Associate in Technical Arts

This program provides coursework to qualify for the Washington State Cosmetology Licensing exam. Topics will include: cosmetology general sciences; hair care, styling and cutting; chemical texture; skin and nail care; wigs and extensions; make up; and business skills. Coursework will be taught in a combination of classroom and lab settings.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  1. Demonstrate written skills required for the application process to obtain a Washington State Cosmetology license.
  2. Perform industry employability skills such as punctuality, reliability, decision-making, integrity and leadership as well as the importance of giving quality service.
  3. Understand employer-employee relationship and independent business ownership.
  4. Perform basic Cosmetology industry skills in the areas of hairstyling, cutting, coloring, chemical texture services, shampooing and conditioning of the hair and scalp, natural nail care and basic skin care services.
  5. Perform the basic analytical skills to determine proper hairstyle, color and makeup application for the client's overall image.
  6. Observe state safety, sanitation laws, regulations and use of appropriate protective measures to provide a safe working environment.
Advisor Office Phone
Gesch, Therese WSTSC Cosmetology 360.473.0563
Business & Technology Technical 103 360.475.7360

Required Courses Credits
Complete these before enrollment into Cosmetology Courses  
BMGMT 140 Business and Personal Mathematics* 5

Choose one of the following two courses:
ENGL 100 Composition—Selected Prof/Tech/Voc* 5  
ENGL& 101 Composition I* 5 5
OLRM 220 Human Relations in the Workplace 3

Quarter One:
COS 101 Professional Career* 2
COS 102 Cosmetology General Sciences* 2
COS 103 Hair Care, Hairstyling, and Haircutting* 3
COS 104 Chemical Texture Services* 2
COS 151 Cosmetology Lab Clinic I* 12

Quarter Two:
COS 105 Hair Color* 2
COS 113 Intermediate Haircutting* 2
COS 114 Advanced Chemical Texture Service* 2
COS 120 Cosmetology Skin Care* 2
COS 152 Cosmetology Lab Clinic II* 13

Quarter Three:
COS 115 Intermediate Hair Color* 2
COS 123 Advanced Haircutting* 2
COS 130 Nail Care* 1
COS 135 Wigs, Braiding/Extensions* 1
COS 153 Cosmetology Lab Clinic III* 13

Quarter Four:
COS 121 Facial Makeup* 1
COS 154 Cosmetology Lab Clinic IV* 13
COS 225 Advanced Hair Coloring* 2
COS 231 Business Skills I* 1

Quarter Five:
COS 155 Cosmetology Lab Clinic V* 13
COS 232 Business Skills II* 1
COS 240 State Board Preparation* 4
Total Credits Required 109

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2014-2015 Olympic College Catalog