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873000

Cosmetology I

Grades 11-12

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: Competitive Application Process

The first year of Cosmetology introduces students to the basics of shampooing and hairstyling, scalp treatments, hair cutting, finger waving, pin curling, roller techniques, chemical relaxing, permanent waving, hair coloring, facials, make-up, wig care, and manicuring. Related subjects include public health, personal hygiene, bacteriology, and salon management. Regular attendance is essential for success in this course. Students are required to purchase a cosmetology kit which includes items needed for the two-year program. Lab Fees apply. (Kit fee as of 9/2015 is $185)

In order to take the State Board of Cosmetology Licensing Examination, a student must successfully complete the program AND perform the required number of competencies in the lab AND present a U.S. Government-issued identification at the time of the Board exam. Passing the State Board Examination is required to be employed as a licensed cosmetologist.

Licensing Exam fee as of 9/2015 is $170.


874000

Cosmetology II

Grade 12 or Post-Graduate

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: Cosmetology I

Students are taught the advanced skills necessary to develop job entry requirements as a cosmetologist by performing the services expected in a professional salon environment. Advanced skills include hair cutting; chemical texture services; hair coloring, lightening, special effects hair color services and color removal application; hairstyling; thermal waving and pressing; artificial nail applications; and waxing services. Students also attain training in salesmanship, salon management and ownership, product knowledge, and public relations. Human anatomy and physiology, chemistry and electricity, diseases and disorders of the scalp, skin, and nails are also covered. Regular attendance is essential for completion of the required competencies needed for the State Board Exam. Students are expected to sit for the State Board Examination at the conclusion of Cosmetology II.

In order to take the State Board of Cosmetology Licensing Examination, a student must successfully complete the program AND perform the required number of competencies in the lab AND present a U.S. Government-issued identification at the time of the Board exam. Passing the State Board Examination is required to be employed as a licensed cosmetologist.

Licensing Exam fee as of 9/2015 is $170.