The Department of Cosmetology and Barbering includes associate degree and certificate programs which are designed to provide the necessary skills to prepare the student for New Mexico licensure and the entry level skills necessary for full and part-time employment in this career cluster.

Basic Program Information

The Cosmetology program admits students in the fall and spring terms. General admission requirements include:

  • Complete admission process to Northern New Mexico University. See page 10 of the catalog.
  • Take the English placement test if the student has not completed a basic English college-level course or higher.
  • Arrange for an appointment with the Cosmetology Department for an admissions interview prior to being accepted into one of the programs by calling (505) 747-5473.
  • Complete the registration process required by the New Mexico State Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists upon acceptable to a program.

Cosmetology Certificate

This program provides you with the courses required by the New Mexico Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists for licensure in this area (43 credit hours, 1200 clock hours) and expands those skills with the addition of General Education Courses.

GENERAL EDUCATION (19 hrs)

  • Communication(6 hrs)

ENG 108 Basic English II (3) or a higher level course

  • Mathematics (3 hrs)

BA 117 Business Math (3)

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (41 hrs)

  • COSM 110 Theory I (2)
  • COSM 112 Facials (3)
  • COSM 114 Shampoos, Rinses, Scalp Treatments (2)
  • COSM 116 Hair Cutting (5)
  • COSM 120 Chemical Restructuring/Perms (4)
  • COSM 160 Theory II (2)
  • COSM 162 Sterilization and Sanitation (2)
  • COSM 164 Manicuring/Pedicuring (3)
  • COSM 170 Hairstyling (3)
  • COSM 210 Theory III (2)
  • COSM 214 Clinical Practicum (6)
  • COSM 216 Hair Coloring/Bleaching (3)
  • COSM 218 Personal and Community Health (3)
  • BA 220 Introduction to Business (3)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 49

Barbering Certificate

This program provides you with the courses required by the New Mexico Board of Barbers and Cosmetologits for licensure in this area ( 39 credit hours) and expands those skills with the addition of Genral Education Courses.

GENERAL EDUCATION (19 hrs)

  • Communication (6 hrs)

ENG 108 Basic English II (3) or a higher level course

  • Mathematics (3 hrs)

BA 117 Business Math (3)

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (41 hrs)

  • COSM 110 Theory I (2)
  • COSM 112 Facials (3)
  • COSM 114 Shampoos, Rinses, Scalp Treatments (2)
  • COSM 118 Hair Cutting and Beard Trimming (6)
  • COSM 120 Chemical Restructuring/Perms (4)
  • COSM 160 Theory II (2)
  • COSM 162 Sterilization and Sanitation (2)
  • COSM 170 Hairstyling (3)
  • COSM 214 Clinical Practicum (6)
  • COSM 216 Hair Coloring/Bleaching (3)
  • COSM 218 Personal and Community Health (3)
  • BA 220 Introduction to Business (3)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 45

Program taught in:
  • English

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