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Course Syllabus

Course: COSB 1005

Division: Business and Applied Tech
Department: Services Technology
Title: Basic Cosmetology Lab

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

Catalog Description: Practice and lab experiences include shampooing, scalp and hair treatments, manicuring, pedicuring, artificial nails, haircutting, hairstyling, chemical texture, facials, makeup application, hair coloring, hair lightening, shaving, waxing, and hair extension applications. Lab instruction and practice are an integral part of this program.

Semesters Offered: TBA
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 5; Lecture: 0; Lab: 15
Clock/Hour Requirements: 225

Corequisites: COSB 1000, COSB 1015, and COSB 1100

Justification: This lab course and the Basic Barbering Lab course are the main lab components for the COSB 1000 series.

This is a prerequisite course required by the State Cosmetology Board to prepare students in cosmetology/barbering theory and practices. The course content will help prepare students to take the National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology Licensure Examination (NIC test).

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will maintain a clean work environment and follow the proper procedures for safety and infection control. Students will be assessed by completion of a monthly sanitation inspection. All task lines will be graded on a pass/fail basis. Students will be reassessed until a pass is achieved.

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practices related to cosmetology skills; i.e. general hair care, styling, haircutting, chemical texture, skin and nail care, and the proper application of color. Assessment on all practical work is done on skill pass-off sheets, on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. Students pass off all skills on mannequins prior to working with clients. Practical exams are given at the conclusion of each semester.

Students will demonstrate his or her understanding of the process of communication. Evaluating client needs and the action required to produce client expectations.  Students will be assessed as they work together in groups, role-playing different service scenarios in preparation for working with clients.

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

-practice methods to ensure personal health and well-being
-maintaining a clean working environment
-proper draping and shampooing
-hair, scalp, nail and skin analysis
-hairstyling techniques
-basic haircutting, using shears and razors
-basic hair color applications
-chemical texture skills
-basic skin care and facial techniques
-nail care, including pedicures, manicures and enhancements
-basic communication skills
-use of first aid for cuts, burns, and other emergencies

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 move beyond stereotypes.

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

Skill pass-off worksheets 20 to 40%

Hands-on application/participation 20 to 30%

Quizzes and exams 20 to 40%

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

Supplemental materials may be required

Pedagogy Statement:
Teaching methods may include demonstration, class discussion, practical application, group work, 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 atmosphere. This may be accomplished through group assignments such as students role-playing the client and student experience as they practice learned skills such as manicures, facials, pedicures, and hairstyling. Students will rotate until everyone has had the opportunity to work together.

Instructional Mediums:

Maximum Class Size: 8
Optimum Class Size: 6