Cosmetology (COS)

  • Cosmetology Concepts I

    COS-111, Lecture: 4, Credits: 4
    Fall 2019
    No prerequisites.
    Corequisites
    Take COS-112

    This course introduces basic cosmetology concepts. Topics include safety, first aid, sanitation, bacteriology, anatomy, diseases and disorders, hygiene, product knowledge, chemistry, ethics, manicures, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently apply cosmetology concepts in the salon setting.

  • Salon I

    COS-112, Lab: 24, Credits: 8
    Fall 2019
    No prerequisites.
    Corequisites
    Take COS-111

    This course introduces basic salon services. Topics include scalp treatments, shampooing, rinsing, hair color, design, haircutting, permanent waving, pressing, relaxing, wigs, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently demonstrate salon services.

  • Cosmetology Concepts II

    COS-113, Lecture: 4, Credits: 4
    Prerequisites
    Take All: COS-111 and COS-112
    No corequisites.

    This course covers more comprehensive cosmetology concepts. Topics include safety, product knowledge, chemistry, manicuring, chemical restructuring, and hair coloring. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently apply these cosmetology concepts in the salon setting.

  • Salon II

    COS-114, Lab: 24, Credits: 8
    Prerequisites
    Take All: COS-111 and COS-112
    No corequisites.

    This course provides experience in a simulated salon setting. Topics include basic skin care, manicuring, nail application, scalp treatments, shampooing, rinsing, hair color, design, haircutting, chemical restructuring, pressing, wigs, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently demonstrate these salon services.

  • Cosmetology Concepts III

    COS-115, Lecture: 4, Credits: 4
    Fall 2019
    Prerequisites
    Take All: COS-111 and COS-112
    No corequisites.

    This course covers more comprehensive cosmetology concepts. Topics include safety, product knowledge, salon management, salesmanship, skin care, electricity/light therapy, wigs, thermal hair styling, lash and brow tinting, superfluous hair removal, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently apply these cosmetology concepts in the salon setting.

  • Salon III

    COS-116, Lab: 12, Credits: 4
    Fall 2019
    Prerequisites
    Take All: COS-111 and COS-112
    No corequisites.

    This course provides comprehensive experience in a simulated salon setting. Emphasis is placed on intermediate-level of skin care, manicuring, scalp treatments, shampooing, hair color, design, haircutting, chemical restructuring, pressing, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently demonstrate these salon services.

  • Cosmetology Concepts IV

    COS-117, Lecture: 2, Credits: 2
    Prerequisites
    Take All: COS-111 and COS-112
    No corequisites.

    This course covers advanced cosmetology concepts. Topics include chemistry and hair structure, advanced cutting and design, and an overview of all cosmetology concepts in preparation for the licensing examination. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of these cosmetology concepts and meet program completion requirements.

  • Salon IV

    COS-118, Lab: 21, Credits: 7
    Prerequisites
    Take All: COS-111 and COS-112
    No corequisites.

    This course provides advanced experience in a simulated salon setting. Emphasis is placed on efficient and competent delivery of all salon services in preparation for the licensing examination and employment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in program requirements and the areas covered on the Cosmetology Licensing Examination and meet entry-level employment requirements.

  • Manicure/Nail Technology I

    COS-121, Lecture: 4, Lab: 6, Credits: 6
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    This course covers techniques of nail technology, hand and arm surface manipulation, and recognition of nail diseases and disorders. Topics include OSHA/safety, sanitation, bacteriology, product knowledge, salesmanship, manicures, artificial applications, pedicures, surface manipulation, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently perform nail care, including manicures, pedicures, surface manipulations, decorating and artificial applications in a salon setting.

  • Manicure/Nail Tech. II

    COS-222, Lecture: 4, Lab: 6, Credits: 6
    Prerequisites
    Take COS-121
    No corequisites.

    This course covers advanced techniques of nail technology and hand and arm surface manipulation. Topics include OSHA/safety, product knowledge, customer service, salesmanship, artificial applications, nail art, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence necessary for the licensing examination, including advanced nail care, artificial enhancements, and decorations.

  • Contemp Hair Coloring

    COS-223, Lecture: 1, Lab: 3, Credits: 2
    Prerequisites
    Take All: COS-111 and COS-112
    No corequisites.

    This course covers basic color concepts, hair coloring problems, and application techniques. Topics include color theory, terminology, contemporary techniques, product knowledge, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify a clients color needs and safely and competently perform color applications and correct problems.

  • Contemporary Design

    COS-240, Lecture: 1, Lab: 3, Credits: 2
    Fall 2019
    Prerequisites
    Take All: COS-111 and COS-112
    No corequisites.

    This course covers methods and techniques for contemporary designs. Emphasis is placed on contemporary designs and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate and apply techniques associated with contemporary design.

  • Design Applications

    COS-260, Lecture: 1, Lab: 3, Credits: 2
    Fall 2019
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    This course provides an overview of the design concepts used in cosmetology. Topics include the application of art principles and elements to artistically design hair, nails, and make-up and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and techniques associated with design concepts.