Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

COSM 60 - Basic Esthetician Theory (5)

  • Prerequisite: High school diploma and Placement in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23
  • Corequisite: COSM 61L
  • COSM majors only

Basics of bacteriology, sterilization, disinfection and safety in the salon. Basics of physiology and histology and disorders of skin; ingredients and product analysis and color theory.

5 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of COSM 60, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of first impressions and professionalism.
  • Describe the five skin types and different skin conditions.
  • Define the purpose of a health analysis on client consultation form.
  • Describe how to use different skin analysis tools.
  • Name the different types of massages.
  • State the importance of sanitation and prevention of microorganisms.
  • Explain the Hawaii Revised Statutes, Hawaii Administrative Rules and Title 11 Department of health as it relates to the school and salon.

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