Cosmetologists provide a variety of services in hair design such as perms, haircuts, color, and sculpting to create artistic designs. Through this program, students become proficient in everything from deep conditioning treatments to special occasion long hair styles. They also perfect skills in esthetics (skin care and make-up) and nail technology. The curriculum includes classroom instruction and clinical experience in the campus salon.
Course Outline
Required Courses
(19 Courses)
Course Title Credits
COS 1403 Cosmetology Fundamentals Hair Track
COS 1405 Preclinic Haircutting
COS 1407 Preclinic Nail Care
COS 1409 Preclinic Chemical Control
COS 1411 Preclinic Skin Care
COS 1413 Preclinic Hair Color
COS 1415 PreClinic Hair Design
COS 1417 Preclinic Hair Care
COS 1418 Design Forum
COS 1420 Clinical I 1-3*
COS 1422 Clinical II
COS 1424 Clinical III
COS 1426 Clinical IV 1-3*
COS 1428 Clinical V 1-3*
COS 1430 Clinical VI 1-3*
COS 1432 Clinical VII 1-3*
COS 1434 Clinical VIII 1-3*
COS 1435 Minnesota Laws and Rules
GSWS 1401 Employment Preparation
Total Credits: 50  
Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 32 while the section is listed as having 50 credits.
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
Select a minimum of 20 credits from at least three of the ten MnTC Goal Areas.
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 20  
Elective Courses
(select 2 credits from the courses below)
Course Title Credits
COS 1436 Clinical IX
COS 1461 Salon Fundamentals for Estheticians I
Total Credits: 2  
Total AAS Degree Credits: 72  

*Credits for this course are variable. See your Advisor about this course.