Health and Beauty Management Program

This degree will be an A.A.S. in Health and Beauty Management. The purpose of the program will be to provide students with a comprehensive program to prepare them for professions in the health and beauty fields. By incorporating college level business courses along with the courses required to prepare students to pass the state board exams, this degree will give the student opportunity to progress further within their field and give them the essential skills that will help them be successful as self employed cosmetologists. Iowa Central Community College and La' James International Colleges have formed a partnership for the delivery of this program that combines licensure with an associate in applied science degree component.

Program Graduation Requirements

To graduate with an A.A.S. in Health and Beauty Management, from Iowa Central Community College, a student must complete the following:

    1. Must have graduated from La’ James International College with a Diploma in Cosmetology
    2. Be certified by the State of Iowa as a Licensed Cosmetologist
    3. Complete the 18 credits required by Iowa Central Community College
    4. Students must be enrolled at Iowa Central Community College upon graduation

Course Schedule

Courses and Content that will be taught during Cosmetology at La’ James International College:

  • Hair Cutting, Design, Color and Texture
  • Chemical Relaxing, Thermal Straightening/Styling
  • Basic Skin Care, Facials, Makeup, Waxing
  • Basic Nail Care, Nail Enhancements, Manicures, Pedicures, Acrylics
  • Body Treatments
  • State Law, State Boards, Sanitation & Sterilization
  • Product Knowledge, Customer Service, Salon Success
  • Clientele Development, Self Awareness & Goal Achievement

Iowa Central Courses Required for Graduation

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
BUS-121 Business Communication
BUS-112 Business Mathematics*
MGT-101 Principles of Management
BUS-161 Human Relations*
MKT-110 Principles of Marketing
BUS-130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Total Hours: 18.0

*Course may be substituted with a related course from either A.A., A.S., or Approved General Education list for Applied Science and Technology.


Kylia Doyle (Associate)