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

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 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.

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR 3
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication  
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
KINE 1304 Personal Health 3
Elective1   Math/Natural Sciences 3-4

TOTAL First Semester Credits:

12-13

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
CSME 1434 Cosmetology Instructor 4
CSME 1435 Orientation to the Instruction of Cosmetology 4
CSME 2414 Cosmetology Instructor II 4
ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computer OR  3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computer  

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:

15

Third Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
Elective1   Humanities/Fine Arts 3

TOTAL Third Semester Credits:

6

Second Year Credits

First Semester 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  

TOTAL First Semester Credits:

15

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
CSME 2342 Cosmetology Small Business Management 3
HRPO 1311 Human Relations 3
ENGL 1302 Composition and Rhetoric II 3
MRKG 2333 Principles of Selling OR 3
Elective2   Business course  
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Sport OR 1
    Any One Credit Hour Physical Activity Course  

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:

13

Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for Cosmetology Instructor AAS degree:

61-62

  1. Choose from the AAS Core.
  2. Choose one course from MRKG, BUSG, or HRPO with departmental approval

Note: Capstone is a departmental exam.

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