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The Cosmetology AAS degree (AAS_COSM) 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
ENGL 1301 Composition and Rhetoric I 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Wellness OR 1
    Any One Credit Hour Physical Activity Course  
Elective1   Speech Elective 3
Elective1   Math Elective 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3

TOTAL Credits for First Semester:


Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
CSME 1254 Artistry of Hair Design I 2
CSME 1310 Introduction to Haircutting & Related Theory 3
CSME 1501 Orientation to Cosmetology 5
CSME 1505 Fundamentals of Cosmetology 5

TOTAL Credits for Second Semester:


Third Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
Elective1   Humanities/Fine Arts 3

TOTAL Credits for Third Semester:


Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
CSME 1553 Chemical Reformation & Related Theory 5
CSME 2310 Advanced Haircutting & Related Theory 3
CSME 2337 Advanced Cosmetology Techniques 3
CSME 2501 The Principles of Hair Coloring & Related Theory 5

TOTAL Credits for First Semester:


Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
CSME 2539 Advanced Hair Design 5
CSME 2541 Preparation for State Licensing Examination 5
BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3

TOTAL Credits for Second Semester:



Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for Cosmetology AAS Degree:


  1. Choose from the AAS Core.

Note: Capstone experience is completed by taking a departmental exam.