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Cosmetology

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.

Nature of the Work

Cosmetologists offer a wide range of beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling of hair.They may advise clients on how to care for their hair at home. In addition, cosmetologists may be trained to give manicures, pedicures, and scalp and facial treatments; provide makeup analysis; and clean and style wigs and hairpieces.

Employment

In 2008, cosmetologists held 684,200 jobs.

Job Outlook

Employment of hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists will increase by about 20 percent, much faster than average. This growth will primarily come from an increasing population, which will lead to greater demand for basic hair services.Additionally, the demand for hair coloring and other advanced hair treatments has increased in recent years, particularly among baby boomers and young people. This trend is expected to continue, leading to a favorable outlook for hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists.

Earnings

Median hourly wages in May 2008 for hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists, including tips and commission, were $11.13.The middle 50 percent earned between $8.57 and $15.03.The lowest 10 percent earned less than $7.47, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $20.41.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Pharmacy Technicians and Aides, on the Internet at http://www.bls. gov/oco/ocos332.htm.


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There are no available degrees at this time, please check back with us regularly as new programs are added regularly.


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Cosmetology Diploma (54 hrs)
core courses
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I
3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics
3
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development
2
 
Cosmetology
occupational courses
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers
3
COSM 1000 Intro to Cosmetology Theory
4
COSM 1010 Chemical Texture Services
3
COSM 1020 Hair Care and Treatment
2
COSM 1030 Haircutting Version 3
3
COSM 1040 Styling
3
COSM 1050 Hair Color
3
COSM 1060 Fundamentals of Skin Care
3
COSM 1070 Nail Care&Advanced Techniques
3
COSM 1080 Cosmetology Practicum I
4
COSM 1090 Cosmetology Practicum II
4
COSM 1100 Cosmetology Practicum III
4
COSM 1110 Cosmetology Practicum IV
4
COSM 1120 Salon Management
3
 


View Available TCCs
Cosmetology Instructor Training
COSM 2000 Instructional Theory and Documentation
4
COSM 2010 Salon Management
3
COSM 2020 Principles of Teaching
3
COSM 2030 Lesson Plans
3
COSM 2040 Classroom Management
3
COSM 2050 Instruction and Evaluation
2
COSM 2060 Practicum I
3
COSM 2070 Practicum II
3
 




*All program information subject to change without notice.

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Program Admission Information

High school diploma or GED Required for admission.

COMPASS SCORES
Min. Scores
Writing
Reading
Pre-Algebra
Algebra
Degree
32
70
26
N/A
Diploma
62
81
N/A
37



Instructors & Faculty

Wright, Nancy