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Cosmetology Courses

Cosmetology Courses

Cosmetology Courses

 

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Special Projects Laboratory

Course Number: COSM 200
Units: 1-7
Class: 3-21 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: Completion of lecture and laboratory COSM  courses from any level (210-220-230)

Course study under this section may be repeated three times.
Description: Laboratory experience in all phases of Cosmetology  Developing proficiency, accuracy and speed

Manicurist Theory

Course Number: COSM 201
Units: 7
Class: 7 hours lecture
Corequisite: COSM 201L
Description: Principles and procedures in all phases of manicuring and pedicuring: Applied principles of bacteriology; anatomy, physiology and chemistry of nails, hands, and arm structure; disorders and diseases of the nail; sanitation; health and safety/hazardous substances; salon management; state rules and regulations.

 

Manicurist Laboratory

Course Number: COSM 201L
Units: 6
Class: 18 hours laboratory
Corequisite: COSM 201
Description: Laboratory experience in all phases of manicuring, pedicuring, and related operations.

 

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Cosmetology Theory I

Course Number: COSM 210
Units: 5
Class: 5 hours lecture
Corequisite: COSM 210L or 210LE, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215
Description: Beginning cosmetology theory: Bacteriology, public health and safety, HIV and hepatitis, disinfection and sanitation, hygiene and grooming; professionalism and ethics; State Board Rules and Regulations Act and Performance Criteria; dermatology, trichology, onychology structure and function, disorders and diseases, related anatomy and physiology.

Cosmetology Laboratory I

Course Number: COSM 210L
Units: 7
Class: 22.5 hours laboratory
Corequisite: COSM 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215
Description: Practical training for beginning level skills in all phases of beauty culture.

 

Cosmetology Laboratory I

Course Number: COSM 210LE
Units: 5
Class: 15 hours laboratory
Corequisite: Cosmetology 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215
Description: Practical training for beginning level skills in all phases of beauty culture.

 

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Manicuring and Pedicuring I

Course Number: COSM 211
Units: 1
Class: 1 hour lecture
Corequisite: COSM 210, 210L or 210LE, 212, 213, 214, 215
Description: Beginning manicuring and pedicuring: Terminology and definitions, disinfection and sanitation, tools and equipment, nail cosmetics, public health, safety, onychology structure and function, nail shapes, water and oil manicures, men’s manicures, arm and hand massage, pedicuring, foot and ankle massage.

 

Chemical Services/Haircutting I

Course Number: COSM 212
Units: 1
Class: 1 hour lecture
Corequisite: COSM 210, 210L or 210LE, 211, 213, 214, 215
Description: Beginning chemical services and haircutting: Terminology and definitions; permanent wave and relaxer chemistry; rod selection and sectioning patterns; physical and chemical actions; wrapping, timing, and text curls; neutralizing; strand testing; base and no-base relaxers; virgin and retouch applications; application methods; smoothing; processing and neutralizing; stature, facial and head shapes; hair growth patterns; tools and equipment; sectioning; blunt and tapered haircutting; low and high elevation haircutting.

 

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Hairstyling Services/Haircutting I

Course Number: COSM 213
Units: 1
Class: 1 hour lecture
Corequisite: COSM 210, 210L or 210LE, 211, 212, 214, 215
Description: Beginning hairstyling and haircutting: Terminology and definitions; scalp treatments and conditioners; brushing and manipulation; chemical styling tools; wet and thermal hairstyling; stature, facial and head shapes; hair growth patterns and distribution; tools and equipment; sectioning; blunt and tapered haircutting; low and high elevation haircutting.

 

Haircolor Services/Haircutting I

Course Number: COSM 214
Units: 1
Class: 1 hour lecture
Corequisite: COSM 210, 210L or 210LE, 211, 212, 213, 215
Description: Beginning haircolor and haircutting: Terminology and definitions; history of haircolor; scalp and hair analysis; hair color classifications; haircolor chemistry; color developers; consultation, predisposition and strand testing; record cards; tint applications; stature, facial and head shapes; hair growth patterns; tools and equipment; sectioning; blunt and tapered haircutting; low and high elevation haircutting.

 

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Facials I

Course Number: COSM 215
Units: 1
Class: 1 hour lecture
Corequisite: Cosmetology 210, 210L or 210LE, 211, 212, 213, 214
Description: Beginning facial and skin care: Disinfection sanitation, public health, safety precautions, tools and equipment, skin care cosmetics, draping and client protection, skin analysis, terminology and definitions, skin cleansing, massage, plain facials, eyebrow arching, packs and masks, daytime make-up.

 

Cosmetology Theory II

Course Number: COSM 220
Units: 5
Class: 5 hours lecture
Prerequisite: COSM 210, 210L or 210LE, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215
Corequisite: COSM 220L or 220LE, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225
Description: Intermediate cosmetology theory: Bacteriology, public health and safety, disinfection and sanitation, hygiene and grooming; professionalism and ethics; State Board Rules and Regulations Act and Performance Criteria; dermatology, trichology, onychology structure and function, disorders and diseases, related anatomy, physiology and chemistry; laboratory technique training, MSDS requirements; hazardous waste disposal; desk and receptionist training.

 

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Cosmetology Laboratory II

Course Number: COSM 220L
Units: 7
Class: 22.5 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: COSM 210, 210L or 210LE, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215
Corequisite: COSM 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225
Description: Practical training for intermediate level skills in all phases of beauty culture.

 

 

Cosmetology Laboratory II

Course Number: COSM 220LE
Units: 5
Class: 15 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: COSM 210, 210L or 210LE, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215
Corequisite: COSM 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225
Description: Practical training for intermediate level skills in all phases of beauty culture.

 

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Manicuring and Pedicuring II

Course Number: COSM 221
Units: 1
Class: 1 hour lecture
Prerequisite: COSM 210, 210L or 210LE, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215
Corequisite: COSM 220, 220L or 220LE, 222, 223, 224, 225
Description: Intermediate level manicuring and pedicuring: Terminology and definitions, disinfection and sanitation, tools and equipment, nail cosmetics, public health, safety, onychology structure and function, disorders and disease, nail shapes, water and oil manicures, nail mending and repairs, silk and paper wraps, artificial nails, hazardous waste disposal, men’s manicures, arm and hand massage, pedicuring, foot and ankle massage.

 

Chemical Services/Haircutting II

Course Number: COSM 222
Units: 1
Class: 1 hour lecture
Prerequisite: COSM 210, 210L or 210LE, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215
Corequisite: COSM 220, 220L or 220LE, 221, 223, 224, 225
Description: Intermediate level chemical services and haircutting: Terminology and definitions; permanent wave and relaxer chemistry; rod selection and sectioning patterns; physical and chemical actions; wrapping, timing, and text curls; neutralizing; strand testing; base and no-base relaxers; virgin and retouch applications; application methods; smoothing; processing and neutralizing; stature, facial and head shapes; hair growth patterns; tools and equipment; sectioning; blunt and tapered haircutting; low and high elevation haircutting.

 

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Hairstyling Services/Haircutting II

Course Number: COSM 223
Units: 1
Class: 1 hour lecture
Prerequisite: COSM 210, 210L or 210LE, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215
Corequisite: COSM 220, 220L or 220LE, 221, 222, 224, 225
Description: Intermediate level hairstyling and haircutting: Terminology and definitions; scalp treatments and conditioners; brushing and manipulation; chemical styling tools; wet and thermal hairstyling; stature, facial and head shapes; hair growth patterns and distribution; tools and equipment; sectioning; blunt and tapered haircutting; low and high elevation haircutting, clipper cutting; texturizing and slithering.

 

Haircolor Services/Haircutting II

Course Number: COSM 224
Units: 1
Class: 1 hour lecture
Prerequisite: COSM 210, 210L or 210LE, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215
Corequisite: COSM 220, 220L or 220LE, 221, 222, 223, 225
Description: Intermediate level haircolor and haircutting: Terminology and definitions; history of haircolor; scalp and hair analysis; haircolor classifications; haircolor chemistry; color developers; consultation, predisposition and strand testing; record cards; tint applications; bleach and toner application; dying back to natural; dye removers; stature, facial and head shapes; hair growth patterns; tools and equipment; sectioning; blunt and tapered haircutting; low and high elevation haircutting, clipper cutting; texturizing and slithering.

 

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Facials II

Course Number: COSM 225
Units: 1
Class: 1 hour lecture
Prerequisite: COSM 210, 210L or 210LE, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215
Corequisite: COSM 220, 220L or 220LE, 221, 222, 223, 224
Description: Intermediate level facial and skin care: Disinfection sanitation, public health, safety precautions, tools and equipment, skin care cosmetics, draping and client protection, skin analysis, terminology and definitions, skin cleansing, massage, plain facials, eyebrow arching, packs and masks, daytime make-up, lash and brow tinting, hair removal, false lashes, evening and corrective make-up, electrical facials.

 

Cosmetology Theory III

Course Number: COSM 230
Units: 5
Class: 5 hours lecture
Prerequisite: COSM 220, 220L or 220LE, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225
Corequisite: COSM 230L or 230LE, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235
Description: Advanced level cosmetology theory: Bacteriology, public health and safety, disinfection and sanitation, hygiene and grooming; professionalism and ethics; State Board Rules and Regulations Act and Performance Criteria; dermatology, trichology, onychology structure and function, disorders and diseases, related anatomy, physiology, chemistry; laboratory technician training; MSDS requirements; hazardous waste disposal; desk and receptionist training; career exploration and planning; salon management; sales and marketing.

 

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Cosmetology Laboratory III

Course Number: COSM 230L
Units: 7
Class: 22.5 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: COSM 220, 220L or 220LE, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225
Corequisite: COSM 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235
Description: Practical training for advanced level skills in all phases of beauty culture: Preparation for California State Board of Cosmetology examination for licensure as a cosmetologist.

 

Cosmetology Laboratory III

Course Number: COSM 230LE
Units: 5
Class: 15 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: COSM 220, 220L or 220LE, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225
Corequisite: COSM 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235
Description: Practical training for advanced level skills in all phases of beauty culture. Preparation for California State Board of Cosmetology examination for licensure as a cosmetologist.

 

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Manicuring and Pedicuring III

Course Number: COSM 231
Units: 1
Class: 1 hour lecture
Prerequisite: COSM 220, 220L or 220LE, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225
Corequisite: COSM 230, 230L or 230LE, 232, 233, 234, 235
Description: Advanced level manicuring and pedicuring: Terminology and definitions, disinfection and sanitation, tools and equipment, nail cosmetics and chemistry, public health, safety, onychology structure and function, disorders and disease, nail shapes, water and oil manicures, nail mending and repairs, silk and paper wraps, artificial nails, fiberglass and gel nails, nail art and design, hazardous waste disposal, men’s manicures, arm and hand massage, pedicuring, foot and ankle massage.

 

Chemical Services/Haircutting III

Course Number: COSM 232
Units: 1
Class: 1 hour lecture
Prerequisite: COSM 220, 220L or 220LE, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225
Corequisite: COSM 230, 230L or 230LE, 231, 233, 234, 235
Description: Advanced level chemical services and haircutting: Terminology and definitions; permanent wave and relaxer chemistry; rod selection and sectioning patterns; physical and chemical actions; wrapping, timing, and text curls; neutralizing; heat, ph balanced, and men’s perms; strand testing; end, spiral, loop, stacked, dropped and partial perms; base and no-base relaxers; virgin and retouch applications; application methods; smoothing; processing and neutralizing; soft curl perms; chemical blow outs; texturizers; stature, facial and head shapes; hair growth patterns; tools and equipment; sectioning; blunt and tapered haircutting; low and high elevation haircutting; clipper cutting; texturizing and slithering; combination elevation haircutting.

 

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Hairstyling Services/Haircutting III

Course Number: COSM 233
Units: 1
Class: 1 hour lecture
Prerequisite: COSM 220, 220L or 220LE, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225
Corequisite: COSM 230, 230L or 230LE, 231, 232, 234, 235
Description: Advanced level hairstyling and haircutting: Terminology and definitions; scalp treatments and conditioners; brushing and manipulation; chemical styling tools; wet and thermal hairstyling; stature, facial and head shapes; hair growth patterns and distribution; tools and equipment; sectioning; blunt and tapered haircutting; low and high elevation haircutting, clipper cutting; texturizing and slithering; combination elevation haircutting.

 

Haircolor Services/Haircutting III

Course Number: COSM 234
Units: 1
Class: 1 hour lecture
Prerequisite: COSM 220, 220L or 220LE, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225
Corequisite: COSM 230, 230L or 230LE, 231, 232, 233, 235
Description: Advanced level haircolor and haircutting: Terminology and definitions; history of haircolor; scalp and hair analysis; haircolor classifications; haircolor chemistry; color developers; consultation, predisposition and strand testing; record cards; tint applications; bleach and toner applications; dying back to natural; dye removers; hennas; special effects; stature, facial and head shapes; hair growth patterns; tools and equipment; sectioning; blunt and tapered haircutting; low and high elevation haircutting, clipper cutting; texturizing and slithering; combination elevation haircutting.

 

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Facials III

Course Number: COSM 235
Units: 1
Class: 1 hour lecture
Prerequisite: COSM 220, 220L or 220LE, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225
Corequisite: COSM 230, 230L or 230LE, 231, 232, 233, 234
Description: Advanced level facial and skin care: Disinfection sanitation, public health, safety precautions, tools and equipment, skin care cosmetics, skin analysis, terminology and definitions, skin cleansing, massage, plain facials, eyebrow arching, packs and masks, daytime make-up, lash and brow tinting, hair removal, false lashes, evening and corrective make-up, electrical facials, high fashion and fantasy make-up, comedone removal, chemical skin peels.

 

Cosmetology Laboratory IV

Course Number: COSM 240LE
Units: 5
Class: 15 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: COSM 230, 230L or 230LE, 231, 232, 233, 234, 225
Description: Practical training for advanced level skills in all phases of beauty culture: Preparation for California State Board of Cosmetology examination for licensure as a cosmetologist.

 

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Introduction to Cosmetology

Course Number: COSM 245
Units: 2
Class: 2 hour lecture
Description: Topics of interest to prospective Cosmetology students: History of cosmetology, career paths for a cosmetologist, personality development and attitude, effective communication, goal setting, time management, and ethics.

 

Selected Topics in Cosmetology

Course Number: COSM 248GA-MZ
Units: .5-9

Class: 0-9 hours lecture, 0-27 hours laboratory (GR)

Description: See section on Selected Topics. 3007.00

 

Advanced Hairstyling

Course Number: COSM 252
Units: 2
Class: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Recommended preparation: Current California Cosmetology License

Non-degree applicableCourse study under this section may be repeated three times.
Description: Advanced hairstyling theory and practice: Current methods and techniques used in hairstyling, haircutting, coloring and permanent waving of hair; professionalism; salesmanship; attitudes and ethics. Course study under this section may be repeated three times. (Non-degree applicable)

 

Occupational Work Experience in Cosmetology

Course Number: COPED 458A
Units: 1-4

Class: hours to be arranged (GR) 3007.00

 

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