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Cosmetology A.A.S.

Associate in Applied Science
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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 which 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 related businesses.           

The Mountain Tech Spa, an on-campus spa facility located in the Birch Building, provides practical experience for Cosmetology students under the direction of College faculty.

Specific Program Requirements

1.  General college admission requirements.

2.  Completion of required Hepatitis B vaccine. First dose to be completed by the first day of class. Second Hepatitis B vaccine to be completed at least one month after the first dose. Third dose must be completed six months after the first.

3.  To earn hours, Cosmetology students must be physically present in the laboratory. When leaving a laboratory, students must clock out.

4.  Students enrolled in the program should not be pregnant, be color blind, or have sensitivity to chemicals.

5.  Students should be physically able to use cosmetology equipment such as clippers and shears and be able to stand for long periods of time.

*Evening program may differ in length and course sequence.

Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: ACA, BUS, CIS, and COS

First Semester (Fall)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
ACA 115 Success and Study Skills 1
CIS 113 Computer Basics 1
COS 111 Cosmetology Concepts I 4
COS 112 Salon I 8

Second Semester (Spring)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
BUS 151 People Skills 3
COS 113 Cosmetology Concepts II 4
COS 114 Salon II 8

Third Semester (Summer)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
COM 120 Interpersonal Communication 3
COS 115 Cosmetology Concepts III 4
COS 116 Salon III 4

Fourth Semester (Fall)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
COS 117 Cosmetology Concepts IV 2
COS 118 Salon IV 7
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3

Fifth Semester (Spring)

Semester Notes
  • ENG 110 may be substituted for ENG 111.
  • BUS 137 may be substituted for BUS 280.

Total Credit Hours Required


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