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Cosmetology (CER-COS)

Program Locations: Thomasville Campus and Bay Minette/North Baldwin Center for Technology

Career-Technical Division

Length: Three Semesters

Cosmetology is the scientific study and practice of beauty culture. A major part of cosmetology is devoted to learning and mastering essential knowledge and basic skills for treating the skin, scalp, hair, and nails. This program has been carefully constructed to give students knowledge and skills that are required to become a licensed cosmetologist. 

This is a career program designed for students to go directly into the labor market upon completion. Although some of the courses in this program will transfer to four-year institutions, this program is not designed to be a transfer program of study; therefore, it is not subject to the terms and conditions of STARS.

Semester One

Item # Title Credits
COS 111 Introduction to Cosmetology 3
COS 112 Introduction to Cosmetology Lab 3
COS 113 Theory of Chemical Services 3
COS 114 Chemical Services Lab 3
COS 145 Hair Shaping and Design Lab 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
Sub-total Credits 18

Semester Two

Item # Title Credits
COS 115 Hair Coloring Theory 3
COS 116 Hair Coloring Lab 3
COS 117 Basic Spa Techniques 3
COS 118 Basic Spa Techniques Lab 3
COS 152 Nail Care Applications 3
MTH 116 Mathematical Applications 3
Sub-total Credits 18

Complete Graduation Application

Semester Three

Item # Title Credits
COS 123 Cosmetology Salon Practices 3
COS 119 Business of Cosmetology 3
COS 167 State Board Review 3
COS 190 Internship in Cosmetology 3
Sub-total Credits 12


*Depending on the program or course, a student may also be required to purchase certain necessary tools and supplies.


Cosmetology Files
Name File Type
Cosmetology Request Info Form





Financial Aid is Available


Thomasville Campus

30755 Highway 43 South
Thomasville, AL 36784

Bay Minette Campus

1900 Highway 31 South
Bay Minette, AL 36507