> Cosmetology/Barbering


In a hands-on, practical environment, students will learn haircutting, haircoloring, perming, manicuring, pedicuring, facials, hair removal — waxing and sugaring, acrylic nails, and much more. Students practice all competencies on mannequins and customers with direct supervision by licensed and experienced instructors. These real world experiences will help students gain confidence and success!

Quick Facts:


Brigham City

Estimated Tuition & Fees:

$4,005 not including state exam - this is an estimate. Course fees may vary.


13 months (40 hrs/wk) or 17 months (30 hrs/wk)

Estimated Monthly Payment:

2,000 hour certification: 6 hours/day: $250 or 8 hours/day: $334
1,600 hour certification: 6 hours/day: $334 or 8 hours/day: $445

Pell Grant Eligible:


Estimated Books and Supplies:

$1,663 - Cost varies by specialization and/or electives chosen. Click here for books and supplies details (ISBN/edition).


High School Students: Arranged - varies by school

Adult Students: M - F: 8am - 4:30pm (8 hr schedule) or M - F: 8am - 2:30pm (6 hr schedule)

Special Requirements:

Assessment: Basic reading and basic math. Call (435) 750-3188 to schedule an appointment. Need a review? Get a sneak peek at the Assessment Center or enroll directly into the Academic Learning Center by calling (435) 753-6780.

Please note: A composite ACT score of 17 or a composite SAT score of 1210 can waive assessment requirements if taken no more than four years prior to enrollment.

Individuals seeking the Cosmetology/Barbering Instructor certificate must have both a Utah Cosmetology/Barbering license and departmental approval prior to enrollment.

Cosmetology Application Procedure for Instructor Training Certificates:

Candidates interested in the Cosmetology Instructor certificates will be considered for entry after completion/graduation from Cosmetology, Esthetics or Nail technician, after six months verified employment in a salon/spa and after the submission of a resume that includes three letters of recommendation: one employer recommend, one academic recommend from their Cosmetology or Esthetics or Nail technician instructor, and one character recommendation.

Candidate must also submit a copy of their current Cosmetology, Esthetics or Nail Technician license – current license must represent the instructor training that candidate is interested in for enrollment. After all items have been submitted, the candidate will be scheduled for a committee interview. The committee will be comprised of not less than three department instructors and two other individuals from either the private sector or from other departments at BATC. Candidates who score 90 percent or better will be given a start date. Candidates who start the instructor training certificate(s) will sign an agreement contract that will specify expectations.

Outcome Data:

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education
Completion: 93%
Job Placement: 87%
Licensure: 100%
License required - State of Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
Withdrawal: 7%

Outcome statistics are compiled annually based upon Training Outcome surveys conducted with students post-graduation. Data is gathered through coordination with the student, faculty, Student Services Office personnel, and licensing agencies.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

Employment Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, growth rates will depend on specialty with increased demand for hair coloring, straightening, and other advanced hair treatments. A large number of openings will stem from individuals transferring to other occupations. BATC will give you the opportunity to enthusiastically explore different avenues to find the path that suits you best.

Online/E-learning Components

This specialization is delivered face-to-face and may contain online components.


Required hours

COSI - Cosmetology/Barbering Instructor 400 hrs See Breakdown
COSM - Cosmetology/Barbering 2000 Hour License 2000 hrs See Breakdown
COSU - Cosmetology/Barbering 1600 Hour License 1600 hrs See Breakdown

What others are saying

"I loved that my classes were taught by professionals who have worked in the business. They shared experiences you can’t get in a textbook."


July 22, 2014