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Cosmetology Operator - Certificate Level 2

Available on Campus Campus

The Houston Community College Cosmetology Operator program is designed for students to obtain basic fundamentals as well as advanced techniques, people skills and product knowledge using current salon technology that meets the state licensure requirements and provides entry level skills to students who desire to have a career in the cosmetology profession. A career in cosmetology can take the trained professional to all parts of the nation and the world. This field allows individuals the opportunity to open their own business as well. A student in the Cosmetology Operator program may earn a vocational certificate and/or an Associate of Applied Science degree.


Prerequisite Courses

Year 1

Semester 1
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 3
CSME 1405 Fundamentals of Cosmetology 4
CSME 1410 Introduction to Haircutting and Related Theory 4
CSME 1453 Chemical Reformation and Related Theory 4
CSME 2204 Introduction to the Theory and Chemistry of Hair Color 2
Semester 2
CSME 2501 The Principles of Hair Coloring and Related Theory 5
CSME 2337 Advanced Cosmetology Techniques 3
CSME 2439 Advanced Hair Design 4
CSME 1391 Special Topics in Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General 3
Semester 3
CSME 2343 Salon Development 3
CSME 2410 Advanced Haircutting and Related Theory 4
CSME 1451 Artistry of Hair, Theory and Practice 4
CSME 2541 Preparation for the State Licensing Examination (Capstone) 5

Year 2

Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 3
Total Credits 48

Capstone Statement

A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.