- Year 1: Introduction to Cosmetology
- Year 1: Natural Hair Styling Practicum
- Year 2: Salon Practices and Management
- Year 2: Chemical Services
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Introduction to Cosmetology
A one-credit course that provides students with a study of concepts related to the cosmetology profession. Specific topics include cosmetology history and opportunities, professional image, infection control, and basic fundamentals and principles of hair care and design. Students also gain initial practical experience in sanitation, shampooing, hair shaping, and hairstyling. Upon successful completion of this course, students are able to practice safety and sanitary precautions as they perform basic cosmetology procedures. Introduction to Cosmetology is the prerequisite to Chemical Services, Hair Coloring, Introduction to Spa Techniques, Advanced Spa Technique Applications, Salon Practices and Management, and State Board Practicum.
Natural Hairstyling Practicum
A one-credit course designed to provide instruction on natural hair care services and techniques for styling and grooming natural hair. Core domain service areas include work area and client preparation, set-up of supplies, safe work practices, procedures related to services and design, and blood exposure procedure.
PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Cosmetology
Salon Practices and Management
A one-credit course that enables students to develop entry-level management skills for the cosmetology industry. Students practice all phases of cosmetology in a salon setting. Upon successful completion of this course, students are able to demonstrate professional work ethics and communication skills, job-seeking and management skills, and exhibit knowledge of the technology used in salons. The prerequisite for this course is Introduction to Cosmetology.
PREREQUISITE: Intro to Cosmetology and Natural Hairstyling Practicum
A one-credit course that focuses on the theory of chemical services related to chemical hair texturing. Specific topics include basics of chemistry and electricity, properties of the hair and scalp, and chemical texture services. Students also gain initial practical experience in performing various chemical texturing activities. Emphasis on safety, chemical use and handling, hair and scalp analysis, and client consultation. Upon successful completion of this course, students are able to practice safety and sanitary precautions as they perform these chemical services.
PREREQUISITE: Intro to Cosmetology, Natural Hairstyling Practicum, and Salon Practices & Management