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Cosmetology Facial AAS

The Cosmetology Facial AAS degree (AAS_COSF) is offered at LSC-Kingwood and LSC-North Harris. For more information, please contact the Cosmetology Department.

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Program Description

Three associate of applied science degrees are available in this program. The general education core courses will transfer to a variety of universities. Contact the counselor or advisor at any college for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

Admissions Criteria

In addition to the system admission requirements, the following are requirements for admission to the cosmetology program:

  1. High school diploma or GED.
  2. Completed ENGL 0304 and ENGL 0306 or (ESOL) equivalent, or higher level ENGL course or placement by testing.
  3. Minimum age of 17 years.
  4. Mandatory attendance at a scheduled orientation session or departmental approval.
  5. Program admission for students with previous college experience requires that the student be in disciplinary good standing at all former institutions. No student will be admitted who is under disciplinary suspension status from another college or institution. Any such status requires positive resolution from the other institution before a student will be considered for cosmetology admission.

After program admission approval, the student must have the registration form approved by the cosmetology academic counselor. Applicants who have completed hours in cosmetology in other educational programs may apply for placement by examination for CSME 1254, 1310, 1501, and 1505. Official verification of the hours completed is required.

Progression Requirements

Once admitted to the cosmetology program, a student must attain a grade of C or better in each cosmetology course as well as satisfactory attendance record (refer to Cosmetology Student Handbook) in order to progress in the program.

Readmission Policy

A student who withdraws from the cosmetology program may be re-admitted only once with the recommendation of the department faculty.

Program Plan

First Year Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
KINE 1304 Personal Health 3
SPCH1   Elective 3
Elective2   Math/Natural Science 3-4
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
CSME 1420 Orientation to Facial Specialist 4
CSME 1248 Principles of Skin Care 2
CSME 1421 Principles of Facials and Skin Care Technology I 4
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computer OR  4
COSC 1401 Introduction to Computer  

TOTAL Credits for First Year:


Second Year Credits

Course Number Title Credits
CSME 1445 Principles of Facial and Skin Care Technology II 4
CSME 1447 Skin Care and Facial Theory Principles 4
CSME 2431 Principles of Facials and Skin care Technology III 4
GOVT 2305 Federal Government  OR 3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government  
BUSG 2309 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship 3
HRPO 1311 Human Relations 3
ENGL 1302 Composition and Rhetoric II 3
MRKG 2333 Principles of Selling OR 3
Elective3   Business course  
KINE   Any physical activity course 1
Elective4   Humanities/Fine Arts 3

TOTAL Credits for Second Year:


Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for Cosmetology Facial AAS Degree:


  1. See core requirements for AAS degree for options. Students must meet TSI requirements.
    See for details.
  2. Choose one course from MRKG, BUSG, or HRPO with departmental approval
  3. Must meet the multicultural requirement.

Note: Capstone experience is completed by taking a departmental exam.

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