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Cosmetology Curriculum

Effective June 1, 2014

Cosmetology Courses

31-502-304-00 Cosmetology Introduction
Provides a look at the opportunities available in the Cosmetology Industry; including product use, retailing and identifying which product to use. This course introduces the fundamental theory and practices of the cosmetology profession with an emphasis on professional practices and safety and infection control. Topics include state rules and regulations, the state regulatory agency, image, bacteriology, decontamination and infection control, safety and infection control. Lecture. Credits: 1. ACPL Sentence score >= 90 and ACPL READ score >= 80 and ACPL Arithmetic score >= 79

31-502-306-00 Basic Cut and Style
Students will learn to recognize how to care for the hair and scalp, draping, shampooing, and scalp massage.  Through a scientific approach students will design haircuts and styles, utilizing art forms, analysis of design components and knowledge of face profiles. Students will apply various haircutting and styling techniques; utilizing multiple tools. Lab, Lecture. Credits: 2.

31-502-307-00 Basic Texture and Color
This course includes the basics of safe and sanitary permanent waving, chemical hair relaxing and haircolor basics which include the law of color, the color wheel, and the theory behind these concepts. The history and product knowledge of these chemical services will be studied along with the differences between each chemical. Students will mix and apply chemicals while developing skills and building client consultation techniques. Lab, Lecture. Credits: 4.

31-502-310-00 Men's Cut and Shave
Students analyze hair growth patterns of the hairline, side burns, and facial hair for the male client.  Students complete men's haircuts along with beard and mustache trims, face shaving and trimming of hair on the ears and brows. Lab, Lecture. Credits: 2.

31-502-316-00 Nail Care
Focuses on sanitation, tool safety, and proper procedures for manicure/pedicure services and the art and technology of nail contouring.  Students learn to shape natural nails and the correct use of professional nail care products.  Artificial nail enhancement techniques are practiced to show students increased earning when working in a salon. Lab, Lecture. Credits: 1.

31-502-317-00 Skin Care
Students will learn the different types of skin. Structure and functions of the skin will be studied and basic facial techniques applied. They will perform basic skin waxing techniques, removal of superfl uous hair, makeup application, false eyelash application, and skin analysis. Lab, Lecture. Credits: 2. Prerequisite(s): 31-502-358-00 Product Knowledge (C or better) (concurrent enrollment is allowed) and 31-502-346-00 Hairstyling 2 (C or better) (concurrent enrollment is allowed) and 31-502-330-00 Salon Services 3 (C or better) (concurrent enrollment is allowed) and 31-502-316-00 Nail Care (C or better) (concurrent enrollment is allowed).

31-502-318-00 Salon Services 2
Students develop speed and advanced proficiency in all areas of chemical services, hair cutting, barbering techniques, color, nail technology, and skin care with increased attention to individual client needs. Working together as a team and cooperation with other students is assessed along with professional attitude, ethics, and conduct. Clinical. Credits: 4. Prerequisite(s): 31-502-378-00 Salon Services 1 (C or better).

31-502-320-00 Salon Science
This course covers several general science topics integral to the field of cosmetology: bacteriology, infection control, salon ecology, introduction to electrology, the basics of electricity, chemistry, and anatomy and physiology. Lecture. Credits: 2.

31-502-321-00 Advanced Cut and Style
Builds on Hair Sculpting to perform full service haircuts and styles.  Each design will include all the aspects of full services from greeing, consultation, delivery and completion.  Trends in haircutting and stylling will be covered. Composition and construction of a variety of wigs and hairpieces to make effective choices for salon guests.  Students will employ design principles of balance, contrast, repetition and asymmetry to create long hair designes for wedding, prom and formal events. Lab, Lecture. Credits: 2. Prerequisite(s): 31-502-306-00 Basic Cut and Style (C or better).

31-502-329-00 Advanced Texture and Color
Students build on permanent waving techniques, color techniques, soft curl reformation and keratin treatments.  Problem solve aspects of color correction and challenges in chemical texturing and hair color services.  Observe and research trends and techniques in color and texture.  Create a marketable look using theoritical knowledge, application techniques in chemical texturizing and hair color. Lab, Lecture. Credits: 4. Prerequisite(s): 31-502-307-00 Basic Texture and Color (C or better).

31-502-330-00 Salon Services 3
In this final salon services course the students are given a variety of required services to complete that show they are competent in this service and can complete this task with additional speed and attention to detail. The student is graded on salon management skills using computerized appointment booking and attention to closing out the cash register to balance the day's receipts. Daily running of a competent salon including cleanliness, sanitation, safety, inventory, and retail control, and organization are stressed to prepare the student as a competent employee. Clinical. Credits: 4. Prerequisite(s): 31-502-318-00 Salon Services 2 (C or better) and 31-502-317-00 Skin Care (C or better).

31-502-335-00 State Board Preparation
Examines Wisconsin cosmetology state statutes and administrative code. The state statutes are studied in relation to the corresponding rules involved with each topic. Review all state board required procedures. Practical and written assessment of all state board subjects. Prepare and submit materials for state board exams. Lab, Lecture. Credits: 2.

31-502-369-00 Cosmetology Industry
Build business principles necessary to plan and operate a business establishment. Employer-employee relationships, basic recordkeeping and time management skills are taught. This course prepares students for the salon by spending time with salon mentors to evaluate future career plans. Lab, Lecture. Credits: 1.

31-502-378-00 Salon Services 1
This course promotes beginning level concentrated student development of skills by promoting student development of skills and proficiencies in delivering a wide range of client-related services. Emphasis is placed on client consultations, proper business practices, professional attitudes, and refining techniques that will ensure entry-level preparedness for the Wisconsin Licensing exam. Students complete this course by working in an on-campus beauty salon environment. Clinical. Credits: 4. Prerequisite(s): 31-502-329-00 Advanced Texture and Color (C or better).

31-801-305-00 Applied Communication Listening Speaking
Emphasizes effective listening and speaking skills required for job performance and satisfaction. Those skills include interviewing for a job, communicating in the work place, and securing a job promotion. Lecture. Credits: 2.