COS 100: Cosmetology I (5 credits)
COS 117: Cosmetology II (6 credits)
COS 130: Cosmetology III (5 credits)
COS 140: Cosmetology IV (4 credits)
COS 150: Cosmetology V (6 credits)
COS 108, 109, 118, 119
Focuses on professional rules and regulations, personal and professional ethics, shampooing, wet designing, hair shaping, braiding, scalp treatments, trichology, thermal designing, nail diseases and disorders, manicures, pedicures, artificial nails, client services, and retailing. Also emphasizes retexturing, restructuring demonstrations, makeovers, analyzing, color and design, hair coloring, decolorizing, dermatology, facials, massage, anatomy, and use of state of the art machines.
COS 120, 121, 122, 123
Consists of the study of artificial hair, electricity, salon business management, job marketing skills, and an internship. Focuses on perfecting hands-on skills. Provides experience working in the clinic.
COS 124, 125, 126, 127
Focuses exclusively on perfecting hands-on skills. Provides additional experience working in the clinic.
COS 112: Advanced Cosmetology (Refresher Course)
Clock Hours: 250
Designed to improve and upgrade the skills of licensed cosmetologists by teaching the latest theories and techniques for the practice of cosmetology as required by the State of Illinois. Continuing Educational Units.
Prereq. Registered Licensed Cosmetologist, Registered Licensed Instructor
COS 190: Cosmetology or Clinic Instructor I (formerly COS 114)
Clock Hours: 500
Designed to develop basic cosmetology instructional skills, a familiarization of basic theory and fundamental principles of teaching. Course must be followed by COS 115 in order to receive credit for COS 114.
Prereq. Licensed Cosmetologist
COS 192: Cosmetology Instructor II (formerly COS 115)
Clock Hours: 500
Provides supervised student instruction, preparation and presentation of lesson plans, evaluation of subject matter, and business procedures related to a cosmetology college. Covers methods of teaching and testing students. Includes completion of an instructional portfolio. Successful completion of this course enables the student to sit for the State of Illinois Instructor examination.
Prereq. COS 192