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Our mission is to provide technical and academic skills to prepare all students for career success in the 21st Century.


18 Months Duration

The Cosmetology program is designed to meet the qualifications of the West Virginia Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists and is accredited nationally by COE (Council on Occupational Education.) Program instruction and career training consists of 1,800 hours regarding hair, skin, and nails.  Courses are scheduled once per year, starting in August.  Pre-entrance testing begins in January of that year.

The beginning phase of the program consists of lecture and technical presentations. Students are transitioned from the classroom to the salon on campus to practice and perfect skills by performing services for clients under the guidance of an experienced, certified Instructor of Cosmetology.

Licensure may be awarded by the State of West Virginia after satisfactorily meeting licensure requirements and obtaining passing scores on exams given by the West Virginia Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists.

1714 General Aesthetics I
1716 Nail Tech. Science & Procedures
1717 Art of Nail Technology
1730 Cosmetology Chemicals I
1731 Aesthetics Science
1732 Skin Sciences I
1734 Cosmo. Professional I
1735 Cosmo. Professional II
1736 Cosmo. Professional Adv.
1737 Barbers and Cosmo. Foundations
1738 Cosmetology Science I
1739 General Aesthetics II
1740 Cosmetology Science II
1750 Cosmetology Chemicals II

Total Cost for Cosmetology Program:  $7,432.00

Cost breakdown available upon request.

MCTEC does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, disability, or national origin in employment or educational programs or activities. Inquiries may be referred to Amanda Aliff, Section 504 Coordinator, at Mercer County Schools, 1403 Honaker Avenue, Princeton, WV 24740. Phone 304-487-1551. Lack of English language skills is not a barrier to participation in any course.