Larisia Jones, Department Chair
Nicole Mulder, Lead Instructor
The Cosmetology program will begin accepting new students for the Spring 2015 semester. No new students will be accepted Fall 2014.
Delgado Community College is licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology to provide students with both theory and practical skills in all phases of hairstyling, manicures, pedicures, make up application and salon management. Our student’s practical skills are developed through experience in an on-site salon which is equipped and managed according to industry standards by the students with instructor supervision. All classes are currently held at the West Jefferson Site, 475 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey. Beginning Fall 2014, all courses will be held at the Sidney Collier Site located at 3727 Louisa Street in New Orleans. Upon completion of this program, which is 1500 clock hours, students are eligible to take the LA State Board of Cosmetology licensure examination.
ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM
The Cosmetology program is a limited admissions program. Students are admitted to the program each Fall and Spring semester. No new students are accepted during the Summer semester. In addition to meeting all Delgado Community College admission requirements, students must also meet the Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology admission requirements. Before enrolling into any cosmetology courses, students must be issued a student license from the LA State Board of Cosmetology. In order for us to obtain your student license, you must submit the following items to the West Jefferson Technical Site now through July 31, 2014. Beginning August 18, 2014 these items will only be accepted at the Sidney Collier Site.
2. Birth certificate or driver’s license*
3. Social security card*
4. Two photographs measuring approximately 2” x 2”
5. $10 money order
6. Proof of completion of education equal to the 10th grade*
*Please note that you must bring in the original documents and the staff here will make a copy. We must be able to verify to the Board that we have seen the original documents.*
Financial aid for students enrolled in the Cosmetology program is based on clock hours rather than credit hours due to federal laws regarding board reporting. Students must earn clock hours in the following increments in order to receive financial aid. See Clock Hour Calculation Webpage for more information.
A career in cosmetology can take you to all parts of the nation and the world either styling hair or selling hair products for companies. You could also open your own salon or work as a salon manager.
The average salary for a cosmetologist in Louisiana is $11.45 per hour/$23,820 per year (LA Workforce Commission, Occupational Wage Data, 2012).