Professional and Technical

Cosmetology – Associate Degree (A55140)

The Cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide competency- based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop manipulative skills.

Coursework includes instruction in all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multi-cultural practices, business/computer principles, product knowledge, and other selected topics.

Graduates should qualify to sit for the State Board of Cosmetic Arts examination. Upon successfully passing the State Board exam, graduates will be issued a license. Employment is available in beauty salons and related businesses.

BCC also offers Cosmetology Diploma and Certificate  options

Course Title Credits
Fall Semester #1
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 1
COS 111 Cosmetology Concepts I 4
COS 112 Salon I 8
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
Semester Total 16
Spring Semester #1
CIS 110 Introduction to computers 3
CIS 115 Intro to Program & Logic 3
COS 113 Cosmetology Concepts II 4
COS 114 Salon II 8
ENG 114 Profess. Research & Rptg 3
Semester Total 18
Summer Semester #1
COS 115 Cosmetology Concepts III 4
COS 116 Salon III 4
Semester Total 8
Fall Semester #2
BUS 240 Business Ethics 3
BUS 115 Business Law I 3
COS 117 Cosmetology concepts IV 2
COS 118 Salon IV 7
COS 240 Contemporary Design 2
COS 260 Design Applications 2
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
Semester Total 19
Spring Semester #2
COS 223 Contemp Hair Coloring 2
COS 224 Trichology and Chemistry 2
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective* 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective* 3
Semester Total 13

*Note: See Humanities/Fine Arts Electives and Social/ Behavioral Sciences Electives for a complete listing of eligible courses.

Students must successfully complete at least 1,200 clock hours during their enrollment in the cosmetology program before the student is eligible for graduation.


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