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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

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 1310 Introduction to Haircutting and Related Theory 3
CSME 1401 Orientation to Cosmetology 4
CSME 1453 Chemical Reformation and Related Theory 4
CSME 2302 Introduction to Application of Hair Color 3
Spring Semester
CSME 1447 Principles of Skin Care/Facials and Related Theory 4
CSME 2410 Advanced Haircutting and Related Theory 4
CSME 2401 The Principles of Hair Coloring and Related Theory 4
CSME 2251 Preparation for State Licensing Practical Examination 2
Second Year
Fall Semester
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
XXXX x3xx Humanities/Fine Arts 3
XXXX x3xx Social/Behavioral Science 3
POFI 1349 Spreadsheets 3
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3
EDUC 1100 Learning Frameworks 1
Spring Semester
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics 3
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers 4
BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3
POFT 2312 Business Correspondence and Communication 3
Total 60