Skip to Main Content

Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Cosmetology

Technical Diploma  |  31-502-1

www.cvtc.edu
1-800-547-2882

Start Dates: August, January

Effective: August 2024

First Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

502-301Haircutting 13Program student; Corequisite: 502-304, 502-310 | Minimum grade of "C" required.Topics of this course include the history of cosmetology, exploring career pathways, basic techniques and principles used in male and female haircutting, client consultation procedures, safety and sanitation procedures, and professionalism. This course will also introduce basic product knowledge and retail skills.

502-304Haircutting 23Program student; 502-310 and 502-320 and 806-323 or concurrent; Corequisite: 502-301, 502-321, 806-324 | Minimum grade of "C" required.Topics of this course include intermediate techniques and principles used in hair cutting, ethnic hair cutting techniques, client consultation procedures, safety and sanitation procedures, mustache and beard trimming, outline and face shaving, and identifying face shapes to create appropriate style.

502-310Chemical Services 13Program student; Corequisite: 502-301 | Minimum grade of "C" required.Topics of this course include intermediate techniques and principles used in texture services and hair coloring. Fundamentals of this would include safety and sanitation procedures, client consultation procedures, shampooing procedures, sectioning techniques, wrapping techniques, temporary coloring techniques, semi/demi coloring techniques, permanent hair coloring techniques, and hair removal techniques related to facial waxing services.

502-311Hair Styling2502-301 and 502-310 and 502-320 and 806-323 or concurrent; Corequisite: 502-304, 502-321, 806-324 | Minimum grade of "C" required.This course provides a general knowledge of hairstyling and finishing techniques. Fundamentals will include: product knowledge, wet styling, thermal styling, basic braiding, wig styling, extensions, updo techniques, and blow dry styling.

502-320Nail Technology2Program student; Corequisite: 806-323 | Minimum grade of "C" required.Hand and nail care, including nail enhancements, nail care, pedicures, and manicures. Fundamentals will include basic nail terminology, basic acrylics, basic nail design, product knowledge, and safety and sanitation practices.

502-321Salon Services 14Program student; 502-301 and 502-310 and 502-320 and 806-323 or concurrent; Corequisite: 502-304, 806-324 | Minimum grade of "C" required.This course will provide students with hands-on training using fundamentals of hair cutting, perm waving, color, and nail techniques, while practicing safety and sanitation procedures and professionalism. This course will be taught in a lab setting providing barber/cosmetology services to the public. Product knowledge and retail skills will also be practiced.

806-323Salon Science 11Program student; Corequisite: 502-320 | Minimum grade of "C" required.This is a one credit course covering the basic science concepts essential in the beauty industry such as: regulations for health and safety, principles of infection, preventing the spread of disease, basic anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, and systems, nail structures, growth, diseases and disorders, plus properties of light and electromagnetic waves.

806-324Salon Science 21Program student; 806-323 or concurrent; Corequisite: 502-304, 502-321 | Minimum grade of "C" required.This is a one credit course designed to be a continuation of Salon Science 1 (806-323) for those students pursuing a career in cosmetology. Subjects covered include: Skin structure, growth and nutrition, skin disorders and diseases, hair structure, chemical composition, hair disorders, hair diseases, basics of chemistry, matter, properties, pH, solutions, understanding basic electricity and electric safety.

TOTAL CREDITS:19 

Second Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

502-314Chemical Services 23Program student | Minimum grade of "C" required.Topics of this course include advanced coloring procedures and texture service procedures. Fundamentals include bleaching techniques, tipping and highlighting techniques, color correction techniques, toning techniques, chemical relaxing techniques, product knowledge of thioglycolate and sodium hydroxide relaxer chemicals.

502-322Salon Services 24Program student | Minimum grade of "C" required.This course will provide students with hands-on training using the fundamentals of Salon Services 1 and using intermediate haircutting techniques, advanced coloring techniques, and chemical service procedures, while practicing safety and sanitation procedures and professionalism. This course will be taught in a lab setting providing cosmetology services to the public. Product knowledge and retail skills will also be practiced.

502-323Salon Services 34Program student | Minimum grade of "C" required.This course will provide students with hands-on training using the fundamentals of Salon Services 1 and 2, as well as, conditioning and styling techniques. These techniques will also practice safety and sanitation techniques and professionalism. Product knowledge and retail skills will also be practiced.

502-326Salon Services Lab2Program student | Minimum grade of "C" required.This course will provide students with hands-on training using the fundamentals of Salon Services 1, using haircutting techniques, coloring techniques, beginning facial/make-up applications, and chemical service procedures, while practicing safety and sanitation procedures and professionalism. This course will be taught in a lab setting providing cosmetology services to the public. The students will build on product knowledge, retail skills, and interpersonal skills.

502-330Facial Services2Program student | Minimum grade of "C" required.Topics covered in this course include: facial treatment techniques for facial treatments, packs and/or masks, facial massage movements, basic makeup application and removal, safety and sanitation procedures, and professionalism.

801-196Oral/Interpersonal Comm3Minimum grade of "C" required.Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

801-357Applied Written/Job Seek Comm1Minimum grade of "C" required.This course emphasizes the importance of effective workplace writing and the practical components of job-seeking skills. Students will acquire practical, business-related skills through reading, writing, revising, and grammar exercises. Additionally, they will polish a resume, practice their interview skills, explore a company's background, assess and refine their personal career goals, and establish a purpose for writing in their career field.

TOTAL CREDITS:16 - 18 

Third Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

102-306Salon Business & Mktg1Program or pre-program student | Minimum grade of "C" required.This course provides marketing skills, salon management, and the operation of a salon/spa business. Students evaluate merchandising displays, improve retail profits, and investigate various advertising and marketing media. Students learn an overview of salon management/ownership responsibilities, decision making in business, promotion, and positive customer relationships.

502-305Haircutting 32Program student | Minimum grade of "C" required.This course will provide students with advanced female and male haircutting techniques, trend cutting techniques, client make-over techniques, safety and sanitation procedures and professionalism.

502-324Salon Services 44Program student | Minimum grade of "C" required.This course will provide students with hands-on training using the fundamentals of Salon Services 1, 2, and 3, as well as facial techniques, basic makeup application, and advanced female and male hair cutting techniques.

502-371Advanced Salon Operations2Program student | Minimum grade of "C" required.Topics covered in this course will include: pre-training review, State laws and codes, State Board preparation, salon observations, advanced sales and marketing techniques, safety and sanitation techniques and professionalism.

TOTAL CREDITS:9 

Close this window.

Course Title

###-### | # Credits

Course Description

Find Upcoming Sections

Minimum Program Credits Required: 44

2.0 Minimum Program Cumulative GPA Required for Graduation
If a student does not enroll in any courses at CVTC for two or more consecutive semesters, the student will be required to reapply with Admissions. Students must abide by any changes in admission requirements and degree requirements.


Alternate Course Sequencing

View January Start Course Sequencing

Updated: 7/17/2023 3:41 p.m.  |  Printed: 5/29/2024 2:30 a.m.

Print Page

Join Us To

Experience CVTC for Yourself

Explore CampusAttend an EventSchedule a Visit
I'm a(n)