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Course Syllabus

Course: COSB 1215

Division: Business and Applied Tech
Department: Services Technology
Title: Intermediate Barbering Lab

Semester Approved: Spring 2021
Five-Year Review Semester: Fall 2025
End Semester: Fall 2026

Catalog Description: This lab course provides practical experience in the salon lab with general hair care, draping, shampooing, scalp treatment, men specific manicuring, pedicuring, facials, haircutting, straight razor shaving, beard, and mustache trimming. A student will also gain lab experience in chemical texture services, esthetic procedures and make-up application, braiding, hair extension applications, hairstyling including, finger waving, roller sets and thermal curling, haircoloring, and hair lightening. This course requires a nonrefundable lab fee.

Semesters Offered: TBA
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 4; Lecture: 0; Lab: 12
Clock/Hour Requirements: 180

Prerequisites: COSB 1000, COSB 1005, COSB 1015, COSB 1100; also COSB 1200 and COSB 1205 (both of which can be taken concurrently).

Justification: Lab instruction and practice are an integral part of this program. This course is designed for the first-year student to have a salon experience. (afternoon lab)

The course content will prepare the student to take the National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology Licensure Examination (NIC test). This is a requirement for licensure through the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing of Utah.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will perform the principles and practices related to cosmetology/barbering skills; i.e., general hair care, styling, haircutting, straight razor shaving, hair extensions, chemical texture services, haircoloring, skin and nail care services, and other skills essential to becoming a successful cosmetologist/barber. Students will be assessed on all practical work done on a skills pass-off sheet, on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Practical exams are given at the conclusion of each semester.

Students will maintain a clean work environment and follow the proper procedures for safety and infection control. Students will recognize potential safety hazards and implement accepted methods to mitigate those hazards.  Students will be assessed weekly on sanitation and disinfection processes using skill pass-off sheets. All task lines will be graded on a pass/fail basis. Students will be reassessed until a pass is achieved.

Students will be able to evaluate and communicate client needs, determine the action needed, maintain client records, and use professional ethics relevant to the salon business.  Students will be assessed as they perform a client consultation at the beginning of each service. The outcome of the service is determined by a satisfied client. Instructors check work, give feedback, and make any correction at the time of the service.

Course objectives will be accomplished by providing students with learning experiences in the following subject areas:

-maintaining a clean working environment
-draping and shampooing, hair and scalp analysis
-haircutting techniques, using clippers, razor and shears
-chemical texture wrapping and processing
-hair color and bleach applications
-hairstyling, including thermal, roller sets and braiding
-wig care, and hair extensions
-straight razor shaving, beard and mustache trimming
-facials, and removal of unwanted hair using wax and tweeze
-manicures, pedicures, and artificial nail applications
-men specific manicures, pedicures and facials
-first aid techniques for cuts, burns, and other emergencies
-communication skills, appointment booking, phone skills

We strive to introduce all students to the procedures performed in the beauty industry, allowing them to express their differences and cultures through creative projects and group activities. The course is designed to empower and foster talent in all students, including groups traditionally underrepresented in this career, and to move beyond stereotypes.

Key Performance Indicators:
Student learning outcomes will be assessed by a combination of the following:

Safety and sanitation 5 to 20%

Written assignments 5 to 20%

Practical application/client services 30 to 40%

Exams 20 to 40%

Attendance 0 to 20%

Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Milady's Standard Textbook of Cosmetology Revised, current edition, Milady Publishing Company, Albany, New York.

Milady's Standard Textbook of Professional Barber Styling, current edition, Milady Publishing Company, Albany, New York.

Supplemental materials may be required.

Pedagogy Statement:
Teaching methods may include group work, practical application, client services, front desk experience and the incorporation of low-stakes assignments.

In this course, instructors will strive to connect with students on a personal level by spending multiple hours daily with this group of students. Students will also be encouraged to make connections in order to foster an inclusive classroom/lab atmosphere. This may be accomplished through group assignments and practical experience with clients as they perform procedures involved in the beauty industry.

Instructional Mediums:

Maximum Class Size: 15
Optimum Class Size: 10