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Courses Offered

Cosmetology 1
Introduction to Cosmetology Procedures

16 units; 6 hours lecture, 30 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

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 2abcd
Advanced Cosmetology Procedures
8 units; 3 hours lecture, 15 hours lab
Prerequisite: Cosmetology 1 with a minimum grade of C or completion of 399 hours at a school licensed by the State Board of Cosmetology
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the 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 the cosmetology student with an intensive forum for development of cosmetology skills, techniques, safety practices and sanitation procedures.

Cosmetology 3
Advanced Cosmetology Applications

5 units; 4 hours lecture, 28 hours lab (8 weeks course)
Prerequisite: Cosmetology 1 with a minimum grade of C or 399 hours from a State approved cosmetology program
Credit, degree applicable

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

Cosmetology 4
Cosmetology Practicum
0.5 - 10 units; 4.5-90 hours lecture, 13.5-270 hours lab
Prerequisite: Cosmetology 3 or Cosmetology 14 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite
Credit, not degree applicable

This course is designed for the student who has completed the daytime or evening cosmetology course series and lacks hours for the State Board of Cosmetology examination. 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 10
Introduction to Cosmetology I

8.5 units; 4 hours lecture, 14 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This 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, and scalp treatments. This is the first 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 1 cannot receive unit credit for Cosmetology 10.

Cosmetology 11
Introduction to Cosmetology II

8.5 units; 4 hours lecture, 14 hours lab
Prerequisite: Cosmetology 10 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 1 cannot receive unit credit for Cosmetology 11.

Cosmetology 12
Intermediate Cosmetology
8.5 units; 4 hours lecture, 14 hours lab
Prerequisite: Cosmetology 11 with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is an intermediate course covering the principles and practical operations of cosmetology techniques, procedures, and equipment. Topics include wet and thermal styling, permanent waving, chemical straightening, hair coloring, scalp treatments, facials, and manicuring and pedicuring. This is the third course in a sequence of courses that prepares students for the State Board of Cosmetology examination and employment.

Cosmetology 13
Advanced Cosmetology I

8.5 units; 4 hours lecture, 14 hours lab
Prerequisite: Cosmetology 12 with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is the first of a two-course advanced series covering the principles and practical operations of cosmetology techniques, procedures, and equipment. Topics include wet and thermal styling, permanent waving, chemical straightening, hair coloring, scalp treatments, facials, and manicuring and pedicuring. This is the fourth course in a sequence of courses that prepares students for the State Board of Cosmetology examination and employment.

Cosmetology 14abcd
Advanced Cosmetology II
8.5 units; 4 hours lecture, 14 hours lab
Prerequisite: Cosmetology 13 with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is the second of a two-course advanced series covering the principles and practical operations of cosmetology techniques, procedures, and equipment. Topics include wet and thermal styling, permanent waving, chemical straightening, hair coloring, scalp treatments, facials, and manicuring and pedicuring. This is the fifth and final course in a sequence of courses that prepares students for the State Board of Cosmetology examination and employment.

Cosmetology 16abcd
Cosmetology Applications
4 units; 1.5 hours lecture, 7.5 hours lab
Prerequisite: Cosmetology 1 or 10 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the study of intermediate principles, procedures, techniques, and practical operations of cosmetology equipment. It is designed as an intensive, multidisciplinary workshop in the most common cosmetology processes. Lectures center on the theories of the practice of cosmetology and their application. Laboratory work is designed to provide the student with a forum for development of intermediate cosmetology skills, techniques, safety practices and sanitation procedures.

Cosmetology 50
Special Topics in Cosmetology
Units determined by individual course; lecture/ lab hours determined by individual course
Credit status determined by individual course

This course is designed to explore topics in Cosmetology more specific than provided in other courses in the regular departmental curriculum. Students are referred to the current schedule of classes for details of specific courses.

Cosmetology 95abcd
Cooperative Career Education

2-4 units; hours to be arranged

Enrollment Limitation:

Parallel Plan (Work and Attend School at the Same Time): Enrollment in a minimum of seven units, including Cooperative Career Education; employment in a job related to the major or career goal by the third week of the semester; completion of or current enrollment in one course from the major

Alternate Plan (Work and Attend School Alternately): Successful completion of one semester at El Camino College including one course from the major before initial enrollment in plan; enrollment limited to one other class during the semester; employment in a job related to the major or career goal by the third week of the semester; successful completion of at least seven units of other class work at El Camino before re-enrolling in plan.

Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU - limitations apply

Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, employer and instructor, each student will work with and learn from experts in the Cosmetology field. These experiences will enable students to improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and compare these to personal potential and expectations.

Note: The maximum total units earned for CCE under both plans may not exceed 16 units.

Cosmetology 99abc
Independent Study in Cosmetology
1-3 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: two courses in Cosmetology with a minimum grade of B in each and acknowledgment by the instructor with whom the student will work
Credit, degree applicable

This course provides special advanced studies in a subject field of Cosmetology not covered in the regular departmental offerings. Regular conferences with the instructor are coordinated with assigned Cosmetology projects (60 hours per unit).

Note: Refer to the College Catalog for eligibility requirements.

Cosmetology 103
Introduction to Manicuring Arts
9 units; 3 hours lecture, 18 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable

This course covers the principles of manicuring, artificial nails, nail wraps and nail repairs, spa treatments, reflexology, and paraffin treatments. Laboratory work is designed to support practical applications and prepares the student for State Board Manicuring examination.

 
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