Associate of Applied Science – Concentration in Cosmetology

Prepare for greatness. Texarkana College Cosmetology is a Pivot Point Member School and CHI Environmental School, offering excellence through education in a state-of-the-art facility designed to prepare students for a career in this rapidly expanding area. This program provides students with classroom study, demonstration, and practical work. Combining art and design, Pivot Point’s Designer’s Approach teaches students how to see, think, create, and adapt as designers. Pivot Point training not only teaches you the “how” but the “why”. Pivot Point believes that training only the “how” limits the students to technical skills… The “why” enable the students to create and adapt as hair designers. We also require students to complete at least four community service projects to teach them the importance of giving back. A Pivot Point education stands apart from others, giving graduates an advantage over other beauty school graduates. After graduation for the cosmetology course, students take the state licensing examination. The examination consists of a written test and a practical test in which applicants demonstrate their ability to provide required services. Students in the cosmetology program are kept abreast of the latest fashions and beauty techniques and are ready for immediate employment upon graduation and passing the state test.


Freshman Year

First Semester Hours   Second Semester Hours
CSME 1401
Orientation to Cosmetology
4 LEAD 1100
Workforce Development with Critical Thinking
1
CSME 2302
Introduction to Application of Hair Color
3 CSME 1254
Artistry of Hair Design I
2
CSME 1410
Introduction to Haircutting & Related Theory
4 CSME 1443
Manicuring and Related Theory
4
CSME 1453
Chemical Reformation and Related Theory
4 CSME 2343
Salon Development
3
CSME 1255
Artistry of Hair Design II
2
CSME 1248
Principles of Skin Care
2
Total 15   Total 14

 

 

Third Semester Hours      
CSME 2401
Principles of Hair Coloring and Related Theory
4
CSME 2350
Prep for State Licensing Written Exam
3
CSME 2351
Prep for State Licensing Practical Exam
3
CSME 2310
Advanced Haircutting & Related Theory
3
Total 13      


Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours   Second Semester Hours
ENGL 1301 (core)
Composition I
3 Social Science Elective (core) 3
SPCH 1315 (core)
Public Speaking
3 College-level Math or Natural Science (core) 3
BCIS 1305 or EDUC 1300 (core)
Business Computer Applications or Learning Frameworks
3 Visual / Performing Arts (core) 3
Total 9   Total

Cosmetology AAS Total

9

60

 

 

Gainful Employment

Have questions about this program, the costs involved and what job prospects may exist in the marketplace?  Check our Gainful Employment report.

To learn more, please contact us.

Ronda Dozier
Coordinator of Cosmetology / Instructor
(903) 823-3088
email
Brandon Washington
Dean of Workforce & Continuing Education
(903) 823-3232
email

Cosmetology Course Descriptions

Core Courses

Several courses for this degree can be found in the Academic Core. View the Academic Core

CSME 1401 Orientation to Cosmetology

An overview of the skills and knowledge necessary for the field of cosmetology.

CSME 1405 Fundamentals of Cosmetology

A course in the basic fundamentals of cosmetology. Topics include safety and sanitation, service preparation,manicure, facial, chemical services, shampoo, haircut, wet styling, and comb out.

CSME 1310 Introduction to Haircutting & Related Theory

Introduction to the theory and practice of hair cutting. Topics include terminology, implements, sectioning and finishing techniques.

CSME 1453 Introduction to Chemical Reformation & Related Theory

Presentation of the theory and practice of chemical reformation including terminology, application, and workplace competencies.

CSME 1254 Artistry of Hair Design I

Introduction to hair design. Topics include the theory and applications of wet styling, thermal hair styling, and finishing techniques.

CSME 1255 Artistry of Hair Design II

A continuation of hair design. Topics include the additional theory and applications of current trends in hair design.

CSME 1443 Manicuring & Related Theory

Presentation of the theory and practice of nail services. Topics include terminology, application, and workplace competencies related to nail services.

CSME 2343 Salon Development

Procedures necessary for salon development. Topics include professional ethics and goal setting, salon operation, and record keeping.

CSME 2401 Principles of Hair Coloring & Related Theory

Presentation of the theory, practice, and chemistry of hair color. Topics include terminology, application, and workplace competencies related to hair color.

CSME 2310 Advanced Haircutting & Related Theory

Advanced concepts and practice of haircutting. Topics include haircuts utilizing scissors, razor, and/or clippers.

CSME 1248 Principles of Skin

An introduction of the theory and practice of skin care.

CSME 2344 Prep for State Licensing Exam/Written

Preparation for the state licensing written examination.

CSME 2344 Prep for State Licensing Exam/Written

Preparation for the state licensing practical examination.