During training, students will receive instruction in the following state mandated areas: hygiene and sanitation, related science, hairdressing, manicuring, cosmetic therapy, salesmanship, shop management, and salon deportment. This course is intended to prepare students to receive Certificates of Proficiency and Technical Certificates, to pass the Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology licensing examination and to enter workplace with the skills needed to succeed as a professional.

Certificate of Proficiency - Basic Cosmetology - Hair Care

Certificate of Proficiency - Basic Cosmetology-Hair Care

REQUIRED GENERAL STUDIES COURSES
(may be taken any semester)
COURSE SEM. HR.
TECH 1003 Technical Math or higher level math (3, 0) 3
ENGL 1113 Composition I (3, 0) 3
FIRST YEAR
COURSE SEM. HR.
COS 1002 Introduction to Cosmetology (2, 0) 2
COS 1102 Introduction to Chemical Services 1 (1, 1) 2
COS 1003 Introduction to Haircutting/Hairstyling 1 (1, 2) 3
COS 1202 Introduction to Specialty Services 1 (1, 1) 2
COS 1103 Practicum 1 (1, 2) 3
Semester Total 12

Certificate of Proficiency - Intermediate Cosmetology - Nail and Skin Care

Certificate of Proficiency - Intermediate Cosmetology-Nail and Skin Care

SECOND YEAR
COURSE SEM. HR.
COS 1302 School to Work Transition (1, 1) 2
COS 1203 Haircutting/Hairstyling 2 (1, 2) 3
COS 1402 Chemical Services 2 (1, 1) 2
COS 1502 Specialty Services 2 (1, 1) 2
COS 1213 Practicum 2 (1, 2) 3
Semester Total 12

Technical Certificate - Additional Practicum Courses

Technical Certificate - Additional Practicum Courses

ADDITIONAL PRACTICUM COURSES
(May be taken during summer or in combination with other course after completion of Practicum I)
COURSE SEM. HR.
COS 2003 Practicum 3 (1, 2) 3
COS 2004 Practicum 4 (1, 3) 4
COS 2102 Practicum 5 (1, 1) 2
COS 2104 Practicum 6 (1, 3) 4
COS 2202 Practicum 7 (1, 1) 2
Practicum 3-7 Total 15
Total Technical Certificate Semester Credit Hours 45
Note: Practicums 3, 4, and 6 may be offered only in the summer. Please consult your advisor for details. The practicums may be repeated, as necessary, in order to meet Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology contact hour licensing requirements.