Cosmetology at Cowley College


Cowley’s Cosmetology Program is designed for students to obtain basic fundamentals as well as advanced techniques, people skills, and product knowledge using current salon technology that meets the requirements of today’s job market. A career in cosmetology can take the trained professional to all parts of the nation and the world. This field also allows individuals the opportunity to open their own business.

A student in the Cosmetology Program may earn a vocational certificate or an Associate of Applied Science degree. Cosmetology I and II are taken in the fall semester. Cosmetology III and IV are spring classes. In two semesters, students will complete 1500 clock hours and are eligible to take the Kansas State Board of Cosmetology tests. After completing the 1500 clock hours and passing the KBOC state exam, students can work in a salon. The program is one of the most job-ready programs offered by the college.

High School Students & FastTrack

High School students can get a head start in Cosmetology though the FastTrack Cosmetology program.

FastTrack Cosmetology Program Details

Program Details

Certificate: Cosmetology

Degree: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Cosmetology

Fees: For information regarding fees, click here

Textbook: The Cosmetology Program uses the Milady textbook

Degree & Course Work Details:

Beauty Salon

Students in the Cosmetology program operate a Beauty Salon on the Ark City campus that serves the students, employees, and community. This full-service Beauty Salon offers a range of services, including Cuts, Texturizing, Color, Color Erase, Foil Weave, Highlights/HighLift, Braid, Bling Strands, Curl, Flat Iron,  Up-Do Style, Perm's and Relaxers, Waxing, Arch/Hair Removal, Facials, Makeup, Lash and Brow Tint, Shampoo, Scalp Treatment, Nails, Manicure, Murano Spa Pedicure,  and Spree's.

Go to the Beauty Salon page


Cosmetology Program Contact Info

We offer students a balanced education of academic study and clinical experiences. Through your knowledge, skill, and caring, you will become a skilled practitioner effectively serving your community.

For more information contact:

Paige WinslowPaige Winslow

Director of Cosmetology
Ireland Hall, Lower Level - Arkansas City Campus
Phone: 620.441.5315

Delayne DaleDelayne Dale

Cosmetology Instructor
Ireland Hall, Lower Level - Arkansas City Campus
Phone: 620.441.5349

CannonChris Cannon
Department Chair, Health & Human Services