2020-2021 Catalog

General Technology - Cosmetology

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Associate in Applied Science in General Technology

Cosmetology Career Path

60 Credit Hours

The General Technology major allows students to select course work necessary to become multi-skilled technicians. In addition to completing the college’s core curriculum, students also complete course work in at least two technical areas. The following is an example of a career path available. The secondary paths may be substituted for courses in other programs’ primary path. Interested students should talk with their advisors.

This career path is designed for students who plan to work in the industry as cosmetologists, skin therapists or nail technicians and wish to complete an associate degree. The career path prepares students to take their licensure exams and emphasizes service skills necessary for salon and spa employment.

Students can earn only one General Technology degree in a single career path.

General Education Core Requirements

REQ COM Select from Communication 3
REQ HUM Select from Humanities 3
REQ MAT Select from Mathematics/Natural Sciences 3
REQ GEN Select from General Education 3
REQ SSC Select from Behavioral/Social Sciences 3

Total:   15

Primary Technical Specialty

Select a minimum of 28 credit hours from the following.*

COS 101 Fundamentals of Cosmetology 3
COS 106 Facials and Makeup 3
COS 108 Nail Care 3
COS 110 Scalp and Hair Care 3
COS 112 Shampoo and Rinses 4
COS 114 Hair Shaping 4
COS 116 Hair Styling I 4
COS 120 Manikin Practice 3
COS 131 Bacteria and Other Infectious Agents 2
COS 132 Science of Nail Technology 2
COS 133 Basic Procedures 3
COS 135 The Business of Nail Technology 2
COS 136 Fundamentals of Artificial Nail Application 4
COS 137 Fundamentals of Nail Art 1
COS 151 Dermatology 3
COS 156 Fundamentals of Massage 2
COS 158 Facial Treatments 2
COS 160 Electric Current Facial Treatments 1
COS 162 Hair Removal 1
COS 164 Basic Makeup and Application 3
COS 167 Professional Practices for Estheticians 1
COS 172 Infection Control for Estheticians 1
COS 173 Human Anatomy for Estheticians 2
COS 206 Chemical Hair Waving 3
COS 210 Hair Coloring 3
COS 220 Cosmetology Clinical Practice I 3
COS 221 Facial Practice I 2
COS 222 Cosmetology Clinical Practice II 3
COS 223 Facial Practice II 2
COS 224 Nail Practice I 4
COS 227 Facial Practice III 2

*Select courses from a current Cosmetology, Nails or Esthetics certificate program, following the recommended sequence of courses for that program.

Total:   28

Secondary Technical Specialty**

MGT 101 Principles of Management 3
MGT 120 Small Business Management 3
MGT 121 Small Business Operations 3
MGT 210 Employee Selection and Retention 3

** Secondary Technical Specialty requirements may be fulfilled with COS courses not already applied to the Primary path or Additional Requirements in lieu of or in any combination with MGT courses.

Total:   12

Additional Requirements

Select a minimum of 5 credit hours of COS courses not used in the Primary Technical Specialty

Total:   5

Admission Requirements

Admission into this program requires proof of high school graduation (or GED) and qualifying placement levels.