Degrees Requirements

The associate degrees in Cosmetology require completion of the courses listed below. Additional general education and graduation requirements for the associate degree are listed in the catalog. The associate degree requires a minimum of 60 units.

Certificate of Performance: Teacher Training Program*

After completing three or more years of work experience as a cosmetologist and passing the California State Board exam in Cosmetology, students may continue their education while concurrently working in a salon or industry by enrolling in the following courses to earn a specialized certificate in the Cosmetology Teacher Training Program.

Courses Required:
Units
COSM 091A, Cosmetology Teacher Training
Program I
6
COSM 091B, Cosmetology Teacher Training
Program II
6

Total: 12

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Certificate of Achievement: Cosmetology

Courses Required for the Major:
Units
COSM 50L, Fundamentals of Cosmetology or
COSM 50LA, 50LB, Fundamentals of
Cosmetology I & II
6
COSM 50, Rules, Regulations, and Physiology
2.5
COSM 60L, Intermediate Cosmetology Lab I or
COSM 60LA, 60LB, Intermediate Cosmetology
Lab IA & IB
6
COSM 60, Resolution of Skin Diseases and Disorders
2.5
COSM 70L, Intermediate Cosmetology Lab II or
COSM 70LA, 70LB, Intermediate Cosmetology
Lab IIA IIB
 6
COSM 70, Chemistry and Chemical Services
2.5
COSM 80L, Advanced Cosmetology Lab IA or
COSM 80LA, 80LB, Advanced Lab IA & IB
6
COSM 81, Basic Business Practices
2.5
COSM 80L, Advanced Cosmetology Lab IA or
COSM 80LA, 80LB, Advanced Lab IA & IB
6
COSM 81, Basic Business Practices
2.5
COSM 90L, Advanced Cosmetology Lab II or
COSM 90LA, 90LB, Advanced Lab IIA & IIB
6
COSM 95, State Board Review
2.5

Total: 42.5

Certificate of Achievement: Esthetician

Courses Required for the Major:
Units
COSM 55, Introductory Esthetician
2.5
COSM 55L, Introductory Esthetician Lab
6.5
COSM 65, Advanced Esthetician 2.5
COSM 65L, Advanced Esthetician Lab
6.5

Total: 18

Recommended electives: Cosmetology 93.

Associate in Science Degree: Cosmetology

Courses Required for the Major:
Units
COSM 50L Fundamentals of Cosmetology or
COSM 50LA, 50LB Fundamentals of Cosmetology I & II
6
COSM 50 Rules, Regulations, and Physiology  
COSM 60L Intermediate Cosmetology Lab I or
COSM 60LA, 60LB, Intermediate Cosmetology Lab IA & IB
 
COSM 60 Resolution of Skin Diseases and Disorders  
COSM 70L Intermediate Cosmetology Lab II or COSM 70LA, 70LB, Intermediate Cosmetology
Lab IIA IIB
 
COSM 70 Chemistry and Chemical Services  
COSM 80L Advanced Cosmetology Lab IA or
COSM 80LA, 80LB, Advanced Lab IA & IB
 
 COSM 81 Basic Business Practices  
 COSM 90L Advanced Cosmetology Lab II or
COSM 90LA, 90LB, Advanced Lab IIA & IIB
 
 COSM 95 State Board Review  
Complete the following additional courses required for the major:
BUSE 100, Introduction to Business
3
CHEM 100, Fundamentals of Chemistry 3
CHEM 100L, Fundamentals of Chemistry Lab
1

Total: 49.5

Additional general education and graduation requirements for the associate degree are listed in the catalog. The associate degree requires a minimum of 60 units.

Recommended electives: Cosmetology 92, 290.