Cosmetology

Cosmetology, a career technical program, prepares students for careers in the beauty industry through training in hair cutting, hair styling, make-up design, skin care, nail care, sales, and entrepreneurship. Courses may lead to an associate degree in cosmetology and/or a certificate of achievement. Upon completion of the courses, students are qualified to take the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology exam to become a licensed cosmetologist.

Also see the esthetician discipline page for esthetician programs of study and coursework.

Faculty

NameOffice Room NumberPhoneEmail
Bautista, Susan TC 213626-857-4062sbautista@citruscollege.edu
Everett, Ann TC 109626-852-6448aeverett@citruscollege.edu
Glover, Patty PC 320626-914-8747pglover@citruscollege.edu
Graciano, Albert TC 223626-914-8709agraciano@citruscollege.edu
Hernandez, Salvador TC 212626-914-8748shernandez@citruscollege.edu
Morrish, Maria TC 109626-852-6449mmorrish@citruscollege.edu

Contact Information

Division
Career, Technical and Continuing Education
Dean
Michael Wangler
Administrative Secretary
Celia Gonzales
Division Office
TE 147
Division Phone Number
626-852-6402

This discipline prepares students to do the following:

  • Be prepared to pass the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Examination and acquire California State licensure.
  • Be trained theoretically and practically in the disciplines of: haircutting, hair coloring, chemical training, skin/nails, hairstyling necessary for the professional stylist, as well as a variety of business practices.
  • Be inspired and challenged artistically through industry competitions, projects, community service and collaborative work with partnering college disciplines.

COS 141
Introduction to Cosmetology
10.5 Units (AA/AS)
144 lecture hours, 144 lab hours
Equivalent to: COS 140

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

This is the introductory course for students majoring in cosmetology. The course includes the exploration of a variety of subjects including haircutting, hairstyling, skin care, nail care, hair coloring, chemical texturizing and practical experience in cosmetology. Material fee is required for this course.

COS 151
Business Fundamentals and Licensing Preparation
4.5 Units (AA/AS)
60 lecture hours, 84 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): COS 141.

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

A continuation of the study of professional ethics, client building skills and State Board rules and regulations from COS 141. Lecture, demonstration and practical experience in the following areas: communication, character building, goal setting, client retention and public safety.

COS 161
Haircolor
8 Units (AA/AS)
100 lecture hours, 155 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): COS 141.

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

A continuation of the science, theory, professional haircoloring techniques, and procedures following COS 141. Lectures, demonstrations, and practical experience in the following areas: advanced hair coloring procedures, advanced lightening procedures, specialized color application, and corrective haircolor.

COS 181
Haircutting
8 Units (AA/AS)
100 lecture hours, 155 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): COS 141.

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

A continuation of the theory of professional haircutting techniques and procedures introduced in COS 141. Lectures, demonstrations and practical experience in the following areas: ladies haircutting, male haircutting and clipper cutting.

COS 185
Skin and Nail Care
9.5 Units (AA/AS)
120 lecture hours, 168 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): COS 141.

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

A continuation of the science and theory of professional skin and nail care introduced in COS 141. Lectures, demonstrations and practical experience in the following areas: facial treatments, electricity, anatomy, hair removal, nail treatments, nail enhancements and products.

COS 191
Hair Design
8 Units (AA/AS)
100 lecture hours, 155 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): COS 141.

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

A continuation of the science and theory of professional hairstyling techniques and procedures introduced in COS 141. Lectures, demonstrations and practical experience in the following areas: hair care, set design, thermal styling, long hair design and creative artistry in hair design.

COS 201
Texture
8 Units (AA/AS)
100 lecture hours, 155 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): COS 141.

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

A continuation of the science and theories of permanent waving and chemical hair straightening procedures introduced in COS 141. Lectures, demonstrations and practical experience in the following areas: chemical hair reformation techniques, treatments and formulations.

COS 211
Men's Haircutting Techniques
1.5 Units (AA/AS)
9 lecture hours, 54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): A student must have completed COS 141, COS 181 and 1000 hours of a cosmetology program or have a current cosmetology or barber license.

This course focuses on men's haircutting and barbering. The course will include fades, tapers, clipper-cutting, clipper-over-comb, and shear-over-comb techniques. Beard and mustache trims, crew cuts, flat tops, and undercuts will also be covered.

COS 221
Hair Extension Techniques
1.5 Units (AA/AS)
9 lecture hours, 54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): COS 141, or enrolled in a cosmetology program with a minimum of 200 hours completed, or a licensed cosmetologist or barber.

This class focuses on several hair extension techniques including: I-Tip, Microtip, Skinweft, Keratip, Plastic tubes, One-step weft, and Sew-ins.

Associate Degrees

Certificates of Achievement