Cosmetology - CERT
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.
Degree RequirementsThe follow degree requirements are for the 2019-2021 Catalog. For other catalogs, please see Catalogs
Minimum of 62 Credit Hours
|Program Requirements (62 credit hours)|
|CSMT109||Cosmetology Theory I||4|
|CSMT118||Shampoo, Rinses & Scalp Trtmnts||4|
|CSMT123||Steril,Sanitation & Bacteriology||4|
|CSMT139||Cosmetology Theory II||4|
|CSMT148||Manicuring and Pedicuring||4|
|CSMT209||Cosmetology Theory III||4|
|CSMT217||Hair Coloring and Bleaching||4|
|CSMT239||Cosmetology Theory IV||4|
|CSMT243||Salon Business and Retail Sales||2|
|CSMT254||Personal and Community Health||2|
|CSMT260||Cosmetology Clinic Practice||3|