Cosmetology Instructor Trainee

Cosmetology Instructor Trainee (600 Clock Hours)

This program prepares the student for the profession of Cosmetology Instructor. This program is offered as a Clock-Hour program. The curriculum for students enrolled in a teacher trainee course shall consist of six hundred (600) clock hours of technical instruction and practical operations covering all practices of a Cosmetology Instructor.
Technical instruction means instruction by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation, or examination. Practical operation means the actual performance by the trainee demonstrating his/her abilities as Teacher in a classroom environment.

POTENTIAL OCCUPATIONS AFTER COMPLETION

Instructor of Cosmetology, Master educator, supervisor of school, potential owner of school or company demonstrator.

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS

This program is taught using a combination of following methods:
1. Classroom lectures on theory
2. Demonstrations by the instructor
3. Supervised practices during practical sessions

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE

Acquire knowledge of laws and rules regulating California Cosmetology establishment’s practices and understand sterilization procedures. Acquire the knowledge of general theory relative to teaching methodology and development of lesson planning.

SKILLS TO BE DEVELOPED

Be able to teach all areas of Cosmetology to students in all areas of the cosmetology field.

ATTITUDES AND APPRECIATIONS TO BE DEVELOPED

Be able to appreciate good workmanship common to Teachers, possess a positive attitude towards the public
and fellow workers, appreciate honesty and integrity and have improved personality in dealing with patrons and colleagues.

GRADING PROCEDURE

Student’s academic performance is graded four times throughout the program, at the completion of: 200 and 400 clock hours. At each grading period, an average grade, in the scale of 0 to 100, will be calculated with the following weights:
1. Theory exam scores count 40% toward the grade
2. Practical Operations scores count 40% toward the grade
3. Professionalism count 20% toward the grade
For the second grading period and beyond, the average grade is cumulative, i.e., scores from previous grading periods will be included in the calculation.

REQUIREMENTS FOR SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS

At each grading period, a student must meet or exceed the minimum average grade as outlined below.

In addition, a student must successfully complete the minimum percentage of work at a scheduled evaluation times outlined below, allowing completion of the program within the established time frames not exceeding the 150% timeframe.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

When a student has completed the required theory hours and practical operations in Cosmetology Instructor Trainee with a final grade of 70 or better he or she is awarded a diploma certifying his or her graduation. All tuition, fees and charges must be paid in full prior to the release of final papers.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS *

Effective January 1, 2005 the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology will no longer have the authority to issue new or renewal licenses for barber instructor or cosmetology instructors. Therefore, the Instructor Trainee course is no longer necessary to obtain an instructor’s license.

SUBJECT OF TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION

Technical instruction means instruction given by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation, or examination. Practical operation shall mean actual performance by the student of a complete service on another person or mannequin.