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Cosmetology New

31-502-1 Technical Diploma (TD) 38 Credits Financial Aid Pending Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Express your passion for style with a career in cosmetology. Combine theory with practice to learn all aspects of this innovative industry including fundamentals of cutting, styling and chemical restructuring of hair, as well as skin and nail care. In addition, you’ll receive instruction on salon management and business strategies to create exceptional guest-service experiences. Successful completion of the program will prepare you for a cosmetologist license application.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Occupational Specific (38 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Cosmetology Theory
31-502-317
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Presents theoretical concepts in microbiology and decontamination, general chemistry, micro-hair structure and anatomy as related to the profession.
Prereq: Admitted to Cosmetology 315021 or Aesthetician Basic 305021
Hairstyling 1
31-502-371
2Credit
72
36
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Develop skills in wet hairstyling to include using finger waves, pin curls, and roller sets. Use dry styling skills including curling and flattening the hair with the use of thermal irons. Techniques to safely manipulate all thermal hairstyling tools will be developed.
Coreq: Cosmetology Theory 31502317
Chemical Texturizing 1
31-502-372
2Credit
72
36
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Focuses on the chemicals used and the effects they have in restructuring the hair during permanent wave and chemical relaxing services. Practice the steps involved in a permanent wave service, identifying the chemical changes during each step. Study safety procedures when using chemicals.
Coreq: Cosmetology Theory 31502317
Hair Color 1
31-502-373
2Credit
72
36
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Study the color wheel and the theory behind the "Law of Color". Identify the differences between temporary, semi or demi-permanent colors, permanent colors, and lighteners. Perform a retouch and virgin applications of hair color going lighter and darker.
Coreq: Cosmetology Theory 31502317
Nails
31-502-374
2Credit
72
36
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Study the structure, growth, diseases, disorders and conditions of the nail. Practice infection control procedures to protect the client and practitioner. Study the anatomy of the hand, arm, foot and leg to effectively apply massage techniques relating to nail services. Perform manicure and pedicure services to include polish application and massage techniques.
Coreq: Cosmetology Theory 31502317
Haircutting 1
31-502-375
3Credit
108
54
108 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Study different areas of the head and human anatomy as it relates to designing haircuts/styles. Understanding form and cutting techniques will help the student to develop a plan to achieve a desired haircut/style. Perform the solid form, increase layers, graduated and uniform haircuts.
Coreq: Cosmetology Theory 31502317
Salon Ecology
31-502-376
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Apply sanitation and infection control practices to keep the salon clean and customers' safe. Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Codes relating to safety and sanitation in the salon will be covered.
Coreq: Cosmetology Theory 31502317
Cosmetology Sales & Marketing
31-502-378
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Review product lines to best prescribe beneficial products to meet the needs of each client. Practice successful sales techniques. Aspects of designing effective retail displays will be part of this course.
Coreq: Cosmetology Theory 31502317
Salon Services 1
31-502-379
1Credit
54
0
54 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Practice consultation and analysis skills on fellow students and models in a salon atmosphere. Performance of services will include all aspects of a salon experience from greeting to completion. Study how personality, teamwork and ethics contribute to both personal and professional success within the salon business.
Coreq: Cosmetology Theory 31502317
Haircutting 2
31-502-380
2Credit
72
36
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Perform men's haircuts to include clipper cutting, shear over comb and finishing techniques. Consultation and special grooming techniques will also be practiced. Safety and infection control will be practiced throughout the course.
Prereq: Salon Services 1 - 31502379
Hairstyling 2
31-502-381
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Study the composition and construction of a variety of wigs and hairpieces to make effective choices for salon guests. Hair replacement along with hair extension methods will be introduced and practiced. Special consultation, cutting and styling techniques will be practiced as they relate to different types of artificial hair.
Coreq: Haircutting 2 - 31502380
Facials and Skin Care 1
31-502-382
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Study the function, composition and structure of all types of skin. Basic competency will be met for hair removal services following all safety and infection control guidelines.
Coreq: Haircutting 2 - 31502380
Chemical Texturizing 2
31-502-383
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Incorporate consultation and analytical skills to choose the best product and techniques to meet the needs of a client. Curl reformation will also be studied. Advanced perm wrapping techniques will be assessed.
Coreq: Haircutting 2 - 31502380
Cosmetology Professional Development
31-502-384
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Develop a personal plan for success in the industry. Computer work, marketing and professional observation will be included. Track clients, retail sales and other business components by using business software.
Coreq: Haircutting 2 - 31502380
Hair Color 2
31-502-385
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Perform advanced color placement techniques. Formulate color and create color plans using advanced techniques.
Coreq: Haircutting 2 - 31502380
Salon Services 2
31-502-386
2Credit
108
0
108 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Provide services to salon guests under the supervision of an instructor. Competencies will include manicuring, pedicuring, cutting, styling, scalp treatments, hair coloring and chemical texturizing.
Coreq: Haircutting 2 - 31502380
Haircutting and Styling 3
31-502-387
2Credit
72
36
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Perform full-service haircuts and styles. Create designs using a variety of forms and techniques. Each design will include all the aspects of full service from greeting, consultation delivery and completion. Trends in haircutting and styling will be covered.
Coreq: Haircutting 2 - 31502380
Facials and Skin Care 2
31-502-389
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Basic facial service to include performance of a massage and makeup application. All safety and infection control procedures will be followed. Study advanced skin care procedures such as microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, and facial peels.
Coreq: Haircutting 2 - 31502380
Chemical Texturizing and Color
31-502-390
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Problem solve aspects of color correction and challenges in chemical texturizing and hair color services. Observe and research trends and techniques in chemical service within a salon setting. Create a marketable look using theoretical knowledge, application techniques and trends related to chemical texturizing and hair color.
Coreq: Haircutting 2 - 31502380
Salon Business
31-502-391
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Develop a portfolio including a resume, cover letter, and other pictures to use when seeking employment. Aspects of successful salon ownership and management will also be studied.
Coreq: Haircutting 2 - 31502380
Salon Services 3
31-502-392
3Credit
162
0
162 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Provide services to salon guests under the indirect supervision of an instructor. A full menu of services will be provided.
Coreq: Haircutting 2 - 31502380
Salon Management Skills
31-502-330
2Credit
72
36
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Introduces the fundamental skills required for lawful and effective salon practice and management, including Wisconsin state laws and regulatory rules.
Prereq: Admitted to Cosmetology 315021 or Aesthetician Basic 305022
Cosmetology Mock Board Prep & Assessment
31-502-394
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Review all state board required procedures and theoretical-based material. Conclude the course with a practical and written assessment of all state board subjects. Prepare and submit materials for state board exams.
Prereq: Salon Services 3 - 31502392
Salon Services 4
31-502-395
3Credit
216
0
216 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Integrate the theory, practice and reflection of coursework by providing services to guests. Services will be offered based on the meeting the minimum competency requirements.
Coreq: Cosmetology Mock Board Prep & Assessment 31502394

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