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Principles & Practice of Cosmetology (#1)

Course Number: 835
Subject: Consumer Services, Hospitality & Tourism
Major/Program of Study: Careers in Cosmetology
Course Length: 15 periods/week/semester
Credit: 3 credits (CTE credit)
Dual Enrollment: No
AP Designation: No

This course provides an introduction to the field of cosmetology. Students develop and practice basic skills in cosmetology, develop a broad understanding of the variety of career options available to a licensed cosmetologist, and learn how science and math are fundamental aspects in the practice of cosmetology. Students will learn histology of the hair and scalp, properties of hair, skin, and nails, perform basic manicure and pedicure, shampooing, rinsing, and conditioning hair, haircutting tools, techniques, and principles of hair design, apply foundation knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and chemistry. Prerequisites and other notes: Students earn 405 hours toward the 1,500 hours required for licensure. Recommended for grade 10.