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The Cosmetology Facial AAS degree (AAS_COSF) is offered at LSC-Kingwood and LSC-North Harris. For more information, please contact the Cosmetology Department.

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Program Description

Three associate of applied science degrees are available in this program. The general education core courses will transfer to a variety of universities. Contact the counselor or advisor at any college for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

Admissions Criteria

In addition to the system admission requirements, the following are requirements for admission to the cosmetology program:

  1. High school diploma or GED.
  2. Completed ENGL 0304 and ENGL 0306 or (ESOL) equivalent, or higher level ENGL course or placement by testing.
  3. Minimum age of 17 years.
  4. Mandatory attendance at a scheduled orientation session or departmental approval.
  5. Program admission for students with previous college experience requires that the student be in disciplinary good standing at all former institutions. No student will be admitted who is under disciplinary suspension status from another college or institution. Any such status requires positive resolution from the other institution before a student will be considered for cosmetology admission.

After program admission approval, the student must have the registration form approved by the cosmetology academic counselor. Applicants who have completed hours in cosmetology in other educational programs may apply for placement by examination for CSME 1254, 1310, 1501, and 1505. Official verification of the hours completed is required.

Progression Requirements

Once admitted to the cosmetology program, a student must attain a grade of “C” or better in each cosmetology course as well as satisfactory attendance record (refer to Cosmetology Student Handbook) in order to progress in the program.

Readmission Policy

A student who withdraws from the cosmetology program may be re-admitted only once with the recommendation of the department faculty.

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR 3
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication  
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
PHED 1304 Personal/Community Health 3
Elective1   Natural Sciences Elective 4

TOTAL First Semester Credits:


Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
CSME 1420 Orientation to Facial Specialist 4
CSME 1248 Principles of Skin Care 2
CSME 1421 Principles of Facials and Skin Care Technology I 4
Elective1   Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:


Third Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers OR  3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computers  

TOTAL Third Semester Credits:



Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
CSME 1445 Principles of Facial and Skin Care Technology II 4
CSME 1447 Principles of Skin Care/Facials and Related Theory 4
CSME 2431 Principles of Facials and Skin Care Technology III 4
GOVT 2305 Federal Government  OR 3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government  

TOTAL First Semester Credits:


Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3
HRPO 1311 Human Relations 3
ENGL 1302 Composition and Rhetoric II 3
MRKG 2333 Principles of Selling OR 3
Elective   Choose one course from MRKG, BUSG, or HRPO with departmental approval.  
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Wellness OR 1
    Any One Credit Hour Physical Activity Course  

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:



Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for Cosmetology Facial AAS Degree:


  1. Choose from the AAS Core.

Note: Capstone is a departmental exam.