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COSMETOLOGY

CERTIFICATE: Certificate in Applied Science with a major in Cosmetology

To prepare graduates to pass the South Carolina State Board of Cosmetology examination as licensed cosmetologists and to secure entry level positions in the field of cosmetology.

The Cosmetology program will provide instruction to enable graduates to pass the South Carolina State Board of Cosmetology examination to become licensed Cosmetologists and to secure entry-level positions in salons. Graduates will be able to perform under safe and sanitary conditions, all phases of cosmetology-related skills including hair shaping, hairstyling, hair coloring, chemical services, manicuring, and skin care. Students must clock in a total of 1500 hours to be eligible to take the State Licensing examination. Applicants will be admitted to this program on a first come, first qualified basis. Applicants are considered to be qualified when they meet all college and program requirements. New students are admitted into this program every fall and spring semester.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTRANCE

Required Courses

High School: Algebra I
College: None

NOTE:  A grade of "C" or better is required for each prerequisite course.

Other Requirements

  1. Does Not Require High School Diploma or GED (NOTE: Non-high school graduates or those who do not have a GED, must score 61 or better on the reading portion of the COMPASS test. )
  2. Two-step PPD / Chest X-Ray

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  1. Any course with one of the following prefixes requires a grade of "C" or better: COS
  2. Any course with one of the following prefixes may not be attempted more than twice: COS
  3. Curriculum Completion Requirement - 36 months
  4. Dismissal Policy: A student who makes lower than a "C" on three (3) Cosmetology (COS) courses will be dismissed from the program, and will not be eligible to re-enter the program. A student may be dismissed at any time during a semester if he/she is unsafe and/or unethical in the clinical area.
  5. Reentry Policy: Any student who has been dismissed from the Cosmetology program for academic or clinical failure, or who has been withdrawn will not be eligible to return for the next semester. This student will be placed on the waiting list to re-enter the program the following year in the semester from which he/she was dropped. This will be allowed only if the student's GPA is a 2.0 or better. Students are not eligible to re-enter the Cosmetology program after two withdrawals from the curriculum.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Course Requirements


Course Class Lab Credit
COS 101 Fundamentals of Cosmetology 1 6 3
COS 106 Facials and Make-up 1 6 3
COS 108 Nail Care 1 6 3
COS 110 Scalp and Hair Care 1 6 3
COS 112 Shampoo and Rinses 1.5 7.5 4
COS 114 Hair Shaping 0 12 4
COS 116 Hair Styling I 0 12 4
COS 120 Mannequin Practice 0 9 3
COS 206 Chemical Hair Waving 0 9 3
COS 210 Hair Coloring .5 7.5 3
COS 220 Cosmetology Clinical Practice I 0 9 3
COS 222 Cosmetology Clinical Practice II 0 9 3
6 99 39
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  39

SEMESTER CURRICULUM

SEMESTER 1 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
COS 101 Fundamentals of Cosmetology 1 6 3
COS 106 Facials and Make-up 1 6 3
COS 110 Scalp and Hair Care 1 6 3
COS 120 Mannequin Practice 0 9 3
3 27 12

SEMESTER 2 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
COS 112 Shampoo and Rinses 1.5 7.5 4
COS 114 Hair Shaping 0 12 4
COS 116 Hair Styling I 0 12 4
1.5 31.5 12

SEMESTER 3 (Summer)


Course Class Lab Credit
COS 206 Chemical Hair Waving 0 9 3
COS 220 Cosmetology Clinical Practice I 0 9 3
0 18 6

SEMESTER 4 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
COS 108 Nail Care 1 6 3
COS 210 Hair Coloring .5 7.5 3
COS 222 Cosmetology Clinical Practice II 0 9 3
1.5 22.5 9
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  39

PROGRAM AND EMPLOYMENT TIDBITS

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