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Courses Offered

Cosmetology 1
Introduction to Cosmetology Procedures

13 units; 6 hours lecture, 30 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84 
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU 
This course covers the study of basic princples and practical operations of cosmetology equipment, procedures and techniques. It is designed as an intensive, multi-disiplinary lab in the most common cosmetology processes. Lectures center on the fundamental theories of the practice of cosmetology and their application. Laboratory work is designed to provide the basic cosmetology student with an intensive forum fordevelopment of basic cosmetology skills, techniques,safety practices, and sanitation procedures.

Note: Cosmetology 10 and 11 can be substituted for Cosmetology 1.

Note: First time students must purchase the complete kit of supplies from the El Camino College Bookstore.
Cosmetology 2A
Advanced Cosmetology Procedures

8 units; 3 hours lecture, 15 hours lab Prerequisite: Cosmetology 1 or Cosmetology 10 and Cosmetology 11 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent 
Credit, degree applicable 
Transfer CSU 
The intermediate principles and practical operations ofcosmetology equipment, procedures and techniques will be studied. The course is designed as an intensive, multidisciplinary workshop in the most common cosmetology processes. Lectures focus on intermediate theories of the practice of cosmetology and application. The lab supports cosmetology students with skills, techniques, safety practices, and sanitation procedures according to the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. Students will be introduced to performing intermediate cosmetology procedures on clients in a salon setting.
Cosmetology 2B
Advanced Cosmetology

8 units; 3 hours lecture, 15 hours lab Prerequisite: Cosmetology 2A or Cosmetology 11 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable 
Transfer CSU
The advanced principles and practical operations of cosmetology equipment, procedures and techniques will be studied. The course is designed as an intensive, multidisciplinary workshop in the most common cosmetology processes. Lectures focus on advanced theories of the practice of cosmetology and application. The lab is designed to support cosmetology students with skills, techniques, safety practices, and sanitation procedures according to the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. Students will perform advanced cosmetology procedures on clients in a salon setting.
Cosmetology 2C
Advanced Cosmetology and Introduction to State Board Review

8 units; 3 hours lecture, 15 hours lab Prerequisite: Cosmetology 2B or Cosmetology 11 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable 
Transfer CSU 
This advanced course is designed to prepare students forthe California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology written and practical exams. Lectures focus on advanced cosmetology theories. Students practice for the state examination by taking mock written and practical exams. Emphasis is placed on mastery of the necessary cosmetology concepts, principles and skills on clients in asalon setting to pass the California State Licensing examfor Cosmetology.
Cosmetology 3
Advanced Cosmetology Applications

5 units; 4 hours lecture, 28 hours lab (8 week course)
Prerequisite: Cosmetology 1 or Cosmetology 10 and Cosmetology 11 with a minimum grade of C or completion of 399 hours from a state-approved cosmetology program
Credit, degree applicable
The course explores the study of advanced principles and practical operations of cosmetology equipment, procedures and techniques. It is designe as an intensive, multi-disiplinary class which focues on the most common cosmetology processes. Lectures center on the advanced theories of the practice of cosmetology and application. Laboratory work is designed to support the advanced cosmetology student with an intensive forum for development of advanced cosmetology skills, techniques, safety practices and sanitation procedures.
Cosmetology 4
Cosmetology Practicum

4 units; 2 hours lecture, 10 hours lab Prerequisite: Cosmetology 1 or Cosmetology 10 with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
This course is designed for student who is in need ofreceiving hours toward their State Board of Cosmetologyrequirement. The focus of this class is on the advanced principles and practical operations of cosmetology equipment, procedures and techniques.

Note: This course is repeatable.
Cosmetology 10
Introduction to Cosmetology I

6.5 units; 4 hours lecture, 14 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable 
Transfer CSU
This course is the first of two-course introductory series covering the principles and practical operations of cosmetology techniques, procedures, and equipment for wet and thermal styling, permanent waving, chemical straightening, hair coloring, and scalp treatments.

Note: Students who have earned credit in Cosmetology 1 cannot receive unit credit for Cosmetology 10.

Note: First time students must purchase the complete kit of supplies from the El Camino College Bookstore.
Cosmetology 11
Introduction to Cosmetology II

6.5 units; 4 hours lecture, 14 hours lab
Prerequisite: Cosmetology 10 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable 
Transfer CSU
This is the second of two-course introductory seriescovering the principles and practical operations ofcosmetology techniques, procedures, and equipementfor wet and thermal styling, permanent waving, chemicalstraightening, hair coloring, scalp treatments, facials, andmanicuring and pedicuring.

Note: Students who have earned credit in Cosmetology 1 cannot receive unit credit for Cosmetology 11.
Cosmetology 16
Cosmetology Applications

3 units; 1.5 hours lecture, 7.5 hours lab
Prerequisite: Cosmetology 1 or Cosmetology 10 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent Credit, degree applicable Transfer CSU
This course covers the study of intermediate principles, procedures, techniques, and practical operations of cosmetology equipment. It is designed as an intensive, multidisciplinary workshop in the most common cosmetology process. Lectures center on the theories of the practice of cosmetology and their application. Laboratory work is designed to provide the student with a forum for development of intermediate cosmetology skills, techniques, safety practices and sanitation procedures.
Cosmetology 20 
Introduction to Esthetician 

10 units; 5 hours lecture, 15 hours lab 
Credit, degree applicable 
Transfer CSU 
This course is an introduction in the principles of esthetician procedures. Students are introduced to the theory and practices of esthetician applications for facial, health, safety, hair removal and makeup. The lab is designed to support the esthetician student with an extensive forum for the development of esthetician skills, techniques, safety and sanitation practices according to the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. 

Note: Upon completion of the esthetician program, students are expected to have a minimum of 600 hours of applied skill practice required by the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.  Students will complete a minimum of 300 hours of esthetician training in this course.
Cosmetology 21
Advanced Esthetician 

10 units; 5 hours lecture, 15 hours lab
Prerequisite: Cosmetology 20 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent 
Credit, degree applicable 
Transfer CSU
This is an advanced course in the principles of esthetician procedures. Students are given advanced theory and practical practices in facials, preparation, health, safety, laws, regulations, disinfectant, sanitation, anatomy, physiology, hair removal, and makeup. State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology exam practices will be emphasized. 

Note: When enrolling into this course students must have a minimum of 300 hours completed. Upon completion of this course, students are expected to have a minimum of 600 hours of applied skill practice required by the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. 
Cosmetology 95 
(formerly Cosmetology 95abcd) 
Cooperative Work Experience Education 

2-4 units; hours to be arranged Enrollment Limitation: Employment or volunteer work in a position related to the student’s major or career goal by the second week of the semester. Completion of or current enrollment in one course from the major. 
Credit, degree applicable 
Transfer CSU* 
Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, supervisor, and instructor, each student will work with and learn from experts in the Cosmetology field. These experiences will enable students to improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and compare them to personal abilities and career expectations. 

Note: Transfer limitations apply.

Note: The total units earned for Cooperative Work Experience Education may not exceed 16 units. 
Cosmetology 99
(formerly Cosmetology 99abc)
Independent Study in Cosmetology 

1-3 units; hours to be arranged Enrollment Limitation: two courses in Cosmetology with a minimum grade of B in each and acknowledgment by the instructor with whom the student will work 
Credit, degree applicable 
Transfer CSU*
This course provides special advances studies in asubject field of Cosmetology not covered in the regulardepartment offerings. Regular conferences with theinstructor are coordinated with assigned Cosmetology projects (54 hours per unit).

Note: Transfer limitations apply. 

Note: For eligibility requirements, go to www.elcamino.edu/admissions/credit.asp