Principles and Practice of Cosmetology

This course provides and introduction to the field of cosmetology. Students develop and practice basic skills in cosmetology; develop a broad understanding of the variety of career options available to a licensed cosmetologist; and learn how science and math is a fundamental aspect of the practice of cosmetologist. Upon completion of this course students will be able to explain the history of the cosmetology profession, demonstrate the necessary employable skills to effectively manage their career, demonstrate effective human relations in a professional setting, describe the properties of the hair, skin and nails, identify the diseases and disorders of hair, skin and scalp, describe the structure of the nail and perform a basic manicure and pedicure, discuss and perform the techniques of shampooing, rinsing and conditioning hair, demonstrate the proper use of hair cutting tools, techniques, and the principles of hair design, demonstrate proper safety and infection control procedures, apply the foundation knowledge of anatomy, physiology and chemistry and how it relates to the practice of cosmetology, continuously update academic, technical and workplace skills through clinical applications, and lastly, apply and understand concepts of mathematics and measurement. Note: Students will complete this course over the sophomore year, earning one credit each time it is taken.


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