Available at: Windward Campus

Program Overview

The Cosmetology program trains the student in all phases of Cosmetology and is under the curriculum guidelines of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Del Mar College offers an internship program in partnership with businesses in Nueces County. Students work part time in a salon, which gives them the experience they'll need for job placement as a licensed graduate.

Upon successful completion of cosmetology courses, the student will earn a certificate from Del Mar College and will be eligible to take a written and practical exam given by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. A Cosmetology Advisory Committee assists college officials in the implementation of the program curriculum and job entry level needs in the industry.

Students must complete all required Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation practical skills and 1,000 clock hours in three semesters. A total of 344 clock hours must be completed each semester. Students entering the Cosmetology Certificate Program must comply with the sequential order of course listing.

All first-time students are required to attend an orientation session and must register online. 


Licensing Requirements

Every individual who applies for a license with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) is subject to a criminal background check to determine his or her suitability for the license.

As required by 34 CFR 668.43(c): Del Mar College has not yet made the determination if the curriculum of Cosmetology, Certificate meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in any U.S. Territory or state other than Texas.


Page last updated April 5, 2022.

What Students Say

Mia Amos wears a uniform inside a student salon

Mia Amos


"It’s a unique program because it’s almost all hands-on. I love that we're learning modern trends, and we get to learn multiple disciplines - not just nails or hair."

Cosmetology at Del Mar

Contact Information
Department of Business Administration and Entrepreneurship
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-1372

Windward Campus
4101 Old Brownsville Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78405