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Cosmetology – Diploma

Credential: Diploma
Code: D55140

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 a diploma. 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 300 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
Total Hours Per Week 4 26 0 13
Spring Semester-1st Year
COS 113 Cosmetology Concepts II 4 0 0 4
COS 114 Salon II 0 24 0 8
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 7 24 0 15
Summer Term
COS 115 Cosmetology Concepts III 4 0 0 4
COS 116 Salon III 0 12 0 4
MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy 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
Or Select 7 credit hours from the following:
COS 223 Contemp Hair Coloring 1 3 0 2
COS 224 Trichology & Chemistry 1 3 0 2
COS 225 Adv. Contemp Hair Coloring 1 3 0 2
COS 240 Contempary Design 1 3 0 2
Total Hours Per Week 2-6 12-21 0 9-10
SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 6
MAJOR COURSES 41
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES 1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 48

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.