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
(12 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 1435 Minnesota Laws and Rules
COS 1500 Clinical 26*
COS 1519 Salon Success
Total Credits: 53  
Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 52 while the section is listed as having 53 credits.
Elective Courses
(select 2 credits from the courses below)
Course Title Credits
COS 1461 Salon Fundamentals for Estheticians I
COS 1500 Clinical 2*
Total Credits: 2  
Total Diploma Credits: 55  

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