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Cosmetology Instructor AAS

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

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Program Description

Students seeking degrees in computer information technology may follow a plan that adds academic courses to the two levels of certificates. Students who have degrees or who have articulated courses from high school may receive additional training in areas such as Visual Basic.NET, C, RPG programming, and Network Security.

Students will find coursework, taught by certified instructors, in our certificate and degree programs that lead to professional certification from vendors such as Microsoft, Cisco and Oracle.

The general education core courses, COSC classes, and some technical courses transfer to a variety of universities. Technical AAS degrees transfer in total to some universities. Contact a counselor or advisor at any college for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

Students interested in transferring to a bachelor's program in computer science should consider completing the A.A. degree with a field of study in computer science. See the academic transfer section of this catalog for details.

Admissions Criteria

In addition to the system admission requirements the following are requirements for admission to the cosmetology instructor certificate:

  1. High school diploma or GED.
  2. Current Texas operator’s license.
  3. Within the past five years, applicants must have a minimum of three years work experience as a licensed cosmetologist versed in all phases of cosmetology. Verification will be required.

  4. Completion of 12 semester hours in general education including ENGL 1301.
  5. Minimum age of 18 years.
  6. Must pass comprehensive cosmetology placement examination before taking any cosmetology instructor classes.

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 1034 Personal Health 3
SPCH1 1315 Public Speaking OR 3
Elective2   Elective 3-4
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
CSME 1434 Cosmetology Instructor 4
CSME 1435 Orientation to the Instruction of Cosmetology 4
CSME 2414 Cosmetology Instructor II 4
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR 4
COSC 1401 Introduction to Computers  

TOTAL Credits for First Year:


Second Year Credits

Course Number Title Credits
CSME 2415 Cosmetology Instructor III 4
CSME 2444 Cosmetology Instructor IV 4
CSME 2445 Instruction Theory & Clinic Operation 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 & Rhetoric II 3
MRKG 2333 Principles of Selling OR 3
Elective3   Business course 3
KINE   Any physical activity course 1
Elective4   Humanities/Fine Arts 3

TOTAL Credits for Second Year:


Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for Cosmetology Instructor 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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