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  • Cosmetology Operator Certificate Level I program may be applied to this degree.

  • Full program offered at

    LSC-Kingwood and LSC-North Harris

  • Licensure

    Employment in this field requires Texas licensure from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation


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Program Pathway

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First Semester Courses 13 Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition and Rhetoric I 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Wellness-or-Any One Credit Hour Physical Activity Course 1
Elective Speech Elective 3
Elective Math Elective 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
Second Semester Courses 15 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
Third Semester Courses 3 Credits
Elective Creative Arts or Language, Philosophy & Culture1 3
Fourth Semester Courses 16 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
Fifth Semester Courses 13 Credits
CSME 2539 Advanced Hair Design 5
CSME 2541 Preparation for State Licensing Examination 5
BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3
Cosmetology AAS Degree Program Total 60 Credits


  1. Choose from AAS Core

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


Program Details

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.

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Please contact Judith Watson at Judith.Watson@LoneStar.edu or call 844.985.1008 for more information.

LSC-North Harris

Please contact LaKeysha Jones at LaKeysha.Y.Jones@LoneStar.edu or call 855.473.5427 for more information.


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