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COSM 712 –  Cosmetology I (CRN: 47440) at  College of San Mateo for Spring 2024

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COSM 712 Cosmetology I

In this course, the students study theoretical and practical application of life skills, professional image, history and career opportunities, anatomy, physiology, skin structure growth, hair sculpture/scalp properties, skin disorders and disease, principles of hair design, hairstyling, hair preparation services, hair color, and chemical health and safety as prescribed by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

Units: 9.5
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 80-90
  • Lab hours/semester: 216-243
  • Homework hours/semester: 160-180
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Department: Cosmetology

Number of Units: 9.5


The courses described below are open only to those students accepted in the Cosmetology Program. Completion of the tenth grade or equivalent required by California Board of Barbering and cosmetology; completion of the twelfth grade is recommended. A grade of C or higher is necessary for progression in the sequence of courses. Concurrent enrollment in ESL classes is strongly advised for nonnative speakers.

Upon successful completion of the program, including satisfactory performance on a comprehensive mock board examination including both theory and practical performance, the candidate receives a Certificate in Cosmetology and is eligible to write for the California Bureau of Cosmetology licensing examination.

Note: Applicants for the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology licensure must be 17 years of age or older

HYA - Laboratory/Studio/Activity
Meeting Date: 01/17-05/15
Meeting Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Days: M, W, F
Building: 05 Room: 0280
Instructor: Aurora Medrano
HYA - Lecture and/or Discussion
Meeting Date: 01/17-05/15
Meeting Time: 8:00am-8:50am
Days: W
Building: 05 Room: 0290
Instructor: Aurora Medrano
HYA - Online
Meeting Date: 01/17-05/15
Meeting Time:
Building:  Virtual Room:  Remote
Instructor: Aurora Medrano
Critical Dates for this Course Date
Last day to add class January 29, 2024
Last day to drop with a refund January 29, 2024
Last day to drop without a "W" February 4, 2024
Last day to drop with a "W" April 25, 2024
Last day to change to Pass/No Pass Grading Option May 15, 2024
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