The Cosmetology Instructor diploma program offered at Dorsey College 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 College. 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).

Find A Campus Near You

The Cosmetology Instructor diploma program is offered at the following Dorsey College campus location:
Madison Heights
Dorsey College - Madison Heights, MI, Campus (Main Campus)
Dorsey College - Roseville, MI, Campus (A branch campus of Madison Heights)

Dorsey School of Beauty in Taylor, MI

Dorsey School of Beauty, located in Taylor, MI, is a sister school of Dorsey College.  Dorsey School of Beauty in Taylor, MI is institutionally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS).  To learn more about Dorsey School of Beauty Taylor, you can click here.

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.
  • Flexible schedule customized during this unique program.
  • As licensure is required for employment in the State of Michigan, Dorsey College will pay the cost one time for graduates of this program to challenge the state licensure exam, contingent upon the graduate meeting Dorsey College’s exam preparation requirements.  Dorsey College has determined that its Cosmetology Instructor program curriculum is sufficient to fulfill educational requirements for licensure in the State of Michigan only. No educational determinations have been made for any other state, district or US territory in regards to licensure 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 College.

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 Cosmetology Instructor program can be found by visiting our Student Consumer Information page.  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 the 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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