Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions for Technical Certificate

COS 1101 Hygiene and Sanitation I
This course provides basic concepts necessary to master the National Industry Skill Standard for entry level Cosmetologist. Students will learn to conduct services in a safe environment and take measures to prevent the spread of infectious and contagious disease. Students will be prepared to safely use a variety of salon products while providing client safety. (F, S)

COS 1112 Hairdressing Theory I
A basic study of the properties of the hair and scalp; principles of hair care and design. (F, S)

COS 1122 Related Science I
Introductory study of cell growth, metabolism, tissues, organs, skeletal and muscular systems, basics of electricity, and basics of chemistry. (F, S)

COS 1131 Manicuring I
Introductory study of skin and nails, which includes manicuring, pedicuring, and massage. (F, S)

COS 1141 Aesthetics I
Introductory study of histology of the skin, hair removal, skin care facial, electrotherapy and light therapy, facial makeup, and eyebrow arching. (F, S)

COS 1151 Salesmanship, Shop Management, and Shop Department I
Introductory study of the principles of selling and practice of applying knowledge to give the client full service through management and shop deportment. (F, S)

COS 1173 Technical Skills Lab I
Application of theoretical concepts, hygiene and sanitation in the practice of hairdressing, manicuring, and aesthetics. (F, S)

COS 1193 Supervised Experience in Clinic I
Instruction and supervised experience in all aspects of cosmetology (F, S)

COS 1201 Hygiene and Sanitation II
Intermediate concepts necessary to master the National Industry Skill Standard for entry level Cosmetologist. Students will learn to conduct services in a safe environment and to take measures to prevent the spread of infectious and contagious disease. Students will be prepared to safely use a variety of salon products while providing client safety. Prerequisites: COS 1101 (F, S)

COS 1212 Hairdressing Theory II
Continued study of the properties of the hair and scalp; principles of hair care and design. Prerequisites: COS 1112 (F, S)

COS 1222 Related Science II
Continued study of cell growth, metabolism, tissues, organs, skeletal and muscular systems, basics of electricity, and basics of chemistry. Prerequisites: COS 1122 (F, S)

COS 1231 Manicuring II
Study of skin and nails, including manicuring, pedicuring, and massage. Prerequisites: COS 1131 (F, S)

COS 1241 Aesthetics II
Continued study of histology of the skin, hair removal, skin care facial, electrotherapy and light therapy, facial makeup, and eyebrow arching. Prerequisites: COS 1141 (F, S)

COS 1251 Salesmanship, Shop Management, and Shop Department II
Continued study of the principles of selling and practice of applying knowledge to give the client full service through management and shop deportment. Prerequisites: 1151 (F, S)

COS 1273 Technical Skills Lab II
Continued application of theoretical concepts, hygiene and sanitation in the practice of hairdressing, manicuring, and aesthetics. Prerequisites: COS 1173 (F, S)

COS 1274 Hair Dressing Practical Application
Supervised experience in all aspects of cosmetology. Theory and practical applications are stressed. Prerequisites: Successful completion of one semester of cosmetology course work. (Su)

COS 1293 Supervised Experience in Clinic II
Continued instruction and supervised experience in aspects of cosmetology. Prerequisites: COS 1193 (F, S)

COS 2301 Hygiene and Sanitation III
Advanced concepts necessary to master the National Industry Skill Standard for entry level Cosmetologist. Students will learn to conduct services in a safe environment and to take measures to prevent the spread of infectious and contagious disease. Students will be prepared to safely use a variety of salon products while providing client safety. Prerequisites: COS 1101, COS 1201 (F, S)

COS 2312 Hairdressing Theory III
Advanced study of the properties of the hair and scalp; principles of hair care and design. Prerequisites: COS 1112, COS 1212 (F, S)

COS 2322 Related Science III

Advanced study of cell growth, metabolism, tissues, organs, skeletal and muscular systems, basics of electricity, and basics of chemistry. Prerequisites: COS 1122, COS 1222 (F, S)

COS 2331 Manicuring III
Advanced study of skin and nails, which includes manicuring, pedicuring, and massage. Prerequisites: COS 1131, COS 1231 (F, S)

COS 2341 Aesthetics III
Advanced study of histology of the skin, hair removal, skin care facial, electrotherapy and light therapy, facial makeup, and eyebrow arching. Prerequisites: COS 1141, COS 1241 (F, S)

COS 2351 Salesmanship, Shop Management, and Shop Department III
Advanced study of the principles of selling and practice of applying knowledge to give the client full service through management and shop deportment. Prerequisites: COS 1151, COS 1251 (F, S)

COS 2373 Technical Skills Lab III
Advanced application of theoretical concepts, hygiene and sanitation in the practice of hairdressing, manicuring, and aesthetics. Prerequisites: COS 1173, COS 1273 (F, S)

COS 2393 Supervised Experience in Clinic III
Advanced instruction and supervised experience in all aspects of cosmetology Prerequisites: COS 1193, COS 1293 (F, S)

Cosmetology Instructor Trainee

The Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology requires an individual to successfully complete 600 additional hours of training. Applications are placed on file by dates completed. In order to be eligible for the Cosmetology Instructor program, you must:

  • Complete an application for enrollment.
  • Present a valid Arkansas Cosmetology License with application.

Course Descriptions for Technical Certificate

COS 2362 Preparatory Training
A general study of the principles and techniques of Cosmetology education. Selecting subject matter for class lecture. Preparing class lectures. Conducting a review of all subjects taught. Preparing and grading examinations. Demonstrating practical operations. Teaching practical operations. Consent of instructor. (S)

COS 2363 Class Attendance
Classes are to be taught by a licensed instructor to prepare instructor trainee to properly lecture and demonstrate on all subjects of Cosmetology. Consent of instructor. (S)

COS 2372 Conducting Theory Classes in Cosmetology
The instructor trainee conducts theory classes in Cosmetology under the supervision of a licensed instructor. Subjects will be covered in sterilization and bacteriology, osteology, mycology, neurology, angiology, dermatology, trichology, unguiology, cosmetricity, canities and permanent waving. Consent of instructor. (S)

COS 2373 Technical Skills Lab III
Advanced application of theoretical concepts, hygiene and sanitation in the practice of hairdressing, manicuring, and aesthetics. Prerequisites: COS 1173, COS 1273 (F, S)

COS 2379 Conducting Practical Classes in Cosmetology
The instructor trainee conducts practical classes in cosmetology. The instructor will demonstrate permanent waving, facials, shampooing, scalp treatments, canities, manicuring, thermal pressing, iron curling, and blow drying. Consent of instructor. (S)

COS 2382 Keeping Student Records
Methods and practical application of keeping student records. Consent of instructor. (Su)

COS 2383 Practice of Cosmetology
Training in specific areas in which the instructor trainee may be deficient. Consent of instructor. (Su)

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