COS Cosmetology

 

COS 103 - Introduction to Hair and Scalp  1 Credit
Introduces various types of scalp treatments, shampoos, and conditioners.  This course covers hair and scalp disorders, product knowledge, and proper massage techniques. This course provides training in a lab or classroom setting.
(Contact hours - 22.5)

COS 110 - Introduction to Hair Coloring 2 Credits
Introduces theory pertaining to the law of color, theory of color, chemistry of color, product knowledge, and analysis of hair and scalp. This course covers basic application techniques and procedures for the application of haircolor.
(Contact hours - 37.5)

COS 111 - Intermediate I: Hair Coloring 2 Credits
Expands on hair coloring theory and practical application of color products, formulations of color, level and shades of color. Students will learn application techniques in a specialized class or in a supervised salon setting.
(Contact hours - 45)

COS 120 - Introduction to Hair Cutting 2 Credits
Introduces haircutting theory relevant to patron protection, angles, elevations, and the analysis of hair textures as related to hair cutting procedures. This course covers proper use and care of hair cutting implements, basic hair cutting techniques using various cutting implements, and disinfection and sanitation procedures as they relate to haircutting.
(Contact hours - 37.5)

COS 121 - Intermediate I: Hair Cutting 2 Credits
Expands on basic haircutting theory incorporating facial shapes, head and body forms to determine the appropriate techniques required to complete a client haircut. Students will apply hair cutting techniques in specialized classes or in the supervised salon.
(Contact hours - 45)

COS 130 - Introduction to Hair Styling I 2 Credits
Combines theory with the practical application of hairstyling. This course covers roller placement, hair molding and shaping, pin curls, finger waves, comb-out techniques, air forming, thermal straightening, or curling for short to long hair.
(Contact hours - 37.5)

COS 131 - Intermediate I: Hair Styling 2 Credits
This course covers the accepted methods of styling hair, air forming, roller sets, finger waves, pin curls, braiding, and hair pressing.
(Contact hours - 45)

COS 140 - Introduction to Chemical Texture 1 Credit
Introduces a combination of theory and practice focusing on the analysis of hair and scalp, proper equipment and product knowledge. Includes basic techniques in permanent waving and chemical relaxing. Provides training in a classroom or lab setting on mannequins or live models.
(Contact hours - 22.5)

COS 141 - Intermediate I: Chemical Texture 1 Credit
Emphasizes theory and practical application of chemical texture, including permanent waves and chemical relaxers, in a supervised salon setting. Students will practice different wrapping techniques required by trend styles in a classroom or salon setting.
(Contact hours - 22.5)

COS 150 - Laws, Rules and Regulations 1 Credit
This course covers laws, rules, and regulations governing the beauty industry in Colorado and accountability for the student, licensed individual, salons, and school owners.
(Contact hours - 15)

COS 160 -Introduction to Infection Control and Prevention 2 Credits
This course covers various methods of sanitation, disinfection; and principles of workplace safety, infection control and prevention.  Topics presented in this course include: classroom study of bacteriology, chemistry of cleaning versus disinfecting products that are used in the cosmetology industry, and terminology dealing with infection control.
(Contact hours - 30)

COS 161 - Intermediate I:  Infection Control and Prevention 1 Credit
This course focuses on the theory and daily practice of proper methods of disinfection, sanitation and safety procedures as related to all phases of cosmetology. Topics presented in this course include: terminology and training of disinfection, sanitation and safety procedures, and customer service in a supervised salon setting or specialized class.
(Contact hours - 22.5)

COS 203 - Intermediate I: Hair and Scalp 1 Credit
This course covers theory and practical training in shampoos, rinses, and conditioners and examines advanced techniques to prepare the student for employment. Instruction includes preparation for the Colorado State Board Licensing Examination for shampoos, rinses, and conditioners.
(Contact hours - 22.5)

COS 210 - Intermediate II: Hair Coloring 2 Credits
This course covers theory and practical application of color products, formulations of color, level and shades of color. Students will practice haircoloring techniques in a specialized class or in a supervised salon setting.
(Contact hours - 45)

COS 211 - Advanced Hair Coloring 2 Credits
This course covers advanced theory and practical techniques in hair coloring. Course covers the recognition of color problems and color correction procedures in preparation for the Colorado State Board Licensing Examination. Topics in this course include: advanced techniques, color formulation, and product knowledge.
(Contact hours - 37.5)

COS 220 - Intermediate II: Hair Cutting 2 Credits
This course covers haircutting theory related to facial shapes, head and body forms to determine the techniques necessary for client’s specified haircut and practical applications of haircutting techniques for various client requests.
(Contact hours - 45)

COS 221 - Advanced Hair Cutting 2 Credits
This course covers advanced haircutting techniques utilizing multiple cutting tools and emphasizes current fashion trends and preparation for the Colorado State Licensure examination.
(Contact hours - 37.5) 

COS 230 - Intermediate II: Hair Styling 2 Credits
This course covers accepted methods of styling hair, including: air forming, roller sets, iron sets, finger waves, braiding and hair pressing. Students will practice hairstyling techniques for client purposes in specialized classes or in a supervised salon setting.
(Contact hours - 37.5)

COS 231 - Advanced Hair Styling 1 Credit
This course covers hairstyling theory and advanced techniques in all phases of hair styling to prepare the student for employment. Training is a combination of supervised salon work and specialized classes. Students will prepare for the Colorado State Board Licensing Examination.
(Contact hours - 22.5)

COS 240 - Intermediate II: Chemical Texture 1 Credit
This course covers theory of chemical texture and practical application of permanent waves and chemical relaxers in specialized classes or a supervised salon setting. Students will practice different wrapping techniques required by trend styles or per client request.
(Contact hours - 22.5)

COS 241 - Advanced Chemical Texture 1 Credit
This course covers advanced techniques for chemical texture and current industry standards of practice to prepare the student for employment and the State Board Licensing Examination. Instruction is provided in specialized classes or supervised salon setting.
(Contact hours - 22.5)

COS 250 - Business Management /Personal Skills/Ethics 1 Credit
This course covers salon management business practices and the knowledge and skills necessary to build a successful business. Topics covered in this course include: basic business management, interpersonal skills, basic techniques in salesmanship and customer services, job readiness skills, and professional ethics.
(Contact hours - 15)

COS 260 - Intermediate II:  Infection Control and Prevention 2 Credits
This course covers infection control theory and practice of proper methods of sterilization, disinfection, sanitation, and safety procedures as related to all phases of the industry. Topics for this course include: terminology and training of disinfection, sanitation, and safety procedures. The individual’s responsibility to provide a safe work environment is practiced.
(Contact hours - 45)

COS 261 - Advanced Infection Control and Prevention 1 Credit
This course covers advanced training on decontamination and safety practices in a supervised salon and/or classroom setting and primarily focuses on student preparation for the Colorado State Board Licensing Examination in decontamination and safety for all aspects of the industry. Topics for this course include: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for schools and salons.
(Contact hours - 15)

COS 262 - Advanced II: Disinfection, Sanitation & Safety 3 Credits
This course is the extra hours/credits required for the hairsylist program, per State Board of Colorado Barber/Cosmetology Board. Provides advanced training on decontamination and safety practices in a supervised salon and/or classroom setting.  Examines advanced techniques that prepare the student for employment.  Includes student preparation for the State Board Licensing Examination in decontamination and safety for all aspects of the industry. Study of OSHA requirements for schools and salon are done in a theory or practical setting.

 

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