Cosmetology

R. L. Turner High School
Business & Industry Endorsement

Students can start 9th or 10th grade.  The student (not parent) is required by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to complete and sign a Student Permit Application and pay a non-refundable $25 money order made out to TDLR. All required documents need to be turned in to the cosmetology instructors at R. L. Turner High School before August 11th, 2022. 

The instructors will approve enrollment after the required documents are received and all information is correct.

This four year plan can be used as an example to help plan your high school career.

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Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies
CTE Courses Introduction to Cosmetology
(1 credit)
Can be started 9th or 10th grade
Introduction to Cosmetology
OR
Cosmetology I
(1 credit)

Cosmetology I
OR
Cosmetology II
(2 credits)

Cosmetology II
OR
Practicum in Human Services
(2 credits)
Additional Elective        
Additional Elective        
Additional Elective        

Additional Graduation Requirements:

  • Foreign Language (2 credits)
  • Physical Education (1 credit)
  • Fine Arts (1 credit)
  • Health (1/2 credit)

Possible Industry Based Certifications:

  • Cosmetology Operator License
  • Cosmetology Esthetician Specialty License

  • Cosmetology Manicurist Specialty License

  • Barber Operating License

occupations median wage annual openings % growth
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers $36,941 1634 24%
Barbers $28,267 348 14%
Hairdressers, Hair Stylists, and Cosmetologists $21,507 3,489 22%
Manicurists and Pedicurists $21,715 418 45%
Shampooers $18,720 139 24%
Skincare Specialists $26,437 637 22%

The Cosmetology and Personal Care Services program of study introduces CTE learners to knowledge and skills related to providing beauty and personal care services. CTE concentrators may learn about or practice managing personal care facilities and coordinating or supervising personal service workers.

Recommended Course Sequence

Introduction to Cosmetology

In Introduction to Cosmetology, students explore careers in the cosmetology industry. To prepare for success, students must have academic and technical knowledge and skills relative to the industry. Students may begin to earn hours toward state licensing requirements.

Cosmetology I

In Cosmetology I, students coordinate integration of academic, career, and technical knowledge and skills in this laboratory instructional sequence course designed to provide job-specific training for employment in cosmetology careers. Instruction includes sterilization and sanitation procedures, hair care, nail care, and skin care and meets the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) requirements for licensure upon passing the state examination. Analysis of career opportunities, license requirements, knowledge and skills expectations, and development of workplace skills are included.

Cosmetology II

In Cosmetology II, students will demonstrate proficiency in academic, technical, and practical knowledge and skills. The content is designed to provide the occupational skills required for licensure. Instruction includes advanced training in professional standards/employability skills; Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) rules and regulations; use of tools, equipment, technologies, and materials; and practical skills.