The Cosmetology program at SLCC provides the training necessary for students to prepare to take the state board exams. The program provides training for students in a variety of areas including infection control, anatomy & physiology, hair cutting, coloring, and permanent waving, facials, manicures, and pedicures, as well as the styling of wigs and artificial hair. Students in this program also participate in a live-work clinic experience by operating the college’s cosmetology salon. Through live work, students gain experience in scheduling, inventory, and marketing, as well as a full range of salon services.
- Students will understand basic cosmetology principles and concepts.
- Students can use the practical knowledge to obtain Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology license to become a professional in the salon and spa industry.
Program Learning Outcomes
All graduates of the Cosmetology program will be able to:
- Perform hair care services for all types of hair including hair analysis, haircutting, hairstyling, hair coloring and lightening, permanent waving and chemical relaxing.
- Perform natural nail services including manicuring and pedicuring.
- Perform basic skincare services including skin analysis, facials, and makeup application.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the management and business operations of a salon.
- Demonstrate decontamination control, public hygiene, and special sanitation protocols.
- Possess the necessary skills to pass the Louisiana State licensure written and practical exams required for a professional license to work in the Cosmetology industry.
Specific Degree Requirements
Students wishing to earn a Technical Diploma in Cosmetology from South Louisiana Community College must:
- Have a degree program adjusted SLCC cumulative average of 2.0.
- Have earned at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree through SLCC courses.
- Have earned at least a “C” in each course unless stated by a specific program.
- Have no more than one-third credit hours in required major courses and no more than 50 percent of credit hours total from non-traditional sources, Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), to meet the degree requirements, unless required by a specific program.
- Have completed at least the number of credits stipulated in the degree program.
- COSM 1002 Properties of Skin, Scalp, and Hair 2 Credits
- COSM 1003 Shampooing, Rinsing, and Conditioning 3 Credits
- COSM 1004 Introduction, Decontamination, and Infection Control 4 Credits
- COSM 1102 Cells, Anatomy, and Physiology 2 Credits
- COSM 1103 Manicuring and Pedicuring 3 Credits
- COSM 1104 Wet Hair Styling 4 Credits
- COSM 1213 Hair Cutting 3 Credits
- COSM 1304 Facial Services, Massage, and Make-Up 4 Credits
- COSM 1315 Permanent Waving 5 Credits
- COSM 2104 Introduction to Salon Management 4 Credits
- COSM 2105 Hair Coloring 5 Credits
- COSM 2115 Clinic Floor Experience I 5 Credits
- COSM 2203 Artistry of Artificial Hair 3 Credits
- COSM 2215 Clinic Floor Experience II 5 Credits
TD: Cosmetology Total Credits: 52
A grade of “C” or higher is required in all courses.