Cosmetology2018-11-09T17:17:57+00:00

Mission

This cosmetology program consists of intensive practice and lecture designed to prepare our students to take the Virginia State Board of Cosmetology examination for licensure. Student who have completed this program successfully are eligible to take the state board examination and become a licensed cosmetologist, salon manager, and/or cosmetic technician or school instructor.

Overview

Cosmetology is an approved program in Virginia. Students are eligible to sit for board-approved examination for licensure upon completion of this program. This 120-credit program has a strong focus on developing advanced techniques, hands-on experience, and self-confidence along with fundamental principles and theory. The main goal is to cultivate students to becomes skilled professionals such as hair stylists, makeup artists, salon managers, or salon business owners.

Cosmetology Prospects

• Interest in cosmetology industry is rising along with the expansion of the value of personal beauty and wellness.
• In order to obtain a license in Cosmetology, Barbering or Nail Technology in the state of Virginia, individuals must complete the requirements. Cosmetology-related services are required hiring cosmetology experts who possess the license.
• Employment of hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists is projected to grow 13 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Demand for hair coloring, hair straightening, and other advanced hair treatments has risen in recent years, a trend that is expected to continue over the coming decade.

Program facts

Program Length: 90 weeks
Total Credits: 120 credits (Major – 88 credits & General Education – 32 credits)

Course List

Number      Course                                               Credits
COS101 Introduction to History of Cosmetology 1
COS102 Communication Skills 1
COS103

COS104

COS105

COS108

COS111

COS112

COS113

COS114

COS118

COS151

COS152

COS158

COS159

COS161

COS162

COS168

COS169

COS171

COS172

COS173

COS174

COS178

COS179

COS201&202

COS203&204

COS208

COS209

COS211

COS212

COS213

COS214

COS218

COS219

COS251

COS252

COS253

COS261

COS262

COS263

Bacteriology, Sterilization, and Sanitation

Anatomy and Physiology

Skin and Nail Composition

Freshman Lab and Practice I

Hair Structure and Chemistry

Principles of Hair Design

Shampooing, Rinsing, and Conditioning

Hair Cutting

Freshman Lab and Practice II

Haircutting Techniques

Braiding Techniques

Intermediate Lab and Practice I

Intermediate Clinic I

Placement of Artificial Hair

Permanent Waves

Intermediate Lab and Practice II

Intermediate Clinic II

Hair Coloring

Bleaching and Tinting

Skin Diseases and Disorders

Hair Removal

Intermediate Lab and Practice III

Intermediate Clinic III

Facials and Makeup I & II

Manicuring and Pedicuring I & II

Senior Lab and Practice I

Senior Clinic I

Finger Waving, Skip waving, and pencil waving

Job seeking skills

Professional Ethics and Salon Management

Business Skills

Senior Lab and Practice II

Senior Clinic II

Instructing Theory in Cosmetology I

Instructing Lab in Cosmetology I

Advanced Clinic I

Instructing Theory in Cosmetology II

Instructing Lab in Cosmetology II

Advanced Clinic II

2

2

1

5

2

2

1

2

5

2

2

4

2

2

2

4

2

1

1

1

1

4

2

1

1

3

2

1

1

1

1

3

2

2

5

1

2

5

1

Total Required Credits            88

General Education Requirements

Number Course Credits
BPS102……… Business and Professional Speech………………… 4
ENG101……… English Composition………………………………. 4
HIST203…….. U.S. History………..………………………………. 4
SPN101………. Introduction to Spanish I…………………………… 4
SPN102………. Introduction to Spanish II…………………………. 4
BIO102………. Introduction to Biology……………………………. 4
CPS101………. Introduction to Computer Science .………………. 4
MAT101…….. Algebra…………………………………………….. 4
MAT201…….. Pre-Calculus……………………………………….. 4
CRT101……… Critical Thinking…………………………………… 4
PSY101………. Introduction to Psychology………………………… 4
SOC101……… Introduction to Sociology …………………………. 4
SOC201……… Society and Human Behavior ……………………. 4
Required 7 courses ………………………..……. 28
(Select from at least one of each section)

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