Cali Alexander, Instructor
Introduction to Cosmetology is a one-credit course that provides students with a study of concepts related to the cosmetology profession. Specific topics include cosmetology history and opportunities, professional image, infection control, and basic fundamentals and principles of hair care and design. Students also gain initial practical experience in sanitation, shampooing, hair shaping, and hairstyling. Upon successful completion of this course, students are able to practice safety and sanitary precautions as they perform basic cosmetology procedures. Introduction to Cosmetology is the prerequisite to Chemical Services, Hair Coloring, Introduction to Spa Techniques, Advanced Spa Technique Applications, Salon Practices and Management, and State Board Practicum. Career and technical student organizations are integral, cocurricular components of each career and technical education course. These organizations serve as a means to enhance classroom instruction while helping students develop leadership abilities, expand workplace-readiness skills, and broaden opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Salon Practices and Management is a one-credit course that enables students to develop entry-level management skills for the cosmetology industry. Students practice all phases of cosmetology in a salon setting. Upon successful completion of this course, students are able to demonstrate professional work ethics and communication skills, job-seeking and management skills, and exhibit knowledge of the technology used in salons.