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CURRICULUM FOR COSMETICIAN COURSE CIP#12.0409 - 600 HOURS

The curriculum for students enrolled in a cosmetician course shall consist of six hundred clock hours of technical instruction and practical operations covering all practices constituting of a cosmetician pursuant to Section 7354 of the Barbering and Cosmetology Act. Technical instruction means instruction given by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation, or examination. Practical operation shall mean actual performance by the student of a complete service on another person. Please note 170 hours are devoted to clinic/theory experience, which shall include all phases of being a cosmetician. Such technical instruction and practical operations shall include:


Minimum Specified Practical Operations:

10 Disinfection and Sanitation 10 Hair removal & Brow arching, Tweezing
40 Facials (Manual) 40 Wax and depilatories
60 Facials (Chemical) 40 Make-up & eyelash application
40 Chemicals (skin peels, masks, scrubs)
SUBJECT OF TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION & MINIMUM HOURS OF TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION:

1. Health & Safety Considerations : 20 hours

The subject of Health and Safety shall include, but is not limited to, the following techniques and procedures : training in chemicals and health establishments, material safety data sheets, protection from hazardous chemicals and preventing chemical injuries, health and safety laws and agencies, ergonomics, communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B.

2. Disinfection and Sanitation : 10 hours

The subject of Disinfection and Sanitation shall include, but is not limited to the following techniques and procedures : protecting the health and safety of the consumer as well as the technician. The ten required minimum operations shall entail performing all necessary functions for disinfecting instruments and equipment as specified in Sections 979 and 980. Disinfecton should be emphasized thoughout the entire training period and must be performed before use of all instuments and equipment.

3. The Cosmetology Act and the Rules and Regulations : 10 hours

4. Chemistry Pertaining to the Practices of a Cosmetician : 10 hours

The subject of Chemistry shall include, chemical composition and purpose of cosmetic and skin care preparation. Shall also include the elementary chemical makeup, chemical skin peels, physical and chemical changes of matter.

5. Electricity : 10 hours

The subject of Electricity shall include, but is not limited to, the nature of electrical current, principles of operating electrical devices, and the various safety precautions used when operating electrical equipment.

6. Bacteriology Anatomy, Physiology, Skin Analysis and Conditions : 15 hours

7. Eyebrow Arching and Hair Removal :

The subject of Hair Removal shall include, but is not limited to, the use of wax, tweezers, electric or manual and depiliatories for the removal of supoerflous hair.
(A) Tweezers                           5 Hours
(B) Wax and depiliatories       20 Hours

8. Facials: Manual, Electric and Chemical :

The subject of facials shall include, but is not limited to, the following techniques and procedures:
(A) Manual facials             20 Hours
Including cleansing, scientific manipulations, pack, and masks.
(B) Electric facials             30 Hours
Include the use of electric modalities, dermal lights and electric apparatus, for facials and skin care purposes; however, machines capable of producing an electric current shall not be used to stimulate so as to contract, or for the purpose of contracting, the muscles of the body or the face.
(C) Chemical facials             20 Hours
Include chemical skin peels packs, masks and scrubs. Training shall emphasize that only the non-living, uppermost layers of facial skin, know as the epidermis, may be removed, and only for the purpose of beautification. All practical operations must be performed in accordance with Section 992 regarding skin peeling.

9. Make-up : 20 hours

The subject of Make-up shall include, but is not limited to, skin analysis, complete and corrective make-up and the application of false eyelashes.

100 HOUR MAX OF ADDITIONAL TRAINING WILL BE GIVEN BV THE FOLLOWING SUBJECT MATTER:

Salon Mgmt, communication skills that includes professional ethics, salesmanship, decorum, record keeping, client service record cards and preparing a resume, employment development, modeling, desk and reception, and care and other subjects relating to Cosmetician field.

COSMETICIAN PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE

1. Acquire knowledge of laws and rules regulating California's cosmological establishments' practices.
2. Acquire the knowledge of sanitation and sterilization as related to all phases skin.
3. Acquire knowledge of general theory relative to cosmetician including anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and theory.
4. Acquire business management techniques common to esthetics.

SKILLS TO BE DEVELOPED

Learn the proper use of implements relative to all cosmetician services. Acquire the knowledge of analyzing the skin prior to all services to determine any disorders. You will learn the procedures and terminology used in performing all cosmetician services, learn the application of daytime and evening make-up to include the application of individual and strip eyelashes, learn the proper procedure of plain and electric facials.

ATTITUDES AND APPRECIATION'S TO BE DEVELOPED

1. Be able to appreciate good workmanship common to cosmetician.
2. Possess a positive attitude towards the public and fellow workers.
3. Appreciate honesty and integrity.
4. Have improved "people skills".

CLASSES HELD AT Bridges Beauty College Campus:

16515 Mojave Dr. Victorville, CA 92395

REQUIREMENTS FOR SATISFACTORY COMPLETION OF COURSE

Shall have completed Theory and Operations required by the Barbering and Cosmetician Program with a grade average of "C" (75%) or better.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS FOR COSMETICIAN STUDENTS ONLY

Requirements, students must complete the following course work to earn a Victor Valley Beauty College Diploma: Complete all assignments from the Salon Skills course book, view all required educational videos, complete theory workbook, compile organized theory notebook, complete photo portfolio (minimum 15 photos) and prepare a complete functional resume with cover letter.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Complete: 600 hours-Cosmetician
  • *Applied effort as madated by the State of California and The Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.
  • Complete all, and/or over, the minimum requirements in regards to theory and operations as indicated on your weekly timecard.
  • Pass a written and practical final test with a 75% G.P.A. or better.
  • View specified educational videos from your video list/assignment sheets, (approx. one per wk).
  • Complete theory workbook
  • Complete all (practical operations) assignment sheets prior to scheduled evaluations.
  • Prepare a photo portfolio with at least 15 photos of your "finished" work, (on going project).
  • Prepare a typed resume with cover letter.

YOUR PROGRESS IN SCHOOL AND YOUR "COURSE WORK" LISTED ABOVE WILL BE REVIEWED DURING SCHEDULED QUARTERLY EVALUATIONS. STUDENTS WHO FAIL TO MAINTAIN SATISFACTORY PROGRESS IN THESE AREAS WILL BE PLACED ON PROBATION.
SAP EVALUATION POLICY

A cosmetologist will be evaluated at the following intervals :
The point at which 25% of the course is scheduled to be completed, (150 hours)
The point at which 50% of the course is scheduled to be completed, (300 hours)
The point at which 75% of the course is scheduled to be completed, (450 hours)
The point at which 100% of the course is scheduled to be completed, (600 hours)
And, the point of actual completion, or at which each additional 25% block of hours is scheduled to be completed, beyond graduation date.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant must be 17 years of age or older and have completed the 10th grade, a manicuring license will be granted by the State of California only after the student has successfully completed and graduated from the Cosmetology course as described above and passed the Cosmetology State Exam with an overall average of 75%.

ACADEMIC GRADING

100% - 95% A… Superior Performance GPA 4 4 Points - A
94% - 85% B... Above Average GPA 3 3 Points - B
84% - 75% C... Average GPA 2 2 Points - C
74% - 65% D... Unsatisfactory GPA 1 1 Points - D
64% - 00 % F... Fail GPA 0 0 Points - F