Students should consult a faculty advisor or an academic advisor early in their program of study. The Cosmetology Operator program consists of a 1500-hour program which offers the instruction required to pass the state cosmetology examination for licensing in Texas and for entry into the field of cosmetology. Training includes haircutting, hair coloring, hair styling, manicures, facials, and related subjects in the hair chemistry, trichology, and cosmetology chemistry. Students will be awarded certificates of competency upon successful completion of the required cosmetology courses. Students must complete 1500 clock hours of instruction to be eligible to take the state board examination. Upon passing that examination, students become licensed hairdressers. This program has the approval of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Each student applying for the Cosmetology Operator Training Program must have a pre-enrollment interview with the instructor. Space in the program is limited. Students are encouraged to apply early.