Cosmetology/Esthetician

The Cosmetology Department offers a 1600 hour course of instruction in all areas of cosmetology.  It fulfills the requirements set forth by the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges also accredits this program. Gavilan College offers the required hours in a four module sequence of classes. Career opportunities include cosmetologist, assistant stylist, manicurist, color specialist, esthetician, platform artist, educator and salon owner/manager. Students completing the certificate of achievement and AS degree will become eligible to become a vocational instructor by completing a supplemental teacher training course. See a Cosmetology instructor or counselor for details.

Learning Outcome(s):
  1. Complete the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Examination for licensure and employment.
  2. Diagnose and apply the proper chemicals needed to perform hair restructuring services (e.g. perming, coloring, relaxing)
  3. Analyze and treat nail irregularities and perform manicures and pedicures.
  4. Diagnose skin condition and perform skin treatments while administering facial and other skin services.
REQUIREMENTS:
Units: 38-48
COS 201
Intermediate Cosmetology (Active)
12
COS 200
Beginning Cosmetology (Active)
12
COS 202
Advanced Cosmetology (Active)
12
COS 203
Practicum (Active)
2-12
or
COS 207
Contemporary Styling (Historical)
4.5
Recommended electives:
Units: 0
COS 205
State Board Review (Active)
2
General Education Requirements:
Units: 35-39
A student may complete the Gavilan College A.A./A.S. general education, the CSU-GE Breadth or the IGETC pattern, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60 unit total. See a counselor for details. NOTE: A course may be used to satisfy both general education and major requirements. See "Double Counting Rule".
Total: 73-87

The Cosmetology Department offers a 1600 hour course of instruction in all areas of cosmetology.  It fulfills the requirements set forth by the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges also accredits this program. Gavilan College offers the required hours in a four module sequence of classes. Career opportunities include cosmetologist, assistant stylist, manicurist, color specialist, esthetician, platform artist, educator and salon owner/manager. Students completing the certificate of achievement and AS degree will become eligible to become a vocational instructor by completing a supplemental teacher training course. See a Cosmetology instructor or counselor for details.

Learning Outcome(s):
  1. Complete the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Examination for licensure and employment.
  2. Diagnose and apply the proper chemicals needed to perform hair restructuring services (e.g. perming, coloring, relaxing)
  3. Analyze and treat nail irregularities and perform manicures and pedicures.
  4. Diagnose skin condition and perform skin treatments while administering facial and other skin services.
REQUIREMENTS:
Units: 38-48
COS 200
Beginning Cosmetology (Active)
12
COS 201
Intermediate Cosmetology (Active)
12
COS 202
Advanced Cosmetology (Active)
12
COS 203
Practicum (Active)
2-12
or
COS 207
Contemporary Styling (Historical)
4.5
Recommended electives:
Units: 0
COS 205
State Board Review (Active)
2
Total: 38-48
Gavilan College offers a comprehensive skin care program that will meet the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Barbering and Cosmetology requirements for licensure. State Licensing requires 600 hours for the practice of Esthetics. Two courses are offered to meet the requirements for Licensure: Scientific Skin Care and Advance Scientific Skin Care. The curriculum includes, but is not limited to, the study of skin, its appendages,massage, masks and peels, use of skin care machines, product knowledge, light therapy, botanical and chemical therapy, sanitation, salon operation, and Cosmetology State Board regulations. Instruction also includes client services. Scientific Skin Care and Advanced Scientific Skin Care are offered in two consecutive semesters. An additional 6 units in electives is required to receive a Certificate of Achievement of Esthetics.
Learning Outcome(s):
  1. Complete the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology examination for licensure and employment.
  2. Diagnose skin condition and perform skin treatments while administering facials.
  3. Diagnose, analyze and apply proper skin enhancing products when administering make-up designs.
REQUIREMENTS:
Units: 16
COS 220
Scientific Skin Care (Esthetics) (Active)
8
COS 221
Advanced Scientific Skin Care (Esthetics) (Active)
8
Total: 16
COS 200Beginning Cosmetology (12.0)Historical
5.0 Lecture, 21.0 Lab. Fundamental principles of the science/art of beauty culture including hair design, chemical services and cosmetic therapy. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 1A and competency at the Intermediate Algebra Level. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2019 to Fall 2020.
COS 200Beginning Cosmetology (12.0)Active
5.0 Lecture, 21.0 Lab. Fundamental principles of the science/art of beauty culture including hair design, chemical services and cosmetic therapy. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 1A and competency at the Intermediate Algebra Level. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2020.
COS 201Intermediate Cosmetology (12.0)Active
5.0 Lecture, 21.0 Lab. Extended studies and techniques in tinting, bleaching, permanent waving, soft perming, chemical straightening, pedicuring, waxing, and shaping and styling. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Cosmetology 200 with a grade of 'C' of better. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 1A and competency at the Intermediate Algebra Level. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2020.
COS 201Intermediate Cosmetology (12.0)Historical
5.0 Lecture, 21.0 Lab. Extended studies and techniques in tinting, bleaching, permanent waving, soft perming, chemical straightening, pedicuring, waxing, and shaping and styling. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Cosmetology 200 with a grade of 'C' of better. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 1A and competency at the Intermediate Algebra Level. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2019 to Fall 2020.
COS 202Advanced Cosmetology (12.0)Historical
5.0 Lecture, 21.0 Lab. Advanced techniques in tinting, lightening, hair design and cosmetic chemistry. PREREQUISITE: Completion of COS 200&201. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 1A and competency at the Intermediate Algebra Level. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2019 to Fall 2020.
COS 202Advanced Cosmetology (12.0)Active
5.0 Lecture, 21.0 Lab. Advanced techniques in tinting, lightening, hair design and cosmetic chemistry. PREREQUISITE: Completion of COS 200&201. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 1A and competency at the Intermediate Algebra Level. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2020.
COS 203Practicum (0.5-12.0)Active
0.0-5.0 Lecture, 0.0-20.0 Lab. Advanced techniques in tinting, lightening, hair and design and cosmetic chemistry. PREREQUISITE: Completion of COS 200, 201 and 202. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250, 260 and Mathematics 205. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2020.
COS 203Practicum (0.5-12.0)Historical
0.0-5.0 Lecture, 0.0-20.0 Lab. Advanced techniques in tinting, lightening, hair and design and cosmetic chemistry. PREREQUISITE: Completion of COS 200, 201 and 202. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250, 260 and Mathematics 205. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2015 to Fall 2020.
COS 205State Board Review (2.0)Historical
1.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. State Board exam procedures and standards. ADVISORY: Cosmetology 201. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2020 to Fall 2020.
COS 205State Board Review (2.0)Historical
1.0 Lecture, 4.0 Lab. State Board exam procedures and standards. ADVISORY: Cosmetology 201. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2014 to Spring 2020.
COS 205State Board Review (2.0)Active
1.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. State Board exam procedures and standards. ADVISORY: Cosmetology 201. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2020.
COS 207Contemporary Styling (4.5)Active
8.0 Lecture, 24.0 Lab. Studies and techniques in braiding, weaving, glass nails, silk wrap, individual lash and brow tinting, corrective make-up and low lights. This is a 6 week class offered in summer session only. PREREQUISITE: Satisfactory completion of Cosmetology 200. Intermediate and Advanced cosmetology enrollments only. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250, 260, and Mathematics 430. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Summer 2019.
COS 220Scientific Skin Care (Esthetics) (8.0)Active
4.0 Lecture, 13.5 Lab. An introductory course designed to provide the skills necessary to be employed as an Esthetician (Facialist). Skills taught include skin care and treatment, cosmetics, and the use of electrical modalities. REQUIRED: 17 years of age, completed 10th grade or equivalent, as per State Board of Cosmetology. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2020.
COS 220Scientific Skin Care (Esthetics) (8.0)Historical
4.4 Lecture, 13.3 Lab. An introductory course designed to provide the skills necessary to be employed as an Esthetician (Facialist). Skills taught include skin care and treatment, cosmetics, and the use of electrical modalities. REQUIRED: 17 years of age, completed 10th grade or equivalent, as per State Board of Cosmetology. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Summer 2016 to Fall 2020.
COS 221Advanced Scientific Skin Care (Esthetics) (8.0)Historical
4.4 Lecture, 13.3 Lab. An advanced in-depth study and training in the care and treatment of skin, cosmetics and manipulative electrical modalities as required by the State Board of Cosmetology. PREREQUISITE: Completion of COS 220 or equivalent. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2016 to Fall 2020.
COS 221Advanced Scientific Skin Care (Esthetics) (8.0)Active
4.0 Lecture, 13.5 Lab. An advanced in-depth study and training in the care and treatment of skin, cosmetics and manipulative electrical modalities as required by the State Board of Cosmetology. PREREQUISITE: Completion of COS 220 with a grade of C or better. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2020.
COS 223Independent Study (1.0-2.0)Active
0.5-1.0 Lecture, 1.5-3.0 Lab, 3.0-6.0 TBA. Designed to afford selected students specialized opportunities for exploring areas at the independent study level. The courses may involve extensive library work, research in the community, or special projects. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. REQUIRED: The study outline prepared by the student and the instructor must be filed with the Department and the Area Dean. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Summer 2020.
COS 223Independent Study (1.0-2.0)Historical
3.0-6.0 TBA. Designed to afford selected students specialized opportunities for exploring areas at the independent study level. The courses may involve extensive library work, research in the community, or special projects. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. REQUIRED: The study outline prepared by the student and the instructor must be filed with the Department and the Area Dean. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Spring 2014 to Summer 2020.
COS 290Occupational Work Experience/Cosmetology (1.0-4.0)Active
3.3-16.7 Lab. Occupational work experience for students who have a job related to their major. A training plan is developed cooperatively between the employer, college and student. (P/NP grading) 75 hours per semester paid work = 1 unit. 60 hours non-paid (volunteer) work per semester = 1 unit. Student repetition is allowed per Title 5 Section 55253. Minimum 2.00 GPA. REQUIRED: Declared vocational major. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2016.
COS 291APower Skills for the Workplace (1.0)Historical
1.0 Lecture. Power Skills for the Workplace teaches skills vital to workplace success. The topic for 291A is Interpersonal Communication. Need not be taken in sequence. This is a pass/no pass course. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Spring 2019 to Fall 2020.
COS 291APower Skills for the Workplace (1.0)Active
1.0 Lecture. Power Skills for the Workplace teaches skills vital to workplace success. The topic for 291A is Interpersonal Communication. Need not be taken in sequence. This is a pass/no pass course. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2020.
COS 291BPower Skills for the Workplace (1.0)Active
1.0 Lecture. Power Skills for the Workplace teaches skills vital to workplace success. The topic for 291B is team building. Need not be taken in sequence. This is a pass/no pass course. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Spring 2019.
COS 291CPower Skills for the Workplace (1.0)Active
1.0 Lecture. Power Skills for the Workplace teaches skills vital to workplace success. The topic for 291C is Problem Solving. Need not be taken in sequence. This is a pass/no pass course. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Spring 2019.