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Cosmetology

Cosmetology 1

36 Weeks, 3 Credits, Course No. 8527

In this introductory course, you will study hair, skin and nails and their related care. Learning is grounded in theory to prepare for practicing procedures in a clinical lab setting or classroom using manikins for manipulative skill practice. You will learn personal safety and professionalism along with sanitation and disinfection of equipment and facilities. Develop skills in shampooing and conditioning hair, as well as styling and cutting hair. You will be introduced to chemical texture services and develop skills in manicure and pedicure procedures. In addition, you will study and prepare in a clinical lab setting using manikins and live models for manipulative skill practice. Your learning experience will include social interaction, ethics and presentation of a professional image. Competency and hour completions prepare the students for the Virginia Board of Cosmetology licensing exam at the end of year two.

 

Cosmetology 2/3 (2nd Year)

Cosmetology 2

18 weeks, 1.5 credits, Course No. 8528

First Semester

Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Cosmetology 1

In this continuing course, learning builds on the theoretical foundation of general sciences and practices in cosmetology to increase proficiency in hair cutting and styling on live models, with attention to professionalism, client consultation, safety and infection control. You will be trained in safe chemical processes related to permanent waves, relaxers, lightening and coloring hair. In addition, learn to care for skin, hands and feet, developing experience in providing facials, manicures, pedicures and nail enhancements. You will also be introduced to a business management unit with a focus on managing the salon.

Cosmetology 3

18 weeks, 1.5 credits, Course No. 8529

Second Semester

Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Cosmetology 1 and 2

In this advanced course, learning builds on the theoretical foundation of general sciences and practices in cosmetology to increase proficiency in hair cutting and styling on live models, with attention to professionalism, client consultation, safety and infection control.You will be trained in safe chemical processes related to chemical texture services and advanced hair coloring techniques. Develop your artistic skills with wigs and hair additions. You will learn to care for skin, hands and feet, developing experience in providing facials, manicures, pedicures and nail enhancements. An advanced business management unit focuses on managing a salon. Competency completion prepares you for the Virginia State Licensing Exam. You can combine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved position or internship with continuing supervision throughout the school year.

Any student identified as a Cosmetology CTE Completer/Finisher will sit for an industry credential test. An industry credential test could be any industry certification examination, licensure or occupational competency assessment as approved by the Virginia Board of Education. Students identified will take the Virginia Cosmetology Examination or industry certification.

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