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Submitter's Information


Madeline Bettencourt


Assistant Professor


Inland Empire/Desert


Riverside City College

CTE Dean

CTE Dean's Name

Kristi DiMemmo

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Program Details

Program Title

Cosmetology Concepts

Submission Type

New Program

TOPs Code

Cosmetology and Barbering (300700)

Projected Start Date


Catalog Description

The Cosmetology curriculum consists of a minimum of, but not limited to, 1600 hours of instruction and requires a 2.0 average or higher in each  cosmetology course to earn 54 units of college credit and a Certificate of Completion in Cosmetology.  It prepares the student to qualify for the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology examination and the workforce.  Upon passing the state examination, the student will be issued a cosmetologist license by the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

Enrollment Completer Projections

Riverside City College projects 150 students to earn a certificate or degree in Cosmetology annually. 

Program Proposal Attributes

Program Award Type(s) (Check all that apply)
  • Certificate of Achievement: 16 or greater semester (or 24 or greater quarter) units (C)
  • A.S. Degree (S)
Program Goal

The cosmetology program prepares students for the workforce through the instruction of care and styling of hair, and care of complexion, hands and feet, including hygiene, customer relations, and salon management. In 2017, there were 10,326 cosmetology group jobs in the Inland Empire/Desert Region.  Employment related to this group is expected to increase by 12% through 2022.  Regional employers will need to hire 7,434 workers during the five-year time frame to fill new jobs and to back fill jobs that workers are permanently leaving (includes retirements). 

Course Units and Hours

Total Certificate Units (Minimum and Maximum)


Units for Degree Major or Area of Emphasis (Minimum and Maximum)


Total Units for Degree (Minimum and Maximum)


Course Report

Program Requirements Narrative
(Y1 or S1)

Program Requirements
Program Requirements 
COS 1A- Intro to Cosmetology Level I 
COS 1B- Intro to Cosmetology Level II 
COS 10A- Level I Hairdressing 
COS 10B- Level II Hairdressing 
COS 10C- Level III Hairdressing 
COS 20A- Level I Chemical Texture 
COS 20B- Level II Chemical Texture 
COS 30A- Level I Haircutting 
COS 30B- Level II Haircutting 
COS 30C- Level III Haircutting 
COS 40A- Level I Haircoloring/Bleaching 
COS 40B- Level II Haircoloring/Bleaching 
COS 57A- Level I Skin Care
COS 57B- Level II Skin Care 
COS 70A- Level I Make-Up/Eyebrow 
COS 80A- Level I Nail Care 
COS 80B- Level II Nail Care 
COS 1C- Cosmetology Business Concepts
COS 97A- Cosmetology Theory Exam Readiness
COS 97B- Cosmetology Practical Exam Readiness 
COS 90A- Level I Clinic Floor Concepts
COS 90B- Level II Clinic Floor Concepts
COS 90C- Level III Clinic Floor Concepts

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Published at

05/07/19 - 07:55 AM



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Diann Thursby Super User   ·  05/13/19

Received regional recommendation at 5-13-2019 IEDRC Deans Meeting.