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
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|
|CSMT148||Manicuring and Pedicuring||4 credits|
|CSMT152||Chemical Rearranging||5 credits|
|CSMT209||Cosmetology Theory III||4 credits|
|CSMT217||Hair Coloring and Bleaching||4 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|
Program Director: Gary MartinezPhone: (505)454-2522
Program Adivsor: Germaine SandovalPhone: (505)454-5345
ACCESS Center Personnel
Director: Renee MaestasPhone: (505)454-5355
Advisor: Janice MedranoPhone: (505)454-2546