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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

Cosmetology

Career/Technical
AS Degree in Cosmetology
Certificate of Achievement in Cosmetology
Certificate in Cosmetology to Barbering Crossover
Certificate in Esthetician
Certificate in Manicuring

Cosmetology Program
Ron Morrison (530) 343-4201
Department Office: Office of Contract Education (530) 895-9015
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378

About the Program
Cosmetology is a 1,600 hour course of study designed to meet the State of California Cosmetology Act. Butte College offers 1,680 hours of study in a seven-module sequence of courses, with each module six weeks in duration. By meeting required academic and attendance standards, each six-week module will result in 5 semester units of college credit.

The 7 six-week modules can be completed in approximately ten months. Successful completion will enable the student to meet the 1,600 hour state licensing requirement and will result in a total of 35 units of college credit.

A Certificate of Achievement can be earned by completing the seven-module, 1,600-hour COS 100-106 program. No other General Education, competency, or district requirements need be completed for the certificate.

Chico Beauty College also offers training programs for manicuring and skin care (esthetician) through Butte Community College.

In order to obtain a Cosmetologist License and practice Cosmetology in the State of California, students must be 17 years of age or older, have a high school diploma or GED, successfully complete the 1,600 course of study and pass the state examination (written and practical). Tests are administered through the Department of Consumer Affairs Bureau of Barbering and Cosmetology.

To enroll in this program, potential students should contact the Chico Beauty College at (530) 343-4201 or call the Office of Contract Education at (530) 895-9015.

Career Opportunities
Job opportunities for licensed cosmetologists include working for chain and independent beauty salons and spas (large and small), salons and spas on luxury ships, department store salons and cosmetic departments, beauty supply stores, retail and wholesale selling, manufacturer's representatives, research and development, salon managers, owners and educators.

Gainful Employment Information
Certificate of Achievement in Cosmetology:
www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0137000CA.html


To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog.

Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.


AS Degree in Cosmetology 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Safely and accurately use all equipment and products relating to the industry.
  • Demonstrate the most current methods and procedures using professional tools and equipment.
  • Apply necessary health and safety rules.
  • Demonstrate appropriate communication skills.
  • Demonstrate an orderly performance of all tasks and skills, establishing methodical habits without sacrificing artistic skills.
Required courses for the major: 35 Units

COS 101 Cosmetology I Has prerequisite(s)5
COS 102 Cosmetology II Has prerequisite(s)5
COS 103 Cosmetology III Has prerequisite(s)5
COS 104 Cosmetology IV Has prerequisite(s)5
COS 105 Cosmetology V Has prerequisite(s)5
COS 106 Cosmetology VI Has prerequisite(s)5


Certificate of Achievement in Cosmetology 35 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Safely and accurately use all equipment and products relating to the industry.
  • Demonstrate the most current methods and procedures using professional tools and equipment.
  • Apply necessary health and safety rules.
  • Demonstrate appropriate communication skills.
  • Demonstrate an orderly performance of all tasks and skills, establishing methodical habits without sacrificing artistic skills.
Required courses for the certificate:
COS 101 Cosmetology I Has prerequisite(s)5
COS 102 Cosmetology II Has prerequisite(s)5
COS 103 Cosmetology III Has prerequisite(s)5
COS 104 Cosmetology IV Has prerequisite(s)5
COS 105 Cosmetology V Has prerequisite(s)5
COS 106 Cosmetology VI Has prerequisite(s)5


Certificate in Cosmetology to Barbering Crossover 5 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Demonstrate proper tool and equipment use and care.
  • Perform straight razor-holding positions and cutting strokes.
  • Demonstrate honing and strapping techniques.
  • Discuss the evolution of barbering.
  • Explain the difference between a standard shave, a once-over shave and a close shave from a standard shave.
  • Explain the primary purpose of barber laws, rules and regulations.
  • List the rules of professional ethics in barbering.
  • List important characteristics used to determine a mustache design.
  • Demonstrate and perform the following cutting techniques: fingers-and-shear, shear-over-comb, clipper cutting, clipper-over-comb, and razor cutting.
  • Perform standard cutting positions and strokes with a straight razor.
  • Demonstrate a facial and neck shave.
  • Discuss the art and science of men's hair cutting and styling.
  • Discuss general sanitation and safety precautions of shaving.
Required courses for the certificate:


Certificate in Esthetician 16 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Safely and accurately use all equipment and products relating to the industry.
  • Demonstrate the most current methods and procedures using professional tools and equipment.
  • Apply necessary health and safety rules.
  • Demonstrate appropriate communication skills.
  • Demonstrate an orderly performance of all tasks and skills, establishing methodical habits without sacrificing artistic skills.
Required courses for the certificate:
COS 109 Esthetician (Skin Care) Has prerequisite(s)16


Certificate in Manicuring 10 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Safely and accurately use all equipment and products relating to the industry.
  • Demonstrate the most current methods and procedures using professional tools and equipment.
  • Apply necessary health and safety rules.
  • Demonstrate appropriate communication skills.
  • Demonstrate an orderly performance of all tasks and skills, establishing methodical habits without sacrificing artistic skills.
Required courses for the certificate:
COS 108 Manicuring Has prerequisite(s)10

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