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 concepts of microbiology, safe handling of tools, proper dispensing of chemicals, Barbicide certification and how to prevent the spread of bacteria in a school or salon.

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

Learn design and art principles as guidelines to assist you in achieving designs for the client. Gain skills in the consultation portion of hair design and practice good life skills and professional behaviors for salon success and effective communication.

Application of Haircutting and Hairstyling

Item Number
COSMO 136
Credits
14

This course introduces foundational haircutting techniques and tools that other hairstyling is built upon. Covers safe tool usage, including shears, taper shears, razor and clippers. Reinforces the practice of infection control and safety processes required by salon standards as well as state board regulations.

Advanced Applications of Haircutting and Hairstyling

Item Number
COSMO 142
Credits
4

Presents advanced skills and techniques that enable students to remain current with haircutting trends. Procedures and theory are reinforced to achieve desired effect. Infection control principles and practices are reinforced. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of COSMO 136.

Chemical Texture Services

Item Number
COSMO 146
Credits
5

Presents the three main concepts of chemical texturizing: perming, relaxing with chemicals and reforming curls. This course covers the theory of chemical texturizing, 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

Introduces the creative artistry of color through the study of color theory, the color wheel, basic color applications and techniques, and basic formulation. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of 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 services on live models/clients in CPTC’s cosmetology clinic. Effective client/student interaction will be practiced. 

Prerequisites

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

Lab Clinic I

Item Number
COSMO 164
Credits
8

Expand skills and knowledge by offering services to live models/clients in CPTC’s student clinic, a realistic salon environment. This course reinforces skills learned within the Cosmetology program and provides practice in advanced hairstyling and haircutting. 

Prerequisites

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

Lab Clinic III

Item Number
COSMO 172
Credits
10

Gain hands-on experience in Clover Park Technical College's student clinic. Skills learned in previous quarters will be reinforced, in additional to chemical texturizing and nail care services.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of COSMO 163 or instructor approval.

Cosmetology Salon Business Practices

Item Number
COSMO 175
Credits
3

This course introduces the topics of salon business, going in to business for yourself, operating a successful salon, and building your business. Topics include identifying options for going into business for yourself, basic factors to consider when opening a salon, business plans, the importance of record keeping, elements of successful salon operations, and why selling services and products is a vital aspect of a salon’s success.

Prerequisites

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

Artificial Hair

Item Number
COSMO 181
Credits
2

Provides an overview of basic alternatives in artificial hair products and services. Students learn application and removal techniques and select appropriate forms of attachment to achieve intended outcomes. 

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. Develop skills in safety and sanitation associated with nail care. Topics include basic nail theory, nail disease, disorders and anatomy of the hands.

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

Provides an introduction to esthetic wsciences. Presents applications in temporary hair removal, skin care, and cosmetic applications. Emphasizes histology and the recognition of disease and disorders of the skin. Students will apply infection control principles and practices.

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

Reinforce skills and learn the rationale for advanced hair-color techniques. Students will use current trend applications and corrective techniques. Students will determine and implement all aspects of hair coloring. 

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 take the Washington State Cosmetology Practical Board Exam.

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

Hands-on learning experience in Cosmetology clinic. Students will reinforce skills and knowledge through client and student interactions.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of COSMO 172 or instructor approval.

Lab Clinic V

Item Number
COSMO 233
Credits
6

Students opting for the full Washington Staqte Cosmetology License option will complete 130 hours of realistic training in our beautiful stte of the art Cosmetology Clinic. Students opting for the full scope of Cosmetology training will engage in 130 hours of training with emphasis on developing skills and techniques in natural nail care and basic Esthetics training.

Nail care will include manicuring, pedicuring and safety as well as infection control.

Esthetics training will include the study of skin and its disorders, superfluous hair removal by means of waking or tweezing, massage, product application and removal.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of COSMO 231 or instructor approval.

State Board Written Test Review

Item Number
COSMO 236
Credits
3

Prepares students to take the Washington State Cosmetology Written Board Exam. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of COSMO 172 or instructor approval.

Cosmetology Capstone

Item Number
COSMO 244CAP
Credits
3

Independently demonstrate knowledge and integration of cosmetology skills and concepts gained through the program. In this course, students submit a cumulative portfolio that demonstrates achievement of the program’s student learning outcomes. Students may also participate in work experience opportunities that will round out their skills and prepare them for employment. 

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

Provides on-the-job experience for students in the cosmetology field. This is an optional 33-hour course for students who want an internship experience or who need additional hours to meet the state licensing requirements. 

Prerequisites

Instructor approval.

Internship II

Item Number
COSMO 250
Credits
2

Provides on-the-job experience for students in the cosmetology field. This is an optional 66-hour course for students who want an internship experience or who need additional hours to meet the state licensing requirements. 

Prerequisites

Instructor approval.

Internship III

Item Number
COSMO 252
Credits
3

Provides on-the-job experience for students in the field of cosmetology. This is an optional 99-hour course for students who want an internship experience or who need additional hours to meet the state licensing requirements. 

Prerequisites

Instructor approval.

Internship IV

Item Number
COSMO 254
Credits
4

Provides on-the-job experience for students in the field of cosmetology. This is an optional 132-hour course for students who want an internship experience or who need additional hours to meet the state licensing requirements. 

Prerequisites

Instructor approval.

Internship V

Item Number
COSMO 256
Credits
5

Provides on-the-job experience for students in the field of cosmetology. This is an optional 160-hour course for students who want an internship experience or who need additional hours meet the state licensing requirements. 

Prerequisites

Instructor approval.

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