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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.

Program 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 "C" or higher, students are qualified to take the California State Board of Cosmetology examination for licensure as a Cosmetologist.
Total Required Units: 57