Academic Catalogs

Cosmetology (COSM)

COSM G02110.5 Units (126 lecture hours; 210 lab hours)  
Cosmetology, Level I  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Not Transferable.

A beginning course in cosmetology that acquaints the beginning student with basic scientific theory in anatomy, chemistry, physiology, bacteriology, sterilization, cytology, mycology, California State Board rules and regulations and the principles of wet hairstyling, hair sculpture, hair coloring, permanent waving, scalp treatment and professional ethics. Level I is the first in a series of five. Each week of instruction consists of 40 hours or 8 hours per day. Graded.

COSM G02210.5 Units (126 lecture hours; 210 lab hours)  
Cosmetology, Level II  
Prerequisite(s): COSM G021.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Not Transferable.

An intermediate course in cosmetology that acquaints the student with basic scientific theory in trichology, occupational health and safety, communicable diseases in the work place, dermatology, communication skills and the principles of facials, manicuring, men and women's hair cutting, styling, hair coloring, chemical straightening and permanent waving. Students will begin to practice operations on live models in order to perfect their skill. Level II is the second in a series of five. Each week of instruction consists of 40 hours or 8 hours per day. Graded.

COSM G0239.5 Units (92 lecture hours; 244 lab hours)  
Cosmetology, Level III  
Prerequisite(s): COSM G022.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Not Transferable.

An advanced course in cosmetology that acquaints the student with basic scientific theory in electricity as it applies to cosmetology, heat and light energy, neurology, osteology, occupational safety precautions of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B, disorders of the skin, scalp and hair, salon management, ergonomics. This course acquaints the student with the principles of advanced facials and manicuring and introduces long hair design. The student engages in manipulative training and practices these skills on patrons from the community in a beauty salon atmosphere. Level III is the third in a series of five. Each week of instruction consists of 40 hours or 8 hours per day. Graded.

COSM G0248 Units (59 lecture hours; 277 lab hours)  
Cosmetology, Level IV  
Prerequisite(s): COSM G023.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Not Transferable.

An advanced course in cosmetology that acquaints the student with basic scientific theory in cosmetic chemistry, professional development, wigs, hairpieces, and the principles of advanced hair sculpting. Skills are performed on patrons in a salon atmosphere. Graded.

COSM G0258 Units (59 lecture hours; 277 lab hours)  
Cosmetology, Level V  
Prerequisite(s): COSM G024.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Not Transferable.

An advanced course in Cosmetology that acquaints the student with the State Board of Cosmetology examination and preparation for job interview skills. The student engages in advanced manipulative training and practices these skills on patrons from the community in a beauty salon atmosphere. Level V is the fifth in a series of five. Each week of instruction consists of 40 hours or 8 hours per day. Graded.

COSM G0296 Units (56 lecture hours; 168 lab hours)  
Cosmetology to Barber Crossover  
Prerequisite(s): Students must show proof of possessing a current California Cosmetology License.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Not Transferable.

Formerly: Cosmetology to Barber Crossover Level 1. This course provides training for the cosmetologist in the various aspects of barbering and prepares the student for the California State Board Barber Examination. This course consists of technical instruction and practical operations covering those barber practices that are not a part of the required training or practice of a cosmetologist. Lecture/Lab. Graded. NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.

COSM G0306 Units (56 lecture hours; 168 lab hours)  
Cosmetology to Barber Crossover Level 2  
Prerequisite(s): COSM G029.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Not Transferable.

This is the second level course that provides training for the cosmetologist in the various aspects of barbering and prepares the student for the California State Board Barber Examination. The course offers additional theory hours and advanced techniques in the areas of haircutting, rest facials and facial shaving. Lecture/Lab. Graded. NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.

COSM G0317 Units (63 lecture hours; 189 lab hours)  
Barbering Level 1  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Not Transferable.

An introductory course in barbering which introduces the student with the history of barbering, infection control and safe work practices, basic scientific theory in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, sterilization, the Barbering and Cosmetology Act and the Board's rules and regulations, hair dressing for permanent waving, haircoloring, men's haircutting, hair design, and professional ethics. Lecture/Lab. Graded. NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.

COSM G0327 Units (63 lecture hours; 189 lab hours)  
Barbering Level 2  
Prerequisite(s): COSM G031.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Not Transferable.

A beginning course in barbering which acquaints the student with scientific theory in trichology, occupational health and safety considerations, disinfection and sanitation, the principles of facials, shaving, men and women's haircutting, haircoloring, chemical straightening and permanent waving. Students will begin to practice operations on live models in order to perfect their skill. Level 2 is the second in a series of six. Lecture/Lab. Graded. NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.

COSM G0337 Units (63 lecture hours; 189 lab hours)  
Barbering, Level 3  
Prerequisite(s): COSM G032.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Not Transferable.

An intermediate course in barbering which acquaints the student with men's hair replacement, chemistry, electricity, light therapy, treatment of the hair and scalp as they relate to the profession of barbering. Additional theory and practical applications will be included as they relate to the subjects of haircutting, haircoloring, texture services, facials and hair styling. Students will practice on mannequins and live models in a salon atmosphere in order to perfect their skills. Level 3 is the third in a series of six. Lecture/Lab. Graded.

COSM G0347 Units (63 lecture hours; 189 lab hours)  
Barbering, Level 4  
Prerequisite(s): COSM G033.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Not Transferable.

An advanced course in barbering which acquaints the student with advanced techniques in men and women's haircutting, hair styling, haircoloring, bleaching, permanent waving, chemical straightening, shaving, communication skills, professional ethics, salesmanship, client record keeping, decorum, and basic tax information relating to booth renters, independent contractors, employee and employers. The student engages in manipulative training and practices these skills on patrons from the community in a salon atmosphere. Level 4 is the fourth in a series of six. Lecture/Lab. Graded.

COSM G0357 Units (63 lecture hours; 189 lab hours)  
Barbering, Level 5  
Prerequisite(s): COSM G034.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Not Transferable.

An advanced course in barbering which acquaints the student with preparation for job interview skills. The student engages in advanced manipulative training and practices these skills on patrons from the community in a salon atmosphere. Level 5 is the fifth in a series of six. Lecture/Lab. Graded.

COSM G0367 Units (63 lecture hours; 189 lab hours)  
Barbering, Level 6  
Prerequisite(s): COSM G035.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Not Transferable.

An advanced course in barbering which prepares the student for the State Board of Barbering Examination. The student engages in advanced manipulative training and practices these skills on patrons from the community in a salon atmosphere. Level 6 is the last in a series of six. Lecture/Lab. Graded.

COSM G07110.5 Units (126 lecture hours; 210 lab hours)  
Esthetics - Level 1  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Not Transferable.

This is the first session of two nine week courses comprising of 336 hours to be applied to a State Board Certification in Esthetics. This course is designed to introduce the beginning student to standards of professional conduct and to scientific theory of all subjects dealing with skin care, (i.e. anatomy, histology of the skin). It also provides a laboratory experience with an emphasis on skin care techniques, such as massage, hair removal, skin analysis, use of electrical modalities, as well as basic makeup. Students are required to purchase an Esthetician kit, program uniform and other program materials. Graded.

COSM G07210.5 Units (126 lecture hours; 210 lab hours)  
Esthetics - Level 2  
Prerequisite(s): COSM G071.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Not Transferable.

This is the second session of two nine week courses comprising of 336 hours to be applied to a State Board Certification in Esthetics. It is designed to provide a more in-depth knowledge of Esthetics including the scientific theory pertinent to skin (i.e. chemistry, nutrition). The students will learn skin care theory and receive more advanced laboratory training including the application of chemical peels, massage techniques, hair removal and proper use of electrical facial modalities. Students will learn the skills required to render most professional services. Graded.