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Health and Beauty Management: Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Health and Beauty Management program prepares the licensed cosmetologist to own or operate a beauty parlor, salon or spa or to manage his or her own booth. This degree is designed for individuals who have earned a cosmetology certificate or diploma and have successfully passed their state board of cosmetology exam. A maximum of 50 quarter credit hours from a cosmetology certificate or diploma program is required to transfer into the health and beauty vocational core.

Students are able to add business skills to their industry knowledge and experiences through a performance-based curriculum that includes studies in management, marketing, communication, and career management. This program is an excellent option for students who wish to pursue a management career or become an entrepreneur in the health and beauty sector.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will:

  • Identify a variety of employment options in the health and beauty sector.
  • Create a comprehensive health and beauty business plan.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication skills.
  • Design a plan for participating in professional activities and pursuing personal and professional development.