Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Cosmetology Instructor

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Cosmetology Instructor A.A.S. Degree

Amanda Smith
Instructor I
Cosmetology Building, Office 116
(409) 984-6403
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The Cosmetology Program prepares students for a career as cosmetology professional. The recommended courses of study are designed to meet licensure requirements established by the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation. 

A licensed cosmetology instructor in good standing in the State of Texas may be awarded 20 semester credit hours toward an A.A.S. degree in Cosmetology Instructor.See the Credit By Examination section of this catalog for more information. Students who complete the Esthetics programs will gain the skills and accumulate sufficient hours of training to be qualified to take and pass applicable examinations administered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations. 

Students who lack a high school diploma or GED must demonstrate necessary skills in reading, writing and math to enroll in any beginning Cosmetology course. The designated implement for demonstrating such skills is the Compass exam. Students seeking the AAS who fail to meet minimal standards in one or more of these areas must complete appropriate developmental courses such as ENGL 0301, ENGL 0310 or MATH 0312 prior to enrolling in any cosmetology course. 

Recommended Program of Study
Course Title SCH
First Year
Fall Semester
CSME 1534 Cosmetology Instructor I 5
CSME 1535 Orientation to the Instruction of Cosmetology 5
CSME 2514 Cosmetology Instructor II 5
Spring Semester
CSME 2337 Advanced Cosmetology Techniques 3
CSME 2445 Instructional Theory and Clinic Operation 4
CSME 2549 Cosmetology Instructor III 5
CSME 2544 Cosmetology Instructor IV 5
Second Year
Fall Semester
ENGL 1301 Composition 3
HRPO 1311 Human Relations 3
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers 4
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
Spring Semester
XXXX x3xx College-Level Mathematics 3
XXXX x3xx Humanities/Fine Arts 3
XXXX x3xx Social Science Elective 3
ACNT 1311 Introduction to Computerized Accounting 3
Total 60