COS - Cosmetology

All courses are alphabetized by course code. All courses are to be pursued in a normal sequence with prerequisite courses taken as indicated. Provided for each course is the following information: course number and title; number of class, laboratory, clinical/shop/work experience (if any), and credit hours; and the semester in which the course is offered - FA (Fall), SP (Spring), and SU (Summer).

COS-111 Cosmetology Concepts I (4 0 0 4)

This course introduces basic cosmetology concepts. Topics include safety, first aid, sanitation, bacteriology, anatomy, diseases and disorders, hygiene, product knowledge, chemistry, ethics, manicures, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently apply cosmetology concepts in the salon setting. RCC prerequisites: Take one set: Set 1: RED-090; Set 2: DRE-098; or acceptable placement score. State corequisite: Take COS-112. (FA or SP). National ID (CIP) 12.0401 Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.

COS-112 Salon I (0 24 0 8)

This course introduces basic salon services. Topics include scalp treatments, shampooing, rinsing, hair color, design, haircutting, permanent waving, pressing, relaxing, wigs, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently demonstrate salon services. RCC prerequisites: Take one set: Set 1: RED-090; Set 2: DRE-098; or acceptable placement score. State corequisite: Take COS-111. (FA or SP). National ID (CIP) 12.0401 Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.

 

COS-113 Cosmetology Concepts II (4 0 0 4)

This course covers more comprehensive cosmetology concepts. Topics include safety, product knowledge, chemistry, manicuring, chemical restructuring, and hair coloring. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently apply these cosmetology concepts in the salon setting. State corequisite: Take COS-114. (FA or SP). National ID (CIP) 12.0401 Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.

 

 

COS-114 Salon II (0 24 0 8)

This course provides experience in a simulated salon setting. Topics include basic skin care, manicuring, nail application, scalp treatments, shampooing, rinsing, hair color, design, haircutting, chemical restructuring, pressing, wigs, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently demonstrate these salon services. State corequisite: Take COS-113. (FA or SP). National ID (CIP) 12.0401 Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.

 

 

COS-115 Cosmetology Concepts III (4 0 0 4)

This course covers more comprehensive cosmetology concepts. Topics include safety, product knowledge, salon management, salesmanship, skin care, electricity/light therapy, wigs, thermal hair styling, lash and brow tinting, superfluous hair removal, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently apply these cosmetology concepts in the salon setting. State corequisite: Take COS-116. (SU). National ID (CIP) 12.0401 Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.

 

 

COS-116 Salon III (0 12 0 4)

This course provides comprehensive experience in a simulated salon setting. Emphasis is placed on intermediate level of skin care, manicuring, scalp treatments, shampooing, hair color, design, haircutting, chemical restructuring, pressing, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently demonstrate these salon services. State corequisite: Take COS-115. (SU). National ID (CIP) 12.0401 Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.

 

 

COS-117 Cosmetology Concepts IV (2 0 0 2)

This course covers advanced cosmetology concepts. Topics include chemistry and hair structure, advanced cutting and design, and an overview of all cosmetology concepts in preparation for the licensing examination. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of these cosmetology concepts and meet program completion requirements. State corequisite: Take COS-118. (FA or SP). National ID (CIP) 12.0401 Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.

 

 

COS-118 Salon IV (0 21 0 7)

This course provides advanced experience in a simulated salon setting. Emphasis is placed on efficient and competent delivery of all salon services in preparation for the licensing examination and employment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in program requirements and the areas covered on the Cosmetology Licensing Examination and meet entry-level employment requirements. State corequisite: Take COS-117. (FA or SP). National ID (CIP) 12.0401 Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.

 

 

COS-121 Manicure/Nail Technology I (4 6 0 6)

This course covers techniques of nail technology, hand and arm massage, and recognition of nail diseases and disorders. Topics include OSHA/safety, sanitation, bacteriology, product knowledge, salesmanship, manicures, artificial applications, pedicures, massage, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently perform nail care, including manicures, pedicures, massage, decorating, and artificial applications in a salon setting. (FA). National ID (CIP) 12.0401 Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.

 

 

COS-222 Manicure/Nail Tech. II (4 6 0 6)

This course covers advanced techniques of nail technology and hand and arm massage. Topics include OSHA/safety, product knowledge, customer service, salesmanship, artificial applications, nail art, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence necessary for the licensing examination, including advanced nail care, artificial enhancements, and decorations. State prerequisite: Take COS-121. (SP). National ID (CIP) 12.0401 Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.

 

 

COS-223 Contemp Hair Coloring (1 3 0 2)

This course covers basic color concepts, hair coloring problems, and application techniques. Topics include color theory, terminology, contemporary techniques, product knowledge, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify a client’s color needs and safely and competently perform color applications and correct problems. State prerequisites: Take all: COS-111 and COS-112. (SU). National ID (CIP) 12.0401 Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.

 

 

COS-240 Contemporary Design (1 3 0 2)

This course covers methods and techniques for contemporary designs. Emphasis is placed on contemporary designs and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate and apply techniques associated with contemporary design. State prerequisites: Take all: COS-111 and COS-112. (FA or SP). National ID (CIP) 12.0401 Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.

 

 

COS-271 Instructor Concepts I (5 0 0 5)

This course introduces the basic cosmetology instructional concepts. Topics include orientation, theories of education, unit planning, daily lesson planning, laboratory management, student assessment, record keeping, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify theories of education, develop lesson plans, demonstrate supervisory techniques, and assess student performance in a classroom setting. State corequisite: Take COS-272. (FA). National ID (CIP) 12.0413 Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor.

 

 

COS-272 Instructor Practicum I (0 21 0 7)

This course covers supervisory and instructional skills for teaching entry-level cosmetology students in a laboratory setting. Topics include demonstrations of services, supervision, and entry-level student assessment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate salon services and instruct and objectively assess the entry-level student. State corequisite: Take COS-271. (FA). National ID (CIP) 12.0413 Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor.

 

 

COS-273 Instructor Concepts II (5 0 0 5)

This course covers advanced cosmetology instructional concepts. Topics include practical demonstrations, lesson planning, lecture techniques, development and administration of assessment tools, record keeping, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to develop lesson plans, demonstrate supervision techniques, assess student performance in a classroom setting, and keep accurate records. State prerequisites: Take all: COS-271 and COS-272. State corequisite: Take COS-274. (SP). National ID (CIP) 12.0413 Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor.

 

COS-274 Instructor Practicum II (0 21 0 7)

This course is designed to develop supervisory and instructional skills for teaching advanced cosmetology students in a laboratory setting. Topics include practical demonstrations, supervision, and advanced student assessment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the areas covered by the Instructor Licensing Examination and meet program completion requirements. State prerequisite: Take all: COS-271 and COS-272. State corequisite: Take COS-273. (SP). National ID (CIP) 12.0413 Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor.