Cosmetology (A55140)

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 developmental courses in Math and/or English as a result of high school GPA or pre-enrollment placement tests.  Therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Consult a program advisor for more information. 

The following course sequences are for day students. Night students should work closely with their advisor for an adjusted sequence.

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

Fall Semester  (13 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACA 115 Success and Study Skills

or

ACA 122 College Transfer Success

0

2

0

0

1

COS 111 Cosmetology Concepts I

4

0

0

0

4

COS 112 Salon I

0

24

0

0

8

Spring Semester (15 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

COS 113 Cosmetology Concepts II

4

0

0

0

4

COS 114 Salon II

0

24

0

0

8

ENG 110 Freshman Composition or ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry

3

0

0

0

3

 Summer Term (11 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

COS 115 Cosmetology Concepts III

4

0

0

0

4

COS 116 Salon III

0

12

0

0

4

COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Com

or

ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting

3

0

0

0

3

   Fall Semester  (15 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

COS 117 Cosmetology Concepts IV

2

0

0

0

2

COS 118 Salon IV

0

21

0

0

7

COS 240 Contemporary Design

1

3

0

0

2

COS 250 Computerized Salon Operations

1

0

0

0

1

MAT 110 Math Measurement & Lit

2

2

0

0

3

Spring Semester (15 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

BUS 230 Small Business Mgmt

3

0

0

0

3

CIS 110 Introduction to Computers

2

2

0

0

3

*3 Credits must be selected from the list of Humanities Elective at the bottom of the page

**3 Credits must be selected from the list of Social/Behavioral Science Elective at the bottom of the page

***3 Credits must be selected from the list of major course electives at the bottom of the page

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

Spring Semester (13 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACA 115 Success and Study Skills

or

ACA 122 College Transfer Success

0

2

0

0

1

COS 111 Cosmetology Concepts I

4

0

0

0

4

COS 112 Salon I

0

24

0

0

8

 Summer Term (11 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

COS 113 Cosmetology Concepts II

4

0

0

0

4

COS 114A Salon IIA

0

12

0

0

4

ENG 110 Freshman Composition

or

ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry

3

0

0

0

3

   Fall Semester  (12 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

COS 114B Salon IIA

0

12

0

0

4

COS 115 Cosmetology Concepts III

4

0

0

0

4

COS 250 Computerized Salon Operations

1

0

0

0

1

COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Com
or
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting

3

0

0

0

3

Spring Semester (14 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

BUS 230 Small Business Mgmt

3

0

0

0

3

COS 116 Salon III

0

12

0

0

4

COS 117 Cosmetology Concepts IV

2

0

0

0

2

COS 240 Contemporary Design

1

3

0

0

2

 Summer Term (7 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

COS 118A Salon IVA

0

12

0

0

4

MAT 110 Math Measurement & Lit

2

2

0

0

3

   Fall Semester  (12 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

CIS 110 Introduction to Computers

2

2

0

0

3

COS 118B Salon IVB

0

9

0

0

3

*3 Credits must be selected from the list of Humanities Elective at the bottom of the page

**3 Credits must be selected from the list of Social/Behavioral Science Elective at the bottom of the page

*Humanities Electives

The following listings for Humanities Electives apply to Associate in Applied Science degree-seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the faculty advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the humanities elective requirement. ASL, foreign language, and public speaking courses cannot count as the sole humanities course in an associate in applied science program.

  • ART 111 Art Appreciation

  • ART 114 Art History Survey I

  • ART 115 Art History Survey II

  • DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation

  • DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre

  • DRA 211 Theatre History I

  • ENG 231 American Literature I

  • ENG 232 American Literature II

  • ENG 241 British Literature I

  • ENG 242 British Literature II

  • ENG 262 World Literature II

  • HUM 123 Appalachian Culture

  • HUM 160 Introduction to film

  • MUS 110 Music Appreciation

  • PHI 210 History of Philosophy

  • PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics

  • REL 110 World Religions

  • REL 211 Intro to Old Testament

  • REL 212 Intro to New Testament

  • REL 221 Religion in America

**Social/Behavioral Science Electives

The following listing for Social/Behavioral Science Electives applies to Associate in Applied Science degree seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the faculty advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the social/behavioral science elective requirement.

  • ANT 210 General Anthropology

  • ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics

  • ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics

  • GEO 111 World Regional Geography

  • HIS 111 World Civilizations I

  • HIS 112 World Civilizations II

  • HIS 131 American History I

  • HIS 132 American History II

  • POL 120 American Government

  • POL 130 State and Local Government

  • PSY 150 General Psychology

  • PSY 237 Social Psychology

  • PSY 241 Developmental Psychology

  • PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology

  • SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology

  • SOC 213 Sociology of the Family

  • SOC 220 Social Problems

***Major Course Electives are to be selected from the following:

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

BUS 137 Principles of Management

3

0

0

0

3

BUS 139 Entrepreneurship I

3

0

0

0

3

BUS 153 Human Resource Management

3

0

0

0

3

BUS 270 Professional Development

3

0

0

0

3

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 69