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Course Syllabus

Course: COSB 1200

Division: Business and Applied Tech
Department: Services Technology
Title: Cosmetology/Barbering Sciences and Procedures

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

Catalog Description: This course presents cosmetology/barbering theory for the following subjects: history of cosmetology, infection control, general anatomy and physiology, skin structure and growth, nail structure and growth, properties of hair and scalp, basics of chemistry, and an introduction to the State Laws of Cosmetology/Barbering.

Semesters Offered: TBA
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 3; Lecture: 3; Lab: 0

Prerequisites: COSB 1000, COSB 1100, COSB 1005, COSB 1015; and COSB 1205, COSB 1215 (both of which can be taken concurrently)

Justification: This theory course is a component of the 1200 series. It is recommended that students take this course concurrently with COSB 1205 and COSB 1215 lab courses.

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 have an understanding of the history and origin of Cosmetology. They will understand the governing board and how it affects them as a licensed professional. They will understand the steps they need to take to become licensed in the State of Utah and receive the proper credentials.  Students will be assessed through assignments, discussions, and/or exams.

Students will identify different types of bacteria and disinfecting agents. They will understand the consequences of poor sanitation and infection control. They will know the proper procedure to maintain the health and safety of the client as well as themselves.  Students will be assessed through assignments, discussions, team projects, and/or exams.

Students will exhibit a knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the body. They will understand the structure and growth of hair, nails and skin. They will have a basic understanding of the chemistry involved in the products used in the industry.  Students will be assessed through assignments, discussions, quizzes, and/or exams.

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

-history and opportunities
-infection control
-general anatomy and physiology
-skin structure and growth
-nail structure and growth
-properties of the hair and scalp
-basics of chemistry
-state laws

We strive to introduce all students to the procedures performed in the beauty industry and allow 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:

Assignments 30 to 50%

Hands-on assignments/participation 20 to 40%

Quizzes and exams 30 to 50%

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

Supplemental materials may be required.

Pedagogy Statement:
Teaching methods may include lecture, class discussion, group work, hands-on activities, 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. Students will rotate until everyone has had the opportunity to work together.

Instructional Mediums:

Maximum Class Size: 20
Optimum Class Size: 15