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Cosmetology – Associate Degree

Credential: A.A.S.
Code: A55140

This curriculum is designed to provide competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principle and hands-on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop manipulative skills.
Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multi-cultural practices, business/computer principles, product knowledge and other selected topics.

Graduates should qualify to sit for the State Board of Cosmetic Arts examination. Upon successful passing of the State Board exam, graduates will be issued a license. Employment is available in beauty salons and related businesses.

This program leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree. To be eligible for graduation, the student must have satisfactorily completed the course requirements as outlined below.

The college maintains an open-door admission policy to all applicants who are high school graduates or who are at least 18 years of age. A high school student, 16 years old or older, may be admitted to the Cosmetology Program upon approval by the high school principal and the college admission office. A student must complete 448 hours in the beginner department before moving to the advanced lab.

Curriculum

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
Fall Semester-1st Year
COS 111 Cosmetology Concepts I 4 0 0 4
COS 112 Salon I 0 24 0 8
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 0 1
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 7 26 0 16
Spring Semester-1st Year
COS 113 Cosmetology Concepts II 4 0 0 4
COS 114 Salon II 0 24 0 8
COS 224 Trichology & Chemistry 1 3 0 2
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 8 27 0 17
Summer Term-1st Year
COS 115 Cosmetology Concepts III 4 0 0 4
COS 116 Salon III 0 12 0 4
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 6 14 0 11
Fall Semester-2nd Year
COS 117 Cosmetology Concepts IV 2 0 0 2
COS 118 Salon IV 0 21 0 7
ENG 115 Oral Communication 3 0 0 3
MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy 2 2 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 7 23 0 15
Spring Semester-2nd Year
COS 223 Contemp Hair Coloring 1 3 0 2
COS 240 Contemporary Design 1 3 0 2
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 5 6 0 7
SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 15
MAJOR COURSES 50
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES 1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 66

Specific courses within the above categories may be identified by your advisor or by the Vice President for Instruction and Student Services. Expected program competencies are maintained by the lead instructor for this program, while course competencies are maintained by the respective instructors of specific courses.

NOTE: The above curriculum outline is intended as a guide only. The sequence of course offerings is subject to change at the discretion of the administration.

Licensed Cosmetologist seeking an Associate Degree

  • Complete the College Admission procedure.
  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalency certificate.
  • 25% of this degree credit must be complete at Bladen Community College.
  • Current N.C. State Board of Cosmetic Arts issued Cosmetology License.

*Contact the cosmetology department for the additional admission requirements.

CREDIT GRANTED

1200 Hour Program 1500 Hour Program
COS 111 COS 111
COS 112 COS 112
COS 113 COS 113
COS 114 COS 114
COS 115 COS 115
COS 116 COS 116
COS 117
COS 118