Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

COSM 21L - Elementary Cosmetology Laboratory (10)

  • Prerequisite: High School diploma or equivalent ENG 19 and/or ENG 21, OR ESL 13 & 14, OR Placement in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23; MATH 9, OR Placement in MATH 24/50/53
  • Co-requisite: COSM 20 and FAMR 296
  • COSM majors only

A basic foundation of practical skills in shampooing, hair cutting, styling, hair coloring, permanent waving, manicuring, facials and scalp treatments.

30 hrs. lab. minimum per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of COSM 21L, the student will be able to:

  • Model professional life skills to include qualities of character, personality communication and planning.
  • Relate to different, but complementary personality preferences of others and display emotional balance and positive interpersonal relationships needed for a successful career.
  • Communicate with confidence to maintain positive rapport with clients and co-workers.
  • Organize clearly defined goals including a plan of action to achieve those goals.
  • Build clientele by identifying the market, the value of a client and using best-practice strategies to generate a steady stream of clients.
  • Maintain a loyal clientele by providing exceptional guest experiences.
  • Focus on results by monitoring and measuring progress toward performance goals.
  • Relate how altering the length arrangement of a hair sculpture affects the shape, weight, texture and structure of a sculpted form.
  • Create the four basic forms using the seven sculpting procedures.
  • Relate how altering the form, texture and direction of a wet, thermal or long hair design can transform the appearance of a hair design.
  • Create various basic wet and thermal designs on the four basic forms using the setting and finishing procedures.
  • Explain the study of texture in reference to both the world around us and hair designs the are created by altering the texture of the hair.
  • Explain how basic perming techniques are used to perform basic perm patterns.
  • Explain how basic relaxing techniques are used to perform basic relaxer services.
  • Relate how changing the color or colors within a design can transform the appearance of a haie design, including the visual effects on the form and texture and as a focal point.
  • Create various basic color designs on the four basic forms using color design procedures.
  • Describe the theoretical knowledge required to provide draping, shampooing and scalp massage services.
  • Describe the theoretical knowledge required to perform nail care, and natural nail services.
  • Describe the theoretical knowledge required to perform skin care, hair removal and makeup services.

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