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|
Total Required Major Units: 34.5 - 40
|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|
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.