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First Semester Courses 14 Credits
CSME 1410 Introduction to Haircutting & Related Theory 4
CSME 1501 Orientation to Cosmetology 5
CSME 1543 Manicuring and Related Theory 5
Second Semester Courses 15 Credits
CSME 1553 Chemical Reformation & Related Theory 5
CSME 2501 The Principles of Hair Coloring & Related Theory 5
CSME 1547 Principles of Skin Care/Facials and Related Theory 5
Third Semester Courses 6 Credits
CSME 1354 Artistry of Hair Design I 3
CSME 2337 Advanced Cosmetology Techniques 3
Fourth Semester Courses 12 Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition and Rhetoric I 3
Elective Speech 3
Elective Creative Arts, Language, Philosophy, Culture 3
Elective Social Behavioral Sciences 3
Fifth Semester 13 Units
BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3
Elective Math 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Wellness 1
MRKG 2333 Principles of Selling 3
HRPO 1311 Human Relations 3
Cosmetology Operator Certificate Program Total 60 Credits


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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