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Cosmetology is a personal service occupation. The Cosmetology program is designed to meet the standards established by the New Mexico State Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists. Upon successful completion of 1600 clock hours as required by the State Board of Cosmetology, students are eligible to take the State Board examination for licensure as a cosmetologist. After successful completion of the State Board examination, graduates are qualified to practice as licensed cosmetologists in New Mexico. Additionally, graduates can apply for licensing by reciprocity in other states.

The cosmetology curriculum covers theory and lab in the following State Board requirements: sterilization, sanitization, bacteriology, shampoo, rinses, scalp treatments, chemical rearranging, perms and relaxers, hairstyling, hair coloring, bleaching, highlighting, hair cutting, facials, manicuring, pedicuring, salon management, and retail sales. After successful completion of fifteen percent of the program, the student will be able to practice skills for the public in the college’s salon lab.

Completion of this certificate can be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Vocational/Technical Studies.

Institutional Proficiency Requirements

In addition to the courses listed below for this program of study, students must also complete institutional proficiencies of ENG098 and MATH075.

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Certificate Requirements - Minimum of 62 Credit Hours Print Requirements

Program Requirements       (62 hours)
CSMT109 Cosmetology Theory I 4 credits
CSMT118 Shampoo, Rinses, and Scalp Treatments 4 credits
CSMT123 Sterilization, Sanitation, and Bacteriology 4 credits
CSMT126 Hair Cutting 5 credits
CSMT139 Cosmetology Theory II 4 credits
CSMT143 Facials 4 credits
CSMT148 Manicuring and Pedicuring 4 credits
CSMT152 Chemical Rearranging 5 credits
CSMT209 Cosmetology Theory III 4 credits
CSMT217 Hair Coloring and Bleaching 4 credits
CSMT222 Hairstyling 5 credits
CSMT229 Cosmetology Externship 4 credits
CSMT239 Cosmetology Theory IV 4 credits
CSMT243 Salon Business and Retail Sales 2 credits
CSMT254 Personal and Community Health 2 credits
CSMT260 Cosmetology Clinic Practice 3 credits

Cosmetology Curriculum Profile 2012-2015

Gainful Employment Cosmetology Information

Program Resources

Program Director: Gary Martinez
Phone: (505)454-2522
Email: gmartinez@luna.edu
Program Adivsor: Germaine Sandoval
Phone: (505)454-5345
Email: gsandoval@luna.edu

ACCESS Center Personnel

Director: Renee Maestas
Phone: (505)454-5355
Email: rmaestas@luna.edu
Advisor: Janice Medrano
Phone: (505)454-2546
Email: jmedrano@luna.edu

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