COSM 100 Academic Skill Development 1-8 credits. A review of the mathematical skills of fractions, decimals, percents, proportions, and science. Study of oral and written communications.
COSM 116 Introduction to Principles of Cosmetology I 2 credits. Hair: nature's master plan, hair through the microscope, pH and the professional, trichoanalysis, cleansing and conditioning the hair and the scalp, hair design, hair cutting, chemical reformation-permanent waving, manicuring and introduction to all phases of makeup. Basic terminology and communication professional effectiveness, oral and written.
COSM 117 Introduction to Practice of Cosmetology I 6 credits. Introduction to molding and basic dexterity practice (as prescribed by Idaho cosmetology laws and regulations), braiding, brushing, and combing hair; manipulations on scalp, face, neck, arms and hands, hairstyling, haircutting, permanent waving, manicuring, facials, and makeup. Basic math concepts related to hair cutting, hairstyling, and permanent waves.
COSM 126 Beginning Principles of Cosmetology II 2 credits. Continuation of COSM 116, cleansing and conditioning of hair and scalp, hair cutting, hair design, and permanent waving. PREREQ: COSM 116.
COSM 127 Beginning Practice of Cosmetology II 6 credits. Continuation of COSM 117. This course covers basic perming concepts; chemistry: rod placement, elevation; basic wrapping techniques; elements of design: haircutting, basic fundamentals; elevations; angles; face analysis; cutting techniques; face and body structure; hair design; fundamentals; elevations; implement usage; elements of design; molding; fingerwaving; pincurls; basic roller placement; set analysis; basic setting patterns; competition designs; thermal waving. PREREQ: COSM 117.
COSM 136 Fundamental Principles of Cosmetology III 2 credits. Continuation of COSM 126, Course will focus on creative concepts in haircolor and chemical reformation of the hair. PREREQ: COSM 126.
COSM 137 Fundamental Practice of Cosmetology III 6 credits. Continuation of COSM 127. PREREQ: COSM 127.
COSM 146 Fundamental Principles of Cosmetology IV 2 credits. Continuation of COSM 136. PREREQ: COSM 136.
COSM 147 Fundamental Practice of Cosmetology IV 6 credits. Continuation of COSM 137. PREREQ: COSM 137.
COSM 150 Principles and Science of Manicuring 2 credits. Introduction to manicuring principles, hygiene, bacteriology, sterilization and sanitation.
COSM 151 Practice and Art of Nail Design 6 credits. Introduction to equipment, implements and materials. Procedures of manicuring, pedicuring and advanced nail techniques. Procedures and practice on nail wraps, sculptured nails, and all types of recognized nail care and nail design methods.
COSM 156 Fundamental Principles of Cosmetology V 2 credits. Continuation of COSM 146, electricity, heat, and light; anatomy and physiology. PREREQ: COSM 146.
COSM 157 Fundamental Practice of Cosmetology V 6 credits. Continuation of COSM 147, blow drying hair, curling iron hair, other appliances and implements for hairstyling. PREREQ: COSM 147.
COSM 266 Advanced Principles of Cosmetology VI 2 credits. Study of advanced techniques and principles of cosmetology. PREREQ: COSM 156.
COSM 267 Advanced Practice of Cosmetology IV 6 credits. Practice of advanced styling methods and creative hair cutting, permanent waving and hairstyling. PREREQ: COSM 157.
COSM 270 Business Principles of Cosmetology 2 credits. This course will focus on interpersonal skills, motivation, goal setting and sales. Emphasis will be placed on oral specific communications.
COSM 271 Business Practices of Cosmetology 2 credits. Course will focus on customer service fundamentals to include telephone procedures and customer relations. Course will also include front desk responsibilities.
COSM 276 Advanced Principles of Cosmetology VII 1 credit. Review of legal environment in the cosmetology industry, kit preparation and mock board examinations will be covered. Guest lectures and/or field exercises will be utilized.
COSM 277 Advanced Practice of Cosmetology VII 3 credits. Continuation of COSM 276. PREREQ: COSM 276.
COSM 279 Seminar 1-16 credits (variable). Includes review for students preparing for re-examination or as a brush-up course for licensed operators from Idaho and other states in preparation for taking Idaho State Board Examination or learning new techniques.
COSM 299 Special Topics (variable) 1-8 credits. This course is designed to address the specific needs of individuals. It will enable the students to upgrade their technical skills through part-time enrollment in units of instruction that are currently available through the program's full-time preemployment curriculum. Permission of the instructor is required.