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Cosmetology Program Design

Program Philosophy

We believe that in today’s society, a student needs any additional training he/she can get in order to prepare for a job.  Through Career & Technical education, a student receives this training in a special trade area.  In order to keep up with the demand of ever changing work environments students will receive the skills they need to advance in the work field. 

We believe that in Cosmetology, the student will receive 15 months of valuable theory and hands-on experience.  After successful completion of this program, the student will be qualified for an entry-level position in the Cosmetology field.

We believe the Adult Education Cosmetology Program is designed to teach the student basic skills, the importance of good attendance, professional appearance, proper work habits, team work, communication skills and social development. 

Program Goals

The Cosmetology program’s goals are to develop:

  • basic computer and business skills

  • a positive attitude toward working through teamwork and professionalism

  • the math and science skills necessary to perform well in the business world

  • the ability to solve problems

  • leadership skills through team exercises

  • responsibility and dependability in students

  • entry level job skills and/or further education

  • pride in work

  • professional ethics

Population to be Served

The Cosmetology program is open to the community.  Registration and tuition paid and/or arranged will be required in order to start the program. 

Students who are educationally, economically, and/or physically disadvantaged are given an opportunity to participate in the program unless the disability prevents the student from benefiting from the program.  Pre-requisites for the program include high school diploma and/or GED completion. 

Housing of the Program

The program is taught in the Cosmetology lab.  During the second half of the program, it may also include supervised work experiences in the form of apprenticeship or early placement in area businesses. 

Supervisor of the Program

The supervisor of the Cosmetology program is the Director and the Instructional Supervisor.

Occupations Addressed by the Program

Employment opportunities at entry-level positions include:

  1. Receptionist

  2. Salon Assistant

  3. Hair Designer

  4. Manicurist

  5. Nail Enhancements

  6. Pedicurist

  7. Make-up and facial services

  8. Chemical texturizing services

  9. Hair color services

Advanced employment opportunities include:

  1. Advanced Licensure

  2. Entrepreneurship

  3. Esthetician

  4. Salon educator

  5. Sales representative

  6. Platform artist

  7. Make-up artist

Basic Program Operation

Program activities include related theory and hands-on laboratory experiences primarily conducted in school during a 5-hour lab period.  Off premises activates such as field trips and apprenticeship/early placement enhance the learning experience.

Internship Program

Internship experience provides students with a real-world work experience.  Students must meet state and school requirements listed below to be eligible. 

  • Students shall have completed at least fifty per cent of their base license course outlines before       they shall participate as an intern.

  • Interns with less than seventy per cent of their program complete shall not provide chemical services.   

  • Students shall be in good standing at the school.        

  • Students shall have met the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology eligibility requirements.

  • Participating salons shall have met the guidelines set by the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology. 

Critical Thinking and Decision Making

Students have the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills and decision-making skills as an integral part of the classroom instruction and lab activities.

Students learn these skills through the problem-solving approach and complete projects which include the identification of options, the selection, testing, and evaluation of an option, and acceptable solutions based on the conclusions.

Statement of Modification

The Cosmetology curriculum may be adjusted to better meet the needs of students with Individualized Educational Plans.

Disclaimer Statement

This course of study conforms to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations including Title IX and nondiscrimination against any student because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, religion, citizenship, economic status, marital status, pregnancy, handicap, other physical characteristics, age, or national origin.  This policy of nondiscrimination shall also apply to otherwise qualified handicapped individuals.

We believe that in today’s society, a student needs any additional training he/she can get in order to prepare for a job.  Through Career & Technical education, a student receives this training in a special trade area.  In order to keep up with the demand of ever changing work environments students will receive the skills they need to advance in the work field. 

We believe that in Cosmetology, the student will receive 15 months of valuable theory and hands-on experience.  After successful completion of this program, the student will be qualified for an entry-level position in the Cosmetology field.

We believe the Adult Education Cosmetology Program is designed to teach the student basic skills, the importance of good attendance, professional appearance, proper work habits, team work, communication skills and social development.