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COSM 766 Salon Business Entrepreneur

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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

In this discipline specific course students are introduced to modern concepts in salon business management including examination of current practices and principles successful salon businesses employ in order to launch a salon business, attract clientele, increase sales, grow personal income, and set goals for the future. Segments include opportunities to learn and practice soft skills, track and record successes, and identify areas for improvement within personalized action plans. Salon specific content builds upon classes successfully completed within the certificate or complements experiences already gained by new and established entrepreneurs seeking leading edge business training to survive and thrive in competitive markets.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU