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Courses Offered

COSM 665 Selected Topics in Cosmetology (0.5- 2 units)

Selected short course topics designed for Cosmetology, Esthetician, and Spa professionals who are interested in increasing or developing new skills, for the person who is interested in acquiring knowledge or skills related to self enhancement, and for those interested in exploring career opportunities in the Cosmeology, Esthetician, or Spa fields.

COSM 670 Vocational Cooperative Education in Cosmetology (1 units)

Students may receive credit for work experience related to their major field or to their established career goal. Seminars and individual conferences are scheduled at convenient times during the semester for the instructor and the student to establish learning objectives related to the student's employment. Students are given appropriate assignments related to the stated objectives and graded in accordance with the college's established grading system. As an alternative, related instruction classes meeting one hour per week, usually in the evening, are available for those students who prefer or need a more structured learning process. One unit of credit for each 75 hours worked per semester, with a maximum of four units per semester, may be earned by students with jobs related to their academic or occupational majors or goals. May be repeated for credit up to 16 units. This limitation applies to Occupational Cooperative Education work experience courses offered within the SMCCCD.

COSM 695 Independent Study in Cosmetology (0.5or 3 units)

Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized, directed instruction provided in selected areas to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline.

COSM 701 Cosmetology Core Concepts (6 units)

One of three courses in the first semester of the Cosmetology sequence. Topics include history and career opportunities, life skills, professional image, communicating for success, infection control, skin care, nail care, basic makeup, and basic hairstyling. Students will work towards California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology minimum practical operations in subjects learned.

COSM 702 Cosmetology Hair Design Concepts (6 units)

One of three courses in the first semester of the Cosmetology sequence. Topics include properties of hair and scalp, scalp care and conditioning, principles of hair design, men's and women's haircutting, and basic styling techniques. Students will work towards California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology minimum practical operations in subjects learned.

COSM 703 Cosmetology Chemical Concepts (3 units)

One of three courses in the first semester of the Cosmetology sequence. Topics include basics of chemistry, chemical texture services, and hair color basics. Students will work towards California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology minimum practical operations in subjects learned.

COSM 704 Cosmetology Intermediate Concepts (6 units)

One of two courses in the second semester of the Cosmetology sequence. Topics include advanced skin care, advanced nail care, hair removal, advanced hair color, and advanced hair cutting. Students will continue working towards California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology minimum practical operations in subjects learned.

COSM 705 Cosmetology Business and Salon Experience (9 units)

One of two courses in the second semester of the Cosmetology sequence. Topics include business fundamentals and offering of salon services to clientele. Students will continue working towards California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology minimum practical operations in subjects learned.

COSM 706 Cosmetology Advanced Concepts (6 units)

One of two courses in the third semester of the Cosmetology sequence. Topics include wigs and hair additions, electricity, braiding and extensions, skin and nails anatomy and physiology, advanced hair color and advanced hair cutting, providing of services to salon clientele. Students will continue working towards California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology minimum practical operations in subjects learned.

COSM 707 Cosmetology Salon and Licensure Prep (6 units)

One of two courses in the third semester of the Cosmetology sequence. Topics include preparing for licensure and employment, on the job, the salon business, and state board exam preparation. Students will continue working towards California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology minimum practical operations in subjects learned.

COSM 717 Advanced Makeup (3 units)

Designed for students interested in make-up artistry and continuing cosmetology program students. Fundamental and advanced skills involved with becoming an entry level make-up artist including high fashion make-up skills, special event make-up, corrective make-up, editorial make-up, and career exploration.

COSM 737 Advanced Natural Haircare and Braiding (3 units)

Designed for students that have completed or are currently enrolled in the Cosmetology program. Advancement of natural hair care skills as well as discussion of career opportunities in natural hair care. Topics covered include: history of natural hairstyling, disinfection and sanitation, hair types, basic anatomy, and natural hair and braid sculpting techniques.

COSM 747 Advanced Skin Care and Hair Removal (2 units)

Designed for current and former students of the Esthetics program and State of California licensed estheticians. Focuses on the advancement of esthetics procedures. Topics covered include: chemical and mechanical peels, electrical modalities, body waxing, and speed waxing. Also, introduces medical esthetics and explore career opportunities in that field.

COSM 767 Eyelash Enhancements (3 units)

Designed for students enrolled or graduated from the cosmetology or esthetician program and/or licensed cosmetologists and estheticians. Introductory skills for creating semi permanent eyelash enhancements. Will include types of eyelash extensions, eyelash perms, eyelash tinting, and techniques for application, client services, and career exploration.

COSM 775 Esthetician I (12 units)

The first of a two-course sequence designed to provide students with basic knowledge and skill development in skin care techniques, make-up application, and hair removal to qualify for the Esthetician examination at the California State Board of Cosmetology. Upon successful completion of both COSM 775 and COSM 776 (a minimum of 600 hours), the student will be eligible to apply for the Esthetician examination at the California State Board of Cosmetology.

COSM 776 Esthetician II (12 units)

The second of two courses in which students elaborate on previously learned skills and knowledge in skin care techniques, hair removal, and makeup application. Course includes lab time where students will integrate massage and skin care on clients. Upon successful completion of COSM 775 and COSM 776 (a total of 600 hours), the student will be eligible for a Certificate of Achievement from Skyline College and will be able to apply for the Esthetician examination at the California State Board of Cosmetology for licensure.

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