CIP CODE: 12.0401 SOC CODE: 39-5012.00
The General Cosmetology Course is a 1500 clock hour program of study which will include instruction on sanitation and sterilization, decontamination and infection control, hair cutting, hair coloring, perms and other chemical services, hair styling, and other occupational requirements such as manicures, pedicures, and facials. BCI's General Cosmetology Curriculum conforms to the requirements of the District of Columbia Board of Barber and Cosmetology to prepare students for a cosmetology operator's license.
Once the student has completed the program and passed the DC State Board of Cosmetology examination for licensure he/she will be qualified to obtain employment as a Cosmetologist, Hairstylist/Hairdresser, Manager Stylist, or Nail Technician (SOC Code 39-5012.00, 39-5091.00, 39-5092.00). Individuals who obtain a license can provide a variety of beauty services such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, styling hair, apply makeup, dress wigs, perform hair removal as well as provide nail and skin care services.
To be eligible to receive a cosmetologist's license, the applicant shall meet the following requirements:
- Be at least 17 years old.
- Have a High School Diploma or GED.
- Have completed and been credited with 1500 hours of fundamental training.