Cosmetology

Diploma - 58 credits

About this program
Cosmetology is the art, science and business of beauty care and thus offers students a variety of career opportunities. Students completing the program can choose to be general cosmetologists or to excel in an area of expertise such as perming and cutting, hair care and coloring, or skin and nail care. Students of the Cosmetology program will receive a combination of classroom and laboratory work with the opportunity to practice their skills on mannequins and actual customers in the campus salon. Acquired cosmetology hours or credits earned and documented from other licensed colleges, whether in- or out-of-state, may be accepted upon approval of the Minnesota Board of Cosmetologists. Graduates holding a valid cosmetology license are eligible for employment in salons and many other unique employment settings. The Board of Cosmetologists, which is the cosmetology licensing body, requires 1,550 hours of clinical time in order to become licensed in Minnesota. Upon completion of 1,550 hours and passing of the state exam, a license will be issued. (Note: 33 credits in Salon Practicum is the maximum number of credits which can be applied toward the diploma.)
Program outcomes
  1. Relate the knowledge and technical procedures to perform proficiently in all cosmetology skills.
  2. Apply ethical behaviors and human relation skills with patrons, employers and co-workers.
  3. Show professionalism in all relationships in the cosmetology salon environment.
  4. Know and understand the Minnesota state laws, rules and regulations that pertain to the individual policies or responsibilities of all cosmetology license holders.
  5. Know employee sanitation procedures and perform safety procedures in compliance with Minnesota laws and rules.
  6. Evaluate hair, skin and nail disorders or diseases that should be referred to a physician.
  7. Prepare and know the specific uses and safety of all equipment and supplies used in the cosmetology salon.
  8. Prepare the chemical formulas necessary to ensure accurate product knowledge to perform cosmetology services.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440
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Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
28 Required courses
30 Restricted electives in special requirements
58 Total

Cosmetology - Diploma

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
COSM1000 Principles and Practices 3
COSM1002 Client Consultations 1
COSM1003 License Preparation 1
COSM1004 Cosmetic Chemistry and Makeup Applications 1
COSM1005 Hair Reformation 1
COSM1006 Spa Therapies 1
COSM1007 Gel Nail Applications 1
COSM1010 Eyelash Extensions 1
COSM1100 Salon Safety 1
COSM1109 Skin Analysis 1
COSM1117 Shampooing and Rinsing 1
COSM1119 Haircutting 1
COSM1129 Hairstyling 1
COSM1130 Properties of the Hair and Scalp 1
COSM1157 Histology of the Skin 1
COSM1159 Facials, Make-Up, and Hair Removal 1
COSM1161 Nail Structure and Growth 1
COSM1163 Hair Color 1
COSM1171 Principles of Hair Design 1
COSM1179 Minnesota Cosmetology Laws and Rules 1
COSM2000 Artistry in Hairstyling 1
COSM2100 Chemical Texture Services 1
COSM2200 Manicuring/Pedicuring 1
COSM2300 Cosmetology Anatomy 1
COSM2400 Advanced Nail Techniques 1
COSM2500 Salon Business 1

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
30 COSM1200-Salon Practicum, COSM2800-Alexandria Body Sugaring
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1st Summer Term - 10 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
COSM1006 Spa Therapies 1
COSM1010 Eyelash Extensions 1
COSM2300 Cosmetology Anatomy 1
COSM2500 Salon Business 1

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
6 COSM1200-Salon Practicum, COSM2800-Alexandria Body Sugaring

1st Fall Term - 20 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
COSM1005 Hair Reformation 1
COSM1007 Gel Nail Applications 1
COSM1100 Salon Safety 1
COSM1117 Shampooing and Rinsing 1
COSM1119 Haircutting 1
COSM1129 Hairstyling 1
COSM1161 Nail Structure and Growth 1
COSM2100 Chemical Texture Services 1
COSM2200 Manicuring/Pedicuring 1
COSM2400 Advanced Nail Techniques 1

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
10 COSM1200-Salon Practicum, COSM2800-Alexandria Body Sugaring

1st Spring Term - 20 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
COSM1000 Principles and Practices 3
COSM1002 Client Consultations 1
COSM1004 Cosmetic Chemistry and Makeup Applications 1
COSM1109 Skin Analysis 1
COSM1130 Properties of the Hair and Scalp 1
COSM1157 Histology of the Skin 1
COSM1159 Facials, Make-Up, and Hair Removal 1
COSM1163 Hair Color 1
COSM1171 Principles of Hair Design 1
COSM2000 Artistry in Hairstyling 1

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
8 COSM1200-Salon Practicum, COSM2800-Alexandria Body Sugaring

2nd Fall Term - 8 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
COSM1003 License Preparation 1
COSM1179 Minnesota Cosmetology Laws and Rules 1

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
6 COSM1200-Salon Practicum, COSM2800-Alexandria Body Sugaring