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  Aug 08, 2022
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Cosmetology Operator, A.A.S.

This AAS degree is a two-year program designed for students who want to pursue a career in Cosmetology.  The Cosmetology Program prepares students with the theory and basic skills needed to successfully pass the state licensing examination.

Students can use their degree to transfer to a four-year university and earn a Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences.  The AAS program provides an excellent opportunity for students who want to enter the workforce as a cosmetologist and further their education.

With this award, you may seek jobs such as:

Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

Related Awards

Cosmetology Esthetician, A.A.S.  

Cosmetology Operator Level 2 Certificate 
Cosmetology Esthetician Specialty Level 1 Certificate  

Total Credit Hours Required: 60

Milestone Course(s)

*** denotes Milestone course(s).
A milestone course is a course that is critical for success in this program.


* Capstone Course
CIP Code: 12.0401
Major Code: COSM

Additional Program Information

Prospective students must submit an application and meet additional program requirements. Please contact Lydia Hannawi, Academic Director at 210-486-3329 or via email at


Advisory Committee Members

Grace Coultress, Fair Oaks Salon

Doria Fox, Team Sailing, Inc.

Joseph Gooley, House of Barbers

Leanna Jones, Graffiti Hair & Make Up

Asif Momin, Super Cuts

April Monterossa, Shine Beautifully

Darlene Sims, Salon Owner


For further information, refer to the Cosmetology website: