This program provides the background and skills necessary to customers and to operate as shop managers in today’s business setting. Some may wish to emphasize entrepreneurial skills with plans to open their own shops in the future. In addition to the courses required for degree completion, students must be eligible for state cosmetology licensure testing. Students who hold a valid, current State of Michigan Cosmetology license may be granted up to 29 general cosmetology credits toward this degree. A counselor should be consulted if the student plans to transfer to a four-year institution.