Cosmetology Instructor Associate in Science Degree


The Cosmetology Instructor Associate in Science Degree will prepare a student-instructor for a career and/or employment as an instructor trained to teach the technical skills necessary for work with hair, skin and nails. Preparation includes communications skills, program development, and lesson planning. This program is designed to introduce and/or expand Pivot Point principles and advanced techniques. Students completing the program will accumulate 600 clock hours as an instructor trainee. This degree requires completion of 20-22 units of which 14 units are in required courses. An additional 6-8 units must be chosen from the restricted electives list below.

Required Courses - Lecture (6 units):
COSM 060 F Instructional Techniques in Cosmetology/Barbering Esthetician3
COSM 062 F Advanced Instructional Techniques in Cosmetology/Barbering/Esthetician3
Required Courses - Lab (8 units):
COSM 060LF Instructional Techniques in Cosmetology/ Barbering/Esthetician Laboratory3
COSM 061LF Intermediate Instructional Techniques in Cosmetology/Barbering/Esthetician Laboratory2
COSM 062LF Advanced Instructional Techniques in Cosmetology/Barbering/Esthetician Laboratory3
Restricted Electives (6-8 units):6-8
Principles of Biology4
Public Speaking for Business4
Critical Reasoning and Writing for Business (formerly Writing for Business)3
Honors Critical Reasoning and Writing for Business (formerly Honors Writing for Business)
Chemistry for Daily Life4
Introduction to Personal Computers4
Honors Introduction to Personal Computers
Presentation Graphics3
Public Speaking4
Interpersonal Communication3
Pivot Point Instruction I3
Pivot Point Instruction II3
Pivot Point Instruction III3
Principles of Selling3
General Psychology3
Honors General Psychology
Child Psychology3
Social Psychology3
Honors Social Psychology
Stage Makeup (formerly THEA 147AF)3
Total Units20-22

Outcome 1: Demonstrate Pivot Point instructional methodologies that prepare students for licensure as cosmetologists, estheticians, or barbers.

Outcome 2: Demonstrate the ability to develop effective lesson plans, deliver instruction, and evaluate students in a community college vocational program in cosmetology, esthetics, or barbering.