COS Cosmetology

 

COS 103 - Shampoo/Rinses/Conditioners I 1 Credit
Introduces various types of scalp treatments and shampoos. Enables student to recognize and treat disorders of hair and scalp. Covers product knowledge and proper massage techniques to help control disorders and to cleanse the hair and scalp. Includes terminology dealing with hair structure, scalp, and hair disorders. Provides training in a lab or classroom setting.
(Contact hours - 22.5)

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

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

COS 120 - Introduction to Hair Cutting 2 Credits
Introduction to the theory relevant to patron protection, angles, elevations, and the analysis of hair textures as related to hair cutting. Covers the proper use and care of hair cutting implements. Focuses on basic hair cutting techniques using all cutting implements. Disinfection, sanitation procedures as they relate to cutting hair.
(Contact hours - 37.5)

COS 121 - Intermediate I: Hair Cutting 2 Credits
Focuses on the related facial shapes, head and body forms to determine the clients appropriate haircut. Incorporates practical applications of hair cutting techniques in specialized classes or in the supervised salon (clinical setting).
(Contact hours - 45)

COS 130 - Introduction to Hair Styling I 2 Credits
Combines theory with the practical application of roller placement, shaping, pincurls, finger waves, air forming iron curling, soft pressing and hard pressing.
(Contact hours - 37.5)

COS 131 - Intermediate I: Hair Styling 2 Credits
Focuses on 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 permanent waves and chemical relaxers in specialized classes or a supervised salon setting. Enables the student to practice different wrapping techniques required by trend styles.
(Contact hours - 22.5)

COS 150 - Laws, Rules and Regulations 1 Credit
Provides instruction on the laws, rules and regulations and how they govern the cosmetology and barber industry. The affects these have on the student, licensed individual, salons and school owners.
(Contact hours - 15)

COS 160 - Introduction to Disinfection, Sanitation & Safety 2 Credits
Introduces the various methods of disinfection, sanitation, and safety as used in the cosmetology industry. Includes classroom study of bacteriology and the terminology dealing with cosmetology.
(Contact hours - 30)

COS 161 - Intermediate I: Disinfection, Sanitation & Safety 1 Credit
Focuses on the theory and daily practice of proper methods of disinfection, sanitation and safety procedures as related to all phases of cosmetology. Covers terminology and training of disinfection, sanitation and safety procedures. Also includes customer service in a supervised salon (clinical) setting or specialized class.
(Contact hours - 22.5)

COS 203 - Shampoos/Rinses/Conditioners II 1 Credit
Provides theory and practical training in shampoos, rinses and conditioners. Examines advanced techniques to prepare the student for employment. Includes preparation for the State Board Licensing Examination in shampoos, rinses and conditioners.
(Contact hours - 22.5)

COS 210 - Intermediate II: Hair Coloring 2 Credits
Provides continued instruction in the theory and practical application of color products, formulations of color, level and shades of color. Enables students to practice techniques in a specialized class or in a supervised salon setting.
(Contact hours - 45)

COS 211 - Advanced Hair Coloring 2 Credits
Provides continued instruction on advanced theory and practical techniques in hair coloring. Focuses on the recognition of color problems and color correction procedures. Covers advanced techniques and product knowledge to prepare the student for employment. Prepares the student for the State Board Licensing Examination pertaining to hair coloring.
(Contact hours - 37.5)

COS 220 - Intermediate II: Hair Cutting 2 Credits
Provides continued instruction in the theory related to facial shapes, head and body forms to determine the client’s appropriate haircut. Incorporates practical applications of hair cutting techniques.
(Contact hours - 45)

COS 221 - Advanced Hair Cutting 2 Credits
Focuses on advanced cutting techniques using all the cutting tools. Emphasizes current fashion trends. Includes student preparation for the State Licensure examination. 
(Contact hours - 37.5) 

COS 230 - Intermediate II: Hair Styling 2 Credits
Provides continued instruction on accepted methods of styling hair, air forming, roll set, finger waves and hair pressing. Examines techniques in specialized classes or in a supervised salon setting.
(Contact hours - 37.5)

COS 231 - Advanced Hair Styling 1 Credit
Focuses on theory and advanced techniques in all phases of hair styling to prepare the student for employment. Training is a combination of supervised salon (clinical) work and specialized classes. Includes student preparation for the State Board Licensing Examination relating to hairstyling.
(Contact hours - 22.5)

COS 240 - Intermediate II: Chemical Texture 1 Credit
Provides continued instruction in the theory and practical application of permanent waves and chemical relaxers in specialized classes or a supervised salon setting. Enables students to practice different wrapping techniques required by trend styles.
(Contact hours - 22.5)

COS 241 - Advanced Chemical Texture 1 Credit
Focuses on advanced techniques to prepare the student for employment and the changes in current industry standards. Instruction is provided in specialized classes or supervised salon (clinical) setting. Includes student preparation for the State Board Licensing Examination pertaining to permanent waves and chemical relaxers.
(Contact hours - 22.5)

COS 250 - Management, Ethics, Interpersonal Skills & Salesmanship 1 Credit
Emphasizes the importance of salon management and the knowledge and skills necessary to build a successful business. Focuses on the importance of interpersonal skills and basic techniques in salesmanship and customer services. Integrates job readiness skills and professional ethics.
(Contact hours - 15)

COS 260 - Intermediate II: Disinfection, Sanitation & Safety 2 Credits
Provides continued study of theory and practice of proper methods of sterilization, disinfection, sanitation and safety procedures as related to all phases of the industry. Covers terminology and training of disinfection, sanitation and safety procedures. The individual responsibility to provide a safe work environment is practiced.
(Contact hours - 45)

COS 261 - Advanced Disinfection, Sanitation & Safety 1 Credit
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.
(Contact hours - 15)

COS 262 - Advanced II: Disinfection, Sanitation & Safety 3 Credits
This course is the extra hours/credits required for the hairstylist 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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