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Cosmetology – Certificate

Credential: Certificate
Code: C55140

This curriculum is designed to provide competency based knowledge, scientific/artistic principle and hands-on fundamentals associated with the hairdressing 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 completion of this program. Upon successful passing of the State Board Exam, and receiving an apprenticeship license, graduates will then complete a six month apprenticeship under a licensed cosmetologist. Upon completion of apprenticeship, graduates will be able to apply for cosmetologist license.

This program leads to a certificate. 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.

Curriculum

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
COS 111 Cosmetology Concepts I 4 0 0 4
COS 112 Salon I 0 24 0 8
COS 113 Cosmetology Concepts II 4 0 0 4
COS 114 Salon II 0 24 0 8
COS 115 Cosmetology Concepts III 4 0 0 4
COS 116 Salon III 0 12 0 4
COS 224 Trichology & Chemistry 1 3 0 2
      13 63 0 34
A student completing all of the courses above without any absences will earn 1248 contact hours. In the event a student earns less than 1200 contact hours in these courses, due to absences, he/she may enroll in COS 118B Salon IV and subsequently COS 118C, if necessary, to earn the 1200 contact hours needed for a certificate.
COS 118B Salon IV 0 6 0 2
COS 118C Salon IV 0 9 0 3
SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 0
MAJOR COURSES 34
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES 0
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 34

Specific courses within the above category 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.