Cosmetology (COSM)

COSM 261 Basic Cosmetology 6 - 15 unit(s)
Hours: 5 - 5 Lecture/Discussion
3 - 30 Lab
COSM 261 includes a study of basic scientific theories and techniques as they apply to cosmetology. The course covers disorders, diseases, analysis, and treatment of the skin, hair, scalp, and nails; bacteriology, sterilization, and sanitation; principles of hair styling, chemicals and applications, fundamentals of massage, facials, and manicuring; ethics in cosmetology and salon management principles.
Limitation on Enrollment: Students must meet with an Estes Cosmetology Representative and be granted admission to the Estes Cosmetology Program.
COSM 262 Intermediate Cosmetology 6 - 15 unit(s)
Hours: 5 Lecture/Discussion
3 - 30 Lab
Cosmetology 262 includes a study of basic scientific theories and techniques as they apply to cosmetology. The course covers disorders, diseases, analysis, and treatment of the skin, hair, scalp, and nails; bacteriology, sterilizations, and sanitation; principles of hair styling, chemicals and applications, fundamentals of massage, facials, and manicuring; ethics in cosmetology and salon management principles. Prerequisite may be waived with 500 hours of cosmetology training.
Prerequisites: COSM 261 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
Limitation on Enrollment: Admission into the Cosmetology Program
COSM 263 Cosmetology Theory & Practice 6 - 15 unit(s)
Hours: 5 Lecture/Discussion
3 - 30 Lab
Equivalent Course: COSM 263AB
This course emphasizes the theory and practice of cosmetology. It explores hair sculpting and coloring, cosmetology anatomy, cosmetology chemistry, the psychology of selling, salon management principles, and resume writing.
Prerequisites: COSM 261 or COSM 262 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
COSM 264 Cosmetology License Exam Prep 6 - 15 unit(s)
Hours: 5 Lecture/Discussion
3 - 30 Lab
This course fulfills State required cosmetology competency and practice skills in order for students to be eligible for licensure by the Department of Consumer Affairs Bureau of Barbering and Cosmetology. Students shall complete 1600 total hours of practical training and technical instruction by the end of the certificate program per Section 7316 of the California Bureau of Barbering and Cosmetology Business and Professions Code.
Prerequisites: COSM 261 or COSM 262 or equivalent college course with "C" or better