Cosmetology

Program Plan

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Cosmetology
3.0 credits COSM-110: Theory I
Introduces the student to the cosmetology industry concerning professional image, ethics, first aid, NM state laws and regulations, chemistry and electricity.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits COSM-111: Theory II
Reviews the NM cosmetology state laws and regulations and professional standards. It also includes a study of the practices and techniques that are needed to pass the state board exam for cosmetology.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COSM-120: Sterilization & Sanitation
This course covers related theory, safety, methods of sterilization of materials and implements, preparation, procedures and practices, public sanitation and chemical agents.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COSM-130: Shampoos, Rinses & Scalp Treat
Introduces the student to the preparation, procedures and practices, materials, implements, hair analysis, scalp disorders, related chemistry, record keeping and safety.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits COSM-140: Facials
Introduces the related theory, anatomy, physiology, procedures and practical applications, products, theory of massage, various skin conditions, makeup application, removal of unwanted hair, client consultations, record keeping and safety.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COSM-151: Manicuring/Pedicuring
Focuses on advanced nail techniques, including nail enhancements, related theory, application of nail tips, overlays, acrylic nails, and fiberglass nails. Also included is the study of nail disorders, nail diseases and nail irregularities.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
5.0 credits COSM-160: Haircutting
This course covers related basic theory, anatomy, physiology, preparations, basic procedures and practices using scissors, shears, razors and clippers. The course also looks at client consultations and recommendations, safety procedures and record keeping.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits COSM-171: Hairstyling
Increases the student's knowledge in advanced styling to include related theory, advanced procedures and practices, long hair techniques, braiding, hair extensions, hair weaving, corn rowing and hairpieces.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COSM-181: Haircoloring/Bleaching
Designed to give the student more detailed information on haircoloring. Offers a review of tinting procedures, related theory, more advanced procedures and practice, and safety. Student learns techniques for bleaching, frosting, special effects and corrective haircoloring.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits COSM-190: Chemical Restructure/Perms
This course in chemical restructuring covers hair analysis, client consultation and recommendations, preparation, basic procedures, product knowledge, materials, implements, related chemistry, related theory in anatomy and physiology, record keeping and safety procedures.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
7.0 credits COSM-192: Refresher Course
Designed for individuals who have been licensed at one time. This course covers related theory, and practical procedures to prepare the student for the New Mexico state exam.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits COSM-195: Salon Business & Retail Sales
Studies the business aspect of a salon. It includes related theory, opening a salon, business planning, written agreements, regulations, laws, salon operation, policies, practices, personnel, compensation, payroll deductions, telephone techniques, advertising, retail sales, client communications, public relations and insurance.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits COSM-196: Personal & Community Health
Designed to focus on various public health issues and personal safety concerning the cosmetology profession. It includes training in blood borne pathogens, MSDS and personal safety awareness.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
6.0 credits COSM-198: Clinic Practice I
Practice of all the skills and knowledge learned in related courses. Students, supervised by licensed instructors perform all work.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits COSM-199: Clinic Practice II
A continuation of the practice of all the skills and knowledge learned in related courses. Students, supervised by licensed instructors perform all work.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits COSM-211: Theory III
Areas of communication, resume writing, state laws, regulations review, job seeking and retention will be covered in this course.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COSM-221: Testing & Student Evaluation
The student instructor will learn how to measure student ability/achievement, diagnose student weaknesses, motivation for study, and oral and written testing.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits COSM-231: Teaching Methods
Included in this course is preparation, presentation, testing, lecture, workbook, demonstration and return demonstrations, discussion, question/answer, projects and field trips.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COSM-241: Teaching Aids
In this course, the student instructor will learn the use of film or videos, charts, mannequins, reference materials, overhead projector and transparencies.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COSM-250: Instructor Theory
The class is limited to orientation, state laws and regulations, professional image and conduct, first aid, job seeking ethics, principles of teaching, teacher's maturity and student learning principles.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
8.0 credits COSM-251: Theory Teaching & Class Management
Practical experience in the classroom is the core of this course. The following areas are covered: independent classroom instruction, keeping records and making reports, safety measures, classroom conditions and maintenance, class supervision and control, classroom problems and solutions.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
8.0 credits COSM-261: Lab Or Clinic Supervision
The student instructor will learn independent clinic supervision, client communication, client communication/reception desk, inventory control, effective dispensary procedures, supervision of clinic sanitation/client safety and technical skills ability.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits COSM-265: Barber Crossover
Designed for individuals who are licensed as cosmetologists and who wish to become licensed as barbers. This course covers related theory, anatomy, physiology, preparation, procedures and practice products, materials and implements, and beard trimming, shaving, honing and stropping.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits COSM-270: Course Develop & Lesson Plans
Planning, analysis, implementation, outlines, components of an effective lesson plan and principles for preparing lesson plans are included in this course.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 3.0 credits COSM-295: SPTO: (Special Topics)
Special or specific subjects that are offered to meet the needs of students and industry.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required

For more information, please call Nikki Roddy at 505-566-4249.