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Cosmetology

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

Cost of Program: Click Here.

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.

Advisor: A program advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course.  An advisor will be assigned by Admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Cosmetology, Diploma.

Credits Required for Graduation: 54 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

For more information regarding this program including job placement rate, on-time graduation rate, costs, occupational information, etc., Please Click Here.

 

Curriculum

Credit Hours

 
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
    PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology (3)
  And one of the following (3 hours)
    MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
    MATH 1013 Algebraic Concepts (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 1030 Haircutting 3
  COSM 1040 Styling 3
  COSM 1050 Hair Color 3
  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
  COSM 1120 Salon Management 3
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