Cosmetology Instructor training program

The Cosmetology Instructor diploma program offered at Dorsey School of Beauty provides the career training that is needed to assist graduates in jump-starting their career on this specialized path. Students enrolled in this program will receive comprehensive instruction in a number of areas that are related to cosmetology. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will have been exposed to a thorough knowledge of the traditional cosmetology school curriculum, course outlining and development, lesson planning, teaching techniques, teaching aids, and more. Throughout the course of this program, students will also have the opportunity to obtain valuable hands-on experience by practicing and honing their teaching skills in the clinic and theory classrooms at Dorsey School of Beauty. The Cosmetology Instructor program totals 500 clock hours and consists of two courses – INST101 Cosmetology Instructor I (250 hours) and INST102 Cosmetology Instructor II (250 hours).

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The Cosmetology Instructor diploma program is offered at the following Dorsey School of Beauty campus location:
Dorsey Schools - Taylor, MI, campus (Main Campus, Accredited by NACCAS)

Cosmetology Instructor training – Michigan career training

Training in this program includes:

  • Comprehensive instruction in all phases of cosmetology.
  • Education in developing, administering and grading examinations, classroom management, lesson plan development, teaching methods for various student learning styles, laws, and rules of cosmetology, record keeping, school administration, and more.
  • Dorsey School of Beauty (located at the Taylor campus) is institutionally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, Inc. (NACCAS).
  • Flexible schedule customized during this unique program.
  • As licensure is required for employment in the State of Michigan, Dorsey School of Beauty will pay the cost one time for graduates of this program to challenge the state licensure exam, contingent upon the graduate meeting Dorsey School of Beauty’s exam preparation requirements.

Throughout the course of this program, students will also have the opportunity to obtain valuable hands-on experience by practicing and honing their teaching skills in the clinic and theory classrooms at Dorsey School of Beauty.

Cosmetology Instructor career outlook

A career as a cosmetology instructor offers a diversity of employment options. Those trained in this field (once they are licensed) may find entry-level employment as cosmetology and nail technician instructors, school directors, state board members, and state board inspectors. Jobs in this specialty can be found in trade and beauty schools, community colleges, and other types of higher learning or career training institutions.

Additional Program Information

What is the total cost of the Cosmetology Instructor program?

Tuition and fees for a student to complete the 500-hour Cosmetology Instructor program within the normal time frame (as contracted by each student) currently totals $4,995, which includes the cost of books and supplies. As Cosmetology Instructor students are individually scheduled for a minimum of 12 hours per week and a maximum of 35 hours per week, the normal time frame of completion (as published in school catalog) will vary per student. For example, the normal time frame of completion for attending 35 hours per week would total 17 weeks of training; the normal time frame of completion for attending 12 hours per week would total 45 weeks of training. Total tuition may change based on a student’s decision to change programs, extend training, withdraw, or interrupt training for any reason. To calculate the total cost of education, including indirect costs of room and board, personal expenses, transportation costs and loan fees associated with the cost of attendance, go to Dorsey Schools Cost of Attendance page.

Cosmetology Instructor career information

For more information about a career as a cosmetology instructor, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website. The Standard Occupational Code (SOC) for this career is 39-5012 and the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code for this program is 12.0413. Additional cosmetology career information specific to the State of Michigan can be found at the Career One Stop website, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. When visiting the website, navigate to the browse occupations page, type “Vocational Education Instructor” in the key word search box, and then continue to select the State of Michigan.

The Cosmetology Instructor program is a short-length program not eligible for Title IV funds and therefore not classified by the Department of Education as Gainful Employment programs which require these disclosures.

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