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Cosmetology program giving highschool students head start

DUAL CREDIT – These Levelland High School students are currently enrolled in South Plains College’s cosmetology program as dual credit students. They take classes at the college’s new cosmetology building at Gentry Square. It opened in January after an extensive remodeling project was completed. Pictured are Tania Alvarado, Noeli Cereceres, Mackenzie Dewbre, Moriah Garza, Angela Goody, Diana Marrufo, Gisela Olvera, Jazz Partida, Estrella Rios, Micaela Silva, Yadira Zaragoza, Brittany Alva

The cosmetology program at South Plains College has come a long ways.

Just ask the instructors who taught classes at the college’s former facilities.

Patti Lindsey, program coordinator, said the first classes were taught in the 1980s in a small building that had 25 work stations. 

The facility was so cramped that workers knocked out a wall next to the women’s locker room to gain more space.

SPC built a new cosmetology building in 2002 off A&M Lane. It had more than 8,000 square feet of space and 51 stations. But the program eventually outgrew that facility.

In January, the college opened its new cosmetology building at 206 Clubview Drive.

The building, which contains  20,000 square feet of space, was remodeled out of the former Walmart store.

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