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Cosmetology Associate program consists of intensive practice and lecture designed to prepare our students to take the Virginia State Board of Cosmetology examination for licensure.

Student who have completed this program successfully are eligible to take the state board examination and become a licensed cosmetologists, salon manager, and/or cosmetic technician or school instructor.

AAS degree program in Cosmetology offers 96 credits core courses. Each course consists of various sub-courses which give a basic, intermediate and advanced skills and knowledge of chemistry, anatomy, physiology, hair cutting, hair styling, permanent waving, manicuring, pedicuring, facials and makeup, salon management, and instructing in Cosmetology.

Core Requirements
COS101
Introduction and History of Cosmetology
1 credit
COS102
Communication Skills
1 credit
COS103
Bacteriology, Sterilization, and Sanitation
2 credits
COS104
Anatomy and Physiology
2 credits
COS105
Skin and Nail Composition
1 credit
COS108
Freshman Lab and Practice I
5 credits
COS111
Hair Structure and Chemistry
2 credits
COS112
Principles of Hair Design
2 credits
COS113
Shampooing, Rinsing, and Conditioning
1 credit
COS114
Hair Cutting
2 credits
COS118
Freshman Lab and Practice II
5 credits
COS151
Haircutting Techniques
2 credits
COS152
Braiding Techniques
2 credits
COS158
Intermediate Lab and Practice I
4 credits
COS159
Intermediate Clinic I
2 credits
COS161
Placement of Artificial Hair
2 credits
COS162
Permanent Waves
2 credits
COS168
Intermediate Lab and Practice II
4 credits
COS169
Intermediate Clinic II
2 credits
COS171
Hair Coloring
1 credit
COS172
Bleaching and Tinting
1 credit
COS173
Skin Diseases and Disorders
1 credit
COS174
Hair Removal
1 credit
COS178
Intermediate Lab and Practice III
4 credits
COS179
Intermediate Clinic III
2 credits
COS201
Facials and Makeup I
1 credit
COS202
Facials and Makeup II
1 credit
COS203
Manicuring and Pedicuring I
1 credit
COS204
Manicuring and Pedicuring II
1 credit
COS208
Senior Lab and Practice I
4 credits
COS209
Senior Clinic I
3 credits
COS211
Finger Waving, Skip Waving, and Pencil Waving
1 credit
COS212
Job Seeking Skills
1 credit
COS213
Professional Ethics and Salon Management
1 credit
COS214
Business Skills
1 credit
COS218
Senior Lab and Practice II
4 credits
COS219
Senior Clinic II
3 credits
COS251
Instructing Theory in Cosmetology I
2 credits
COS252
Instructing Lab in Cosmetology I
5 credits
COS253
Advanced Clinic I
3 credits
COS261
Instructing Theory in Cosmetology II
2 credits
COS262
Instructing Lab in Cosmetology II
5 credits
COS263
Advanced Clinic II
3 credits

Total Required Credits: 96

General Education Requirements
BIO102
Introduction to Biology
4 credits
CPS101
Introduction to Computer Science
4 credits
CRT101
Critical Thinking
4 credits
ENG101
English Composition
4 credits
MAT101
Algebra
4 credits
MAT201
Pre-Calculus
4 credits
PSY101
Introduction to Psychology
4 credits
SPN101
Introduction to Spanish I
4 credits
SPN102
Introduction to Spanish II
4 credits

Required: 6 courses (Select from Above)