Academics

    COS

    COS 106  Facials and Makeup  (1-6-3)
    Offered Fall and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites:  COS 120, COS 220
    This is an introductory course to the procedures for various skin treatments, including anatomy, chemistry, and safety.

    COS 108  Nail Care  (1-6-3)
    Offered Fall and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites:  COS 120, COS 220
    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
    Prerequisites:  COS 114, ENG 165, MAT 155, MKT 101, PSY 103
    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  (0-12-4)
    Offered Fall and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 165
    Co-requisites:  ENG 165, MAT 155, PSY 103
    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 Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites:  COS 110, COS 206, COS 210
    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 skin care.

    COS 206  Chemical Hair Waving  (0-10-3)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisites:  COS 114, ENG 165, MAT 155, PSY 103, MKT 101
    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
    Prerequisites:  COS 114, ENG 165, MAT 155, PSY 103, MKT 101
    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 Spring and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites:  COS 110, COS 206, COS 210, MKT 130
    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 Fall and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites: COS 120, COS 220
    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.

    COS 232  Cosmetology State Board Preparation  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites:  COS 120, COS 220, BAF 101, MKT 101, MKT 120, MKT 130
    This course offers a review of curriculum and performance-based demonstrations in preparation for the State Cosmetology License Exam. Topics will address relevant concepts in science, hair care, nail care, and skin care.