Our Educational Goals

Our goal here at Thompson's College of Cosmetology is for our students to understand the history, art, and most of all the science of hair, skin, and nails. Milady Standard books are used in class along with in-depth theory books.  Computer programs such as Quizlet and Cengage are used to review subject material and prepare for tests.  Two hundred fifty (250) hours of classroom training qualify the students to apply their skills on the floor with the supervision and assistance of an instructor. In addition to the classroom and hands-on experience, live demonstrations from professionals in the industry are part of the teaching curriculum. 


Cosmetology classes are offered in the morning and afternoon.

 Our first class is from 7:30-11:30 a.m. 

Our second class is from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

(High school students are required to attend 4 hours a day, but adults may come all day)

flexible work hours for our adults are available 

Indiana State Board of Cosmetology Licensing Requirements 

  • An applicant must be at least 16 years of age to start the program and a minimum of 17 years of age to take the licensing exam. 
  • Applicants must have successfully completed the 10th grade or have received the equivalent to a tenth-grade education.
  • Applicants must have graduated from an accredited cosmetology program, and have received a satisfactory grade from the school.
  • Applicants must have completed the state requirement of 1,500 clocked hours.
  • Applicants must have fully completed the Official Student Progress Book for Training in Cosmetology.
  • Applicants must pass a practical and written exam. 

Thompson's College of Cosmetology travels to America's Beauty Show in Chicago every year. This is one of the largest hair shows in the midwest. Here you will be able to see what is new in the industry, and meet professionals from all around the world.