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Course Syllabus

Course: COSB 1910

Division: Business and Applied Tech
Department: Services Technology
Title: Professional Development I

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

Catalog Description: This course is designed to prepare the student for the job market, learning skills in time management, goal setting, ethics, and professional dress. The importance of working and communicating with others, healthy habits, and a positive attitude are discussed.

Semesters Offered: TBA
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 1; Lecture: 1; Lab: 0
Clock/Hour Requirements: 45

Justification: This course is approved by the program advisory committee and fulfills a portion of the Human Relations requirement for this Career and Technical Education program.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will have an understanding of healthy habits, the process of goal setting, and how to create a time-management plan. Students will be assessed through assignments, discussions, team projects, and/or exams.

Students will demonstrate and explain professional image and ethics in the work place. Students will be assessed through assignments, discussions, team projects, and/or exams.

Students will identify the guidelines for conducting the client consultation and for using effective communication skills with others. Students will be assessed through assignments, discussions, team projects, and/or exams.

Course objectives will be achieved by providing students with instructional experiences in the following areas:

-establish short-term and long-term goals
-use individual time management skills
-ethics in the work place
-professional image in the salon
-acquiring healthful habits
-effective communication with others
-handling communication barriers
-conducting the client consultation

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%

Group work/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

Pedagogy Statement:
Teaching methods may include class discussion, practical application, group work and demonstration, 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