How much time does it take to complete? The length of each course is determined by clock hours.  Each course has minimum hour requirements set by the Oregon Health Licensing Board.  The State of Oregon requires 2300 hours for the full Cosmetology course and 500 hours for the Esthetics course.  At the College of Cosmetology, depending on your chosen course, it can be done in as little as 4—15 months.  · Cosmetology  -  1910 Clock Hours – 12 months · Hair Design -  1150 Clock Hours – 8 months · Barbering -  786 Clock Hours – 6 months · Esthetics/ Nail Technology  -  800 Clock Hours – 6 months · Instructor Training - 1000 Clock Hours - 7 Months         FAQ’s (frequently asked questions) Back