The primary goal of the Cosmetology program and the curriculum is to prepare students for the State licensing examination to become a Licensed Cosmetologist and to provide the appropriate training and hands-on practice necessary for the students to become competent professionals. After completing the necessary credit hours and services, the students will receive a Diploma stating that they have satisfactorily completed the course and will be registered to take the state exam to become a licensed cosmetologist. Note: Graduates will not be able to practice Cosmetology until they have passed the State licensing examination.
This program has been created to provide a formation in Cosmetology that complies with the requirements established by the governmental organizations. It is also designed to train the students in the skills required by cosmetologists in their beginning level which includes: professional development, ecology, anatomy, physiology, electricity, chemistry and the salon business. All services for the hair such as theory and hair care, design decisions, cuts, procedures, styles, wigs, extensions, chemical textures and hair color. Manicure and pedicure services are also included as well as the study of the skin, theory, care, hair removal and make-up.
- NOTE: This program will be taught in its entirety in English or Spanish by a Licensed Cosmetologist, students are required to make a language selection during registration.
|Professional Ethics (GN01)||25||0|
|Implement Description ( CL01)||15||0|
|Sanitation / Disinfection (GN02)||30||0|
|Hair Shaping (CL02)||200||75|
|Scalp Treatment (CL03)||30||45|
|Shampoos & Rinses (CL04)||40||50|
|Hair Pieces (ST05)||30||0|
|Hair Styling (CL05)||235||300|
|Hair Coloring & Bleaching (CL06)||200||65|
|Hair Structure & Chemistry (CL07)||25||0|
|Hair Relaxing / Waving (CL08)||116||65|
|Manicure / Pedicure (CL10)||120||50|
|Anatomy & Physiology (CL11)||20||0|
|Florida Laws (GN03)||10||0|
|AIDS / HIV (GN04)||4||0|
|TOTAL HOURS & SERVICES||1200||675|
About The Curriculum
PROFESSIONAL ETHICS (GN01)
There are legal rules and regulations in place for the practice of cosmetology (code of ethics). Ethics is described as the philosophical study of moral values, rules and principles depicting what is right and wrong concerning proper conduct in business. Proper etiquette will ensure that your clients, coworkers, and superiors will come to appreciate you and will treat you the same way. This way of conduct will take you very far and will help enormously in your success.
IMPLEMENT DESCRIPTION (CL01)
The students will receive a detailed description from their instructor of the functions and objectives of each instrument such as razors, perm rods, setting rollers, scissors, thinning shears, electric clippers, etc.
SANITATION / DISINFECTION (GN02)
Students will learn that one of the most important aspects of proper sanitation is the cleanliness of all instruments and work areas. The habits the students form in this aspect will be crucial, as they will affect the health and well-being of the clients and themselves. The proper procedures to follow for the sanitation and cleanliness of the work environment are part of the chapter entitled bacteriology, which is the science that deals with microorganisms.
HAIR SHAPING (CL02)
Hair design decisions are based on the consideration of the facial proportions, consultations with the client and the students understanding of style compositions. Hair styling design follows the same basic artistic concepts as any other form of art; only it’s applied to the hair. The three principal elements are form, texture, and color. In creating and completing a design, none of these items should be ignored.
SCALP TREATMENTS (CL03)
The students will learn to define the theory of hair formation, growth, structure, part, and color. Also, the students will learn the techniques of services such as washing, massages, hair care and evaluating common problems such as hair loss, dandruff, etc. The students will gain knowledge of the different products and manipulations.
SHAMPOO AND RINSES (CL04)
The students will learn proper hair maintenance and the objective of the wash, the frequency, the products designed for each type of condition or alteration, the infectious diseases, manipulations, rules and regulations, water’s chemical composition, shampoos and the procedures to follow with different kinds of chemicals. This is a very satisfactory service for the client as long as it is done with professionalism.
HAIR STYLING (CL05)
As professionals, we will ensure that the students comprehend the individual needs of each client based on their age, personality, and lifestyle and learn to use these aspects to work with the natural or artificial texture and the disposition of each client’s hair. A particular hairstyle for a certain individual may become their most identifying characteristic, marking their personality and proclaiming their identity.
This chapter will cover three important parts of hair styling: the styling of wet hair, the styling of short hair and the styling of long hair. These techniques include symmetry and proportions, and the use of hand-held hair dryers, brushes, curling irons, finger styling, rollers, braids, etc.
HAIR PIECES (ST05)
The students will be able to discuss reasons why men purchase hair pieces, identify the types of hair used in the manufacture of hair pieces, demonstrate correct cleaning methods for hair pieces, discuss alternative hair replacement methods, etc.
HAIR COLORING & BLEACHING (CL06)
We will ensure that the students at the end of this chapter will can define color and its laws as well as identify the natural level, tone, and intensity of the hair. Additional considerations will be given to texture, diameter, and porosity of the hair since these will influence significantly in the absorption of the color and the timing of the procedure.
The students will also be trained in the technique of coloring of the hair and the categories of different products. They will also become familiar with other techniques associated with hair colorings such as highlights, consultation with the client, promotions and sale of services, discoloration terminology and problem of discoloration of the hair and its solutions. In the end, all these techniques will make the student a solicited and highly qualified stylist.
HAIR STRUCTURE & CHEMISTRY (CL07)
The student will learn chemical principles in detail and the chemistry of the hair, the water measuring, the pH balance in substances, the chemicals in cosmetics and their classifications, the main ingredients contained in hair relaxing product, hair dyes, perms, etc. This information will prove very useful in the marketing of the adequate services and the client’s safety.
HAIR RELAXING / WAVING (CL08)
Our goal in this chapter is for the students to learn how to explain and demonstrate the theory and the basic procedures associated with a perm and the creation of a curl. This is a chapter where the chemical aspects are translated into the student ability to create a perm or to straighten the hair for a client. This technique produces high chemical changes in the hair that will offer new options for haircuts and styles for the client. The students can identify the different types of perms, the chemical contents of each, and the methods of application. As well as different methods of hair curling, positions and patterns for perms, rinses, the various categories of curls and their advantages and the general elements necessary for the job.
This program is designed under the regulations and requirements of the State of Florida to obtain the license of “Facial Specialist or Esthetic Technician.” In this program, the students will learn to define the composition, function, types of skin, the difference between skin disorders and skin disease, and the steps to follow during a facial treatment, including massage, makeup application and hair removal.
MANICURE / PEDICURE (CL10)
In this chapter, the students will learn the theory of nails and to describe the structure, growth, diseases and conditions associated with the nail. To explain and demonstrate learned services for the care of artificial nails such as prevention of infections. The students will also learn pedicure and massage techniques.
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY (CL11)
Students will learn from textbook chapters to understand how the human body functions as a cohesive whole. To recognize changes from the norm, to determine a scientific basis for the proper application of services and products. To perform a professional makeup application, scalp manipulations, create a style, perform facials and perform manipulations that otherwise be hard without a knowledge of facial bones and muscle structure.
FLORIDA LAWS (GN03)
The students will learn to establish and define the different types of property, structure, function and requirements needed to run a successful business. The laws that govern the activities of all cosmetologists as set forth by the cosmetology society and its composition. The difference between cosmetologists and specialists. The requirements for license renovation. The penalties for different violations. The security and health requirements of a beauty salon and, in general, all the laws and rules established by the cosmetology society in the State of Florida.
AIDS / HIV (GN04)
The students will be required to complete the AIDS / HIV four (4) hours program and pass an examination before graduating. The school will provide this program, or the student may obtain it in another center that is accredited by the State of Florida Cosmetology Association. The subject to be completed describes the difference between HIV and AIDS.
- English Courses: Milady Standard Cosmetology, 13th Edition, 2016 (ISBN-13: 9781285769417), Exam Review for Milady Standard Cosmetology, 13th Edition, 2016 (ISBN-13: 9781285769554)
- Spanish Courses: Spanish Translated Milady Standard Cosmetology, 13th Edition, 2016 (ISBN-13: 9781285772622), Spanish Translated Exam Review for Milady Standard Cosmetology, 13th Edition, 2016 (ISBN-13: 9781285769585)
A daily log is maintained where students sign in and out in the morning and afternoon. The school expects regular attendance by all students.
Daily theory class, practical demonstration and practical work performed by students under strict instructor supervision according to program curriculums.
DEFINITION OF CLOCK HOURS
One “Clock Hour” is defined as no less than 50 minutes of any one clock hour during which the student participates in a learning activity of the school for the coursework required in the physical presence of a member of the faculty.
GRADING PROCEDURES & DIPLOMAS AWARDED
A progress sheet is used daily to record services tasks. All practical tasks are evaluated and documented to comply with Florida’s minimum task requirements. A minimum score of 75% is acceptable.
A diploma will be issued to each student who satisfactorily completes the program and satisfies all attendance and financial obligation requirements.