Cosmetology School Program weeks in general. Class topics include Shampoo and Related Theory, Chemical Hair Relaxing, Cold Waving, and Facials. After the completion of 500 class hours, students are reviewed for advancement to the junior class. After 1000 hours of course work, students are encouraged to take the State Board exams, and are again tested for advancement to the senior class. Full time students will take an average of 83 weeks to complete the program. An accelerated Master Cosmetology program is also offered, which typically takes 50 weeks for students to complete.