2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses

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COS 111 Fundamentals of Cosmetology 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department for information.
  • Co-requisites: COS 112 and COS 113.
Textbook study covering 60 theory hours on the subjects of hair shaping, hair color, hair growth, hair and scalp health, as prescribed by the Michigan State Board of Cosmetology and listed in the Cosmetology Laws and Rules Book.
COS 112 Fundamentals of Cosmetology II 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department for information.
  • Co-requisites: COS 111 and COS 113.
Textbook study covering 60 theory hours on the subjects of chemical texturizing, hair designing, bacteriology, decontamination, infection control, water/hot oil manicures and pedicures as prescribed by the Michigan State Board of Cosmetology and listed in the Cosmetology Laws and Rules Book.
COS 113 Fundamental Application of Physical Services 8 cr.  (0-0-18)
  • Offered: Contact department for information.
  • Co-requisites: COS 111 and COS 112.
The practical study of services through 270 hours of practice on mannequins and classmates. Services studied in this course will prepare students to legally work on the general public as part of their continuing education.
COS 121 Intermediate Cosmetology I 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department for information.
  • Co-requisites: COS 122 and COS 123.
  • Prerequisites: COS 111, COS 112 and COS 113.
Intermediate-level study covering 60 theory hours on the subjects of hair shaping, hair coloring, chemical texturizing and artificial nail application procedures as prescribed by the Michigan State Board of Cosmetology and listed in the Cosmetology Laws and Rules Book.
COS 122 Intermediate Cosmetology II 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department for information.
  • Co-requisites: COS 121 and COS 123.
  • Prerequisites: COS 111, COS 112 and COS 113.
Intermediate-level study covering 60 theory hours on the subjects of hair design, appointment scheduling, client/receptionist protocol, payment records, cash control, retail sales, inventory control, esthetics of skin, and the braiding and styling of long hair as prescribed by the Michigan State Board of Cosmetology and listed in the Cosmetology Laws and Rules Book.
COS 123 Intermediate Application of Physical Services 8 cr.  (0-0-18)
  • Offered: Contact department for information.
  • Co-requisites: COS 121 and COS 122.
  • Prerequisites: COS 111, COS 112 and COS 113.
Intermediate-level practice through 270 hours of practical work involving the public patron clinic. Students are assigned a work service station and serve patrons under the supervision of an instructor.
COS 131 Advanced Cosmetology I 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department for information.
  • Co-requisites: COS 132 and COS 133.
  • Prerequisites: COS 111, COS 112 and COS 113.
Advanced-level study covering 60 theory hours on the subjects of hair shaping, hair coloring, chemical texturizing, gels and fiberglass nails as prescribed by the Michigan State Board of Cosmetology and listed in the Cosmetology Laws and Rules Book.
COS 132 Advanced Cosmetology II 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department for information.
  • Co-requisites: COS 131 and COS 133.
  • Prerequisites: COS 121, COS 122 and COS 123.
Advanced-level study covering 60 theory hours on the subjects of hair design, customer relations, machine facials, makeup application, wiggery and hair extensions as prescribed by the Michigan State Board of Cosmetology and listed in the Cosmetology Laws and Rules Book.
COS 133 Advanced Applications of Physical Services 8 cr.  (0-0-18)
  • Offered: Contact department for information.
  • Co-requisites: COS 131 and COS 132.
  • Prerequisites: COS 121, COS 122 and COS 123.
Advanced-level cosmetology practice through 270 hours of practical work involving the public patron clinic. Students are assigned a work service station and serve patrons under the supervision of an instructor.
COS 141 Master Level of Cosmetology I 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department for information.
  • Co-requisites: COS 142 and COS 143.
  • Prerequisites: COS 131, COS 132 and COS 133.
Master-level study covering 60 theory hours on the subjects of salon management, financial and legal liabilities and Michigan State Laws and Rules regulating the cosmetology profession as prescribed by the Michigan State Board of Cosmetology and listed in the Cosmetology Laws and Rules Book.
COS 142 Master Level of Cosmetology II 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department for information.
  • Co-requisites: COS 141 and COS 143.
  • Prerequisites: COS 131, COS 132 and COS 133.

Master-level study covering 60 theory hours on the subjects of the State Board Exam, anatomy of the neck, face and head, chemicals and their effects on the client, and professional stylist as prescribed by the Michigan State Board of Cosmetology and listed in the Cosmetology Laws and Rules Book.

COS 143 Master Level Application of Physical Services 8 cr.  (0-0-18)
  • Offered: Contact department for information.
  • Co-requisites: COS 141 and COS 142.
  • Prerequisites: COS 131, COS 132 and COS 133.
Master-level cosmetology practice through 270 hours of practical work involving the public patron clinic. Students are assigned a work service station and serve patrons under the supervision of an instructor.
COS 150 Sanitation, Laws, Management 3 cr.  (1-0-4)
  • Offered: Contact department

This course provides information and procedures for proper sanitation to ensure safety to the student as well as the public. Students will learn the laws governing the program within the state guidelines and how to start their own business.

COS 151 Mechanical, Electrical Safety 3 cr.  (2-0-2)
  • Offered: Contact department

This course provides basic electrical knowledge and how to safely handle machinery involved in facial/spa work. Students will also learn how to evaluate equipment to ensure that it meets safe operational standards; learn about the four types of electrical therapy and their uses in the esthetics profession; and learn to differentiate between light rays such as ultraviolet and infrared used in light therapy and their benefits. 

COS 152 General Anatomy & Physiology and Disorders & Disease of the Skin 3 cr.  (3-0-0)
  • Offered: Contact department

This course covers general physiology anatomy, and disorders of the skin as they pertain to the head, neck and shoulders. Students will develop a general understanding of anatomy, physiology, and histology and how it relates to procedures performed by an esthetician; describe cells, their structure, and their reproductions; develop the skills to define tissue and identify the types of tissues found in the body; identify common skin conditions and disorders and understands which to refer to a physician; and explain the different types of skin lesions.

COS 153 Artistic Principles 2 cr.  (1-0-2)
  • Offered: Contact department

This course covers facial analysis along with basic makeup application and their techniques. Students will be able to describe different types of cosmetics and their uses, identify different facial features and demonstrate procedures for basic corrective makeup, demonstrate an understanding of cosmetic color theory, consult with clients to determine their needs and preferences, and perform a basic makeup procedure.

COS 154 Facial Techniques 4 cr.  (1-0-6)
  • Offered: Contact department

This course delves into products, their use and how to apply them. It covers basic and machine facial procedures. Students will learn to describe the benefits of massage; understand contraindications for performing massage; explain the different types of massage movements; describe multiple massage techniques; and perform a facial massage.

COS 155 Occupational Safety and Health 1 cr.  (1-0-0)
  • Offered: Contact department

This course provides students with the safety and health standards set by the State and Federal government. Students will learn that MIOSHA and OSHA laws are in place to regulate and enforce safety and health standards to protect employees in the work place; there are MIOSHA and OSHA regulations in place to address handling, mixing, stirring, and displaying of products; and they have the right to know about hazardous ingredients in the products they use.

COS 171 Anatomy and Disorders of Hands and Feet 2 cr.  (2-0-0)
  • Offered: Contact Department

This course provides general anatomy and disorders of the hand, feet, and arm.  It also provides the student with a general knowledge of the disorders of the hand, feet, and arms, so they have an understanding of which conditions they can and cannot work on.

COS 172 Artistic Principles 1 cr.  (1-0-1)
  • Offered: Contact Department

This course covers basic artistic nail art application and the different techniques used to enhance nails. Students will learn to various color applications, art, gem enhancements, and tools to create artistic flair on the nail.

COS 174 Artificial Nails/Extensions and Repair 4 cr.  (1-0-6)
  • Offered: Contact Department

This course takes the student into the application of artificial nail application, the different types of products used in this application and the proper removal of the artificial nail. The student will be introduced to gels, acrylic, silk and linen wrap nail application. Proper nail tip and smoothing application will be demonstrated, along with artificial overlay of nail product. The student’s knowledge of the chemistry of products and will be stressed for the proper end result.