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

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

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

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

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

Shaving
Basic – 60
Cosmetologists – 60

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

Skin and Scalp Diseases
Basic – 25
Cosmetologists – 10

Hair Structure and Science
Basic – 20
Cosmetologists – 10

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

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

Total Hours
Basic – 2160
Cosmetologists – 1080

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 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
8:00AM
8:00AM
8:00AM
8:00AM
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: 8:0AM
Wed: 8:00AM
Thurs: 8:00AM
Fri: 8:00AM
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