Cosmetology (COSME)

  • COSME 1101 
    Introduction to Cosmetology

    3  credit hours

    Introduction to required safety and decontamination procedures in a salon. Business etiquette in the cosmetology field is introduced. Prepares student for state certification for the Illinois Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. Prerequisite: Admission to Cosmetology program. Concurrent Enrollment is required in Cosmetology 1103,Cosmetology 1105 and Cosmetology 1107 or consent of instructor. Reading Placement Category Two is required. (2 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

  • COSME 1103 
    Chemical Services I

    3  credit hours

    Introduction to basic cosmetic chemical services including shampoo, scalp treatment, chemical texture, and hair color. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. Prerequisite: Admission into Cosmetology program is required. Concurrent Enrollment is required in Cosmetology 1101, Cosmetology 1105 and Cosmetology 1107 or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • COSME 1105 
    Hair Styling I

    3  credit hours

    Introduction to hairstyling and design techniques. Includes basic finger waving, braiding, extensions and hair roller placement. Prepares student for state certification for the Illinois Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. Prerequisite: Admission to the Cosmetology program is required. Concurrent Enrollment is required in Cosmetology 1101, Cosmetology 1103 and Cosmetology 1107 or consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

  • COSME 1107 
    Thermal Styling I

    3  credit hours

    Introduction to thermal hair styling using the various thermal implements and techniques. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. Prerequisite: Admission to the Cosmetology program is required. Concurrent Enrollment is required in Cosmetology 1101, Cosmetology 1103 and Cosmetology 1105 or consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

  • COSME 1111 
    Hair Styling II

    3  credit hours

    Introduction to haircutting techniques includes use of shears and razors. Basic principles of hair roller placement, set, and comb out are also covered. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. Prerequisite: Cosmetology 1107 with a grade of B or better and concurrent enrollment is required in Cosmetology 1113, Cosmetology 1115 and Cosmetology 1117 or consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

  • COSME 1113 
    Chemical Services II

    3  credit hours

    Application of chemical texturing, relaxing and permanent waving. Application of hair color and lightening. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. Prerequisite: Cosmetology 1107 with a grade of B or better and concurrent enrollment is required in Cosmetology 1111, Cosmetology 1115 and Cosmetology 1117 or consent of instructor (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

  • COSME 1115 
    Salon Operations I

    2  credit hours

    Introduction to salon operations, effective communication, and sanitation management. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. Prerequisite: Cosmetology 1107 with a grade of B or better and concurrent enrollment is required in Cosmetology 1111, Cosmetology 1113 and Cosmetology 1117 or consent of instructor (1 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

  • COSME 1117 
    Esthetics and Nail Technology I

    3  credit hours

    Introduction to massage movements, facial techniques, hair removal, eyebrow arching, manicuring, and pedicuring. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. Prerequisite: Cosmetology 1107 with a grade of B or better and concurrent enrollment is required in Cosmetology 1111, Cosmetology 1113 and Cosmetology 1115 or consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

  • COSME 1120 
    License Review I

    2  credit hours

    Review all first-year curriculum to evaluate readiness for entry into the clinic portion of the cosmetology program. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. Prerequisite: Cosmetology 1117 with a grade of C or better (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

  • COSME 2201 
    Hair Styling III

    3  credit hours

    Principles of hair design including fingerwaving, skip waving and sculpture curls. Overview of hair composition, divisions, growth process, and loss. Introduction to clipper cutting techniques. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. Prerequisite: Cosmetology 1117 with a grade of B or better and concurrent enrollment is required in Cosmetology 2203, Cosmetology 2205 and Cosmetology 2207 or consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

  • COSME 2203 
    Chemical Services III

    3  credit hours

    Application of basic hair coloring, lightening and chemical texture on clients. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. Prerequisite: Cosmetology 1117 with a grade of B or better and concurrent enrollment is required in Cosmetology 2201, Cosmetology 2205 and Cosmetology 2207 or consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

  • COSME 2205 
    Esthetics and Nail Technology II

    2  credit hours

    Application of manicures, pedicures, and facial massage in a salon with clients. Application of facial make-up and eyelash enhancement. Introduction to nail tips and wraps. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. Prerequisite: Cosmetology 1120 with a grade of B or better and concurrent enrollment is required in Cosmetology 2201, Cosmetology 2203 and Cosmetology 2207 or consent of instructor (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

  • COSME 2207 
    Salon Safety and Sanitation

    2  credit hours

    Application of safety and decontamination procedures in a salon with clients. Work in a clinic dispensary and take inventory of salon supplies. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. Prerequisite: Cosmetology 1120 with a grade of B or better and concurrent enrollment is required in Cosmetology 2201, Cosmetology 2203 and Cosmetology 2205 or consent of instructor (1 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

  • COSME 2221 
    Hair Styling IV

    3  credit hours

    Exploration of the various hairstyles, braiding techniques and uses and placement of artificial hair. Advanced techniques in hair cutting and wet hair styling. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. Prerequisite: Cosmetology 2207 with a grade of B or better and concurrent enrollment is required in Cosmetology 2223, Cosmetology 2225 and Cosmetology 2227 or consent of instructor (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

  • COSME 2223 
    Chemical Services IV

    3  credit hours

    Advanced procedures in chemical textures and hair removal. The role of chemistry, electricity and light therapy related to the field of cosmetology. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. Prerequisite: Cosmetology 2207 with a grade of B or better and concurrent enrollment is required in Cosmetology 2221, Cosmetology 2225 and Cosmetology 2227 or consent of instructor (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

  • COSME 2225 
    Salon Operations II

    3  credit hours

    Management of salon routines and operations. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. Prerequisite: Cosmetology 2207 with a grade of B or better and concurrent enrollment is required in Cosmetology 2221, Cosmetology 2223 and Cosmetology 2227 or consent of instructor (2 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

  • COSME 2227 
    Thermal Styling II

    2  credit hours

    Application of advanced thermal styling in a salon with clients. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. Prerequisite: Cosmetology 2207 with a grade of B or better and concurrent enrollment is required in Cosmetology 2221, Cosmetology 2223 and Cosmetology 2225 or consent of instructor (1 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

  • COSME 2250 
    License Review

    3  credit hours

    Comprehensive review of cosmetology curriculum and skills in preparation for the Illinois State Board exam to complete the requirements for licensing. Prerequisite: Cosmetology 2227 with a grade of B or better and concurrent enrollment is required in Cosmetology 2253 or consent of instructor (2 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

  • COSME 2253 
    Advanced Chemical Services II

    2  credit hours

    In depth study of the perming and hair color process. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. Prerequisite: Cosmetology 2227 with a grade of C or better and concurrent enrollment is required in Cosmetology 2250 (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

  • COSME 2860 
    Internship (Career & Technical Ed)yCoop Ed/Internship Occup

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Course requires participation in Career and Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • COSME 2862 
    Internship (Career & Technical Ed)yCoop Ed/Internship Occup

    2  credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Career and Technical Education). Course requires participation in Career and Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • COSME 2865 
    Internship Advanced (Career & Tech Ed)

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Career and Technical Education). Course requires participation in Career & Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

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