College Jump Start Program – Cosmetology

Over $2,700 in Scholarship Money Available!

Provisional Student Pre-Start Requirements:
1. Be a high school junior or senior;
2. Have a minimum weighted GPA of 2.7 on all high school courses;
3. Official copy of most recent high school transcripts

Jump Start Program Description:
Provisional students begin the hands-on phase of instruction during the freshman portion [1-300 hours] of the cosmetology program. During this time, the instructor carefully monitors the hands-on work. Provisional students are assured of sufficient practice with appropriate and suitable equipment and supplies to ensure skill proficiency.

Course Name Clock Hours
COS 100A Beginner Cosmetology 150
COS 101B Advanced Beginner Cosmetology 150

COS 100A Beginner Cosmetology
This course introduces Cosmetology concepts. Subjects include professional image, sanitation, bacteriology, disinfection, first aid, chemistry, professional ethics, shampooing, roller sets, pin curls, ridge curls with C shaping, finger waves, scalp treatment, and other related subjects. Prerequisites: None.

COS 101B Advanced Beginner Cosmetology
This course introduces Cosmetology concepts. Subjects include hair design, hair cutting, hair removal, facials, manicuring, pedicuring, and other related subjects. Prerequisites: None.


Weekly Schedule: Monday and Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm [8 hours/week]


Completion and/or Transfer of Jump Start Program:
Upon both completion of the of the 300 hour Jump Start Program [or a portion of the program] with an average of a “C” or better, and graduation from high school, provisional students are then eligible to enroll as a Cosmetology student at the College of Wilmington. Hours earned in the Jump Start Program are transferable to the College of Wilmington’s Cosmetology Program. Outside transfers to other institutions are not applicable.


Scholarship Opportunity:
Once a student graduates from high school, up to 300 earned hours from the Jump Start Program will be eligible for transfer into the College of Wilmington’s Cosmetology Diploma Program. This creates a Scholarship of up to $2,748 in College Tuition!


Program Outline

Course Hours
COS 100A Beginner Cosmetology 150
COS 101B Advanced Beginner Cosmetology 150
Total