COS - Cosmetology

COS 101  Fundamentals of Cosmetology  (0-10-3)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 100

Co-requisite: COS 120 (required)

This is an introductory course to the fundamentals of professional ethics, hygiene, good grooming and salesmanship as they relate to the practices of the salon.

COS 106  Facials and Makeup  (1-6-3)  

Offered Summer Semester

Co-requisites: COS 220, COS 222 (required)

This is an introductory course to the procedures for various skin treatments, including anatomy, chemistry and safety.

COS 108  Nail Care  (1-7-3)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisites: COS 110, COS 210

Co-requisite: COS 206 (required)

This course is a study of nail structure and manicuring techniques, including anatomy, chemistry and safety.

COS 110  Scalp and Hair Care  (0-10-3)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Co-requisite: COS 210 (required)

This course is a study of the structure and composition of hair, including the analysis and treatment of certain conditions of the hair and scalp.

COS 114  Hair Shaping  (1-9-4)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisites: COS 101, COS 120

Co-requisite: COS 201 (required)

This is an introductory course to the techniques of hair shaping. Emphasis is given to the correct use and safety of implements, proper hair sectioning and various techniques used in hair design in relationship to body structure.

COS 120  Manikin Practice  (0-10-3)  

Offered Spring and Spring Semesters

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 100

Co-requisite: COS 101 (required)

This course covers cosmetology applications, including hair shaping, chemical waving, hair styling and hair coloring.

COS 151  Dermatology  (2-3-3)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisite: Placement into RDG 100

Co-requisites: COS 156, COS 165, COS 221, COS 223 (required)

This course is the study of the structure, functions, conditions and disorders of the skin.

COS 156  Fundamentals of Massage  (0-6-2)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisite: Placement into RDG 100

Co-requisites: COS 151, COS 165, COS 221, COS 223 (required)

This is an introductory course in the theory, preparation, manipulations and safety measures of massage.

COS 165  Business Practice  (1-6-3)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisite: Placement into RDG 100

Co-requisites: COS 151, COS 156, COS 221, COS 223 (required)

This course covers basic salon business practices, including rules, regulations and codes governing the practice of skincare.

COS 201  Salon Management  (2-3-3)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisites: COS 101, COS 120

Co-requisite: COS 114 (required)

This course is a study of salon management, including rules, regulations and codes governing the practice of cosmetology.

COS 206  Chemical Hair Waving  (0-10-3)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisites: COS 110, COS 210

Co-requisite: COS 108 (required)

This course is a study of methods of permanently waving the hair, including product, chemistry and safety.

COS 210  Hair Coloring  (0-10-3)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Co-requisite: COS 110 (required)

This course is a study of the science and art of coloring the hair, including methods, procedures, safety precautions and chemistry.

COS 220  Cosmetology Clinical Practice I  (0-10-3)  

Offered Summer Semester

Co-requisites: COS 106, COS 222 (required)

This course is an integration of cosmetology skills in a simulated salon environment.

COS 221  Facial Practice I  (0-6-2)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisite: Placement into RDG 100

Co-requisites: COS 151, COS 156, COS 165, COS 223 (required)

This course is an integration of massage and facial skills in a simulated salon environment.

COS 222  Cosmetology Clinical Practice II  (0-10-3)  

Offered Summer Semester

Co-requisites: COS 106, COS 220 (required)

This course is an integration of cosmetology skills in a simulated salon environment to provide additional practical hours in skill development.

COS 223  Facial Practice II  (0-6-2)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisite: Placement into RDG 100

Co-requisites: COS 151, COS 156, COS 165, COS 221 (required)

This course provides for the integration of corrective and preservative facials, massage and makeup application skills in a simulated salon environment.