Schedules and Clock Hours

Courses by Clock Hours

The lengths of our courses are quoted in “clock hours.” Every hour you attend is counted as one clock hour toward your graduation. The number of weeks it takes you to graduate depends on the number of days you are scheduled to attend each week.

Basic
Master
Cosmetologists
Refresher
Hairstyling, Shampooing, Hair Conditioning
800
800
400
Haircutting, Clipper Cutting, Razor Cutting
725
725
400
Permanent Waving, Hair Coloring and Hairpieces
350
350
100
Facials, Massage, Packs and Tonics
50
50
30
Shaving
60
60
60
Sanitation, Bacteriology, Hygiene and Physiology
25
25
10
Skin and Scalp Diseases
25
25
10
Hair Structure and Science
20
20
10
Business Management, History and Ethics
105
105
60
Salon Internship or Additional Lab Hours in School
0
540
0
Total Hours
2160
2700
1080
400

Hairstyling, Shampooing, Hair Conditioning
Basic – 800
Master – 800
Cosmetologists – 400

Haircutting, Clipper Cutting, Razor Cutting
Basic – 725
Master – 725
Cosmetologists – 400

Permanent Waving, Hair Coloring, and Hairpieces
Basic – 350
Master – 350
Cosmetologists – 100

Facials, Massage, Packs and Tonics
Basic – 50
Master – 50
Cosmetologists – 30

Shaving
Basic – 60
Master – 60
Cosmetologists – 60

Sanitation, Bacteriology, Hygeine and Physiology
Basic – 25
Master – 25
Cosmetologists – 10

Skin and Scalp Diseases
Basic – 25
Master – 25
Cosmetologists – 10

Hair Structure and Science
Basic – 20
Master – 20
Cosmetologists – 10

Business Management, History and Ethics
Basic – 105
Master – 105
Cosmetologists – 60

Salon Internship or Additional Lab Hours in School
Basic – 0
Master – 540
Cosmetologists – 0

Total Hours
Basic – 2160
Master – 2700
Cosmetologists – 1080
Refresher – 400

Class Schedule

When you enroll, you will be assigned a weekly attendance schedule that best meets your needs. After enrollment, you may change this schedule only with the school’s permission and with the payment of a $150.00 registration fee. The school schedule is shown below. Five days a week is considered full-time. Students attend Saturdays and four additional week days. Basic Program students would complete in 56 weeks, Master Program students in approximately 70 weeks and students on the Barbering & Hairstyling for Cosmetologists Program, approximately 30 weeks

Holidays

We observe New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas when those holidays fall on normally-scheduled school days.

Des Moines
Sun
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Fri
Sat
Class Instruction
Closed
Closed
7:45AM
7:45AM
7:45AM
7:45AM
None
Hands-On Instruction
Closed
Closed
9:00AM
9:00AM
9:00AM
9:00AM
8:00AM
Dismissal
Closed
Closed
5:30PM
5:30PM
5:30PM
5:30PM
4:30PM

Des Moines

Class Instruction
Sun:
Closed
Mon: Closed
Tues: 7:45AM
Wed: 7:45AM
Thurs: 7:45AM
Fri: 7:45AM
Sat: None

Hands-On Instruction
Sun:
Closed
Mon: Closed
Tues: 9:00AM
Wed: 9:00AM
Thurs: 9:00AM
Fri: 9:00AM
Sat: 8:00AM

Dismissal
Sun:
Closed
Mon: Closed
Tues: 5:30PM
Wed: 5:30PM
Thurs: 5:30PM
Fri: 5:30PM
Sat: 4:30PM