Courses Offered

COSM 665 SELECTED TOPICS IN COSMETOLOGY (.5 or 1 or 1.5)

(Pass/No Pass.)

A minimum of 8 lecture hours for each .5 unit.

Short courses designed for Cosmetology, Esthetician and Spa professionals who are interested in increasing or developing new skills, for the lay person who is interested in acquiring knowledge or skills related to self-enhancement, and for those interested in exploring career opportunities in the Cosmetology, Esthetician or Spa fields. Each topic may be repeated for credit a maximum of three times.

COSM 665SK COSMETOLOGY AIDE PREPARATION CLASS I (1)

(Pass/No Pass.)

A minimum of eight lecture hours and 24 lab hours.

This course is designed for licensed Cosmetologists and Estheticians who are interested in an Aide position in the Skyline Cosmetology Department. Topics will include class environment, state board regulations, and procedures of the Skyline Cosmetology Department. Students will be required to complete class observations, work in the lab environment, and apply theory concepts to prepare for lecture and/or lab. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times.

COSM 665SL COSMETOLOGY AIDE PREPARATION CLASS II (1.5)

(Pass/No Pass.)

A minimum of 16 lecture hours and 24 lab hours.

This intermediate course is designed for licensed Cosmetologists and Estheticians who are interested in an Aide position in the Skyline Cosmetology Department. This course is a continuation of Cosmetology Aide Preparation Class I with individualized subject matter of all state board requirements, including observation of instructors during lab and floor management of students and clients. Students will complete mentoring and shadowing under the supervision of a licensed instructor. When all requirements are met, students will receive a Cosmetology Department Aide Certificate. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times.

COSM 665Sm COSMETOLOGY COMPETITION PREPARATION (.5)

(Pass/No Pass.)

A minimum of 24 lab hours.

This short course is designed for any registered Cosmetology student who is interested in preparing for competitions in hair, skin and nails. Students will work on speed, accuracy, consistency, and review of competition rules and regulations to be able to compete in state, national and international competitions. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times.

COSM 665SR Esthetician: It's Your Business (Nuts & Bolts) (0.5)

(Pass/No Pass)

Opening your own business, this one day course will focus on what has to be done from start to finish. Tracking your income and expenses, identifying your market, purchasing products, inventory tracking, maintaining good records, client and retail retention.

COSM 665SS Advanced Skin Analysis and Facial Peels (0.5)

(Pass/No Pass)

Prerequisite: COSM 665SS, or Licensed Estehtician/Cosmetologiist or Esthetic student enrolled in a licensing program.

Short course designed to understand the effects and reactions of chemical peels on the skin. Topics include the chemistry of peels and the application of various peels. This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $20.

COSM 665ST BUSINESS ETIQUETTE (0.5)

(Pass/No Pass)

Your professional success is an important part of what your image and behavior conveys.This one day course will cover job interviewing, hosting a business meal, making a phone call, writing a cover letter, and thank you notes. Shows how to make a lasting impression.

COSM 700 COSMETOLOGY CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE I (.5-10)

Five lecture hours and 35 lab hours per week for eight weeks for day students and five lecture hours and 19 lab hours per week for sixteen weeks for evening students.

Basic manipulative skills in hair design, permanent waving, hair coloring, hair cutting, and manicuring/pedicuring. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times.

COSM 710 COSMETOLOGY CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE II: FACIALS (.5-8)

Five lecture hours and 35 lab hours per week for eight weeks. Prerequisite: Completion of COSM 700 with a grade of C or better.

Basic manipulative skills in facials, arching/waxing, and make-up. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times.

COSM 720 COSMETOLOGY CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE III (.5-10)

Five lecture hours and 35 lab hours per week for eight weeks for day students and five lecture hours and 19 lab hours per week for sixteen weeks for evening students. Prerequisite: Completion of COSM 700 with a grade of C or better.

Basic manipulative skills in chemical straightening, hair analysis, hair lightening, conditioners and advanced hair coloring and styling techniques, and advanced permanent waving. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times.

COSM 730 COSMETOLOGY CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE IV (.5-8)

Five lecture hours and 35 lab hours per week for eight weeks. Prerequisite: Completion of COSM 700 with a grade of C or better.

Develop manipulative skills in nail wraps, tips and sculptured nails. Introduce and develop manipulative skills in thermal pressing and curling, fingerwaving and scientific scalp treatments. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times.

COSM 735 COSMETOLOGY CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE V: NEW CONCEPTS (3)

Minimum of 16 lecture hours and 112 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: Completion of COSM 700 or equivalent.

Designed for continuing cosmetology students working toward a Skyline College Certificate or Associate in Science Degree. The course allows students to work toward California State requirements accruing applied effort ticket requirements in advanced hair cutting techniques, braiding, advanced permanent waving, and evening and day up do styling.

COSM 740 COSMETOLOGY CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE V (.5-10)

Five lecture hours and 35 lab hours per week for eight weeks for day students and five lecture hours and 19 lab hours per week for sixteen weeks for evening students. Prerequisite: Completion of COSM 700, 710, 720, and 730 with a grade of C or better.

California State Board review. Advanced salon preparation. Emphasizes salon environment in relationship to skill and techniques. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times.

COSM 745 COSMETOLOGY CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE VI: SENIOR PRACTICAL (.5-6)

Minimum of 32 lecture hours and 224 lab hours/semester to earn 6 units. Prerequisite: Completion of COSM 700 or equivalent.

Designed for continuing cosmetology students to complete classes and earn a Skyline College Certificate or Associate in Science Degree. The course allows students to complete California State requirements accruing applied effort ticket requirements focusing on speed, accuracy and styling services for the salon environment.

COSM 750 COSMETOLOGY BRUSH-UP (1-19)

Nine lecture hours and thirty-one lab hours per week. Lab and theory hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Cosmetology license.

To satisfy supplemental or out-of-state training requirements. Basic and advanced instruction in beauty salon processes with emphasis on performance and efficiency. (Open entry.) May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times.

COSM 754 MANICURING (1-10)

Lecture/Lab total of 400 hours.

The art of caring for the hands and nails. Includes instruction in sculpture nails, application of nail tips and nail art. Four hundred hours training in preparation for licensure by the California State Board of Cosmetology in the field of manicuring. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times.

COSM 760 COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR PREPARATION (1-5)

A minimum of 16 lecture hours and 16 lab hours for each unit; a maximum of 80 lecture hours and 80 lab hours to earn five units. Prerequisite: Valid California Cosmetologist's license and a minimum of one year's full-time practical experience.

Designed for experienced, licensed cosmetologists interested in teaching cosmetology courses in the community college system. The focus is on teaching methodologies and techniques that emphasize theoretical and practical subject matter for Cosmetology students. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 20 units.

COSM 761 COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR PREPARATION II (1-7)

Minimum of 16 lecture hours and 16 lab hours by arrangement for each unit; a minimum of 112 lecture hours and 112 lab hours to earn 7 units. Prerequisite: Valid California Cosmetology license and a minimum of one year full-time practical experience; and completion of COSM 760.

Designed for experienced, licensed cosmetologists, barbers, estheticians, and manicurists interested in teaching specific cosmetology courses with a focus on teaching methodologies and techniques that emphasize theoretical and practical subject matter using the four-step lesson plan.

COSM 775 ESTHETICIAN (1-8)

Twenty class hours per week (5 lecture, 15 lab.)

Designed to develop skills and knowledge in skin care. Upon successful completion of the 600 hour course the student will be eligible to apply for Esthetician examination at the California State Board of Cosmetology. May be repeated once for credit.

COSM 782 ADVANCED COSMETOLOGY CONCEPTS (2)

(Offered in Evening only.)

Two lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week for one-half semester. Prerequisite: Valid California Cosmetology license or actively enrolled in Skyline Cosmetology program.

Emphasis is placed on advanced methods, techniques and application of hair fashion, design and coordination. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times.

COSM 784 SALON PRACTICE (.5-1.5)

Forty-eight lab hours per unit. Prerequisite: Must be currently enrolled in Cosmetology 710, 720, 730 or 740.

Offers additional salon practice to all students enrolled in the current day program. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times.

COSM 785 SPA TECHNICIAN TRAINING (1-5)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Six lecture hours and six lab hours per week.

Thorough study of wellness services available in day and destination spa businesses. Focus is on health, fitness, and stress management. Students will develop skill in spa treatments, product knowledge, customer relations, business operations, and the job search. May be repeated once for credit.

COSM 880SB COSMETOLOGY CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE III (0.5-5.0) Prerequisite: COSM 740 or equivalent. Topics covered include advanced coursework in skin histology and diseases, facials, hair removal, chemistry, electricity, artificial nail applications, styling, relaxing, bleaching highlighting, advanced hair coloring, thermal press and curl anatomy. In addition, there will be a review of the state board exam.
COSM 880SC ADVANCED ESTHETIC TRAINING (8)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 96 lecture hours and 96 lab hours/semester. Completion of an Esthetician or a Cosmetology program.

Provides students with advanced training in esthetics. Students will learn and receive practical hands-on training in the following: advanced skin analysis, facial techniques with the use of facial devices, advanced Hair Removal, and chemical exfoliation techniques such as the application of unbuffered glycolic, AHA'S, BHA'S, Oxygen, and TCA solution. The program offers a pathway for licensed Estheticians and Cosmetologists wishing to increase their current knowledge. Advanced techniques covered in this course are not taught in basic licensure esthetician or cosmetology programs.

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