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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3209
Effective Term: 2023 Fall   

Award: AAS
Total Credits: 61-70
CIP Code: 12.0412

Instructional Council: Business/Management (03)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Upon completion of this degree, students may pursue a career as:
11-9179.02 Spa Managers
39-5012.00 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
39-5092.00 Manicurists and Pedicurists
39-5094.00 Skincare Specialists
41-2031.00 Retail Salespersons

Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Beauty and Wellness promotes progressive thinking, skills, and experiences to enhance personal growth and professional success. This interdisciplinary AAS is designed to provide students with business and financial acumen, effective and collaborative communication skills, critical thinking techniques, and leadership qualities to be empowered professionals. Students who complete this AAS have fundamental strategies to effectively and successfully implement innovative principles in the beauty industry to serve consumers. The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Beauty and Wellness may transfer to a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program for students who want to pursue a bachelor`s degree.

Learning Outcomes
1. Identify strengths, weaknesses, beliefs, and core values for ongoing personal and professional growth. (BAW298++, GBS132, MGT253, MKT110, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [HU])
2. Apply advanced effective communication skills (including written and spoken word, nonverbal language, and active listening) to develop relationships, manage conflicts, and work towards positive outcomes with diverse populations. (BAW298++, GBS132, MGT253, MKT110, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [HU], [MA], [SG], [SQ])
3. Synthesize information during the decision making process to guide action to produce intentional outcomes for self and consumers. (BAW298++, GBS132, MGT253, MKT110, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [HU], [MA], [SG], [SQ])
4. Apply effective marketing strategies utilizing various media channels. (BAW298++, GBS132, MGT253, MKT110, (COM), [FYC], [MA])
5. Employ financial concepts for personal and business growth. (BAW298++, GBS132, MGT253, MKT110, [MA])
6. Appraise overall workplace wellness, and health and safety standards for effective and continual improvement to create a positive consumer experience. (BAW298++, MGT253, (COM), (CRE), [HU], [MA], [SG], [SQ])
7. Apply relevant knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to seek career opportunities in the field. (FYE101, FYE103)
Program Notes
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Required Courses
FYE101 Introduction to College, Career and Personal Success (1) OR
FYE103 Exploration of College, Career and Personal Success (3) 1-3

Select courses to complete a total of nine (9) credits:
BAW298++ Special Projects 1-3
GBS132 Personal and Family Financial Security 3
MGT253 Owning and Operating a Small Business 3
MKT110 Marketing and Social Networking 3
Credits: 10-12

+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 28, 2023

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.