Cosmetology Diploma – CO12

Program Description:

The Cosmetology program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the field of cosmetology. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes specialized training in safety, sanitation, state laws, rules, and regulations, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, skin, hair, and nail diseases and disorders, hair treatments and manipulations, hair shaping, hair styling, artificial hair, braiding/intertwining hair, chemical reformation and application, skin and nail care, hair coloring, hair lightening, reception, sales, management, math, reading, writing, interpersonal relations development, computer skills, employability skills, and work ethics. The curriculum meets state licensing requirements of the State Board of Cosmetology. Program graduates receive a Cosmetology diploma and are employable as a cosmetology salesperson, cosmetologist, salon manager, or a salon owner.

Entrance dates:

Occupationally specific courses:

Days: Fall, Spring semester

Evenings: Check with Admissions office for availability

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

ACCUPLACER – Sentence Skills60COMPASS – Writing32
Reading Comp.55Reading 70
Arithmetic34Math26

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Documentation of negative Tuberculosis test or Chest X-ray is required.

Credits required for graduation: 55

Cosmetology Diploma Curriculum Essential Courses

Basic Skills Courses 8

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics

3

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I

3

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development

2

Occupational Courses 47 credits

COSM 1000Introduction to Cosmetology Theory

4

COSM 1010Chemical Texture Services

3

COSM 1020Hair Care and Treatment

3

COSM 1030Haircutting

3

COSM 1040Styling

3

COSM 1050Hair Color

3

COSM 1060Fundamentals of Skin Care

3

COSM 1070Nail Care and Advanced Techniques

3

COSM 1080Physical Hair Services Practicum

3

COSM 1090Hair Services Practicum I

3

COSM 1100Hair Services Practicum II

3

COSM 1110Hair Services Practicum III

3

COSM 1115Hair Services Practicum IV

2

COSM 1120Salon Management

3

COSM 1125Skin and Nail Care Practicum

2

COLL 1020Albany Success Course

3