Student Services

This school administration and staff are available to students for academic advisement, academic counseling, career counseling, student referrals, and professional assistance. To discuss any of the above, the students must schedule an appointment with the office or instructor, to discuss the situation and assistance will be provided to the student. The school keeps a list of professional agencies that deal with topics like abuse and drugs. This list is used to refer a student if one comes steaking advice on these sensitive subjects. The list is available in the admissions office. The admissions office also keeps files of information about housing in the surrounding areas. Although we do not guarantee employment upon graduation, we maintain an aggressive job placement program and will inform students of job openings and opportunities. We coordinate our placement program with local and national salons by sending out surveys. We invite salon owners and guest artists to teach, and guest speak at East Texas Cosmetology College. Our administrative offices are open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Individuals desiring information are urged to contact us during those hours. We will be happy to schedule you an appointment with the admissions office for a personal tour of our facilities.

Career Opportunities

There are many wonderful career opportunities available within the beauty industry. In addition to hair design, this industry also offers opportunities in areas such as skincare, makeup, aromatherapy, nail artistry, product educators, platform artists, and salon management. Although ETC College does not guarantee employment upon graduation, ETC College strives to actively assist in job placement programs and will inform students of job openings and opportunities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are nearly one million people employed in the primary service segments of the market, and there are strong growth expectations. Clearly, this is an industry on the rise.
  • Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists: 656,000 in 2016 with a 10% expected growth by 2024
  • Manicurists and pedicurists: 113,600 in 2016 with a 10% expected growth by 2024
  • Skincare specialists: 55,000 in 2016 with a 12% expected growth by 2024
  • Massage therapists: 168,800 employed in 2016 with a whopping 22% growth by 2024
  • Specific growth is expected for business serving men.
  • Adult education for all postsecondary vocational education teachers would grow 4% between 2014 and 2024 (

Standards of Conduct or Grounds for Suspension or Termination

Students will have several phases of disciplinary action to go through if school policies are broken:
  • Verbal Warning
  • Written Warning
  • 3 Day Suspension
  • Probation with re-instatement letter
  • Termination with program

Learning Participation Guidelines

Peer teaching and tutoring are encouraged but taking credit for another student’s work or cheating during exams will not be tolerated. Students must take all appointments assigned to them. They may not be released from required theory classes until it is scheduled, and the instructor is aware. The instructor must check all services, this includes on the mannequin, student, or client. Students are expected to be continually working on school-related projects, assignments, readings, or test preparation. Students may not perform services on clients outside of the school unless supervised by a licensed instructor. All equipment and supplies must stay in the school to service clients and earn skills. Lack of equipment will require students to clock out until equipment is replaced. All tools, equipment, and personal items must be in secured carts. The school is not responsible for any articles that are lost or stolen.