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Cosmetology Instructor Trainee

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Cosmetology Instructor Trainee

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Curriculum for Cosmetology Instructor Trainee Course (600 Clock Hours)

The curriculum for students enrolled in a cosmetology instructor 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 student of a complete service on another person.
Such technical instruction and practical operations shall include:

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.
Total Theory Hours: 390
Total Practical Hours: 210
Total Hours: 600


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

Potential Occupation after Completion: Instructor of Cosmetology, master educator, supervisor of school, potential owner of school or company demonstrator

Cosmetology Instructor Trainee Performance Objectives: 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 two times throughout the program, at the scheduled completion of: 300 and 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


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% time frame.


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 including a final exam, he or she is awarded a diploma certifying his or her graduation.
Students are assisted in completing the necessary documents to file for the appropriate Barbering and Cosmetology
There is no requirement for internships or externships.

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.


10301 Garvey Ave #200
S. El Monte, CA 91733
Phone: (626) 350-1195
Fax: (626) 350-4307