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2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

Cosmetology/Nail Technology/Esthetics Instructor Certificate

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Business Division

Program Code: CONA1

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Office: Curtice-Mott Complex CM2133

Phone: (810) 762-0429

This state licensed program provides the required 300 hours for the Nail Technology and Esthetics Instructor and 500 hours for the Cosmetology Instructor, and specialized instruction necessary to pass Michigan’s State Board Instructor’s Licensing Exam. It also prepares the student for many career options such as teaching in private or public Cosmetology/Nail Technology/Esthetics schools, owning or managing a school, or being a platform artist, demonstrator, product educator, or State Board examiner. This certificate consists of courses that will help the student understand human behavior, business practices and procedures, and will enhance their writing and speaking skills.

Group Total: Credits 7-18 / 22-34 Contact Hours

Group Total: Credits 24 / 24 Contact Hours

Program Total: Credits 31-42 / 46-58 Contact Hours


  1. *Students who hold a current State of Michigan Cosmetology Instructors License, Limited Specialist Manicuring (Nail Technology) Instructor License, or a Limited Specialist Skin Care (Esthetics) Instructor License and a minimum of 3 years of salon experience in their specialty will be awarded 7 credit hours. Otherwise, students will be required to complete CSMO 210 , CSMO 211 , CSMO 212 CSMO 213  & CSMO 215 .
  2. All courses and degree requirements must be met
  3. 15 credits minimum must be earned at MCC
  4. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

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