Total degree hours: 75
The AAS in Cosmetology is designed both to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to complete the exam for licensure as a cosmetologist and to earn general education credits for a more well-rounded course of study. The program’s learning outcomes focus on sanitation practices, haircutting and styling, chemical uses in the salon, and skin and nail care. Students demonstrate professionalism in the workplace, a sound understanding of ethical business practices, and communication with clients. (Catalog)
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Take a practical board exam, which includes: demonstrating proper disinfection and sanitation practices for all disciplines within their scope of practice.
- Take a written board exam, which includes assessment on the following concepts: theoretical knowledge on ethics, image, historical, hair and scalp, skin, chemical texture, color, hairstyling, nail structure, nail diseases, and licensure within their desired scope of practice.
- Effectively conduct client consultations that are individualized, sensitive to the scope of service the client desires, and make applicable recommendations for the client’s care plan.
- Effectively illustrate proficiency with adapting to a variety of haircuts for both men and women.
- Compare, contrast and apply knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages between owning business space, booth rental and commission-based models in the industry when researching employment opportunities.
- Illustrate and apply professional employability skills, such as the importance of being timely and effective scheduling techniques.
- Research, identify and integrate cutting edge and currently trending haircuts for men and women, including the following techniques: analyzation of the hair, scalp and facial shape, waving, coloring, facials, makeup selection and application, facial hair removal, manicuring, pedicuring, and artificial nail application.