• **NOTE: Completion of Introduction to Cosmetology may lead to articulated credit for COS 111 – Introduction to Cosmetology (3 Credit Hours) / COS 112 - Introduction to Cosmetology Lab (3 Credit Hours) at an Alabama Community College. A Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) provided by the college may be required to earn credit. 

     

    ^^NOTE: Completion of Introduction to Spa Techniques may lead to articulated credit for COS 117 – Basic Spa Techniques (3 Credit Hours) and COS 118 – Basic Spa Techniques Lab (3 Credit Hours) at an Alabama Community College. A Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) provided by the college may be required to earn credit.

     

    Course Descriptions

     

    19104G1000 Introduction to Cosmetology (1 Credit)**

    Fee:  $20               

    A course designed to provide students with a study of concepts related to the cosmetology profession. Students gain initial practical experience in sanitation, shampooing, hair shaping, and hairstyling.

     

    19107G1001 Introduction to Spa Techniques (1 Credit)^^

    Fee:  $20

    A course that focuses on the structure and function of various systems of the body. This course also provides hands-on experiences in facial massage techniques, skin care, and hair removal.  

    Prerequisite:  Introduction to Cosmetology

     

    19103G1003 Natural Hairstyling Theory (1 Credit)

    Fee:  $20

    Natural Hair Styling Theory is a course designed to provide instruction on scientific concepts and natural hair care and services. Theory scope of content includes infection control, safety practices, human anatomy and physiology, client consultation, analysis, documentation, services, and procedures.

    Prerequisite:  Introduction to Cosmetology



    19107G1002 Advanced Spa Techniques (1 Credit)

    Fee:  $20

    A course that provides students with study and experiences in advanced hair removal, cosmetic applications, skin care, and massage techniques. The prerequisites for this course are Introduction to Cosmetology and Introduction to Spa Techniques.  

    Prerequisite:  Introduction to Cosmetology and Introduction to Spa Techniques

     

    19148G1000 Natural Hairstyling Practicum (1 Credit)

    Fee: $20

    Natural Hair Styling Practicum is a course designed to provide instruction on natural hair care services and techniques for styling and grooming natural hair. Core domain service areas include work area and client preparation, set-up of supplies, safe work practices, procedures related to services and design, and blood exposure procedure.  

    Prerequisite:  Introduction to Cosmetology

     

    19107G1003 Salon Practices and Management (1 Credit)

    Fee: $20

    A course designed to assist students in developing entry-level management skills for the cosmetology industry. Students practice all phases of cosmetology in a salon setting. The prerequisite for this course is Introduction to Cosmetology. 

    Prerequisite:  Introduction to Cosmetology

     

    19147G1003 CTE Lab in Cosmetology (1 Credit)

    Fee: $20

    This course is an extended laboratory experience to address the advancement and specialization of careers within Cosmetology through individualized or small group instruction. This course allows students to enhance the essential and intermediate skills learned through program courses within the career cluster and prepare for industry credentialing opportunities. 

    Prerequisite:  Introduction to Cosmetology

     

    19147G1001 Senior Career Pathway Project - Human Services-Cosmetology (1 Credit)

    Fee: $20

    A course designed for students who have completed a minimum of two career and technical education courses to select an area of interest; engage in in-depth exploration of the area; employ problem-solving, decision-making, and independent learning skills; and present a culminating pathway project before a selected audience.

    Prerequisite:  Cosmetology Instructor's approval