Learn to express your creativity and let your passion be your paycheck with Cisco College’s Cosmetology program! Through comprehensive instruction, you will master:
- The latest skills and trends for hair cutting, hair styling, hair coloring, manicures, pedicures, and skin care
- Proper safety and sanitation procedures for hair, skin, and nail treatments and implements
- Hands on training in every aspect of Cosmetology, from guest services to marketing
This knowledge prepares you for employment in diverse environments, including independent salons, spa salons, national franchises, and independent chains.
Cisco College offers admission to the cosmetology program three times each year: fall, spring or summer. Courses meet Monday through Thursday, 8am to 5pm. Students are required to take 1,500 hours of course work (equivalent to three semesters) prior to testing. Licenses will be issued upon satisfactory completion of state examinations. Cisco College program graduates have an excellent reputation for finding employment and being successful in their chosen careers.
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There is no special selection criteria for this program
What Can This Program Do For You
Cosmetology Associate of Applied Science Degree Plan
First Semester Second Semester CSME 1401 Orientation to Cosmetology 4 CSME 1354 Artistry of Hair Design I 3 CSME 1405 Fundamentals of Cosmetology 4 CSME 1453 Chemical Reformation/ Theory 4 CSME 1310 Intro to Haircutting/Theory 3 CSME 1443 Manicuring/ Theory 4 CSME 2401 Principles of Hair Color/ Theory 4 CSME 1447 Principles of Skin Care/ Facials 4 TOTAL 15 TOTAL 15 Third Semester Fourth Semester CSME 2337 Advanced Techniques 3 ENGL 1301 Composition I 3 CSME 2541 Prep for P.S.I. State Exam 5 ARTS 1311 Design I 3 CSME 2443 Salon Development 4 BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3 BUSG 2309 Small Business Management 3 GOVT 2306 or ECON 1301 3 MATH 1314 or CHEM 1405 or BIOL 1411 3 TOTAL 15 TOTAL 15 TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 60
Some students may need preparatory courses in English, Reading, or Math. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward a certificate or degree.
Cosmetology Operator Level I Certificate Plan
First Semester Second Semester CSME 1401 Orientation to Cosmetology 4 CSME 1354 Artistry of Hair Design I 3 CSME 1405 Fundamentals of Cosmetology 4 CSME 1453 Chemical Reformation/ Theory 4 CSME 1310 Intro to Haircutting/ Theory 3 CSME 1443 Manicuring/ Theory 4 CSME 2401 Principles of Hair Color/ Theory 4 CSME 1447 Principles of Skin Care/ Facials 4 TOTAL 15 TOTAL 15 Third Semester CSME 2537 Advanced Techniques 3 CSME 2541 Prep for P.S.I. State Exam 5 CSME 2443 Salon Development 4 TOTAL 12 TOTAL CERTIFICATE HOURS 42
Cosmetology Instructor Level I Certificate Plan
First Semester Second Semester CSME 1435 Orientation to Instr. of Cosm. 4 CSME 2415 Cosmetology Instructor III 4 CSME 1434 Cosmetology Instructor I 4 CSME 2444 Cosmetology Instructor IV 4 CSME 2414 Cosmetology Instructor II 4 CSME 2445 Instruction Theory & Operation 4 TOTAL 12 TOTAL 12 TOTAL CERTIFICATE HOURS 24
Potential Career Paths
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- The Bureau of Labor Statistics ‘Occupational Outlook Handbook’ can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
- Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Career One Stop is a resource for career exploration, training, skill sets, wages & jobs.
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