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Limited Entry*
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Catalog Year 2014-2015

*Information regarding the requirements for this Limited Entry program is available by accessing the Admission Requirements page.

MHCC Faculty Advisers:
Marty Castellanos: 503-491-7437 – Room AC 1385
Marty.Castellanos@mhcc.edu
(Students with last name beginning A-H)

Denise D'Angelo 503-491-7636 – Room AC 1382
Denise.DAngelo@mhcc.edu
(Students with last name beginning I-P)

Carol Rathbun: 503-491-7499 – Room AC 1381
Carol.Rathbun@mhcc.edu
(Students with last name beginning Q-Z)

The cosmetology industry is an exciting, adventurous and creative field full of color, fashion and diversity. The instructors in the MHCC cosmetology program pride themselves in helping students acquire the knowledge and necessary skills to enter the field of hair design, nail technology and esthetics.

The Cosmetology program is a Limited Entry program. The application packet is located on the College’s website at LRadmissions. Acceptance is based on a first-come, first-served basis after satisfactory completion of the admission requirements and based on space available each term. If you have questions regarding enrollment or the dates of information sessions, please call 503-491-7194 to speak with a Cosmetology program adviser, or email either Denise.DAngelo@mhcc.edu, Marty.Castellanos@mhcc.edu or Carol.Rathbun@mhcc.edu. You may also contact the admissions evaluator at 503-491-7165 with questions, after reading the Cosmetology application packet.

The Cosmetology program at Mt. Hood Community College offers in-depth instruction and hands-on training in hair design, esthetics (skin care) and nail technology (manicuring and sculptured nails.) Upon completion of the 2300-hour course consisting of lecture, lab, clinic time and general education, the student will be prepared to take the state board examination. After passing this examination, the student will receive a certificate to practice in his/her new career.

The opportunities in the field of cosmetology are limitless. Depending upon the individual’s skills, self-confidence, attitude, knowledge and creativity, certified cosmetologists can utilize their new skills in a variety of settings.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of this program, student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the business records
  • Demonstrate and employ the sanitary and safety precautions of the Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 817 Cosmetology and Oregon Revised Statutes Chapter 690 Cosmetology
  • Analyze clients and apply all hair design/esthetic/nail technology services in accordance with a client’s needs or expectations using a variety of salon products in accordance with the manufacturers’ directions
  • Employ marketing of professional salon retail products
  • Demonstrate the ability to prescribe home care products that address clients’ needs
  • Evaluate: structure, composition, disorders and diseases which should be referred to a physician and counter-indicate any salon service

What are the requirements of the job?
The cosmetologist should possess a pleasing personality, be a good listener and enjoy working in a service industry. Coordination and finger dexterity as well as the ability to stand for long periods of time are necessary. The cosmetologist must be able to learn new techniques quickly and apply these in his/her own work.

What are the requirements of the program?
The program consists of a minimum seven consecutive terms, including summer term, with an attendance of minimum 30 clock hours each week.

First Quarter (Fall or Spring) - Track 1 Credits
COS110 Hair Design Theory1 4
COS111 Hair Design Lab and Pre-Clinic1 8
WR121 English Composition or
WR101 Workplace Communications I2
3-4
15-16
Second Quarter (Winter or Summer)
COS120 Esthetics and Nail Technology Theory I1 4
COS121 Esthetics and Nail Technology Lab and Clinic I1 8
PSY201 General Psychology or
PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations
3-4
15-16
Third Quarter (Spring or Fall)
COS201 Concepts in Cosmetology or
COS202 Principles of Cosmetology or
COS203 Standards of Cosmetology
4
COS113 Cosmetology Lab and Clinic I1 8
12
Fourth Quarter (Summer or Winter)
COS201 Concepts in Cosmetology or
COS202 Principles of Cosmetology or
COS203 Standards of Cosmetology
4
COS122 Esthetics and Nail Technology Theory II 4
COS123 Esthetics and Nail Technology Lab and Clinic II1 8
16
Fifth Quarter (Fall or Spring)
COS201 Concepts in Cosmetology or
COS202 Principles of Cosmetology or
COS203 Standards of Cosmetology
4
COS215 Cosmetology Lab and Clinic II1 8
CIS120L Computer Concepts Lab I 1
HT112 Business Etiquette 2
15
Sixth Quarter (Winter or Summer)
COS217 Cosmetology Lab and Clinic III1 8
MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher) 3 4
  Health/Physical Education Requirement‡ 3
15
Seventh Quarter (Spring or Fall)
COS218 Cosmetology Board Exam Prep Theory1 4
COS219 Cosmetology Board Exam Prep Lab and Clinic1 8
12

Eighth Quarter (Fall or Spring)

COS235A-E Cosmetology Advanced Clinic4 (1-5)
  Total Credits 100-102

Students who begin the Cosmetology program in either winter or summer term will take courses as described by the following curriculum.

First Quarter (Winter or Summer) - Track 2 Credits
COS120 Esthetics and Nail Technology Theory I1 4
COS121 Esthetics and Nail Technology Lab and Clinic I1 8
WR121 English Composition or
WR101 Workplace Communications I2
3-4
15-16
Second Quarter (Spring or Fall)
COS110 Hair Design Theory1 4
COS111 Hair Design Lab and Pre-Clinic1 8
MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)3 4
16
Third Quarter (Summer or Winter)
COS122 Esthetics and Nail Technology Theory II 4
COS123 Esthetics and Nail Technology Lab and Clinic II 8
12
Fourth Quarter (Fall or Spring)
COS201 Concepts in Cosmetology or
COS202 Principles of Cosmetology or
COS203 Standards of Cosmetology
4
COS113 Cosmetology Lab and Clinic I1 8
CIS120L Computer Concepts Lab I 1
HT112 Business Etiquette 2
15
Fifth Quarter (Winter or Summer)
COS201 Concepts in Cosmetology or
COS202 Principles of Cosmetology or
COS203 Standards of Cosmetology
4
COS215 Cosmetology Lab and Clinic II 8
PSY201 General Psychology or
PSY 101 Psychology of Human Relations
3-4
15-16
Sixth Quarter (Spring and Fall)
COS201 Concepts in Cosmetology or
COS202 Principles of Cosmetology or
COS203 Standards of Cosmetology
4
COS217 Cosmetology Lab and Clinic III1 8
  Health/Physical Education Requirement‡ 3
15
Seventh Quarter (Summer or Winter)
COS218 Cosmetology Board Exam Prep Theory1 4
COS219 Cosmetology Board Exam Prep Lab and Clinic1 8
12

Eighth Quarter (Fall or Spring)

COS235A-E Cosmetology Advanced Clinic4 (1-5)
  Total Credits 100-102

1COS110, COS111 and COS113 are offered only fall and spring terms. COS201, COS202 and COS203 are offered various terms. COS215, COS217, COS218 and COS219 are offered every term. COS110, COS111, COS113, COS215 and COS217 must be taken in sequence. COS120, COS121, COS122 and COS123 are offered both in winter and summer terms and must also be taken in sequence. Course placement is based on the term in which a student begins and the student must see the program adviser for placement.
2 WR115 does not satisfy the AAS’s communication requirement.
3A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
4COS235A-E is designed for those who need more time to complete the minimum hours and/or operations required to sit for Cosmetology State Board exams.

‡ See Associate of Applied Science degree, page 20 of the printed catalog.

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