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.
ADDITIONAL PRACTICUM COURSES (May be taken during summer or in combination with other course after completion of Practicum I)
Practicum 3 (1, 2)
Practicum 4 (1, 3)
Practicum 5 (1, 1)
Practicum 6 (1, 3)
Practicum 7 (1, 1)
Total Technical Certificate Semester Credit Hours
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:
Composition II or ENGL 2043 Technical Writing
Computers and Information Processing or equivalent
General Psychology OR other Social Science, Sociology, History, or Political Science
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.