This program prepares students for entry-level work in the personal services industry. Graduates are prepared to sit for the state board exam in cosmetology, after which they may work as a hairstylist, beautician, or nail technician in a salon setting, or start their own businesses.
Graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of hair & skin care.
- Understand manicuring and pedicuring.
- Be prepared to gain a cosmetology license.
- Understand salon management.
Minimum credits: 29
Length: 3 semesters, including a summer term
- Hairstylist/Cosmetologist: $23,710 - 36,060
- Manicurist/Pedicurist: $22,980 - 27,110
- Skincare Specialist: $30,090
- *Median salaries nationwide as of 2015. Source: BLS.gov
Job growth: 10% from 2014 to 2024
Division: Workforce Services
|First Semester||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Hours in Class||Credits|
|COS 081 Cosmetology Theory I||4||0||4||4|
|COS 190 Coordinated Internship||4||10||14||4|
|COS 196 On-Site Training||4||20||24||4|
|Second Semester||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Hours in Class||Credits|
|COS 082 Cosmetology Theory II||5||0||5||5|
|COS 290 Coordinated Internship||4||15||19||4|
|COS 198 Seminar and Project||3||10||13||3|
|Third Semester (Summer)||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Hours in Class||Credits|
|COS 296 On-Site Training||5||15||20||5|
Total Minimum Credits for a Diploma in Graphic Imaging Technology: 29