Human Services

    Cosmetologists enhance the beauty of their clients. This field includes all forms of beauty treatment, including hair-dressing, skin care, nail care, and cosmetics. Tools used in our cosmetology program include chemical agents to treat hair in various ways and very sharp blades and scissors used to cut hair.

    Courses We Offer:

    • Intro to Cosmetology*
    • Chemical Services
    • Intro to Spa Techniques*
    • Salon Practices and Management
    • Intro to Nail Care/Application
    • State Board Practicum


    Human Services Careers

    Human Services include any job in which you help families or individuals with life services, including but not limited to childcare, mental health or personal care services. These jobs are great for people who form strong relationships and communicate well.

    Useful Traits

    • Creativity
    • Friendliness
    • Active Listening
    • Neat Self-Grooming

    Things You Will Learn

    • Hair-Styling Techniques
    • Chemical Interactions of Hair Types
    • Customer Service Principles
    • Cooperation with Others

    Certification Offered:

    Cosmetology Licensure

    Barbering Licensure

    Natural Hair Styling Licensure

    Nail Care Licensure

    Esthetics Licensure


    Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO)

    • SkillsUSA

    Ask about our dual enrollment opportunities at Bevill State.

    College: Bevill State Community College

    • Bevill State offers Long and Short Term certificates in Cosmetology and Barbering.

    Bevill State has no minimum grade or score requirements for students who earn the Alabama High School Diploma, but all students must complete the COMPASS Placement Test prior to admission.


    • Long Term Certificate:         Cost: $8193  -  Credit Hours: 58

    • Short Term Certificate:        Cost: $3963  -  Credit Hours: 28

      *cost only accounts for credit hours



    Employment Opportunities

    • Hair Dressers/Stylists
      • Education Needed: Post-Secondary Certificate
      • Wage: $11.12/hr, $23120/yr
      • Certification(s) Needed: State Board Licensure
    • Skin-Care Specialists
      • Education Needed: Post-Secondary Certificate
      • Wage: $13.97/hr, $29,050/yr
      • Certification(s) Needed: State License
    • Make Up Artists, Performance
      • Education Needed: Post-Secondary Certificate
      • Wage: $21.30/hr, $44310/yr
      • Certification(s) Needed: State License 

    On The Job Training

    Ask your career coach, counselor or instructorfor options to gain real world experience in this field.



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    Information taken from the Alabama State Department of Education

    Career and Technical Education/Workforce Development

    Section and from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Onet Online.

    Director: Chris McCullar

    Asst. Director: Kristi Cain

    Counselor: Kelli Adkins

    Career Coach: Shawna McCullar

    Phone: 205-387-0519

    Fax: 205-384-5170

    Walker County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Ref: Sec. 1983, Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C.; Title VI and VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Sec. 504; Age Discrimination in Employment Act; The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008; Equal Pay Act of 1963; Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972; Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008: The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Walker County Board of Education, P.O. Box 311, Jasper, AL 35502 Phone: 205-387-0555