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Cosmetology Teaching

Career and Technical Certificate
A Cosmetology Teacher is someone who instructs students in the art and science of beautifying and improving the nails, skin and hair, and study of cosmetics, chemicals and small business.

Representative Job Titles
Instructor, educational consultant, continuing education provider, school director, school manager.

Program Requirements
  1. File an application for admission to Kaskaskia College.
  2. File a final high school transcript or GED scores. Must be a high school graduate or GED recipient to enter the program.  File other transcripts from other colleges as applicable.
  3. Take the English portion of the ASSET test or the Nelson Denny Reading test or the ACT test. Scores must indicate an 8th grade reading level.
  4. Review, sign and return the “Cosmetology course requirements and specifics” document.
  5. Complete the Cosmetology Admission Worksheet.
  6. File a document showing proof of being a licensed cosmetologist in the state of Illinois.
  7. An acceptance letter will be mailed to the prospective student once all of the admission requirements have been met.

COSM 155A Post Grad Beauty Culture Teacher Training 4
COSM 155B Post Grad Beauty Culture Teacher Training II 4
ENGL 101 English Composition 3
CITA 110 Introduction to Word Processing 1
PSYH 101 Psychology 3

COSM 156 Principles of Beauty Culture Student Training 3
COSM 158 Supervised Teaching 3
SPCH 103 Fundamentals of Speech 3
EDUC 202 Educational Psychology 3
ACCT 100 Accounting Principles 3

COSM 157 Business Experience 2
CHEM 101 World of Chemistry 3
GUID 112 Human Values 1
Minimum Requirements
Certificate 36 credit hours

* If a student has successfully completed ENGL 101 elsewhere prior to admission to KC, then a student can complete CPSI 101 or Area D elective.

The Cosmetology teaching program consists of 1000 clock hours.

Students are required to earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses with a COSM prefix to be eligible to continue.

NOTE: The program requirements presented here are effective Spring 2008. Previous versions of the KC Catalog are available in their entirety at our catalog archive. If you are uncertain about which catalog you should reference, please contact an academic advisor. Please contact an academic advisor with questions regarding course registration or degree/certificate completion.