Program Entry: Fall, Spring
Award: Associate of Applied Science
The Cosmetology program prepares you to work in a full-service salon and/or allows you to work towards salon ownership and professional management. It provides a strong foundation in cosmetology with theory and clinical experience directed and guided by cosmetology professionals in combination with general education courses that support the core curriculum. Graduates will be qualified to pursue a baccalaureate degree at a four-year college or university in an area of interest such as management or business.
This program equips students to enter the workplace in a variety of settings and features trichoanalysis (the study of hair), shampoo sets, permanents and chemical hair relaxing. Graduates can become make-up artists, estheticians (skin care), cosmetic chemists, hair colorists, retail specialists and educational specialists. Equipment, supplies and courses are up-to-date, accurate and based on current cosmetology practices.
Cosmetology students are required by the State of Iowa to complete a minimum of 2,100 hours in a Cosmetology program. Northeast Iowa Community College students finish the program when they complete the state hour requirements and meet individual course requirements.
Students are required to wear black slacks, shoes and socks and an approved lab coat in the salon.
In addition to the college admission requirements outlined, applicants to this program, prior to the Mentorship Experience, may be required to complete a criminal background check. The Cosmetology Iowa Board of Arts and Science will no longer review criminal history prior to application to licensure. You will need to show proof of high school graduation or equivalent prior to taking the State Licensure Exam.
Students enrolled in health occupations programs must pass all required course work with a minimum of a C- grade. However, a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA (C grade average) is required to graduate from the program and the College.
|COS:110||Basic Principles in Cosmetology||4.0|
|COS:159||Practical Cosmetology Skills I||6.0|
|PSY:112||Psychology of Human Relations||3.0|
|SDV:179||The College Experience||3.0|
|COS:114||Chemical Services II||2.0|
|COS:119||Practical Cosmetology Skills II||7.0|
|COS:156||Chemical Services I||3.0|
|COS:160||Practical Cosmetology Skills III||7.0|
|*||General Education Elective||3.0|
|COS:121||Practical Cosmetology Skills IV||7.0|
|COS:157||Legal Aspects of Cosmetology||1.0|
|COS:112||Care of Skin and Scalp||2.0|
|COS:123||Practical Cosmetology Skills VI||7.0|
|COS:155||Haircutting and Styling Techniques||1.0|
|COS:158||Comprehensive Cosmetology Review||3.0|
|COS:161||Practical Cosmetology Skills V||7.0|
Communication Electives: COM:723, ENG:105, SPC:112
General Education Electives: Math/Science Electives:
Note: Students enrolled in health occupations programs must pass all required course work with a minimum of a C- grade. However, a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA (C grade average) is required to graduate from the program and the college. First Aid/CPR is required prior to beginning lab in the second semester and can be taken through NICC Business and Community Solutions.
$17,213 - $23,233
Appearances, Decorah, IA
Eclips Salon & Day Spa, Decorah, IA
Edge FX Salon, West Union, IA
Genna Walsh, McGregor, IA
Inside Story Salon and Day Spa, Waukon, IA
Leah's Salon & Spa, Postville, IA
Razor's Edge, Calmar, IA
Shear Magic, Waukon, IA
Sheer Confidence, Fayette, IA
Smart Styles, Decorah, IA
The KoKoMO, Oelwein, IA
All services at the Northeast Iowa Community College Cosmetology Salon at the Calmar campus are performed by students in cosmetology training under the supervision of licensed instructors.
Jeff Murphy, MA
Dean of Arts and Science-Calmar
800.728.2256, ext. 235
Lead Cosmetology Instructor
800.728.2256, ext. 275