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Program Overview

The CSM Cosmetology program embraces a student-centered approach to collaborative team teaching and delivers current and comprehensive curricula via modern technologies, individual training, group projects, and supervised practice on the public, linking theoretical knowledge to hands-on (practical) experiences. Instruction on hair styling and cutting, chemical applications (hair color, curling, and straightening), nail, facial, and makeup services, cosmetology specialty classes, and portfolio preparation to include resume preparation and job placement support.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements
Required Core Courses: 38 units Units
COSM 712 Cosmetology I 9.5 units
COSM 722 Cosmetology II 9.5 units
COSM 732 Cosmetology III 9.5 units
COSM 742 Cosmetology IV 9.5 units
Upon satisfactory program completion of a minimum of 1000 state required hours, students are qualified to take the National-Interstate Council (NIC) California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology licensing exam for licensure as a Cosmetologist.
Total Required Major Units: 38

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.