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Courses Offered

Cosmetology 101
Introduction to Cosmetology Procedures

13 units; 108 hours lecture, 540 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84 Credit, degree applicable
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This course covers the study of basic principles and practical operations of cosmetology equipment, procedures and techniques. It is designed as an intensive, multi-disciplinary workshop in the most common cosmetology processes. Lectures center on the fundamental theories of the practice of cosmetology and their application. Laboratory work is designed to support, with practical application, the basic cosmetology student with an intensive forum for development of basic cosmetology skills, techniques, safety practices, and sanitation procedures.
Note: Students who have earned credit in Cosmetology 10 and 11 cannot receive unit credit for Cosmetology 1

Cosmetology 110 
Intermediate Cosmetology
8 units; 54 hours lecture, 270 hours lab
Prerequisite: Cosmetology 101 or Cosmetology 104 with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
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The intermediate principles and practical operations of cosmetology equipment, procedures and techniques will be studied. The course is designed as an intensive, multi-disciplinary workshop in the most common cosmetology processes. Lectures focus on intermediate theories of the practice of cosmetology and application. The lab supports cosmetology students with skills, techniques, safety practices, and sanitation procedures according to the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. Students will be introduced to performing intermediate cosmetology procedures on clients in a salon setting.

Cosmetology 112
Advanced Cosmetology
8 units; 54 hours lecture, 270 hours lab
Prerequisite: Cosmetology 110 or Cosmetology 105 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
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The advanced principles and practical operations of cosmetology equipment, procedures and techniques will be studied. The course is designed as an intensive, multi-disciplinary workshop in the most common cosmetology processes. Lectures focus on advanced theories of the practice of cosmetology and application. The lab is designed to support cosmetology students with skills, techniques, safety practices, and sanitation procedures according to the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. Students will perform advanced cosmetology procedures on clients in a salon setting..

Cosmetology 114 
Advanced Cosmetology and State Board Review

8 units; 54 hours lecture, 270 hours lab
Prerequisite: Cosmetology 112 or Cosmetology 105 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
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This advanced course is designed to prepare students for the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology written and practical exams. Lectures focus on advanced cosmetology theories. Students practice for the state examination by taking mock written and practical exams. Emphasis is placed on mastery of the necessary cosmetology concepts, principles and skills on clients in a salon setting to pass the California State Licensing exam for Cosmetology.

Cosmetology 130
Advanced Cosmetology Applications
5 units; 48 hours lecture, 225 hours lab (8 week course)
Prerequisite: Cosmetology 101 with a minimum grade of C or 399 hours from a State approved cosmetology program
Credit, degree applicable

This course explores the study of advanced principles and practical operations of cosmetology equipment, procedures and techniques. It is designed as an intensive, multi-disciplinary class which focuses on the most common cosmetology processes. Lectures center on the advanced theories of the practice of cosmetology and application. Laboratory work is designed to support the advanced cosmetology student with an intensive forum for development of advanced cosmetology skills, techniques, safety practices and sanitation procedures.

Cosmetology 140
Cosmetology Practicum
4 units; 36 hours lecture, 180 hours lab
Prerequisite: Cosmetology 101 or Cosmetology 104 with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable

This course is designed for the student who is in need of receiving hours toward their State Board of Cosmetology requirement. The focus of this class is on the advanced principles and practical operations of cosmetology equipment, procedures and techniques.
Note: This course is repeatable.

Cosmetology 104
Introduction to Cosmetology I
6.5 units; 72 hours lecture, 252hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is the first of a two-course introductory series covering the principles and practical operations of cosmetology techniques, procedures, and equipment for wet and thermal styling, permanent waving, chemical straightening, hair coloring, scalp treatments, manicuring and pedicuring. The course also prepares students for the State Board of Cosmetology examination and employment.
Note: Students who have earned credit in Cosmetology 101 cannot receive unit credit for Cosmetology 104.
Note: First time students must purchase the complete kit of supplies from the Compton College Bookstore.

Cosmetology 105
Introduction to Cosmetology II
6.5 units; 72 hours lecture, 252 hours lab
Prerequisite: Cosmetology 104 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is the second of a two-course introductory series covering the principles and practical operations of cosmetology techniques, procedures, and equipment for wet and thermal styling, permanent waving, chemical straightening, hair coloring, scalp treatments, facials, and manicuring and pedicuring. This is the second course in a sequence of courses that prepares students for the State Board of Cosmetology examination and employment.
Note: Students who have earned credit in Cosmetology 101 cannot receive unit credit for Cosmetology 105.

 
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