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COSM 759 Advanced Techniques/Hair Specialties

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Cosmetology Program Requirements

The courses described here 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. Prior 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 Board 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 of theoretical and practical application covering: intermediate to advanced techniques in hair enhancement, career opportunities in specialized cosmetology fields, and health and safety provisions prescribed by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. Participation in individual and group activities utilizing critical thinking skills to strengthen academic, career and technical skills by direct participation in academic/work-based learning experiences while practicing hair enhancement services. Study of career opportunities in the specialized cosmetology field of hair enhancements. A materials fee as shown in the Schedule of Classes is payable upon registration.

Units: 3.5
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 40-45
  • Lab hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 80-90
Prerequisites: COSM 712 and COSM 722
Corequisites: None