Southern Union State Community College

Curriculum

First Term

Course Number Course Title Certificate     AOT     
COS 111 Introduction to Cosmetology 3 3
COS 112 Introduction to Cosmetology Lab 3 3
COS 137 Hair Shaping and Design Theory 3 3
COS 145 Hair Shaping Lab 3 3
MTH 116 Mathematical Applications 3 3

Second Term

Course Number Course Title Certificate     AOT    
COS 113 Theory of Chemical Services 3 3
COS 114 Chemical Services Lab 3 3
COS 115 Hair Coloring Theory 3 3
COS 116 Hair Coloring Lab 3 3
ENG 131 Applied Writing OR    
ENG 101 English Composition 3 3
HUM 100 Humanities and Fine Arts Elective   3

Third Term

Course Number Course Title Certificate     AOT    
COS 117 Basic Spa Techniques 3 3
COS 118 Basic Spa Techniques Lab 3 3
COS 144 Hair Shaping and Design 3 3
COS 162 Special Topics in Cosmetology 3 3
CIS 146 Microcomputer Applications 3 3

Fourth Term

Course Number Course Title Certificate     AOT    
COS 123 Cosmetology Salon Practices Lab 3 3
COS 167 State Board Review 3 3
SPH 106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication OR    
SPH 107 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 3
  Natural Science and Mathematics Elective   3

Fifth Term

Course Number Course Title Certificate     AOT    
  Social/Behavior Science Elective   3
  AND    
BUS 100 Introduction to Business   3
BUS 215 Business Communication   3
BUS 263 Legal and Social Environment of Business OR    
BUS 285 Principles of Marketing   3
BUS 279 Small Business Management   3

*Notes: 

  • A minimum grade of “C” in the Cosmetology courses is required for a student to enroll in Cosmetology courses for the next term and for graduation.
  • A TB Skin Test is required for participation in the Cosmetology program.
  • Students that withdraw from the Cosmetology program must re-enter within a period of 12 months or start over with first term Cosmetology courses.