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COS 81 - Cosmetology Theory I
Covers bacteriology, finger waving, sterilization and sanitation, wet hair styling, draping, shampooing and rinsing, permanent waving, haircutting, and properties of the scalp and hair.
Lecture 4 hours per week.
4 credits
COS 82 - Cosmetology Theory II
Covers hair coloring, theory of massage, the salon business, chemical hair relaxing and soft curl permanent, facial and facial make-up, hair pressing, skin and its disorders, artistry and artificial nails, cells, anatomy and physiology, manicuring and pedicure, electricity and light therapy, nail and its disorders, chemistry and the State Board Review.
Lecture 5 hours per week.
Prerequisite: COS 81 or permission of the instructor.
5 credits
COS 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits