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Printed on 9/23/2019

Cosmetology Apprentice

50-502-1 Apprenticeship (A) 9.5 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Have you decided on a career as a barber or cosmetologist? Are you already employed in the field? If so, this apprenticeship can provide two years of on-the-job training and classroom instruction that will prepare you for Wisconsin's licensure exam. In addition to legal and safety issues, you'll learn about skin care, manicuring, coloring, perming, waving and hair styling. You'll also study and practice hair cutting and styling techniques along with the proper use of equipment.

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 (9.5 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Professional Development for Cosmetologists
50-502-752
0.5Credit
10
0
N/A
10 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Examines the policies and responsibilities of the Cosmetology profession. Learners apply practices related to maintaining a healthy mind and body, and in determining personal qualities related to health and human relations. Also focuses on developing personal life management.
Cosmetology Salon Industry & Business Ops
50-502-759
0.25Credit
8
0
N/A
8 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Introduces the student to all the responsibilities of owning a salon. Students develop a personal career-building plan incorporating a variety of areas to help them reach success in the profession. The theory of hair color and chemical texturing (permanent waving and chemical relaxing) is studied and applied. Learners develop skills in how to handle the physical & chemical changes in the hair as each service is performed in order to achieve successful outcomes in the profession.
Manicuring, Pedicuring and Artificial Nails
50-502-762
0.5Credit
16
0
N/A
16 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Applies techniques for basic manicures and pedicures. Artificial nails will also be addressed.
Nail Structure and Related Disorders
50-502-763
0.5Credit
16
0
N/A
16 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Explores the structure and composition of the nail, nail diseases, nail disorders and conditions and the anatomy of the hand and arm.
Cosmetology Laws and Rules
50-502-751
0.75Credit
20
0
N/A
20 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Focuses on laws and rules affecting barber cosmetology in the State of Wisconsin.
Cosmetology Salon Ecology
50-502-753
0.75Credit
24
0
N/A
24 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Focuses on different types organisms to prevent the spread of disease in a salon environment. Students explore basic safety and first aid methods in the salon.
Histology for the Skin for Cosmetology
50-502-760
0.5Credit
16
0
N/A
16 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Explores the structure, composition, and related glands of the skin. Students also characterize skin disease and disorders as contagious or non-contagious to protect themselves and their clients.
Cosmetology Skin Care Services
50-502-761
1Credit
30
0
N/A
30 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. This course covers skin care services to include facials, waxing, delegated medical procedures, e.g. microdermabrasion, electricity/light therapy, anatomy.
Haircutting for Cosmetologists
50-502-750
0.75Credit
24
0
N/A
24 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Student learn basic haircutting procedures to include disinfection and proper use of tools.
Hairstyling and Design for Cosmetologists
50-502-754
1Credit
32
0
N/A
32 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Focus will be on styling the hair to include fingerwaving, pincurling, roller-setting, blow-drying, thermal curling, thermal pressing, braiding, and long hairstyling. Product knowledge will be discussed. Safety and sanitation will be addressed.
Cosmetology Hair and Scalp Care
50-502-755
0.5Credit
16
0
N/A
16 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Develop skills that relate to the chemistry of shampooing and conditioning products to human hair. Students identify the anatomy of the cranium, shoulders, and back as they relate to hair and scalp treatments. Students will integrate State of Wisconsin Administrative Codes related to infection control. Students will determine skill required in preparation for a hair and scalp treatment to include consultation skills, draping techniques, and the performance of a shampoo and scalp treatment service.
Trichology for Cosmetology
50-502-756
0.5Credit
18
0
N/A
18 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Focus will be on the structure of the hair root and hair shaft, including descriptions of the three layers of the hair. Discussion will include the chemical bonds that make up the hair and how the bonds are affected by the services performed in the salon. Hair and scalp disorders, diseases, and hair loss will be addressed.
Hair Coloring for Cosmetologists
50-502-757
1Credit
32
0
N/A
32 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Focuses on the law of color, consultation skills, basic application techniques and formulation to safely and effectively perform a color service.
Chemical Texturizing for Cosmetologists
50-502-758
1Credit
30
0
N/A
30 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Focuses on the theory of chemical texturizing and the application techniques and procedures related to permanent waving, chemical relaxing, and soft curl (curl reforming) permanent waves.

Expected Competencies


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