Associate of Applied Science in Barbering Degree Plan

Associate of Applied Science in Cosmetology Degree Plan

Certificate: BarberingGainful Employment Information
Certificate: CosmetologyGainful Employment Information

Program Description

This program offers students a comprehensive education in all aspects of barbering and cosmetology and ensures customer satisfaction. Life-long learning is encouraged. The curriculum meets the standards and requirements of the State Board of Cosmetology and of other careers in the world of hair and beauty. This knowledge and ability are achieved first through lecture and demonstration followed by actual work in a salon atmosphere. Students receive clinical experience that prepares them for job market.

Career and Advancement Opportunities

Graduates are prepared to take the New Mexico licensing exams, and upon receipt of state licenses they are ready for entry level positions in a salon. Opportunities abound for students to work toward financial independence.


Interested students must interview with the Coordinator of the Program and complete an application to the program.

All courses, other than General Education Requirements, must be completed with a "C" or better. Students should consult with a counselor or advisor for possible degree revisions and for proper sequential order of degree completion.


Maria Vick, Coordinator & Professor of Cosmetology