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COSM 742 Intermediate Cosmetology IV

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Cosmetology Program Requirements

The courses described below are open only to those students accepted in the Cosmetology Program. Completion of the tenth grade or equivalent required by California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology; completion of the twelfth grade is recommended. A grade of C or higher is necessary for progression in the sequence of courses. Concurrent enrollment in ESL classes is strongly advised for non-native speakers. Upon successful completion of the program, including satisfactory performance on a comprehensive “mock board” examination including both theory and practical performance, the candidate receives a Certificate in Cosmetology and is eligible to write for the California Bureau of Cosmetology licensing examination. Note: Applicants for the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology licensure must be 17 years of age or older. 

Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

Study intermediate theoretical and practical application of communication for success, nail tips and wraps, artificial nails, nail disorders and disease, skin disorders and disease, chemical texture services, preparing for licensure, working on the job, and salon business. Continued practice in building intermediate skill while applying and executing theoretical and practical discipline competencies studied in fundamental classes, as prescribed by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

Units: 10
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 80-90
  • Lab hours/semester: 240-270
  • Homework hours/semester: 160-180
Prerequisites: COSM 712 and COSM 722
Corequisites: None