Ozark Catalog
Technical Certificates
Associate of Applied Science
Associate of General Studies

Cosmetology

Program Chair
Cathy Rosewell
Technology and Academic Support Bldg.
(479) 508-3320
cfultz@atu.edu

Instructor
Debbie McClure

This program is designed to prepare students for professional licensing in the cosmetology field. Students are taught the basic techniques of hair care, chemical relaxing, professional ethics, sanitation, manicuring, facials, salon management, and rules and regulations as designated by the state.

The Arkansas State Health Department Cosmetology Division requires an individual to successfully complete 1500 clock hours in order to qualify for the state cosmetology licensing examination. In addition to admission requirements for this program, a student must submit a copy of their social security number, driver's license, copy of high school transcript or proof of GED, and a $20 money order made payable to the Arkansas Board of Health/Cosmetology for a temporary training permit.

Students who are pursuing a program of study where admission is limited (Cardiovascular Technology, Cosmetology, Medical Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Practical Nursing and Registered Nursing), will be assigned a major of Associate of General Studies until admitted into their selected program.

Cosmetology

Curriculum in Cosmetology Technical Certificate
(40 Semester Credit Hours)

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
1st Semester
COS 1101 Hygiene and Sanitation I 1
COS 1107 Hairdressing I w/Lab 7
COS 1121 Related Science I 1
COS 1131 Manicuring I 1
COS 1141 Cosmetic Therapy I 1
COS 1151 Salesmanship, Shop Management and Shop Deportment I 1
Total 12
2nd Semester
COS 1201 Hygiene and Sanitation II
(prerequisite: COS 1101)
1
COS 1207 Hairdressing II w/Lab
(prerequisite: COS 1107)
7
COS 1221 Related Science II
(prerequisite: COS 1121)
1
COS 1231 Manicuring II
(prerequisite: COS 1131)
1
COS 1241 Cosmetic Therapy II
(prerequisite: COS 1141)
1
COS 1251 Salesmanship, Shop Management and Shop Deportment II
(prerequisite: COS 1151)
1
Total 12
Summer Term
COS 2404 Theory and Practical Application 4
Total 4
3rd Semester
COS 2301 Hygiene and Sanitation III
(prerequisite: COS 1201)
1
COS 2307 Hairdressing III w/Lab
(prerequisite: COS 1207)
7
COS 2321 Related Science III
(prerequisite: COS 1221)
1
COS 2331 Manicuring III
(prerequisite: COS 1231)
1
COS 2341 Cosmetic Therapy III
(prerequisite: COS 1241)
1
COS 2351 Salesmanship, Shop Management and Shop Deportment III
(prerequisite: COS 1251)
1
Total 12

Curriculum in Cosmetic Science Associate of Applied Science Degree in General Technology
(60 Semester Credit Hours)

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
1st Semester
COS 1101 Hygiene and Sanitation I 1
COS 1107 Hairdressing I w/Lab 7
COS 1121 Related Science I 1
COS 1131 Manicuring I 1
COS 1141 Cosmetic Therapy I 1
COS 1151 Salesmanship, Shop Management and Shop Deportment I 1
2 hours Approved Electives (may be taken in summer terms) 2
Total 14
2nd Semester
COS 1201 Hygiene and Sanitation II
(prerequisite: COS 1101)
1
COS 1207 Hairdressing II w/Lab
(prerequisite: COS 1107)
7
COS 1221 Related Science II
(prerequisite: COS 1121)
1
COS 1231 Manicuring II
(prerequisite: COS 1131)
1
COS 1241 Cosmetic Therapy II
(prerequisite: COS 1141)
1
COS 1251 Salesmanship, Shop Management and Shop Deportment II
(prerequisite: COS 1151)
1
3 hours Approved Electives (may be taken in summer terms) 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
COS 2301 Hygiene and Sanitation III
(prerequisite: COS 1201)
1
COS 2307 Hairdressing III w/Lab
(prerequisite: COS 1207)
7
COS 2321 Related Science III
(prerequisite: COS 1221)
1
COS 2331 Manicuring III
(prerequisite: COS 1231)
1
COS 2341 Cosmetic Therapy III
(prerequisite: COS 1241)
1
COS 2351 Salesmanship, Shop Management and Shop Deportment III
(prerequisite: COS 1251)
1
ENGL 1013 Composition I 3
Total 15
4th Semester
3 hours Any Approved Social Science1 3
COMS 1003

COMS 2003

BST 1303
Introduction to Computer Based Systems
or
Microcomputer Applications
or
Introduction to Computers
3
COS 2404 Theory and Practical Application* 4
ENGL 1023 Composition II 3
TMAT 1203 Technical Mathematics (or higher math) 3
Total 16
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements"
*Usually offered in Summer I term