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Cosmetology

Program

During training, students will receive instruction in the following state mandated areas: hygiene and sanitation, related science, hairdressing, manicuring, cosmetic therapy, salesmanship and 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

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

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

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.

Associate of Applied Science - General Technology

The Technical Certificate in Cosmetology may be applied to an AAS in General Technology by completing a Minor of 15 hours in Entrepreneurship/Business and completing the required general studies hours as follows:
Complete 15 hours of a technical minor in business technology or entrepreneurship:
COURSE   SEM. HR.
  Business Tech/Entrepreneurship 3
  Business Tech/Entrepreneurship 3
  Business Tech/Entrepreneurship 3
  Business Tech/Entrepreneurship 3
  Business Tech/Entrepreneurship 3
  AND  
     
ENGL 1123 Composition II or ENGL 2043 Technical Writing 3
CSCI 1003 Computers and Information Processing or equivalent 3
PSYC 2003 General Psychology OR other Social Science, Sociology, History, or Political Science 3
     

Basic Studies Requirements:

Reading - ACT 19 or above (or) ASSET 41 or above (or) COMPASS 80 or above (or) complete BSTD 0113 Reading Skills II.

Writing - ACT 19 or above (or) ASSET 42 or above (or) COMPASS 75 or above (or) complete BSTD 0213 Fundamentals of Writing II.

Math - ACT 19 or above (or) ASSET Intermediate Algebra Skills 43 or above (or) COMPASS 71 or above (or) complete BSTD 0513 Intermediate Algebra.

Those students whose basic studies scores are below minimum levels must enroll in basic studies courses and may concurrently enroll in program courses with the instructor’s permission. Minimum levels of basic skills must be attained prior to completion of the program.

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