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COSM 10, INTRODUCTION TO COSMETOLOGY AND RELATED SCIENCE    2 UNITS

• Prerequisite: None.

This is the first related science class required for all entering students who wish to be licensed for Cosmetology, Manicuring, or Esthetics by the state of California.

This course provides essential Cosmetology related theory carefully formulated to prepare a student to pass the written State Board Examination. Students are instructed in personal relations with employer, employees, co-workers, and clients. Basic concepts of bacteriology, sanitation, health and safety, physiology pertaining to head, face, hands and arms, and the State Board of Cosmetology State Regulations are included.

COSM 11A, HAIR CUTTING 1 (.5,.5)    0.5 UNITS

• Prerequisite: None.

This is the first hair cutting class required for all entering students who wish to be licensed for Cosmetology by the state of California.

This course is designed to teach beginning students basic techniques of haircutting to create a variety of hair designs.

COSM 11B, HAIR STYLING 1 (.5,.5)    0.5 UNITS

• Prerequisite: None.

This is the first hair styling class required for all entering students who wish to be licensed for Cosmetology by the state of California.

This course is an introduction to hairstyling. The students will learn how to create hairstyles to pass the state board of cosmetology with the technique of rollers, pin curls, and finger waving.

COSM 11C, HAIR COLORING 1 (.5,.5)    0.5 UNITS

• Prerequisite: None.

This is the first hair coloring class required for all entering students who wish to be licensed for Cosmetology by the state of California.

The student will learn hair coloring and bleaching techniques and applications. This class is required to pass the California State Board of Cosmetology exam.

COSM 11D, PERMANENT WAVE 1 (.5,.5)    0.5 UNITS

• Prerequisite: None.

This is the first permanent wave class required for all entering students who wish to be licensed for Cosmetology by the state of California.

This course is designed for the student to learn permanent waving techniques and applications. It will provide a complete foundation for all permanent wave procedures. This class will enable the student to pass the California State Board of Cosmetology exam.

COSM 14, ETHNIC HAIR STYLING 1    1 UNIT

• Prerequisite: None.

This is the first ethnic hair styling class required for all students who wish to be licensed for Cosmetology by the state of California.

This course is an introduction to ethnic hair care. Students will learn chemical and thermal hair straightening and soft perm techniques using the basic manipulative skills and proper application of thermal hair processing, curling, and chemical relaxing for excessively curly hair.

COSM 16, NAIL CARE 1    0.5 UNITS

• Prerequisite: None.

This is the first nail care class required for all entering students who wish to be licensed for Cosmetology or Manicuring by the state of California.

This course provides an introduction to the basic manipulations skills in manicuring and pedicuring. The course includes the basic concepts of physiology pertaining to the hand and arm. This course is one of four in a series necessary to qualify a student to take the State Board of Barbers and Cosmetology Exam.

COSM 18, SKIN CARE 1    0.5 UNITS

• Prerequisite: None.

This is the first skin care class required for all entering students who wish to be licensed for Cosmetology or Esthetics by the state of California.

Student will learn the proper methods to execute a manual facial, facial massage, tweezing, skin analysis, client consultation, and use of skin care products.

COSM 20, RELATED SCIENCE 2    1 UNIT

• Prerequisite: None.

This is the second related science class required for all entering students who wish to be licensed for Cosmetology, Manicuring, or Esthetics by the state of California.

This course provides essential Cosmetology related theory carefully formulated to prepare a student to pass the written State Board Examination. Students are instructed in basic concepts of health, safety and related chemistry.

COSM 21A, HAIR CUTTING 2 (.5,.5)    0.5 UNITS

• Prerequisite: Cosmetology 11A.

This is the second hair cutting class required for all entering students who wish to be licensed for Cosmetology by the state of California.

This course is a continuation of Cosmetology 11A. The student will learn more advanced techniques of haircutting with the use of many different types of cutting tools.

COSM 21B, HAIR STYLING 2 (.5,.5)    0.5 UNITS

• Prerequisite: Cosmetology 11B.

This is the second hair styling class required for all entering students who wish to be licensed for Cosmetology by the state of California.

This course is a continuation of Cosmetology 11B. Students will continue to learn more hairstyling techniques and proper use of blow drying and electric curling iron.

COSM 21C, HAIR COLORING 2 (.5,.5)    0.5 UNITS

• Prerequisite: Cosmetology 11C.

This is the second hair coloring class required for all entering students who wish to be licensed for Cosmetology by the state of California.

The student will learn how color effects our lives. They will learn the different types of hair color, including henna, tints, and bleaches. They will have hands on workshops and will learn salon foiling techniques. This class provides a complete foundation for color and bleaching procedures.

COSM 21D, PERMANENT WAVE 2 (.5,.5)    0.5 UNITS

• Prerequisite: Cosmetology 11D.

This is the second permanent wave class required for all entering students who wish to be licensed for Cosmetology by the state of California.

This course is a continuation of Cosmetology 11D. This course provides an approach to advanced permanent waving techniques using real products in a hands on workshop.

COSM 24, ETHNIC HAIR STYLING 2    0.5 UNITS

• Prerequisite: Cosmetology 14.

This is the second ethnic hair styling class required for all entering students who wish to be licensed for Cosmetology by the state of California.

This course is a continuation of Cosmetology 14. The student will learn wet and thermal styling which includes blow dry styling and pressing and curling the hair. This class is required to pass the California State Board of Cosmetology exam.

COSM 26, NAIL CARE 2    1 UNIT

• Prerequisite: Cosmetology 16.

This is the second nail care class required for all entering students who wish to be licensed for Cosmetology or Manicuring by the state of California.

The student will learn how to apply artificial nails which includes brush-on nails, nail tips, nail wraps, repairs, manicures and pedicures.

COSM 28 A, SKIN CARE 2    1 UNIT

• Prerequisite: Cosmetology 18.

This is the second skin care class required for all students who wish to be licensed for Cosmetology or Esthetics by the state of California.

Students will learn how to execute lash and brow tinting, hair removal, false eyelashes, and make-up.

COSM 28 B, SKIN CARE 2    1 UNIT

• Prerequisite: Cosmetology 18.

This is the second skin care class required for all students who wish to be licensed for Cosmetology or Esthetics by the state of California.

Students will learn how to execute electric facial and chemical facials.

COSM 30, RELATED SCIENCE 3    1 UNIT

• Prerequisite: None.

This is the third related science class required for all entering students who wish to be licensed for Cosmetology, Manicuring, or Esthetics by the state of California.

This course provides essential Cosmetology related theory carefully formulated to prepare a student to pass the written State Board Examination. Students are instructed in basic concepts of electricity (galvanic/sinusoidal), sanitation and disinfectant techniques.

COSM 31A, HAIR CUTTING 3 (1,1)    0.5 UNIT

• Prerequisite: Cosmetology 21A.

This is the third hair cutting class required for all entering students who wish to be licensed for Cosmetology by the state of California.

This course is a continuation of 21A. The student will learn more advanced salon techniques for the latest trends of haircutting.

COSM 31C, HAIR COLORING 3    0.5 UNITS

• Prerequisite: Cosmetology 21C.

This is the third hair coloring class required for all entering students who wish to be licensed for Cosmetology by the state of California.

This course is a continuation of 21C. The students will learn how to formulate color to achieve the desired results the first time; learn about bleaching products, color applications and procedures, and advanced hair color and foil techniques.

COSM 36, NAIL CARE 3    0.5 UNITS

• Prerequisite: Cosmetology 26.

This is the third nail care class required for all entering students who wish to be licensed for Cosmetology or Manicuring by the state of California.

This course is designed for the student to learn more advanced techniques in artificial nails, manicuring, and pedicuring.

COSM 38, SKIN CARE 3    0.5 UNITS

• Prerequisite: Cosmetology 28.

This is the third skin care class required for all entering students who wish to be licensed for Cosmetology or Esthetics by the state of California.

This course is a continuation of 28. The students will learn more advanced techniques for chemical and electrical facials with galvanic current, high frequency, and many European massage techniques.

COSM 39, SALON (2,2)   2 UNITS

• Prerequisite: Completion of all beginning classes.

This course provides the opportunity for the student to have practical experience working on patrons. The practical work is as close to actual beauty salon experience as possible.

COSM 40, RELATED SCIENCE 4    1 UNIT

• Prerequisite: None.

This is the fourth related science class required for all entering students who wish to be licensed for Cosmetology, Manicuring, or Esthetics by the state of California.

This course provides essential Cosmetology related theory carefully formulated to prepare a student to pass the written State Board Examination. Students are instructed in rules and regulations, basic concepts of health and safety, and chemistry.

COSM 42, MEN'S HAIRSTYLING    0.5 UNITS

• Prerequisite: Cosmetology 11A.

This class is required for all students who wish to be licensed for Cosmetology by the state of California.

This class is designed to teach the many techniques of designing men's hair which will include wet and dry cuts, finger cutting, scissors over comb, clipper over comb, beard trims, mustache and eyebrow shaping, and blow drying.

COSM 48, SKIN CARE 4    0.5 UNITS

• Prerequisite: Cosmetology 38.

This is the fourth skin care class required for all continuing students who wish to be licensed for Esthetics by the state of California.

This course will be a combination of theory and practical application to prepare the student to take the State Board exam required to obtain a license. Students are instructed in electrical and chemical facials, hair removal, and make-up.

COSM 48B, ADVANCED MAKE-UP (.5,.5)    0.5 UNITS

• Prerequisite: Cosmetology 28A.

This is an intense class in make-up application.

This course will include color theory, blending make-up, the use of concealers, highlighters and contours. The application of blush, powders, lip liners and lipstick, eye makeup techniques, and the application of new trends will also be covered. Students will learn how to determine face shapes, the correct way to tweeze, wax eyebrows, and work with brow pencils. Students will learn evening glamour and high fashion make-up, hair removal, special bridal looks, coordination of the wedding party make-up, and how to conduct a wedding party consultation. Make-up techniques for color and black-and-white film and work with studio lighting are included.

COSM 49, SALON (4,4)    4 UNITS

• Prerequisite: Completion of at least 300 hours in Cosmetology is required for entrance.

This course provides the student the opportunity to have practical experience working on patrons. The practical work is as close to actual beauty salon experience as possible.

COSM 50A, STATE BOARD PREPARATION (2,2)    1 UNITS

• Prerequisite: Completion of at least 800 hours in Cosmetology.

This is the fifth class required for all entering students who wish to be licensed for Cosmetology by the state of California. This course provides essential Cosmetology related theory carefully formulated to prepare a student to pass the written State Board Examination. Students are instructed in basic concepts of record keeping, facials, wet styling, scalp treatment, haircutting, perms, relaxing, hair color, thermal treatments, manicuring, and artificial nails.

COSM 50B, STATE BOARD PREPARATION (2,2)    1 UNITS

• Prerequisite: Completion of at least 1000 hours in Cosmetology.

The State Board Practical-Prep class is a class that will prepare the student to take the California State Board practical exam required to obtain a cosmetology license. The state board procedures include: wet hairstyling, thermal pressing and curling with Marcel iron, haircutting, finger waving, roller placement, pin curls, manicure, pedicure, acrylic nails, nail repair, (silk and paper), facial (chemical facial, dermal light facial, plain facial) Hair removal, (tweezers and wax), soft perm (ammonium thioglycolate), hair straightening (sodium hydroxide), cold wave (permanent wave), hair coloring, bleaching, P.D. test (predisposition test), disinfection, sanitation and safety procedures.

COSM 50C, STATE BOARD PREPARATION (2,2)    1 UNITS

• Prerequisite: Completion of at least 1000 hours in Cosmetology.

This theory course is designed to successfully prepare the student to take the written portion of the California State Board exam required to obtain a cosmetology license. State Board written testing includes: wet hairstyling, thermal pressing and curling with Marcel iron, haircutting, finger waving , roller placement, pin curls, manicure, pedicure, acrylic nails, nail repair, (silk and paper), facial (chemical facial, dermal light facial, plain facial, hair removal (tweezers and wax), soft perm (ammonium thioglycolate), hair straightening (sodium hydroxide), cold wave (permanent wave), P.D. test (predisposition test), disinfection, sanitation and safety procedures.

COSM 59, SALON (4,4)    4 UNITS

• Prerequisite: Completion of at least 1000 hours in Cosmetology.

This course provides an opportunity for the student to have practical experience working on patrons. The practical work is as close to actual beauty salon experience as possible.

COSM 64, SALON BUSINESS (1,1)   2 UNITS

• Prerequisite: None.

This course presents an opportunity for a student/licensee to learn clientele building, choosing the right salon, types of leases and rent agreements, business permits, how to handle supplies, labor related laws, and key points for operating a salon as well as how to write a resume.

COSM 69, SALON (1,1)    4 UNITS

• Prerequisite: None.

This course provides the opportunity for the student to have practical experience working on patrons. The practical work is as close to actual beauty salon experience as possible.