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 aesthetics (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
Number
Course Title Credits
COS 1403 Cosmetology Fundamentals
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 23*
COS 1519 Salon Success
Total Credits: 50  
 
Elective Courses
(select 2 credits from the courses below)
Choose one course
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
COS 1461 Salon Fundamentals for Estheticians I
COS 1500 Clinical 2*
Total Credits: 2  
 
Goal Area 1: Communications
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Total Credits: 3  
 
Goal Area 4: Mathematics/Logical Reasoning
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Total Credits: 3  
 
Goal Area 5: History and the Social/Behavioral Sciences
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Total Credits: 3  
 
Goal Area 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts
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Total Credits: 3  
 
General Education Elective Courses
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Total Credits: 3  
 
Total AAS Degree Credits: 67  

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