Certificate and Degree Information
Students may work on a degree or certificate in cosmetology at COD Students who successfully complete 1,500 clock hours (50 credit hours) and pass a practical and written exam will be awarded a certificate from COD. The certificate from COD allows graduates to apply for a cosmetology license from the state.
Cosmetology, Associate in Applied Science
When planning your coursework, use the Student Planning Worksheet. Degree information and the worksheet can be found on the following files:
Information on the certificate listed above can be found on the following file:
Gainful Employment Information
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Lisa Horvatin, Program Advisor
Anna Gay, Program Support Specialist
Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592
Road To Success
A look at College of DuPage's Cosmetology Program.
“I love helping students discover their talents and strengths. Also, teaching gives me the platform to inspire others to achieve the impossible. I consider it my gift, and I take the opportunity to encourage students to enjoy their craft while remembering that it is a business and that it can be life altering for them, as well as for their clients. My goal in teaching is to help my students become ‘The best of the best OF THE BEST!’ Simply put, I want my students to leave knowing that they are greatness.”Read Spotlight
“I tell my students to always invest in their career. Wherever they go, take a class. If you can’t find a class locally, broaden your search, take a vacation and enroll in a class there. Everything in their lives is a learning experience. And I want my students to feel like they have the same knowledge and hands-on experience I have that I’ve shared with them. Their success is so important to me. If they don’t have a job, I want to help them so they can support themselves. I want to show them that this field is like a big umbrella, under which there are a lot of places to find work.”Read Spotlight
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