Hair Design Associate of Applied Technology Degree

Educating students in all aspects of professional hair design. Providing services to the hair, head, neck or scalp. It includes conditioning treatments, haircutting, hairstyling, hair coloring, and chemical texturizing. Successful graduates are prepared for the Washington State Department of Licensing Hair Designer examination, and upon licensing will be qualified for positions as hair designers. Students will participate in realistic training in the student-operated salon. Clover Park Technical College uses an interactive system of training, utilizing hands-on applications as well as up to 25 percent online training to support student learning. This model is considered a world leader in beauty education and provides innovative, high-quality educational systems that promote excellence in the hair and beauty industry.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Cosmetology Hair Designer degree, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in salon-quality hair services, including shampoo/condition, hair design, hair cutting, chemical texture services, hair coloring, and artificial hair.
  • Follow effective protocols of infection control, hygiene, and safety, according to state laws.
  • Complete and pass all courses offered in curriculum with a passing grade of 75 percent or better to achieve AAT degree.
  • Develop strategies for a successful salon business.
  • Apply science and art of beautifying and improving hair.
  • Show skills and preparedness for WA State practical and written examinations for licensure.
  • Included in this program are academic courses in communication (English composition, speech), quantitative reasoning (math), social sciences (psychology, sociology), and COLL 102 that provide knowledge and abilities that enhance personal development and serve as a foundation for technical skills.
  • The hair designer license is a new option for those wanting to specialize in hair design. This program does not include nail or skin care. Hair designers may return for the skin and nail care quarter. Student must pass the Washington State Department of Licensing written and practical examinations to receive the cosmetology licensure.

Included in this program are academic courses in communication (English composition, speech), quantitative reasoning (math), social sciences (psychology, sociology), and COLL 102 that provide knowledge and abilities that enhance personal development and serve as a foundation for technical skills.

The hair designer license is a new option for those wanting to specialize in hair design. This program does not include nail or skin care. Hair designers may return for the skin and nail care quarter. Student must pass the Washington State Department of Licensing written and practical examinations to receive the cosmetology licensure.

Employability Requirements

To qualify for a cosmetologist license from the Washington State Department of Licensing, a student must successfully complete the technical courses offered in the program options and pass both the written and practical examinations required by the Washington Department of Licensing

Program Length

This program is approximately five quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates

Day Program: Summer, fall, winter, and spring quarters.

 

Accreditation

This school is licensed under chapter 18.16 RCW. Inquiries, concerns, or complaints regarding this school can be made to the Department of Licensing.

Mailing Address:

Professional Licensing Support Services

Department of Licensing

PO BOX 9026

Olympia, WA 98507-9026

Phone: 360-664-6645

Email: plssunit@dol.wa.gov 


Completion Requirements

Prerequisite(s)

A mandatory orientation is required prior to admission to the program.

Program Course List

COSMO 112Infection Control Principles & Practices

2

COSMO 117Trichology

4

COSMO 137Application of Haircutting, Hairstyling, and Thermal Styling

13

COSMO 146Chemical Texture Services

5

COSMO 147Wet Styling and Long Hair Design

5

COSMO 159Lab Clinic I

7

COSMO 163Lab Clinic II

9

COSMO 167General Science of Hair Coloring

6

COSMO 172Lab Clinic III

10

COSMO 175Cosmetology Salon Business Practices

3

COSMO 181Artificial Hair

2

COSMO 226Advanced Hair Coloring

8

COSMO 232State Board Practical Preparation

6

COSMO 234Lab Clinic IV

9

COSMO 237State Board Written Test Review

2

COSMO 245CAPCosmetology Capstone

2

 

ENGL& 101English Composition I

5

Or

CMST& 220Public Speaking

5

 

MAT 111Math for Cosmo/Esth Professionals

5

Or

Any 100-Level Math Class

5

 

PSYC& 100DIVGeneral Psychology

5

Or

SOC& 101DIVIntroduction to Sociology

5

Or

PSY 112DIVPsychology of the Workplace

5

 

COLL 102College Success for All

3

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

Total Credit Hours:114-119

NOTE:

MAT 111: preferred 

Computer Literacy Requirement: Complete an approved computer literacy course or successfully pass the computer literacy exam

Students not meeting state licensure hours requirements will take one or more of the following internship courses:

COSMO 248Internship I

1

COSMO 250Internship II

2

COSMO 252Internship III

3

COSMO 254Internship IV

4

COSMO 256Internship V

5