Cosmetology

Cosmetology (1600 Clock Hours)

This program prepares the student for the State Board Examination and for employment in the filed of Cosmetology. This program is offered as a Clock-Hour program.

POTENTIAL OCCUPATION AFTER COMPLETION

Hair Stylist, Hair Colorist, Manicurist, Make-Up Artist, Facial Expert, Wig and Hairpiece Specialist, Skin-Hair-Scalp Specialist, Beautician on an ocean liner.

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 clinical sessions
4. Practices on clients

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE

1. Acquire knowledge of laws and rules regulating California’s cosmological establishments’ practices.
2. Acquire the knowledge of sanitation and sterilization as related to all phases of hair, skin, and nails.
3. Acquire knowledge of general theory relative to cosmetology including anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and theory.
4. Acquire business management techniques common to cosmetology.

SKILLS TO BE DEVELOPED

Learn the proper use of implements relative to all cosmetology services. Acquire the knowledge of analyzing the scalp, face, and hands prior to all services to determine any disorders. You will learn the procedures and terminology used in performing all cosmetology services, learn the application of daytime and evening make-up to include the application of individual and strip eyelashes, learn the proper procedure of manicuring to include water and oil manicure and pedicure, learn the application of brush-on nails, nail wraps, and nail tips.

ATTITUDES AND APPRECIATION’S TO BE DEVELOPED

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

GRADING PROCEDURE

Student’s academic performance is graded four times throughout the program, at the completion of: 450, 900, 1,250, and 1,600 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 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. Students are assisted in completing the necessary documents to file for the appropriate state licensure Examination.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

Applicant must be 17 years of age or older and have completed the 10th grade. A Cosmetology license will be granted by the State of California only after the student has successfully completed and graduated from the Cosmetology course as described above and passed the licensing exam with an overall average of 75%.

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.