COS5105 COSMETOLOGY I
11 Credit Hours
This course is open to students on the college level in either the freshman or the sophomore year.
COS5105 - Cosmetology I (11hrs)
Instruction consists of 375 clock hours in professional development and effective communications, human relations, microbiology, infection control procedures, and guidelines as well as first aid procedures for the industry. Sanitary rules and regulations governing the cosmetology profession are taught. Students will also perform services in client consultation using design decisions considerations, selecting the correct hairstyle to fit the client using design principles and elements, scalp and hair analysis, shampooing, conditioning, scalp treatments, and hair cutting by length arrangements and design principles. Long hair design techniques will also be included in the class.
An applicant must have attained the age of 17 years and be a graduate of an accredited high school, or have passed the GED (General Education Development) test. Additionally, student must meet or exceed minimum reading score of 255 according to the ACCUPLACER Next Gen Reading test or ACT Reading score of 18 or higher; Associate degree or higher required to waive the reading test.
Cosmetology I is being offered so the student will be introduced to the profession by discussing the professional development and effective communications as well as human relations required. The student will also be skilled in identifying microbiology, infection control procedures and guidelines as well as first aid procedures for the industry. The student will understand and implement the Sanitary Rules and Regulations governing the Cosmetology profession. The student will also perform services in, client consultation using design decisions considerations, selecting the correct hairstyle to fit the client using design principles and elements, scalp and hair analysis, shampooing, conditioning, scalp treatments and hair cutting by length arrangements and design principles. Students must complete Cosmetology I, COS 5105 with a grade of C or above to take Cosmetology II COS 5106.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate proper cleaning and sterilization procedures to protect themselves and the public.
- Demonstrate proper techniques for cleansing, conditioning and sculpting of hair.
- Demonstrate appropriate supervision and/or application of sanitation and first aid procedures for salons.
Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:
The following defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other content as time allows.
UNIT 1: Cleaning and Sterilizing Implements, Equipment, and Facilities
Outcomes: The student will gain familiarity with the sanitary rules and regulations and procedures to protect themselves and the public.
- Disinfect combs, brushes, and implements in accordance with laws governing disinfecting.
- Disinfect electrical equipment in accordance with laws governing disinfecting.
- Disinfect curlers, clips, perm rods, and perm trays in accordance with laws governing disinfecting.
- Disinfect work area in accordance with laws governing disinfecting.
- Launder towels, smocks, and capes in accordance with laws governing disinfecting.
- Clean break room, stockroom, reception, individual station, and shampoo areas in accordance with laws governing disinfecting.
UNIT 2: Shampooing, Conditioning, Cutting and Styling Hair
Outcomes: The student will gain familiarity with the cleansing, conditioning and sculpting of hair.
- Drape client, analyze hair and scalp, and shampoo hair.
- Condition hair (with all types rinse)
- Design (cut) hair with all implements
- Set hair using jet set rollers
- Style hair by sculpting (hand or fingers)
- Trim beard, mustache, and sideburns
- Identify the facial shapes of clients and recommend an appropriate hairstyle, and home maintenance products.
UNIT 3: Managing the Salon
Outcomes: The student will gain familiarity with the sanitary and safety rules for salons.
- Supervise cleaning and sanitation procedures
- Give first aid for minor cuts
- Give first aid for chemical reactions to scalp, skin and eyes
- Maintain and check working fire extinguisher, sanitation and safety equipment
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Student Basic Kit and hair components,
Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Maximum class size:
Based on classroom occupancy
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Refer to the following policies:
402.00 Academic Code of Conduct
263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades
403.00 Student Code of Conduct
Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability, which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.