Cosmetology Certificate in Applied Science
1500 Clock Hours
This program is designed to educate our students with the knowledge of material not only pass their State Board Exams; but to provide real hands on experience, top notch training from highly educated instructors, and to give an overall readiness of being able to join the career field right after graduation and licensure.
Acceptable placement test score(s); plus high school diploma or GED
Type of Program
Requirements for Completion
All courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better to sit for the South Carolina State Board of Cosmetology.
Salon stylist; editorial or session stylist; educator; stylist for film, TV or theater; product development; retail; management
- Must pass the South Carolina State Board of Cosmetology to work as a cosmetologist
Visit our web page at https://www.gvltec.edu/cosmetology/.
Listed below is the ideal grouping of courses in order by semester. This plan assumes a full-time schedule. Note, however, that many variables can affect this plan, and not every course is offered every semester. Please see your advisor to map out your own personalized progression toward graduation.
Note: Please contact your advisor for recommended evening schedules.
|COS 101||Fundamentals of Cosmetology (150 Clock Hours)||3|
|COS 114||Hair Shaping (150 Clock Hours)||4|
|COS 120||Manikin Practice (150 Clock Hours)||3|
|COS 201||Salon Management (75 Clock Hours)||3|
|Note: These courses are prerequisites to all other COS courses and must successfully be completed before taking any other COS course.|
|Total Semester Hours||13|
|COS 108||Nail Care (120 Clock Hours)||3|
|COS 110||Scalp and Hair Care (150 Clock Hours)||3|
|COS 206||Chemical Hair Waving (150 Clock Hours)||3|
|COS 210||Hair Coloring (150 Clock Hours)||3|
|Total Semester Hours||12|
|COS 106||Facials and Make-Up (105 Clock Hours)||3|
|COS 220||Cosmetology Clinical Practice I (150 Clock Hours)||3|
|COS 222||Cosmetology Clinical Practice II (150 Clock Hours)||3|
|Total Semester Hours||9|
|Total Required Credit Hours||34|