Program Description: The Cosmetology program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the field of cosmetology. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes specialized training in safety, sanitation, state laws, rules, and regulations, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, skin, hair, and nail diseases and disorders, hair treatments and manipulations, hair shaping, hair styling, artificial hair, braiding/intertwining hair, chemical reformation and application, skin and nail care, hair coloring, hair lightening, reception, sales, management, math, reading, writing, interpersonal relations development, computer skills, employability skills, and work ethics. The curriculum meets state licensing requirements of the State Board of Cosmetology. Program graduates receive a Cosmetology diploma and are employable as a cosmetology salesperson, cosmetologist, salon manager, or a salon owner.
Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will perform proper shampooing and conditioning techniques.
• Students will demonstrate proficiency in Set Up & Client Protection, Thermal Curling, Haircutting, Chemical Waving, Hair Lightening/Hair Coloring, Chemical Relaxing, Basic Facial, and Sculptured Nail.
• Students will recall knowledge of Cosmetology Sciences: Anatomy & Chemistry; The Professional Business of Cosmetology; and General Facts of Hair, Skin, & Nails.
Length of Program: One (1) Semester prerequisites (ENGL 1010, MATH 1012, COMP 1000, (PSYC 1010 or EMPL 1000)); Three (3) Semesters Occupational courses
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Entrance Date: Prerequisite Courses open; however, all program prerequisite courses, with the exception of MATH 1012, must be successfully completed prior to the beginning of Occupational courses. MATH 1012 must be completed before or during the first term of occupational courses.
Entrance Requirement: Refer to Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.
Age: Applicants must be 16 years of age or older.
Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Program Final Exit Point: Cosmetology, Diploma.
Credits Required for Graduation: 54 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.
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|1. Basic Skills Courses (8-9 hours)|
|ENGL||1010||Fundamentals of English I||3|
|And one of the following (2-3 hours)|
|EMPL||1000||Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development||2|
|And one of the following (3 hours)|
|MATH||1012||Foundations of Mathematics||3|
|MATH||1015||Geometry and Trigonometry||(3)|
|2. Occupational Courses (46 hours)|
|COMP||1000||Introduction to Computers||3|
|COSM||1000||Introduction to Cosmetology Theory||4|
|COSM||1010||Chemical Texture Services||3|
|COSM||1020||Hair Care and Treatment||2|
|COSM||1060||Fundamentals of Skin Care||3|
|COSM||1070||Nail Care and Advanced Techniques||3|
|COSM||1080||Cosmetology Practicum I||4|
|COSM||1090||Cosmetology Practicum II||4|
|COSM||1100||Cosmetology Practicum III||4|
|COSM||1110||Cosmetology Practicum IV||4|