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Course Syllabus

Course: COSB 1920

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

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

Catalog Description: This course in conjunction with COSB 1910 will prepare the student for the job market. Students will be made aware of employment opportunities and will learn skills in, public speaking, job application, employment portfolios, mentoring focus, money management, and leadership.

Semesters Offered: TBA
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 1; Lecture: 1; Lab: 0
Clock/Hour Requirements: 15

Corequisites: COSB 1910

Justification: This course in conjunction with COSB 1910 accomplishes the Human Relations requirement for this Career and Technical Education program and is approved by the program advisory committee. This course provides students with employable skills which will better prepare them for future career success.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will create a portfolio, a resume, and a job application. They will understand the job application process as they work in teams to complete a mock interview. Students will be assessed through assignments, discussions, team projects and/or exams.

Students will identify a mentor and understand the employee evaluation process in the workplace. Students will be assessed through assignments, discussions, team projects and/or exams.

Students will identify the guidelines used to build a clientele, how to use social media and the ethical principles of selling, and the characteristics of a thriving professional. Students will be assessed through assignments, discussions, team projects and/or exams.

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

-complete a job application
-assemble a portfolio and prepare for the interview
-compensation plans and money management
-employee evaluation
-identify a mentor
-psychology of selling
-types of salon businesses
-elements of a successful salon
-building a clientele using the internet

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 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