Cosmetology (COSMET)

Cosmetology (COSMET) 101  
Intro to Cosmetology/Barbering  

Topics covered in this course include orientation to the cosmetology field, its history, and the current state of the profession. This course also provides a foundation for understanding the histology of hair, principles of personal hygiene, requirements and procedures for sterilization, disinfection and sanitation, roller control, manicures and pedicures. Additionally, thermal and long-hair styling will be introduced. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Eligibility for English 096, OR ESL 099 AND Math 3001.  
3 Lecture Hours. 9 Lab Hours. 6 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: OH, TR  
Cosmetology (COSMET) 102  
Hair Cutting Technology  

Students learn to identify, safely use and properly care for the various types of tools used for cutting and shaping hair. Students develop skill and proficiency in shaping hair with scissors and razors, as well as in various methods of cutting hair as required by specific hair styling and permanent waving. Considerable emphasis is placed on efficiency and quality. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Grade of C or better in Cosmetology 101 OR concurrent enrollment in Cosmetology 101  
2 Lecture Hours. 12 Lab Hours. 6 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: TR  
Cosmetology (COSMET) 103  
Basic Styling Technology  

Through this course, students receive comprehensive instruction regarding the tools, materials, equipment and methods of basic hair styling techniques, both wet and thermal. Emphasis is placed on adapting hairstyles to suit the individual by analyzing texture, elasticity and porosity of various types of hair. Braiding, extensions and wig making techniques are also introduced. The course provides opportunities for the clinical application of services for which the student has received training. The student must pass the 600 proficiency exam both written and practical as part of the course requirements. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a licensed instructor.

Grade of C or better in Cosmetology 102 OR concurrent enrollment in Cosmetology 102  
2 Lecture Hours. 12 Lab Hours. 6 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: TR  
Cosmetology (COSMET) 104  
Basic Chemical Technology  

Through this course, students will learn about chemical texture services, hair color, implements, materials and products used during chemical application techniques. Through comprehensive hair analysis, the student will make informative decisions regarding chemical textures services and hair color formulations. This course provides opportunities for the clinical application of services for which the student has received training. The student must pass the 900 Proficiency Exam, both written and practical, as part of course requirements. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a licensed instructor.

Grade of C or better in Cosmetology 101. Grade of C or better OR concurrent enrollment in 102 and 103.  
2 Lecture Hours. 12 Lab Hours. 6 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: TR  
Cosmetology (COSMET) 105  
Salon Technology I  

This course provides opportunities for the practical application of specific cosmetology customer services for which the student has received previous training. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a licensed and experienced instructor. Emphasis is placed on the development of proficiency of client services. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Grade of C or better in Cosmetology 101, 102, 103, and completion of or concurrent enrollment in Cosmetology 104  
2 Lecture Hours. 15 Lab Hours. 7 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: TR  
Cosmetology (COSMET) 106  
Salon Technology II  

This course provides opportunities for the practical application of specific cosmetology customer services for which the student has received previous training. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a licensed and experienced instructor. Emphasis is placed on the development of proficiency of client services and career development.

Grade of C or better in Cosmetology 101, 102, 103, 104, and completion of or concurrent enrollment in Cosmetology 105.  
2 Lecture Hours. 15 Lab Hours. 7 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: TR  
Cosmetology (COSMET) 201  
Advanced Cosmetology  

Students received advance training to increase proficiency in all areas of customer servicing as it relates to cosmetology. Although trainees perform all work under direct supervision of a licensed instructor, they are much less dependent upon instructors in carrying out assignments, Students will refine and further develop specific skills and technique previously learned to enhance hair coloring, make up, acrylic nails, long hair and creative design on live models. Oral presentations as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Grade of C or better in Cosmetology 101, 102, 103, 104, 105. Grade of C or better OR concurrent enrollment in 106.  
2 Lecture Hours. 12 Lab Hours. 6 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: TR  
Cosmetology (COSMET) 202  
Cosmetology Summative Seminar  

This course provides the opportunity for practical application of all previously acquired cosmetology knowledge and skills. Trainees perform all work under direct supervision of a licensed instructor and are much less dependent upon instructors in carrying out assignments. Considerable emphasis is placed on efficiency and quality of work performed while servicing clients. Finalizing of the portfolio is required for this course. Preparation and review for the Illinois State Cosmetology exam will be provided. Internships as appropriate to the discipline may be part of the course.

Grade of C or better in Cosmetology 101, 102, 103, 104, 105 and 106 and 201, or concurrent with 106, 201.  
2 Lecture Hours. 12 Lab Hours. 6 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: TR  
Cosmetology (COSMET) 211  
Post-Graduate Cosmetology Training I  

This course covers subjects in the basic Cosmetology curriculum such as proper techniques in roller setting, haircutting, clipper and razor cutting, skin care, and massage, including theory and practice. Presentation of material includes the concepts that are intended to be taught and the skills to be acquired during the various phases of basic education. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

High School Diploma OR GED Certificate required. Student must be a graduate of an accredited cosmetology school AND possess an active State of IL Cosmetology License.  
2 Lecture Hours. 15 Lab Hours. 6 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: TR  
Cosmetology (COSMET) 212  
Post-Graduate Cosmetology Training II  

This course covers subjects in the basic Cosmetology curriculum such as proper techniques in wet hair styling, manicuring, pedicuring, chemical hair treatment, and hair coloring, including theory and practice. Presentation of materials includes the concepts that are intended to he taught and the skills to be acquired during the various phases of basic education. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

High School Diploma OR GED Certificate required. Student must be a graduate of an accredited cosmetology school AND possess an active State of IL Cosmetology License.  
2 Lecture Hours. 15 Lab Hours. 6 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: TR  
Cosmetology (COSMET) 223  
Basic Teaching Skills for Career Education Instructors  

Topics in this course cover educational objectives, student characteristics and development, the learning process and evaluation of learning, classroom management and lesson planning, assessment of learner performance, student motivation, and classroom development. Preparation and organization of subject matter of presentations include teaching objectives to be accomplished and correlate theoretical and practical applications. Salon Business basics are included, as well as applicable Illinois statutes and professional regulations. A portfolio and writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

High School Diploma OR GED Certificate required. Student must be a graduate of an accredited cosmetology school AND possess an active State of IL Cosmetology License. Proof of 2 years of salon experience OR Grade of C or better in COSMET 211 and 212.  
4 Lecture Hours. 14 Lab Hours. 8 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: TR  
Cosmetology (COSMET) 224  
Principles and Practice in Cosmetology Education  

This course is conducted under the direct supervision of an Illinois licensed Cosmetology Teacher. It prepares the student teacher in presenting theoretical and practical demonstrations to students in the basic cosmetology curriculum. These demonstrations include the use of educational materials used in the classroom; use of technology in the classroom; and teaching techniques and technical skills in hair cutting procedures, using the clipper and the razor, procedures for analyze the skin, care of the skin and using massage and the skin care machine, and the development of hair styling techniques. A portfolio and writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Grade of C or better OR concurrent enrollment in COSMET 223.  
4 Lecture Hours. 14 Lab Hours. 8 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: TR