Program Overview

Prepares students for licensing as a Cosmetologist. The Cosmetology program requires 1,000 hours of comprehensive training in beauty services.

Courses in the Cosmetology program focus on theoretical foundation, practical manipulative skills, business knowledge, career development in the field, and professional and ethical training needed for licensing through the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. Prepared with excellent entry-level skills, students are able to work in many facets of the beauty industry.


The Associate in Science degree with a major in Cosmetology program requires the completion of a special application packet to be considered for admission. Admission applications are not considered for acceptance until all documents have been completed and received by the Office of Admissions and Records. For further information on the Cosmetology Program please visit the Cosmetology program website.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses
COSM 701 Cosmetology Core Concepts 6 units
COSM 702 Cosmetology Hair Design Concepts 6 units
COSM 703 Cosmetology Chemical Concepts 3 units
COSM 704 Cosmetology Intermediate Concepts 6 units
COSM 705 Cosmetology Business and Salon Experience 9 units
Select a minimum of one course from the following: Units
BUS. 150 Entrepreneurship - Small Business Management 3 units
COSM 670 Vocational Cooperative Education in Cosmetology 1.5 units
COSM 717 Advanced Makeup 3 units
COSM 725 State Board Written Exam Preparation 3 units
COSM 737 Advanced Natural Haircare and Braiding 3 units
COSM 767 Eyelash Enhancements 1.5 units
COSM 799 Braiding, Natural Hair Care, and Hair Weaving (Non-Licensure) 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 31.5 - 33

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.