This program prepares the skilled cosmetologist to develop and operate their own cosmetology business. It will enable them to understand the market needs and how to adapt their business to the current trends. The program will enable students to establish pricing and marketing strategies to improve likelihood of business success. The student will be prepared to own and run an independent business in any of the fields related to cosmetology. 

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Develop a working business plan.
  • Develop a working marketing plan.
  • Perform pricing calculations and determine profit margins.
  • Identify market niche. 

Total unit requirements for this concentration - 21 units:

  • Major Core Requirements: 9 units
  • Concentration Electives: 12 units
Major Core Requirements (9 units)  Units
BUS-10/10H Introduction to Business/Honors 3
BUS-20 Business Mathematics  3
BUS-30 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management  3
Concentration Electives - Select another 12 units from the list below Units
ACC/CAT-55  Applied Accounting/Bookkeeping 3
ACC-62  Payroll Accounting 3
ACC-65 Computerized Accounting  3
ART-39 Design and Graphics 3
CAT/CIS-3 Computer Applications for Business 3
CAT-30  Business English 3
MKT-20 Principles of Marketing 3
MKT-40  Advertising 3
MKT-41 Techniques of Selling 3

NOTE: The Cosmetology Business Administration Certificate will be awarded to graduates of the Cosmetology Program, or Cosmetology License holders upon successful completion of all Cosmetology Business Administration Major Core Requirements and 12 units selected from the Major Concentration Requirements (total of 21 units) in order to receive the certificate in the concentration area of their choice. 

Associate of Science Degree
The Associate of Science Degree in Cosmetology Business Administration Entrepreneurial Concentration will be awarded upon completion of the degree requirements, including general education and other graduation requirements as described in the college catalog.