Academic Catalog

Cosmetology Classes

Infection Control Principles & Practices

Item Number
COSMO 112
Credits
2

Acquire knowledge for successful and responsible infection control, first aid, and safety. Learn and apply concepts of microbiology for safe handling of tools, proper dispensing of chemicals, and how to prevent the spread of bacteria in a school or salon as required by state board regulations. Obtain Barbicide certification.

General Science of Hair

Item Number
COSMO 116
Credits
5

Learn why professional hair services must be based on an understanding of the growth, structure and composition of hair. Gain skills in evaluating various hair and scalp conditions. Understand the purpose for draping and scalp massage as a foundation for attentive client care services.

Cosmetology Fundamentals

Item Number
COSMO 123
Credits
2

Study design and art principles to assist you in achieving customized designs for the client. Gain skills in the art of the consultation while developing professional behaviors for salon success and effective communication. 

Application of Haircutting and Hairstyling

Item Number
COSMO 136
Credits
14

This course introduces the fundamentals of haircutting techniques and thermal styling. This course will include safe use of shears, taper shears and  razor. Thermal Styling will introduce the purpose and use of brushes and various irons for styling to complete a finished design.   Infection control and safety processes required by salon and state board regulations are reinforced. 

Advanced Applications of Haircutting and Hairstyling

Item Number
COSMO 142
Credits
4

This course presents techniques and procedures for fundamental clipper cutting which build on the theory and previous experiences of haircutting enabling students to be current in haircutting trends. Wet Styling introduces finger waving, pin curling, roller placements along with long hair designs. Infection control principles and practices are reinforced. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of COSMO 136.

Chemical Texture Services

Item Number
COSMO 146
Credits
5

Presentation of the three main concepts of chemical texturizing commonly known as permanent waving, relaxing with chemicals, curl reforming and straightening. Brazilian blowout certification is achievable through this course. This course covers the theory of chemical texturizing and the tools used to achieve desired effects.  Infection control principles and practices, and client consultation. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of COSMO 112, COSMO 116, COSMO 123, and COSMO 136.

General Science of Hair Coloring

Item Number
COSMO 158
Credits
7

Introduction to  the creative artistry of color through the study of color theory, the use of the color wheel and  basic color applications and techniques. Formulating color will also be presented.  

Prerequisites

Successful completion of COSMO 112, COSMO 116, COSMO 123, and COSMO 136.

Lab Clinic II

Item Number
COSMO 163
Credits
9

Experience hands-on learning in a realistic salon setting. Fundamental and developing skills are reinforced and expanded as students provide consultation, haircutting, hairstyling, conditioning treatments and hair coloring services on clients/models. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of COSMO 142, COSMO 164 and COSMO 158, or instructor approval.

Lab Clinic I

Item Number
COSMO 164
Credits
8

Expand hands-on learning in a realistic salon setting. Fundamental and developing skills are reinforced and expanded as students provide consultation, haircutting, hairstyling and conditioning treatments on clients/models. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of COSMO 112, COSMO 116, COSMO 123, and COSMO 136.

Lab Clinic III

Item Number
COSMO 172
Credits
10

Continue to gain hands-on learning in a realistic salon setting. Fundamental and developing skills are reinforced and expanded as students provide consultation, haircutting, hairstyling, conditioning treatments, hair coloring services and chemical texturizing services on clients/models.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of COSMO 163, COSMO 181, COSMO 226, or instructor approval.

Cosmetology Salon Business Practices

Item Number
COSMO 175
Credits
3

Introducing the professional mindset and skills required in developing strategies for success. Learn the basic factors of salon business practices such as business plans for salon owner/boot renter, importance of record keeping, retailing, creating a referral system and building and retaining a clientele.  

Prerequisites

Successful completion of COSMO 112, COSMO 116, COSMO 123, COSMO 136, COSMO 142, COSMO 158, COSMO 163, COSMO 164, COSMO 181, and COSMO 226, or instructor approval.

Artificial Hair

Item Number
COSMO 181
Credits
2

An informative overview in artificial hair principles.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of COSMO 172 or instructor approval.

General Science of Nails

Item Number
COSMO 182
Credits
7

Learn to work with the tools required for nail services and practice fundamental techniques for providing clients with a professional manicure and pedicure on natural nails. Topics include basic nail theory, nail disease, disorders, and anatomy of the hands. Practice skills in safety and sanitation associated with nail care.

Students will engage in 100 hours of natural nail training, as well as preparation for the Washington Department of Licensing State Board Cosmetology written and practical exams.

General Science of Skin

Item Number
COSMO 188
Credits
7

An introduction to esthetic sciences. Presents structure and growth, disorders and diseases, application is temporary hair removal, facial massage and cosmetics. Students will comply with all infection control principles and practices. Students will engage in 100 hours of skin care training as well as preparation for the Washington Department of Licensing State Board Cosmetology written and practical examinations.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of COSMO 112, COSMO 116, COSMO 123, COSMO 136, COSMO 142, COSMO 158, and COSMO 164 or instructor approval.

Advanced Hair Coloring

Item Number
COSMO 226
Credits
8

Reinforcing  skills and techniques in hair coloring applications and presenting advanced patterns creating special effects for current trends and fashion. Develop skill in the special challenges in hair color and corrective solutions. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of COSMO 158 and COSMO 172, or instructor approval.

State Board Practical Preparation

Item Number
COSMO 229
Credits
4

Prepares students to sit for the Washington State Cosmetology or Hair Designer Practical Board Examination.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of COSMO 112, COSMO 116, COSMO 123, COSMO 136, COSMO 142, COSMO 146, COSMO 158, COSMO 163, COSMO 164, COSMO 172, COSMO 175, COSMO 181, and COSMO 226 or instructor approval.

Lab Clinic IV

Item Number
COSMO 231
Credits
10

Continue to gain hands-on learning experience in a realistic salon setting. Fundamental and developing skills are reinforced and expanded as students provide consultation, haircutting, hairstyling, conditioning treatments, hair coloring services and chemical texturizing services on clients/models.  Demostrate skills with minimal supervision. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of COSMO 172 or instructor approval.

Lab Clinic V

Item Number
COSMO 233
Credits
6

Gain 130 hours of hands-on learning in a realistic salon setting. Fundamental and developing skills are reinforced and expanded as students provide consultation, natural nail care including manicuring, pedicuring and safety issues as it relates to nails. Basic skin care including histology, hair removal, facial massage and product application and removal will also be performed. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of COSMO 231 or instructor approval.

State Board Written Test Review

Item Number
COSMO 236
Credits
3

Prepares students for Washington State Cosmetology or Hair Designer Written Board Examinations. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of COSMO 172 or instructor approval.

Cosmetology Capstone

Item Number
COSMO 244CAP
Credits
3

Arrange a portfolio which demonstrates a culmination of all skills, concepts and achievements that summarize the Cosmetology or Hair Designer program under the discretion of the instructor.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of COSMO 112, COSMO 116, COSMO 123, COSMO 136, COSMO 142, COSMO 146, COSMO 158, COSMO 163, COSMO 164, COSMO 172, COSMO 175, COSMO 181, and COSMO 226 or instructor approval.

Internship I

Item Number
COSMO 248
Credits
1

Internship provides the opportunity for on-the-job experiences and/or the availability to earn required hours of training to complete the program courses. This course offers 33 hours experience. 

Prerequisites

Instructor approval.

Internship II

Item Number
COSMO 250
Credits
2

Internship provides the opportunity for on-the-job experiences and/or the availability to earn required hours of training to complete the program courses. This course offers 66 hours experience. 

Prerequisites

Instructor approval.

Internship III

Item Number
COSMO 252
Credits
3

Internship provides the opportunity for on-the-job experiences and/or the availability to earn required hours of training to complete the program courses. This course offers 99 hours experience.

Prerequisites

Instructor approval.

Internship IV

Item Number
COSMO 254
Credits
4

Internship provides the opportunity for on-the-job experiences and/or the availability to earn required hours of training to complete the program courses. This course offers 132 hours experience.      

Prerequisites

Instructor approval.

Internship V

Item Number
COSMO 256
Credits
5

Internship provides the opportunity for on-the-job experiences and/or the availability to earn required hours of training to complete the program courses. This course offer 160 hours experience. Internship cannot exceed 10% of the total program hours.      

Prerequisites

Instructor approval.

Request More Info