Trains students in all elements of professional cosmetology. Successful graduates are prepared for the Washington State Department of Licensing Cosmetology examination, and upon licensing will be qualified for positions as cosmetologists. Students will participate in realistic training in the student-operated salon. Clover Park Technical College uses an interactive module system of training to support student learning. This model is considered a world leader in beauty education and provides innovative, high-quality educational systems that promote excellence in the hair and beauty industry. Included in this program are academic courses in communication (English composition, speech), quantitative reasoning (math) and social sciences (psychology, sociology) that provide knowledge and abilities that enhance personal development and serve as a foundation for technical skills.
Employability Requirements: To qualify for a Cosmetologist license from the Washington State Department of Licensing, a student must successfully complete the technical courses offered in the program, complete 1600 hours of technical instruction, and pass both the written and practical exams for the Department of Licensing.
Students who have not met the 1600-hour technical instruction requirement will take one of the following internship courses:
|Course Number||Class Title||Credits|
|COSMO 112||Infection Control Principles & Practices||2|
|COSMO 116||General Science of Hair||5|
|COSMO 121||Principles of Hair Design||2|
|COSMO 136||Application of Haircutting and Hairstyling||14|
|COSMO 141||Advanced Applications of Hair Cutting||4|
|COSMO 146||Chemical Texture Services||5|
|COSMO 157||General Science of Hair Coloring||6|
|COSMO 161||Lab Clinic I||6|
|COSMO 162||Lab Clinic II||8|
|COSMO 171||Lab Clinic III||8|
|COSMO 175||Cosmetology Salon Business Practices||3|
|COSMO 180||Artificial Hair||1|
|COSMO 182||General Science of Nails||4|
|COSMO 188||General Science of Skin||4|
|COSMO 225||Advanced Hair Coloring||7|
|COSMO 228||State Board Practical Preparation||3|
|COSMO 230||Lab Clinic IV||9|
|COSMO 235||State Board Written Test Review||4|
|COSMO 243CAP||Cosmetology Capstone||6|
|COSMO 249||Advanced Application of Hairstyling||4|
|English Composition (or higher) or Public Speaking||5|
|Any 100-Level Math Class||5|
|General Psychology (or other social science or humanities class)||5|
|Computer Literacy Requirements||3|
Acquire knowledge for successful and responsible infection control, first aid, and safety. Learn concepts of microbiology, safe handling of tools, proper dispensing of chemicals, and how to prevent the spread of bacteria in a school or salon
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Introduces the creative artistry of color through the study of color theory, the color wheel, basic color applications and techniques, and basic formulation.
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 hair cutting.
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.
Gain hands-on experience in Clover Park Technical College’s student clinic. Skills learned in previous quarters will be reinforced, in addition to chemical texturizing and nail care services.
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.
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.
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.
Provides an introduction to esthetic sciences. 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.
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.
Prepares students to take the Washington State Cosmetology Practical Board Exam.
Hands-on learning experience in Cosmetology clinic. Students will reinforce skills and knowledge through client and student interactions.
Prepares students to take the Washington State Cosmetology Written Board Exam.
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.
Learn advanced hairstyling techniques to stay current with trends. Application of theory and procedures are combined to create specific looks. Students will apply infection control principles and practices.
|ENGL& 101||English Composition I||5|
|ENG 102||Composition: Argumentation & Research||5|
|ENG 104||Business Writing||5|
|ENGL& 235||Technical Writing||5|
|CMST& 220||Public Speaking||5|
|MAT 103||Business Mathematics||5|
|MAT 104||Introductory Computer Mathematics||5|
|MAT 105||Mathematics for Industrial Professionals||5|
|MAT 106||Math for Electronics||5|
|MAT 108||Math for Health Occupations||5|
|MAT 110||Math for Non-Science Majors||5|
|MATH& 141||Precalculus I||5|
|MATH& 142||Precalculus II, Functional Trigonometry||5|
|MATH& 146||Introduction to Stats||5|
|MATH& 151||Calculus I||5|
|MATH& 152||Calculus II||5|
|PSYC& 100DIV||General Psychology||5|
|CAS 121CL||Word I||3|
|CAS 151CL||Access I||3|
|CPW 101CL||Programming Fundamentals||5|
|ARC 181CL||Introduction to AutoCAD||5|
|ARC 284CL||Applied AutoCAD||5|
|CAS 103CL||Online Learning with Canvas||3|
|CAS 115CL||Introduction to Computing||3|
|CAS 130CL||Excel I||3|
|CAS 135CL||Excel II||3|
|NSS 105CL||IT Essentials II||4|
|CAH 105CL||Computer Applications||5|
|ECS 110CL||Computer Essentials for the ECE Professional||4|
|ENV 245CL||Environmental Law II||5|
|GTC 123CL||Macintosh Operations & Image Acquisition||5|
|HS 110CL||Computer Applications for the Human Services Professional||3|
|MEC 140CL||Computer Programming and Logic||5|