Program Description: The Cosmetology (COS) diploma program prepares students for entry-level positions in salons. Hair, skin and nail care theories are studied to develop an understanding of the procedures used within the industry. Students entering the Cosmetology Diploma program must send an official copy of their high school transcripts to the Office of Admissions. The transcript must show the student has completed the tenth grade of high school. Students will not be permitted to register for the Cosmetology program until the Office of Admissions has the transcript on record. Students will be required to take the Accuplacer test for academic skills evaluation and placement in English, Psychology and Mathematics. In order to take Cosmetology courses a student must be accepted into the Cosmetology Program by completing ENG 100, RDG 100, and MAT 032 or Accuplacer test placement for ENG 101, BUS 140, PSY 201 or by instructor approval.