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Cosmetology: Associate in Applied Science Degree

The Cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment that 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 successfully passing the State Board exam, graduates will be issued a license. Employment is available in beauty salons and as skin/nail specialists, platform artists, and related businesses.

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges.

Students may be required to take one or more developmental courses as a result of pre-enrollment placement tests; therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Developmental courses for this program may include Readiness Level Reading, English, and/or Math and other courses in developmental Reading, English, Math, Biology and Chemistry.

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 70

Curriculum: 

Day students that begin in Fall will follow this course sequence:

Fall Semester

Cosmetology Concepts I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Salon I

Credit Hours: 

8.00

Spring Semester

Success and Study Skills

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Cosmetology Concepts II

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Salon II

Credit Hours: 

8.00
Writing and Inquiry

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Summer Term

Cosmetology Concepts III

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Salon III

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Prof Research and Reporting

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Fall Semester

Cosmetology Concepts IV

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Salon IV

Credit Hours: 

7.00
Contemporary Design

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Computerized Salon Ops

Credit Hours: 

1.00

 

Quantitative Literacy

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Spring Semester

REAL Small Business

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Introduction to Computers

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Associate in Applied Science Humanities Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Social/Behavioral Science Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Pick one Major Course Elective from the list below.

Day students that begin in Spring will follow this course sequence:

Spring Semester

Success and Study Skills

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Cosmetology Concepts I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Salon I

Credit Hours: 

8.00

Summer Term

Cosmetology Concepts II

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Salon IIA

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Writing and Inquiry

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Fall Semester

Salon IIA

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Computerized Salon Ops

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Prof Research and Reporting

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Pick one Major Course Elective from the list below.

Spring Semester

REAL Small Business

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Cosmetology Concepts III

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Salon III

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Contemporary Design

Credit Hours: 

2.00

Summer Term

Cosmetology Concepts IV

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Salon IVA

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Quantitative Literacy

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Fall Semester

Introduction to Computers

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Salon IVB

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Associate in Applied Science Humanities Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Social/Behavioral Science Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Major Course Electives are to be selected from the following:

Principles of Management

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Human Resource Management

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Professional Development

Credit Hours: 

3.00