
In Delta Tech’s Cosmetology Program, instructors aim to provide students the skills to succeed in the cosmetology industry, whether it’s as a stylist, manicurist or future salon owner. In the Cosmetology Program at Delta Tech, students will be trained in a wide variety of skills in the cosmetology lab using hands-on, real world applications equipped with learning models and operational equipment.
Students will be taught entry-level skills related to hair, nail and skin care, emphasizing hygiene, sanitation, customer relations, and management skills.
Once students have completed Delta Tech’s Cosmetology Program they will be trained in the following:
- The fundamentals of basic haircutting, hair styling, and hair coloring
- Nail and skincare education
- Basic skincare including specialized facials, masks, and manual care
- Advanced nail services in manicuring and pedicuring
- Industry sanitation and disinfection practices
Students will receive a diploma once they have successfully completed the Cosmetology Program at Delta Tech, and should be prepared for an entry-level position in the field of cosmetology.
*Not all programs and courses are available at all campuses.
Daytime classes available – Horn Lake and Ridgeland campuses
Evening classes available – Horn Lake campus only
- Cosmetology Orientation
- Cosmetology Sciences
- Cosmetology Sciences I
- Hair Care
- Hair Care I
- Nail Care
- Nail Care I
- Skin Care
- Skin Care I
- Croquignole Curling
- MS Rules and Regulations
- Cosmetology Sciences II
- Cosmetology Sciences III
- Salon Management
- A cosmetologist is trained in a variety of services related to beauty, including hair cutting and hair styling. Some cosmetologists may want to specialize, while others may choose to offer a full range of services.
- A cosmetologist salary can vary widely depending on the skills and training they have acquired, and the services they provide. The median hourly wage for hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists was $14.50 in 2019. Tips are often a significant part of cosmetology wages, and may be better depending on the quality of the work and good customer service.
- Most cosmetologists are employed by a salon, although there are some who work in hotels, resorts and spas. A future as a salon owner or manager is also a possibility, often beginning with leasing booth space from a salon where stylists can work independently. Full-time and part-time work are possible in cosmetology.
Delta Technical College offers a variety of financing options to qualifying students. Financial Aid Representatives are available at each of our campuses to assist you. Please contact your nearest Delta Tech campus today to learn more.
Enrollment and outcome information and the ACCSC annual reports for each program in Adobe PDF format. Please note, all programs are not offered at all campuses.
What Are Possible Careers for Cosmetologists?
There are many areas of cosmetology that will be available to a trained cosmetologist, who provide hair, nail, skin and beauty services to clients. They can include hairstylist, nail technician, salon or spa manager, wedding or event hair stylist, salon or spa owner or manager. A cosmetologist may choose to become a sales representative or image consultant.
Delta Tech is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).
Delta Tech is approved by the United States Department of Education to participate in the Federal Financial Aid Program.