Cosmetology

COSM 1110 Introduction, Decontamination, and Infection Control
This course includes history, ethics, grooming, safety, and first aid.  The LA State Board of Cosmetology Rules and Regulations are discussed.  Types and methods of decontamination and sanitation are explained and demonstrated.
PREREQUISITES: None

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 3 Total Credits 4 Clock Hours 105

COSM 1121 Properties of Skin, Scalp, and Hair
In this course the skin and scalp are analyzed according to structure and function.  Diseases of the skin, scalp, and hair are explored.
PREREQUISITES: None

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 2 Clock Hours 90

COSM 1130 Shampooing, Rinsing, and Conditioning
This course includes discussion and student demonstration of shampooing, rinsing, and conditioning using appropriate solutions and techniques for each procedure to meet the client's individual needs.
PREREQUISITES: None

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 105

COSM 1211 Cells, Anatomy, and Physiology
The basic functions of organs and body systems related to specific cosmetology skills are discussed in this course.
PREREQUISITES: None

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 2 Clock Hours 60

COSM 1220 Manicuring and Pedicuring
Identification of composition and structure of the nails, as well as characteristics of nail disorders/ diseases are explained in this course.  Manicure and pedicure procedures are discussed and performed using appropriate safety precautions.
PREREQUISITES: None

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 3 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 135

COSM 1230 Wet Hair Styling
Facial shapes, profiles, and body structures are analyzed in order to suggest the most becoming hairstyles for clients. Student demonstration of a variety of hairstyles is a part of this course.
PREREQUISITES: None

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 3 Total Credits 4 Clock Hours 150

COSM 1311 Hair Cutting
Equipment and procedures for hair shaping techniques are covered in this course.  Facial shapes, profiles, and body structure are analyzed to meet client's needs and desires for an attractive cut. Student demonstration of hair shaping techniques is a part of this course.
PREREQUISITES: None

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 3 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 135

COSM 1321 Permanent Waving
This course covers the history and trends of permanent waving as well as the methods, procedures, and skills required for the types of permanent waves available to clients. Student demonstration of permanent waving procedures is a part of this course.
PREREQUISITES: None

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 5 Total Credits 5 Clock Hours 150

COSM 1411 Chemical Hair Relaxing
History and trends of chemical hair relaxing methods and procedures are discussed and demonstrated. Student demonstration of methods and procedures are a part of this course.
PREREQUISITES: None

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 2 Clock Hours 60

COSM 1420 Thermal Services
Identification, discussion, and student demonstration of various thermal services are covered in this course.
PREREQUISITES: None

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 1 Total Credits 2 Clock Hours 45

COSM 1430 Hair Coloring
This course includes the fundamentals of temporary, semi-permanent, and permanent hair color and the methods, skills, and procedures required for each.  Student demonstration is a part of this course.
PREREQUISITES: None

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 4 Total Credits 5 Clock Hours 195

COSM 2510 Facial Services, Massage, and Make-Up
In this course skin types are discussed in order to recommend and perform appropriate facial treatments and massage movements.  Factors affecting the choice and application of cosmetic make-up are also explored.  Student performance is a part of this course.
PREREQUISITES: None

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 75

COSM 2520 Artistry of Artificial Hair
The student studies the types, uses, and special care techniques of wigs and hair accessories.
PREREQUISITES: None

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 1 Total Credits 2 Clock Hours 45

COSM 2540 Salon Management
Students plan, operate, and manage the school-based salon according to the LA State Board of Cosmetology rules and regulations under instructor supervision.
PREREQUISITES: None

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 1 Total Credits 4 Clock Hours 75

COSM 2530 Electricity and Light Therapy
Student relates the use of electricity and light therapy to cosmetology procedures and techniques.  Student demonstration is a part of this course.
PREREQUISITES: None

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 1 Total Credits 2 Clock Hours 45

JOBS 2450 Job Seeking Skills
This course is required of all Technical Diploma and Associate Degree students and should be taken during their last semester of enrollment prior to completion of diploma/degree requirements. 
This course assists students in making immediate and future decisions concerning job choices and educational growth by compiling résumés, evaluating job offers, and outlining information essential to finding, applying for, and terminating a job. It also includes personal/career assessments including foundational Work Keys assessments, application for the Louisiana Work Ready! (National Career Ready) Certificate.
The completion of a student career presentation portfolio to minimum specifications will be a requirement for course completion.
PREREQUISITES: ORNT 1000

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 2 Clock Hours 30

CPTR 1000 Introduction to Computers
An introductory study of computer system components, operating system environments.  Internet concepts, and security issues. Includes a hands-on study emphasizing computer hardware and various operating systems features.
PREREQUISITES: None

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 1 Total Credit Hours 2 Clock Hours 45

CSRV 1000 Customer Service
This course is intended to help participants' progress from learning about themselves, to learning how to relate to their internal customers as well as their external customers in the workplace.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 45

CSRV 2000 Customer Service
The assessment to earn sales certification measures and validates
knowledge in the following areas: prepares for selling, gains customer commitment and closes the sale,
develops and implements sales and follow-up plan. The interactive curriculum is built upon the national
sales standards. Upon completion of the course students will be eligible to schedule the NRF National
Professional Certification in Sales. Successful candidates prove their demonstration of knowledge and
skills important to successful employment in sales and service centers and will receive a certification
and a pin. These credentials are portable from state to state since this is a national certification. 
PREREQUISITES: Customer Service 1000

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credit Hours 3 Clock Hours 45

ENTP 1000 Fundamentals Of Entrepreneurship
This course is an introduction to the entrepreneurial process and the skills needed to plan, organize, manage, operate and finance a small business.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credit Hours 3 Clock Hours 45

COSM 2991 Special Projects 1
A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 1 Total Credits 1 Clock Hours 30

COSM 2993 Special Projects 2
A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 2 Clock Hours 60

COSM 2995 Special Projects 3
A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 3 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 90

COSM 2996 Special Projects 4
A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 45

COSM 2997 Practicum
A Practicum provides supervised on-the-job work experience related to the student's education objectives. Students participating in Practicum do not receive compensation.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 3 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 135

COSM 2999 Cooperative Education
Cooperative Education provides supervised on-the-job work experience related to the student's educational objectives.  Students participating in Cooperative Education receive compensation for their work.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 3 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 135