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

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Cosmetology Operator 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. 

Upon completion of this degree program, students will have successfully completed all required courses, will have accrued the required clock hours of training and will possess knowledge and skills enabling him or her to pass an examination 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 1410 Introduction to Haircutting and Related Theory 4
CSME 1501 Orientation to Cosmetology 5
CSME 1553 Chemical Reformation and Related Theory 5
CSME 2202 Introduction to Application of Hair Color 2
Spring Semester
CSME 1547 Principles of Skin Care/Facials and Related Theory 5
CSME 2343 Salon Development 3
CSME 2410 Advanced Haircutting and Related Theory 4
CSME 2501 The Principles of Hair Coloring and Related Theory 5
Summer Session
CSME 1451 Artistry of Hair, Theory and Practice 4
CSME 2441 Preparation for the State Licensing Examination 4
Second Year
Fall Semester
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
XXXX x3xx Humanities/Fine Arts 3
XXXX x3xx Social/Behavioral Science 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
Spring Semester
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) 3
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers 4
Total 60