Cosmetology

The Cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide scientific/artistic principles, and hands on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry. The curriculum competency-based knowledge provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop manipulative skills.

Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multicultural practices, business/ computer principles, product knowledge and other selected topics. Students must maintain an average of “C” in all Cosmetology classes to comply with the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art.

Graduates should qualify to sit for the State Board of Cosmetic Arts examination. Upon successfully passing the State Board exam, graduates will be issued a license.

In the future, a Manicuring Certificate and Esthetics Certificate may be offered.  These certificates will assist students in completing their Cosmetology degree. Upon completion of the certificates, students will be eligible for the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Arts Manicurist or Esthetics testing.

Admission

Students may be required to take one or more developmental English or math courses prior to the required course(s) depending upon their SAT, ACT, COMPASS or ASSET test scores.  North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art has additional requirements for enrollment in the Cosmetology program.

Technical Standards

Students enrolling in the program must meet specific emotional, behavioral, physical, and cognitive standards. This information is found in the admissions office.

Students qualifying for special accommodations to these standards must contact the Coordinator for Special Needs and Counseling at 336-506-4130 for more specific information.

Progression/Readmission

Students must maintain a minimum grade of “C” and satisfactory completion of all skills to remain in the program.

Transfer

Students transferring into the Cosmetology program must meet the following requirements:

  • Course grade must be a “C” or better.
  • Students can transfer up to 1,000 hours.
  • All transcripts must be sent to Alamance Community College one moth prior to the first day of class.
  • Students must pass a theory and practical entrance exam to be placed into COS 113, COS 114, COS 115, COS 116, COS 117, or COS 118.

print Cosmetology • Semester by Semester

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COS-111 Cosmetology Concepts I 4 4
COS-111   Cosmetology Concepts I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces basic cosmetology concepts. Topics include safety, first aid, sanitation, bacteriology, anatomy, diseases and disorders, hygiene, product knowledge, chemistry, ethics, manicures, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently apply cosmetology concepts in the salon setting.

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COS-112 Salon I 24 8
COS-112   Salon I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces basic salon services. Topics include scalp treatments, shampooing, rinsing, hair color, design, haircutting, permanent waving, pressing, relaxing, wigs, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently demonstrate salon services.

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COS-224 Trichology & Chemistry 4 2
COS-224   Trichology & Chemistry PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course is a study of hair and the interaction of applied chemicals. Emphasis is placed on pH actions and the reactions and effects of chemical ingredients. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of chemical terminology, pH testing, and chemical reactions on hair.

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ENG-110 Freshman Composition 3 3
ENG-110   Freshman Composition PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take All: DRE-097

This course is designed to develop informative and business writing skills. Emphasis is placed on logical organization of writing, including effective introductions and conclusions, precise use of grammar, and appropriate selection and use of sources. Upon completion, students should be able to produce clear, concise, well-organized short papers.

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Semester Total 35 17
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COM-120 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3 3
COM-120   Intro to Interpersonal Communication PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • RED-070 or DRE-096

This course introduces the practices and principles of interpersonal communication in both dyadic and group settings. Emphasis is placed on the communication process, perception, listening, self-disclosure, speech apprehension, ethics, nonverbal communication, conflict, power, and dysfunctional communication relationships. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate interpersonal communication skills, apply basic principles of group discussion, and manage conflict in interpersonal communication situations.

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Semester Total 3 3
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Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 3
Semester Total 3 3
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MAT-110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 4 3
MAT-110   Mathematical Measurement and Literacy PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take All: DMA-010, DMA-020, and DMA-030

This course provides an activity-based approach that develops measurement skills and mathematical literacy using technology to solve problems for non-math intensive programs. Topics include unit conversions and estimation within a variety of measurement systems; ratio and proportion; basic geometric concepts; financial literacy; and statistics including measures of central tendency, dispersion, and charting of data. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the use of mathematics and technology to solve practical problems, and to analyze and communicate results.

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Semester Total 4 3
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COS-223 Contemp Hair Coloring 4 2
COS-223   Contemp Hair Coloring PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • COS-111 AND COS-112

This course covers basic color concepts, hair coloring problems, and application techniques. Topics include color theory, terminology, contemporary techniques, product knowledge, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify a clients color needs and safely and competently perform color applications and correct problems.

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BUS-110 Introduction to Business 3 3
BUS-110   Introduction to Business PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides a survey of the business world. Topics include the basic principles and practices of contemporary business. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of business concepts as a foundation for studying other business subjects.

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CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 4 3
CIS-110   Introduction to Computers PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces computer concepts, including fundamental functions and operations of the computer. Topics include identification of hardware components, basic computer operations, security issues, and use of software applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of computers and use the computer to solve problems.

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PSY-150 General Psychology 3 3
PSY-150   General Psychology PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • ENG 080 and RED 080 or DRE-097

This course provides an overview of the scientific study of human behavior. Topics include history, methodology, biopsychology, sensation, perception, learning, motivation, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality theory, social psychology, and other relevant topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the science of psychology.

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Semester Total 14 11
TOTAL CREDITS 37

print Cosmetology (Day Option) • Semester by Semester

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COS-111 Cosmetology Concepts I 4 4
COS-111   Cosmetology Concepts I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces basic cosmetology concepts. Topics include safety, first aid, sanitation, bacteriology, anatomy, diseases and disorders, hygiene, product knowledge, chemistry, ethics, manicures, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently apply cosmetology concepts in the salon setting.

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COS-112 Salon I 24 8
COS-112   Salon I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces basic salon services. Topics include scalp treatments, shampooing, rinsing, hair color, design, haircutting, permanent waving, pressing, relaxing, wigs, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently demonstrate salon services.

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ENG-115 Oral Communication 3 3
ENG-115   Oral Communication PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take DRE-096

This course introduces the basic principles of oral communication in both small group and public settings. Emphasis is placed on the components of the communication process, group decision-making, and public address. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the principles of effective oral communication in small group and public settings.

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Major Elective 4 2
Semester Total 35 17
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MAT-110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 4 3
MAT-110   Mathematical Measurement and Literacy PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take All: DMA-010, DMA-020, and DMA-030

This course provides an activity-based approach that develops measurement skills and mathematical literacy using technology to solve problems for non-math intensive programs. Topics include unit conversions and estimation within a variety of measurement systems; ratio and proportion; basic geometric concepts; financial literacy; and statistics including measures of central tendency, dispersion, and charting of data. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the use of mathematics and technology to solve practical problems, and to analyze and communicate results.

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Major Elective 4 2
Semester Total 8 5
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Major Elective 4 2
Semester Total 4 2
TOTAL CREDITS 24

print Cosmetology (Evening Option) • Semester by Semester

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COS-111AB Cosmetology Concepts I 2 2
COS-111AB   Cosmetology Concepts I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces basic cosmetology concepts. Topics include safety, first aid, sanitation, bacteriology, anatomy, diseases and disorders, hygiene, product knowledge, chemistry, ethics, manicures, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently apply cosmetology concepts in the salon setting.

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COS-112AB Salon I 12 4
COS-112AB   Salon I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces basic salon services. Topics include scalp treatments, shampooing, rinsing, hair color, design, haircutting, permanent waving, pressing, relaxing, wigs, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently demonstrate salon services.

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ENG-115 Oral Communication 3 3
ENG-115   Oral Communication PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take DRE-096

This course introduces the basic principles of oral communication in both small group and public settings. Emphasis is placed on the components of the communication process, group decision-making, and public address. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the principles of effective oral communication in small group and public settings.

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Major Elective 4 2
Semester Total 21 11
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COS-111BB Cosmetology Concepts I 2 2
COS-111BB   Cosmetology Concepts I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces basic cosmetology concepts. Topics include safety, first aid, sanitation, bacteriology, anatomy, diseases and disorders, hygiene, product knowledge, chemistry, ethics, manicures, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently apply cosmetology concepts in the salon setting.

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COS-112BB Salon I 12 4
COS-112BB   Salon I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces basic salon services. Topics include scalp treatments, shampooing, rinsing, hair color, design, haircutting, permanent waving, pressing, relaxing, wigs, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently demonstrate salon services.

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MAT-110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 4 3
MAT-110   Mathematical Measurement and Literacy PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take All: DMA-010, DMA-020, and DMA-030

This course provides an activity-based approach that develops measurement skills and mathematical literacy using technology to solve problems for non-math intensive programs. Topics include unit conversions and estimation within a variety of measurement systems; ratio and proportion; basic geometric concepts; financial literacy; and statistics including measures of central tendency, dispersion, and charting of data. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the use of mathematics and technology to solve practical problems, and to analyze and communicate results.

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Major Elective 4 2
Semester Total 22 11
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COS-115AB Cosmetology Concepts III 2 2
COS-115AB   Cosmetology Concepts III PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers more comprehensive cosmetology concepts. Topics include safety, product knowledge, salon management, salesmanship, skin care, electricity/light therapy, wigs, thermal hair styling, lash and brow tinting, superfluous hair removal, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently apply these cosmetology concepts in the salon setting.

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COS-116AB Salon III 6 2
COS-116AB   Salon III PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides comprehensive experience in a simulated salon setting. Emphasis is placed on intermediate-level of skin care, manicuring, scalp treatments, shampooing, hair color, design, haircutting, chemical restructuring, pressing, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently demonstrate these salon services.

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Semester Total 8 4
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COS-113AB Cosmetology Concepts II 2 2
COS-113AB   Cosmetology Concepts II PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers more comprehensive cosmetology concepts. Topics include safety, product knowledge, chemistry, manicuring, chemical restructuring, and hair coloring. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently apply these cosmetology concepts in the salon setting.

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COS-114AB Salon II 12 4
COS-114AB   Salon II PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides experience in a simulated salon setting. Topics include basic skin care, manicuring, nail application, scalp treatments, shampooing, rinsing, hair color, design, haircutting, chemical restructuring, pressing, wigs, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently demonstrate these salon services.

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Major Elective 4 2
Semester Total 18 8
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COS-113BB Cosmetology Concepts II 2 2
COS-113BB   Cosmetology Concepts II PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers more comprehensive cosmetology concepts. Topics include safety, product knowledge, chemistry, manicuring, chemical restructuring, and hair coloring. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently apply these cosmetology concepts in the salon setting.

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COS-114BB Salon II 12 4
COS-114BB   Salon II PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides experience in a simulated salon setting. Topics include basic skin care, manicuring, nail application, scalp treatments, shampooing, rinsing, hair color, design, haircutting, chemical restructuring, pressing, wigs, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently demonstrate these salon services.

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Semester Total 14 6
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COS-115BB Cosmetology Concepts III 2 2
COS-115BB   Cosmetology Concepts III PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers more comprehensive cosmetology concepts. Topics include safety, product knowledge, salon management, salesmanship, skin care, electricity/light therapy, wigs, thermal hair styling, lash and brow tinting, superfluous hair removal, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently apply these cosmetology concepts in the salon setting.

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COS-116BB Salon III 6 2
COS-116BB   Salon III PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides comprehensive experience in a simulated salon setting. Emphasis is placed on intermediate-level of skin care, manicuring, scalp treatments, shampooing, hair color, design, haircutting, chemical restructuring, pressing, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently demonstrate these salon services.

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Semester Total 8 4
TOTAL CREDITS 44

print Cosmetology Certificate • Semester by Semester

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COS-111 Cosmetology Concepts I 4 4
COS-111   Cosmetology Concepts I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces basic cosmetology concepts. Topics include safety, first aid, sanitation, bacteriology, anatomy, diseases and disorders, hygiene, product knowledge, chemistry, ethics, manicures, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently apply cosmetology concepts in the salon setting.

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COS-112 Salon I 24 8
COS-112   Salon I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces basic salon services. Topics include scalp treatments, shampooing, rinsing, hair color, design, haircutting, permanent waving, pressing, relaxing, wigs, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently demonstrate salon services.

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Semester Total 28 12
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Major Elective 4 2
Semester Total 4 2
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Semester Total 0 0
TOTAL CREDITS 14

printEsthetics Technology

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COS-119 Esthetics Concepts I 2 2
COS-119   Esthetics Concepts I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the concepts of esthetics. Topics include orientation, anatomy, physiology, hygiene, sterilization, first aid, chemistry, basic dermatology, and professional ethics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of esthetics and meet course requirements.

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COS-120 Esthetics Salon I 18 6
COS-120   Esthetics Salon I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the techniques of esthetics in a comprehensive experience in a simulated salon setting. Topics include client consultation, facials, body treatments, hair removal, make-up applications, and color analysis. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently demonstrate esthetic services on clients in a salon setting.

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COS-125 Esthetics Concepts II 2 2
COS-125   Esthetics Concepts II PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers more comprehensive esthetics concepts. Topics include nutrition, business management, makeup, and color analysis.Upon completion students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the advanced esthetics concepts and meet course requirements.

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Semester Total 22 10

printManicuring/Nail Technology

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print Cosmetology Instructor • Semester by Semester

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COS-271 Instructor Concepts I 5 5
COS-271   Instructor Concepts I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the basic cosmetology instructional concepts. Topics include orientation, theories of education, unit planning, daily lesson planning, laboratory management, student assessment, record keeping, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify theories of education, develop lesson plans, demonstrate supervisory techniques, and assess student performance in a classroom setting.

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COS-272 Instructor Practicum I 21 7
COS-272   Instructor Practicum I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers supervisory and instructional skills for teaching entry-level cosmetology students in a laboratory setting. Topics include demonstrations of services, supervision, and entry-level student assessment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate salon services and instruct and objectively assess the entry-level student.

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Semester Total 26 12
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COS-273 Instructor Concepts II 5 5
COS-273   Instructor Concepts II PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take COS-271 AND COS-272

This course covers advanced cosmetology instructional concepts. Topics include practical demonstrations, lesson planning, lecture techniques, development and administration of assessment tools, record keeping, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to develop lesson plans, demonstrate supervision techniques, assess student performance in a classroom setting, and keep accurate records.

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COS-274 Instructor Practicum II 21 7
COS-274   Instructor Practicum II PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • COS-271 AND COS-272

This course is designed to develop supervisory and instructional skills for teaching advanced cosmetology students in a laboratory setting. Topics include practical demonstrations, supervision, and advanced student assessment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the areas covered by the Instructor Licensing Examination and meet program completion requirements.

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Semester Total 26 12
TOTAL CREDITS 24

Introduction to Business

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SU BUS-110-01E CLASS
Swinton, Christopher
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2018SU BUS-110-02H CLASS
Crofts, Sherill
M,W at 10:10 AM - 12:10 PM

Online
A A350

DSED ONLNE

Introduction to Computers

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SU CIS-110-01E CLASS
LAB
Gaines, Laura
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

2018SU CIS-110-02E CLASS
LAB
Gaines, Laura
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

2018SU CIS-110-03E CLASS
LAB
McCusker, Debra
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

2018SU CIS-110-04H CLASS
LAB
McCusker, Debra
M,W at 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Online
A A320

DSED ONLNE

2018SU CIS-110-05H CLASS
LAB
Farrer, Larry
M,W at 10:10 AM - 12:10 PM

Online
A A320

DSED ONLNE

2018SU CIS-110-07H CLASS
LAB
Farrer, Larry
T,TH at 12:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Online
A A320

DSED ONLNE

2018SU CIS-110-99 CLASS
LAB
Vance, Lakeisha
at -

at -

OFFC OFFC1

OFFC OFFC1

Contemp Hair Coloring

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SU COS-223-61 CLASS
LAB
Laws, Heather
M,T at 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

M,T at 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM

BMOC 155

BMOC 155

Trichology & Chemistry

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SU COS-224-61 CLASS
LAB
Laws, Heather
W,TH at 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

W,TH at 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM

BMOC 155

BMOC 155

Freshman Composition

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SU ENG-110-01E CLASS
Wilson, Jennifer
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DSED ONLNE

Oral Communication

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SU ENG-115-01W CLASS
Sargent, David
M,W,F at 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

G G234

2018SU ENG-115-02 CLASS
Williams, Elizabeth
T,TH at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

G G234

2018SU ENG-115-03W CLASS
Sargent, David
M,W at 12:40 PM - 3:40 PM

G G234

2018SU ENG-115-04W CLASS
Otero, Cassandra
T,TH at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

G G234

Mathematical Measurement and Literacy

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SU MAT-110-01 CLASS
LAB
Scarlett, Sula
M,W at 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

T,TH at 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

B B204

B B204

2018SU MAT-110-02E CLASS
LAB
Cook, Melissa
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

2018SU MAT-110-03E CLASS
LAB
Workman, Michael
Online Online DSED ONLNE

DSED ONLNE

2018SU MAT-110-04H CLASS
LAB
Gilliam, Cynthia
M,W at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Online
B B220

DSED ONLNE

General Psychology

Term ID Methods Faculty Times Places
2018SP PSY-150-61Y CLASS
O'Sullivan, Jame
M,W,F at 9:54 AM - 10:47 AM

CGSH CGSH1

2018SU PSY-150-01W CLASS
Honeycutt, Nancy
M,W at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

B B204

2018SU PSY-150-02E CLASS
Bassili, Joseph
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2018SU PSY-150-03E CLASS
Harness, Alma
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2018SU PSY-150-04E CLASS
Williams, Jetta
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

2018SU PSY-150-05E CLASS
Lewis, Nicklaus
Online Object] at -

DSED ONLNE

Employment is available in beauty salons and as skin/nail specialists, platform artists, and related businesses.

Cosmetology Faculty

Name Email Phone
Laws, Heather Email Heather Laws 336-506-4393
Orin, Linda Email Linda Orin 336-506-4391
Savelli, Song Email Song Savelli email only