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Cosmetology

31-502-1 Technical Diploma (TD) Full Time 38 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they 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
Salon Theory and Ecology
31-502-301
2Credit
72
36
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Learn theoretical concepts in microbiology and decontamination, general chemistry, micro-hair structure and anatomy as related to the profession. Sanitation and infection control practices will be taught to keep the salon clean and customers safe utilizing the Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Codes relating to safety and sanitation in the salon.
Prereq: Active in Cosmetology plan
Basic Cut and Style
31-502-302
4Credit
144
72
N/A
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Utilize cutting techniques to develop a plan to achieve a desired haircut/style. Develop skills in wet and dry hairstyling to include using finger waves, pin curls, roller sets, curling and flattening the hair in conjunction to the cuts performed.
Prereq: Active in Cosmetology plan
Basic Texture and Color
31-502-303
5Credit
180
90
N/A
180 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Focuses on the chemicals used and the effects they have in restructuring the hair during permanent wave, chemical relaxing and hair color services. Practice the steps involved in a chemical service including safety procedures. Study the color wheel and the "Law of Color". Identify the differences between different chemicals.
Prereq: Active in Cosmetology plan
Advanced Cut and Style
31-502-305
4Credit
144
72
N/A
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Perform men's haircuts including grooming techniques. Safety and infection control will be practiced throughout the course. Study the composition and construction of a variety of wigs and hairpieces including hair replacement. Full-service haircuts and styles will be performed; including trends in haircutting and styling.
Coreq: Basic Cut and Style 31502302
Cosmetology Sales & Marketing
31-502-378
1Credit
36
18
N/A
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.
Prereq: Active in Cosmetology plan
Salon Client Services 1 - Introductory
31-502-304
3Credit
162
0
N/A
162 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Practice consultation and analysis skills in a salon atmosphere. Study how personality, teamwork and ethics contribute to both personal and professional success within the salon business. Provide services under the supervision of an instructor. Competencies will include nail services, cutting, styling, scalp treatments, hair coloring and chemical texturizing.
Prereq: Basic Texture and Color 31502303
Advanced Texture and Color
31-502-306
4Credit
144
72
N/A
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Incorporate consultation and analytical skills to choose the best product and techniques to meet the needs of a client. Advanced texture and color techniques will be assessed. Observe and research trends and techniques in chemical service within a salon setting.
Prereq: Basic Texture and Color 31502303
Facials and Skin Care
31-502-307
2Credit
72
36
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Study the function, composition and structure of all types of skin. Basic competency will be met for hair removal services; facial service to include performance of a massage and makeup application following all safety and infection control guidelines. Study of advanced skin care.
Prereq: Active in Cosmetology plan
Salon Business and Professional Development
31-502-308
1Credit
36
18
N/A
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Develop a personal plan for success in the industry including a portfolio including a resume, cover letter, and other pictures to use when seeking employment. Computer work, marketing and professional observation will be included.
Prereq: Active in Cosmetology plan
Salon Client Services 2 - Intermediate
31-502-309
3Credit
162
0
N/A
162 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Provide services to salon guests under the direct supervision of an instructor. A full menu of services will be provided.
Coreq: Salon Client Services 1-Introductory 31502304
Nails
31-502-374
2Credit
72
36
N/A
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.
Prereq: Active in Cosmetology plan
Salon Client Services 3 - Advanced
31-502-310
3Credit
216
0
N/A
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: Salon Client Services 2-Intermediate 31502309
Cosmetology State Board Prep and Assessment
31-502-311
2Credit
72
36
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Review all state board required procedures and exam guidelines. Practical and written assessment of all state board subjects. Prepare and submit materials for state board exams.
Coreq: Salon Client Services 3-Advanced 31502310
Salon Management Skills
31-502-330
2Credit
72
36
N/A
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: Active in Cosmetology plan or Esthetician Basic plan

Expected Competencies


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