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Program Overview

The CSM Cosmetology program embraces a student-centered approach to collaborative team teaching and delivers current and comprehensive curriculum via modern technologies, individual training, group projects, and supervised practice on the public; linking theoretical knowledge to hands-on (practical) experiences. An exceptional faculty and staff deliver instruction on hair styling and cutting, chemical applications (hair color, curling, and straightening), nail, facial, and makeup services, specialty classes, and portfolio preparation culminating in a professional photo shoot.

Cosmetology (AA) Requirements

Major Requirements
Required Core Courses: 57 units Units
COSM 712 Fundamental Cosmetology I 10 units
COSM 722 Fundamental Cosmetology II 10 units
COSM 732 Intermediate Cosmetology III 10 units
COSM 742 Intermediate Cosmetology IV 10 units
COSM 746 Advanced Cosmetology V 5 units
COSM 749 Advanced Cosmetology VI 5 units
COSM 758 Advanced Techniques/Photo Shoot 3.5 units
COSM 759 Advanced Techniques/Hair Specialties 3.5 units
Upon satisfactory completion of 1600 total hours with grades of ā€œCā€ or higher, students are qualified to take the California State Board of Cosmetology examination for licensure as a Cosmetologist.
Total Required Major Units: 57

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.