Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

COSM 72V - Esthetician Theory And Practice

  • Prerequisite: "C" or higher in COSM 70 and in 71L
  • Instructor approval required.

COSM majors only. Continuation of esthetician theory and lab. Hours apply toward the 600 hours required for Esthetician to qualify for the State Board Examination. Repeatable 3 times.

20 hrs. lect./lab. minimum per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of COSM 72V, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the following aspects of cells:
    • basic composition
    • reproductive process
    • functions
    • tissue formation
    • organ formation
    • body system formation
  • Define the interactions between the 10 major body systems.
  • Memorize the parts of the following systems in relation to the upper body:
    • skeletal system
    • muscular system
    • nervous system
  • Explain the following aspects of the nervous system:
    • divisions
    • nerve types
    • nerve functions
  • Define the following aspects of the circulatory system:
    • divisions
    • composition
    • functions
  • Explain the endocrine system and its effects on the health of the body.
  • Identify the following systems:
    • digestive
    • excretory
    • respiratory
    • integumentary
    • reproductive
  • Recognize the effects of different chemicals on the skin.
  • Choose correct products for each client's skin type.
  • Recognize the effects of skin care products are based on chemical reactions.
  • Identify the different types of cosmetic ingredients.
  • Describe the uses of different electrically powered machines in skin care treatments.
  • Define the basics of electricity and electrotherapy.
  • Discuss the effects of nutrition on skin health.
  • Explain advanced treatments and ingredients used in esthetics.
  • Explain the responsibilities of running a spa or salon business.
  • Apply business knowledge to a spa- or salon-opening project.
  • List the basic principles of selling salon products and services.
  • Explain the purpose of marketing and promotions.
  • Describe the qualities needed to be successful in a service profession.
  • Demonstrate effective techniques for writing a resume.
  • List the methods for communicating effectively.
  • Recognize the importance of continuing education.
  • Discuss the Hawaii State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology rules and regulations affecting the following people:
    • students
    • apprentices
    • beauty operators
    • instructors
    • instructor-trainees
    • public-at-large

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