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    Cosmetology

    Instructors: Laura Davis, Chelsie Rodden
     
     

    Cosmetology – Three Year Pathway

    The three year pathway courses are designed to introduce students to the cosmetology profession. State Board requirements including safety measures and infection control are introduced. Effective listening, communication skills and professional ethics are emphasized on a daily basis. Students will demonstrate the applications of curling, waving, haircutting, chemical processes, nail care and skin care. They may transfer credit hours they have earned to a private or technical school.

     

    Intro to Personal Care Services  (130) Credit Hours

    This two block course introduces both fundamental theory and practices of the personal care profession including nail technicians, estheticians, barbers, and cosmetologists. Emphasis will be placed on professional practices and safety. Areas addressed in this course include: state rules and regulations, professional image, bacteriology, decontamination and infection control, chemistry fundamentals, safety, Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance, and anatomy and physiology. Students will experience basic hands on skills in each area to help them determine the pathway they are most interested in pursuing. By completing courses in the personal care services pathways, students can potentially earn credit toward the hours required by the Georgia State Board of Barbering and/or Cosmetology or hours towards their license as an esthetician or nail technician. Students will document clock hour time for the first 250 hours

    Cosmetology II  (260) Credit Hours

    *Prerequisite Introduction to Personal Care Services. This is a two block course. It is designed as an intermediate level course for the Cosmetology Pathway Program of Study. The course presents intermediate skills and knowledge related to cosmetology and its scientific concepts which include the histology of the skin and hair, diseases and disorders, hair care product chemistry and intermediate first aid. Clinical activities are included in this phase of study which include wet and dry hairstyling fundamentals, hair design, thermal curling and straightening and basic permanent waving. Upon completion of 250 clock hours, students will begin providing client services and earn credit (unit) hours toward completion of the 1500 credit hours required by Georgia State Board of Cosmetology. This course provides more in-depth competencies for the co-curricular student organization Skills USA and presents integral components that should be incorporated throughout instructional strategies developed for the course. In addition, this course offers the possibility of meeting articulation alignment with technical college standards.

     Cosmetology III  (260) Credit Hours

    *Prerequisite Introduction to Personal Care Services and Cosmetology Services II. This two block course is designed to introduce students to advanced scientific and artistic principles in haircutting, lash and brow tint, hair color and relaxers. The course will provide higher level skills that the students can transfer to post-secondary cosmetology schools. Students are required to meet both national and intrastate professional guidelines as designated by applicable regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and the Georgia Board of Cosmetology. Mastery of these standards through project-based learning, technical skills practice, and leadership development activities of the career and technical student organization, Skills USA, will provide students with a competitive edge for either entry into the healthcare personal care services marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice to continue their education and training. Students will continue to provide client services and earn credit (unit) hours toward completion of the 1500 credit hours required by Georgia State Board of Cosmetology. 

     

    Cosmetology - License Program

    Students may to enroll in the CLP (License Program) during their 9th grade year. A fourth year of Cosmetology is required including two summer sessions, several Salon Internships, an Advanced Services and Licensure and Employment while they are enrolled in the program. The CLP allows the opportunity for students to receive the (1500) credit hours necessary to take their board exam after graduation. *Hours will vary with each individual. A student must be 18 years or older to take the state board examination.

     

    Cosmetology IV – CLP (License Program)  (260) Credit Hours

    *Prerequisite Introduction to Personal Care Services, Cosmetology Services II, and III
    This course is a two block course. It is designed to enhance competencies in nail diseases and disorders, pedicures, hairstyling, wigs, thermal curling and pressing, electricity, salon business, electricity and safety. Units will include how to recognize signs of infections, disorders and diseases and when to decline a service. Focus will be on proper procedures for nail services by using sanitation and infection control guidelines. Hairstyling will include working with wigs and the use of thermal irons. The salon business unit will provide the opportunity to learn employability skills, marketing, selling, customer relations, business operations and owning a salon. Students will earn credit (unit) hours towards the completion of the 1500 hours required by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology. In addition, this course offers the possibility of meeting articulation alignment with technical college standards. Mastery of these standards is accomplished through project-based learning, technical skills practice, and leadership development activities of the career and technical student organization and Skills USA.

     

    Advanced Cosmetology Services – CLP (License Program)  (260) Credit Hours

    *Prerequisite Introduction to Personal Care Services, Cosmetology Services II, III, and IV. This laboratory course is designed to enhance competencies in chemical hair processing techniques on the hair, specifically in permanent waving, chemical relaxing and hair coloring techniques. Students earn credit hours toward the completion of the 1500 credit hours required by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology. Students will employ health and safety prevention in salons. Students receive advanced technical content skills necessary to pursue a full range of careers. It provides more in-depth competencies for the co-curricular student organization Skills USA and presents integral components that should be incorporated throughout instructional strategies developed for the course. In addition, the course offers the possibility of meeting articulation alignment with the technical college standards.

     

    License and Employment Opportunities - CLP (License Program)  (260) Credit Hours

    *Prerequisite Introduction to Personal Care Services, Cosmetology Services II, III, IV, and Advanced Cosmetology Services.  This laboratory course provides experiences necessary for the development of skill levels required to become a cosmetologist. This course provides a portion of hours approved by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology. The tasks specified by this course will allow a student to earn credit hours towards the completion of the 1500 hours required. It provides more in-depth competencies for the co-curricular student organization Skills USA and presents integral components that should be incorporated throughout instructional strategies developed for the course. In addition, the course offers the possibility of meeting articulation alignment with the technical college standards. Topics for this course include industry concepts, surviving in the salon, and licensure preparation.

     

    Internships I, II, III and IV - CLP (License Program)    (130) Credit Hours each Internship

    *Prerequisite Introduction to Personal Care Services and Cosmetology Services II, III, and IV.
    This laboratory course provides experiences necessary for the development of skill levels required to become a cosmetologist. This course provides a portion of hours approved by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology. The tasks specified by this course will allow a student to earn credit hours towards the completion of the 1500 hours required. It provides more in-depth competencies for the co-curricular student organization Skills USA and presents integral components that should be incorporated throughout instructional strategies developed for the course. In addition, the course offers the possibility of meeting articulation alignment with the technical college standards. Topics for this course include chemical texturing, hair coloring, lightening, Hair, skin and scalp treatments, styling, haircutting, manicuring and pedicures.

     
     
     
Last Modified on October 1, 2018