Program Overview

This program prepares students for licensing as a Cosmetologist, Esthetician and Manicurist. The Cosmetology program involves 1,600 hours of comprehensive training in beauty services. The Esthetician program focuses on training in skin care treatment and techniques. The Manicurist program provides training in various services related to nails. A program in Spa Technician Training is also available. Students learn skills and knowledge related to therapies and treatments for employment in the rapidly expanding Spa Services Industry. Courses in the Cosmetology programs focus on theoretical foundation, practical manipulative skills, business knowledge, and the professional and ethical training needed for licensing through the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. Prepared with excellent entry-level skills, students are able to work in many facets of the beauty industry.

Cosmetology (AS) Requirements

Required Core Courses Units
COSM 700 Cosmetology Concepts and Practice .5 or 16 units
COSM 710 Cosmetology Concepts and Practice II: Facials 6 units
COSM 720 Cosmetology Concepts and Practice III-Chemicals 6 units
COSM 730 Cosmetology Concepts and Practice IV: Nails 3 units
COSM 735 Cosmetology Concepts and Practice V-New Concepts 3 units
COSM 745 Cosmetology Concepts and Practice VI - Senior Practical .5 or 6 units
Additional units may be completed in the following: Units
COSM 665 Selected Topics in Cosmetology .5 - 1.5 units
COSM 695 Independent Study in Cosmetology .5 or 3 units
COSM 740 Cosmetology Concepts and Practice II .5 or 6 units
COSM 750 Cosmetology Brush Up I .5 - 10 units
COSM 782 Advanced Cosmetology Concepts units
WELL 665 Selected Topics in Wellness .5 or 2 units
WELL 680SA Everyday Uses of Herbs units
WELL 680SB Self-Help Stress Reduction Techniques units
WELL 680SC Energetic Modalities units
Plus General Education and other requirements for the Associate degree (refer to Associate Degree Requirements).
Total Required Major Units: 34.5 - 40

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.