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Cosmetology Program

You will study basic cosmetology skills designed to meet the standards established by the New Mexico State Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists. The degree requires 68-69 credit hours in cosmetology and general education, which exceeds the minimum of 1,600 clock hours required by the State Board.

The Pivot Point International-based curriculum covers theory and lab in the following State Board requirements including:

  • sterilization
  • bacteriology
  • shampoo
  • rinses
  • scalp treatments
  • chemical rearranging (perms and relaxers)
  • hair styling
  • hair coloring and lightening
  • hair cutting
  • facials
  • pedicures
  • salon business
  • retail sales

You can earn licensure by the New Mexico Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists after passing the state exam. This program’s first term courses are offered fall term and spring term only. This may delay your program start date. Please check with an academic advisor for more information.

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

If you have a valid, current New Mexico Cosmetologist or Cosmetologist Instructor or Master Barber license, you can receive credit for courses in the Cosmetology program by filling out the following form: