COSME 1101
Introduction to Cosmetology
3 Credit Hours

Introduction to required safety and decontamination procedures in a salon. Business etiquette in the cosmetology field is introduced. Prepares student for state certification for the Illinois Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Cosmetology Program is required and concurrent enrollment in COSME 1103, COSME 1105, and COSME 1107 or consent of instructor. Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two is required.

COSME 1103
Chemical Services I
3 Credit Hours

Introduction to basic cosmetic chemical services including shampoo, scalp treatment, chemical texture, and hair color. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Cosmetology Program is required and concurrent enrollment in COSME 1101, COSME 1105, and COSME 1107 or consent of instructor. Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two is required.

COSME 1105
Hair Styling I
3 Credit Hours

Introduction to hairstyling and design techniques. Includes basic finger waving, braiding, extensions and hair roller placement. Prepares student for state certification for the Illinois Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Cosmetology Program is required and concurrent enrollment in COSME 1101, COSME 1103, and COSME 1107 or consent of instructor. Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two is required.

COSME 1107
Thermal Styling I
3 Credit Hours

Introduction to thermal hair styling using the various thermal implements and techniques. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Cosmetology Program is required and concurrent enrollment in COSME 1101, COSME 1103, and COSME 1105 or consent of instructor. Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two is required.

COSME 1111
Hair Styling II
3 Credit Hours

Continued study of hairstyling techniques. Focuses on haircutting techniques using shears and razors. Basic principles of hair roller placement, set, and comb out are also covered. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

Prerequisite: COSME 1107 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent and concurrent enrollment is required in COSME 1113, COSME 1115 and COSME 1117 or consent of instructor.

COSME 1113
Chemical Services II
3 Credit Hours

Application of chemical texturing, relaxing and permanent waving. Application of hair color and lightening. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

Prerequisite: COSME 1107 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, and concurrent enrollment in COSME 1111, COSME 1115 and COSME 1117, or consent of instructor.

COSME 1115
Salon Operations I
2 Credit Hours

Introduction to salon operations, effective communication, and sanitation management. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. (1 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

Prerequisite: COSME 1107 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, and concurrent enrollment in COSME 1111, COSME 1113 and COSME 1117, or consent of instructor.

COSME 1117
Esthetics and Nail Technology I
3 Credit Hours

Introduction to massage movements, facial techniques, hair removal, eyebrow arching, manicuring, and pedicuring. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

Prerequisite: COSME 1107 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent, concurrent enrollment in COSME 1111, COSME 1113 and COSME 1115, or consent of instructor.

COSME 1120
License Review I
2 Credit Hours

Review all first-year curriculum to evaluate readiness for entry into the clinic portion of the cosmetology program. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

Prerequisite: COSME 1117 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.

COSME 1160
Nail Technology Theory I
2 Credit Hours

Introduction to the nail care profession. Topics include history of nail care, health and safety, basic nail care, and introduction to nail enhancements. (1 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in COSME 1162. Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two is required.

COSME 1162
Nail Technology Lab I
3 Credit Hours

Instruction and supervised training in development of basic nail care skills. Topics include manicuring, polish application, massage theory techniques, pedicuring, and introduction to nail enhancements. (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in COSME 1160. Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two is required.

COSME 1164
Nail Technology Professional Practice
2 Credit Hours

Nail technology professional best practices including: time management, personal and professional ethics, human resources, and communication skills. (2 lecture hours)

Prerequisite: Reading Placement Test Score-Category Two is required.

COSME 1166
Nail Salon Industry and Operations
2 Credit Hours

Examines key components of the nail salon industry and operations. Prepares student for state certification for the Nail Technology License from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations. (1 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

COSME 1168
Nail Technology Theory II
2 Credit Hours

Intermediate analysis of nail technology. Topics include: anatomy and physiology, structure of the skin, disorders and diseases of the nail, and massage theory. (1 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

COSME 1170
Nail Technology Lab II
3 Credit Hours

Nail technology instruction and supervised training in specialty manicuring, pedicuring, nail enhancements, including soft and hard gels, monomer liquid and polymer powder, nail resin systems, and electric filing. (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

COSME 1820
Selected Topics
1-4 Credit Hours

Introductory exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college course schedule. (1 to 4 lecture hours)

COSME 2201
Hair Styling III
3 Credit Hours

Principles of hair design including fingerwaving, skip waving and sculpture curls. Overview of hair composition, divisions, growth process, and loss. Clipper cutting techniques are also introduced. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

Prerequisite: COSME 1117 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent and concurrent enrollment is required in COSME 2203, COSME 2205 and COSME 2207 or consent of instructor.

COSME 2203
Chemical Services III
3 Credit Hours

Client oriented course in a salon setting. Procedures include application of advanced hair coloring, lightening, and highlighting techniques on clients. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

Prerequisite: COSME 1101, COSME 1103, COSME 1105, COSME 1107, COSME 1111, COSME 1113, COSME 1115, and COSME 1117, all with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

COSME 2205
Esthetics and Nail Technology II
3 Credit Hours

Client oriented course in a salon setting. Procedures include application of manicures, pedicures, facial massage, facial make-up and eyelash enhancement. Nail tips and nail enhancement techniques are also introduced. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

Prerequisite: COSME 1101, COSME 1103, COSME 1105, COSME 1107, COSME 1111, COSME 1113, COSME 1115, and COSME 1117, all with a grade of C or better or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

COSME 2207
Salon Safety and Sanitation
2 Credit Hours

Client oriented course in a salon setting. Application of safety and decontamination procedures in a salon environment. Students practice methods of managing inventory in the salon dispensary. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. (1 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

Prerequisite: COSME 1101, COSME 1103, COSME 1105, COSME 1107, COSME 1111, COSME 1113, COSME 1115, and COSME 1117, all with grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor.

COSME 2221
Hair Styling IV
3 Credit Hours

Exploration of the various hairstyles, braiding techniques and uses and placement of artificial hair. Students will apply advanced techniques in hair cutting and wet hair styling on salon clients. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

Prerequisite: COSME 2207 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent and concurrent enrollment is required in COSME 2223, COSME 2225 and COSME 2227 or consent of instructor.

COSME 2223
Chemical Services IV
3 Credit Hours

Client oriented course in a salon setting. Advanced procedures in chemical textures and hair removal. The role of chemistry, electricity, and light therapy related to the field of cosmetology. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

Prerequisite: COSME 1101, COSME 1103, COSME 1105, COSME 1107, COSME 1111, COSME 1113, COSME 1115, and COSME 1117, all with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.

COSME 2225
Salon Operations II
3 Credit Hours

Client oriented course in a salon setting. Procedures include management of salon routines and operations. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. Prerequisite: COSME 1101, COSME 1103, COSME 1105, COSME 1107, COSME 1111, COSME 1113, COSME 1115, and COSME 1117, all with grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

COSME 2227
Thermal Styling II
2 Credit Hours

Client oriented course in a salon setting. Procedures in application of advanced thermal styling in a salon with clients. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. (1 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

Prerequisite: COSME 1101, COSME 1103, COSME 1105, COSME 1107, COSME 1111, COSME 1113, COSME 1115, and COSME 1117, all with grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor.

COSME 2250
License Review
3 Credit Hours

Comprehensive review of cosmetology curriculum and skills in preparation for the Illinois State Board exam to complete the requirements for licensing. (2 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

Prerequisite: COSME 2227 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent and concurrent enrollment is required in COSME 2253 or consent of instructor.

COSME 2253
Advanced Chemical Services II
2 Credit Hours

In depth study of the perming and hair color process. Prepares student for state certification for the Cosmetology License from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulations. (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

Prerequisite: COSME 2227 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent and concurrent enrollment is required in COSME 2250 or consent of instructor.

COSME 2260
Wig Production I
2 Credit Hours

Introduction to wig making techniques including creating and ventilating facial hair, hackling, and lace coloring techniques. (1 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

COSME 2860
Internship (Career & Technical Ed)
1-4 Credit Hours

Course requires participation in Career and Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. (5 to 20 lab hours)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and 2.0 cumulative grade point average, 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study, students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

COSME 2862
Internship (Career & Technical Ed)
2 Credit Hours

Continuation of Internship (Career and Technical Education). Course requires participation in Career and Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour. (10 lab hours)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and 2.0 cumulative grade point average, 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study, students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

COSME 2865
Internship Advanced (Career & Tech Ed)
1-4 Credit Hours

Continuation of Internship (Career and Technical Education). Course requires participation in Career & Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. (5 to 20 lab hours)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and 2.0 cumulative grade point average, 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study, students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.