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The Cosmetology Instructor AAS degree (AAS_COSI) 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 instructor certificate:

  1. High school diploma or GED.
  2. Current Texas operator’s license.
  3. Within the past five years, applicants must have a minimum of three years work experience as a licensed cosmetologist versed in all phases of cosmetology. Verification will be required.
  4. Completion of 12 semester hours in general education including ENGL 1301.
  5. Minimum age of 18 years.
  6. Must pass comprehensive cosmetology placement examination before taking any cosmetology instructor classes.

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  
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
PHED 1304 Personal/Community Health 3
Elective1   Math Elective 3

TOTAL First Semester Credits:


Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
CSME 1434 Cosmetology Instructor I 4
CSME 1435 Orientation to the Instruction of Cosmetology 4
CSME 2414 Cosmetology Instructor II 4
ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers OR  3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computers  

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:


Third Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
Elective1   Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

TOTAL Third Semester Credits:


Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
CSME 2449 Cosmetology Instructor III 4
CSME 2444 Cosmetology Instructor IV 4
CSME 2445 Instruction Theory & Clinic Operation 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 & Rhetoric II 3
MRKG 2333 Principles of Selling OR 3
Elective   Choose one from MRKG, BUSG, HRPO with departmental approval.  

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:


Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for Cosmetology Instructor AAS degree:


  1. Choose from the AAS Core.

Note: Capstone is a departmental exam.