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COSM 665 SELECTED TOPICS IN COSMETOLOGY (.5 or 1 or 1.5)
(Pass/No Pass.)
Hours/semester: 8-9 lecture for each .5 unit.
Short courses designed for Cosmetology, Esthetician and Spa professionals who are interested in increasing or developing new skills, for the lay person who is interested in acquiring knowledge or skills related to self-enhancement, and for those interested in exploring career opportunities in the Cosmetology, Esthetician or Spa fields.

COSM 665SK COSMETOLOGY AIDE PREPARATION CLASS I (1)

(Pass/No Pass.)

A minimum of eight lecture hours and 24 lab hours.

This course is designed for licensed Cosmetologists and Estheticians who are interested in an Aide position in the Skyline Cosmetology Department. Topics will include class environment, state board regulations, and procedures of the Skyline Cosmetology Department. Students will be required to complete class observations, work in the lab environment, and apply theory concepts to prepare for lecture and/or lab. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times.

COSM 665SL COSMETOLOGY AIDE PREPARATION CLASS II (1.5)

(Pass/No Pass.)

A minimum of 16 lecture hours and 24 lab hours.

This intermediate course is designed for licensed Cosmetologists and Estheticians who are interested in an Aide position in the Skyline Cosmetology Department. This course is a continuation of Cosmetology Aide Preparation Class I with individualized subject matter of all state board requirements, including observation of instructors during lab and floor management of students and clients. Students will complete mentoring and shadowing under the supervision of a licensed instructor. When all requirements are met, students will receive a Cosmetology Department Aide Certificate. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times.

COSM 665Sm COSMETOLOGY COMPETITION PREPARATION (.5)

(Pass/No Pass.)

A minimum of 24 lab hours.

This short course is designed for any registered Cosmetology student who is interested in preparing for competitions in hair, skin and nails. Students will work on speed, accuracy, consistency, and review of competition rules and regulations to be able to compete in state, national and international competitions. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times.

COSM 665SR Esthetician: It's Your Business (Nuts & Bolts) (0.5)

(Pass/No Pass)

Opening your own business, this one day course will focus on what has to be done from start to finish. Tracking your income and expenses, identifying your market, purchasing products, inventory tracking, maintaining good records, client and retail retention.

COSM 665SS Advanced Skin Analysis and Facial Peels (0.5)

(Pass/No Pass)

Prerequisite: COSM 665SS, or Licensed Estehtician/Cosmetologiist or Esthetic student enrolled in a licensing program.

Short course designed to understand the effects and reactions of chemical peels on the skin. Topics include the chemistry of peels and the application of various peels. This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $20.

COSM 665ST BUSINESS ETIQUETTE (0.5)

(Pass/No Pass)

Your professional success is an important part of what your image and behavior conveys.This one day course will cover job interviewing, hosting a business meal, making a phone call, writing a cover letter, and thank you notes. Shows how to make a lasting impression.

COSM 695 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN COSMETOLOGY (.5-3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Hours/semester: 24 lab hours by arrangement for each .5 unit. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized, directed instruction provided in selected areas to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline.

COSM 700 COSMETOLOGY CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE I (.5-16)
Hours/semester: 80-90 lecture/560-594 lab hours for day students to earn 16 units; minimum of 80-90 lecture/288-324 lab hours for evening students to earn 11 units/semester. Topics include basic and advanced manipulative skills in hair design, hair analysis, hair coloring, hair cutting, hair scalp and conditioning treatments, chemical straightening, permanent waving, manicuring, and pedicuring. Material Safety Data Sheets and State Board Rules and Regulations.

COSM 710 COSMETOLOGY CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE II: FACIALS (6)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/192-216 lab. Prerequisite: Completion of COSM 700 or equivalent.
Designed for continuing cosmetology students working toward a Skyline College Certificate or Associate in Science Degree. Students work toward California State requirements on student’s applied effort tickets of required minimum theory hours and operations with a focus on skin types, facial techniques, and facial products.

COSM 720 COSMETOLOGY CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE III: CHEMICALS (6)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/192-216 lab. Prerequisite: Completion of COSM 700 or equivalent.
Designed for continuing cosmetology students working towars a Skyline College Certificate or Associate in Science Degree. The course allows students to work toward California State requirements accruing applied effort ticket requirements.

COSM 730 COSMETOLOGY CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE IV: NAILS (3)
Hours/semester: 16-18 lecture/96-108 lab. Prerequisite: Completion of COSM 700 or equivalent.
Develop manipulative skills in nail wrap, plastic tips, and sculptured nails. Learn about hazardous chemicals in the workplace and State Board testing with artificial nail applications.

COSM 735 COSMETOLOGY CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE V: NEW CONCEPTS (3)
Hours/semester: 16-18 lecture/96-108 lab. Prerequisite: Completion of COSM 700 or equivalent.
Designed for continuing cosmetology students working toward a Skyline College Certificate or Associate in Science Degree. The course allows students to work toward California State requirements accruing applied effort ticket requirements in advanced hair cutting techniques, braiding, advanced permanent waving, and evening and day up do styling.

COSM 740 COSMETOLOGY CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE V (.5-10)

Five lecture hours and 35 lab hours per week for eight weeks for day students and five lecture hours and 19 lab hours per week for sixteen weeks for evening students. Prerequisite: Completion of COSM 700, 710, 720, and 730 with a grade of C or better.

California State Board review. Advanced salon preparation. Emphasizes salon environment in relationship to skill and techniques. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times.

COSM 745 COSMETOLOGY CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE VI: SENIOR PRACTICAL (.5-6)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/192-216 lab hours/semester to earn 6 units. Prerequisite: Completion of COSM 735 or equivalent.
Designed for continuing cosmetology students to complete classes and earn a Skyline College Certificate or Associate in Science Degree. The course allows students to complete California State requirements accruing applied effort ticket requirements focusing on speed, accuracy and styling services for the salon environment.

COSM 750 COSMETOLOGY BRUSH-UP I (.5-10)
Hours/semester: 80-90 lecture/240-270 lab hours/semester to earn 10 units. Prerequisite: State of California Barbering or Cosmetology license, or valid out-of-state Cosmetology license, or upon recommendation of Cosmetology faculty.
To satisfy supplemental or out-of-state training requirements, including basic and advanced instruction on in-salon processes with emphasis on performance and efficiency. Applicable to students who need assistance in passing the California State Board exam and students who are returning to the workplace and need to brush up on skills, technique and development to qualify for job placement or advancement.

COSM 751 COSMETOLOGY BRUSH-UP II (.5-10)
Hours/semester: 80-90 lecture/240-270 lab hours/semester to earn 10 units. Prerequisite: Completion of COSM 750; and State of California Barbering or Cosmetology license or valid out-of-state Cosmetology license, or upon recommendation of Cosmetology faculty.
Continue to meet additional hours to complete needed requirements for State regulations and to satisfy supplemental or out-of-state requirements, including basic and advanced instruction in-salon processes with emphasis on performance and efficiency. Applicable to students who need assistance in passing the California State Board exam and students who are returning to the workplace and need to brush up on skills, technique and development to qualify for job placement or advancement.

COSM 754 MANICURING (1-10)

Lecture/Lab total of 400 hours.

The art of caring for the hands and nails. Includes instruction in sculpture nails, application of nail tips and nail art. Four hundred hours training in preparation for licensure by the California State Board of Cosmetology in the field of manicuring. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times.

COSM 760 COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR PREPARATION I (1-7)
Hours/semester: 16-18 lecture/16-18 lab hours by arrangement for each unit; 112-126 lecture/112-126 hours by arrangement to earn 7 units. Prerequisite: Valid California Cosmetologist’s license and a minimum of one year’s full-time practical experience.
Designed for experienced, licensed cosmetologists, barbers, estheticians and manicurists interested in teaching specific cosmetology courses with a focus on teaching methodologies and techniques that emphasize theoretical and practical subject matter using the four-step lesson plan.

COSM 761 COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR PREPARATION II (1-7)
Hours/semester: 16-18 lecture/16-18 lab hours by arrangement for each unit; 112-126 lecture/112-126 hours by arrangment to earn 7 units. Prerequisite: Valid California Cosmetology license and a minimum of one year full-time practical experience; and completion of COSM 760.
Designed for experienced, licensed cosmetologists, barbers, estheticians, and manicurists interested in teaching specific cosmetology courses with a focus on teaching methodologies and techniques that emphasize theoretical and practical subject matter using the four-step lesson plan.

COSM 775 ESTHETICIAN I (9)
Hours/semester: 64-72 lecture/240-270 lab.
Students will develop basic knowledge and skill development in skin care techniques, make-up application, and hair removal. Upon successful completion of both COSM 775 and COSM 776 (a minimum of 600 hours), the student will be eligible to apply for the Esthetician examination at the California State Board of Cosmetology.

COSM 776 ESTHETICIAN II (9)
Hours/semester: 64-72 lecture/240-270 lab. Prerequisite: COSM 775 or equivalent.
The second of two courses in which students continue to develop advanced skills and knowledge in skin care techniques, hair removal, and makeup application. Upon successful completion of COSM 775 and COSM 776 (a minimum of 600 hours), the student will be eligible for a Certificate of Achievement from Skyline College and will be able to apply for the Esthetician examination at the California State Board of Cosmetology for licensure.

COSM 782 ADVANCED COSMETOLOGY CONCEPTS (2)

(Offered in Evening only.)

Two lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week for one-half semester. Prerequisite: Valid California Cosmetology license or actively enrolled in Skyline Cosmetology program.

Emphasis is placed on advanced methods, techniques and application of hair fashion, design and coordination. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times.

COSM 784 SALON PRACTICE (.5-1.5)

Forty-eight lab hours per unit. Prerequisite: Must be currently enrolled in Cosmetology 710, 720, 730 or 740.

Offers additional salon practice to all students enrolled in the current day program. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times.

COSM 785 SPA TECHNICIAN TRAINING (1-5)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Six lecture hours and six lab hours per week.

Thorough study of wellness services available in day and destination spa businesses. Focus is on health, fitness, and stress management. Students will develop skill in spa treatments, product knowledge, customer relations, business operations, and the job search. May be repeated once for credit.

COSM 880SB COSMETOLOGY CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE III (0.5-5.0) Prerequisite: COSM 740 or equivalent. Topics covered include advanced coursework in skin histology and diseases, facials, hair removal, chemistry, electricity, artificial nail applications, styling, relaxing, bleaching highlighting, advanced hair coloring, thermal press and curl anatomy. In addition, there will be a review of the state board exam.
COSM 880SC ADVANCED ESTHETIC TRAINING (8)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 96 lecture hours and 96 lab hours/semester. Completion of an Esthetician or a Cosmetology program.

Provides students with advanced training in esthetics. Students will learn and receive practical hands-on training in the following: advanced skin analysis, facial techniques with the use of facial devices, advanced Hair Removal, and chemical exfoliation techniques such as the application of unbuffered glycolic, AHA'S, BHA'S, Oxygen, and TCA solution. The program offers a pathway for licensed Estheticians and Cosmetologists wishing to increase their current knowledge. Advanced techniques covered in this course are not taught in basic licensure esthetician or cosmetology programs.