Cosmetology

Cosmetology

(Summer Session to 1.5 Years)

One Basic Technical Certificate and one Advanced Technical Certificate are available. The program also offers Cosmetology Instructor training to industry professionals, which provides them with the educational prerequisites for state licensure as instructors in cosmetology and nail technology.

This program will provide students with the skills and knowledge to perform a variety of beauty services which cover all phases of the beauty culture such as manicuring, shampooing, hair styling, make-up application, temporary and permanent hair waving, hair straightening, bleaching and tinting, and various skin and scalp treatments. Graduate Cosmetologists will also have strong human relations skills and the ability to communicate with people.

For a Program Information Packet showing descriptions of each option, course descriptions, lists of course sequences, and the cost of books, tools, uniforms, fees, and other expenses, go online to http://www.isu.edu/ctech/cosmetology/. Federal Student Aid is not available for the Basic Technical Certificate in Nail Technology. Students may apply for financial aid for the Advanced Technical Certificate in Cosmetology by going to  http://www.fafsa.gov/.

All courses in the Cosmetology program require a letter grade of “C” or better in order to progress in the program and to graduate. A grade of “C” or better, in each course taken, is a prerequisite to continue to the next semester.

Basic Technical Certificate: Nail Technology

(Summer Session Only)

Required Course:

Successful completion is required to be eligible to take the State Board ­Examination.

COSM 0150Principles and Practices of Nail Technology11
Total Hours11

Advanced Technical Certificate: Cosmetology

(1.5 Years)

Successful completion of the 56 credits and 2000 or more state-required program hours are required to be eligible to take the State Board Examination.

COSM 0116Introduction to Principles and Practices of Cosmetology8
COSM 0117Beginning Principles and Practices of Cosmetology8
COSM 0126Fundamental Principles and Practices of Cosmetology8
COSM 0127Fundamental Principles and Practices of Cosmetology II8
COSM 0156Fundamental Principles and Practices of Cosmetology III2
COSM 0157Fundamental Principles and Practices of Cosmetology IV6
COSM 0236Advanced Principles and Practices of Cosmetology I8
COSM 0237Advanced Principles and Practices of Cosmetology II8
Total Hours56

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Courses

COSM 0116 Introduction to Principles and Practices of Cosmetology: 8 semester hours.

Fundamentals of hair chemistry and biology; introduction to basic permanent waving chemistry, hair cutting, and hair styling. Classroom and lab are integrated. COREQ: COSM 0117. F, S

COSM 0117 Beginning Principles and Practices of Cosmetology: 8 semester hours.

This course builds upon concepts taught in COSM 0116 - Principles and Practice. This course will continue with the basic fundamentals of hair design, hair chemistry and biology, and interpersonal skills. Classroom and lab will be integrated. COREQ: COSM 0116. F, S

COSM 0126 Fundamental Principles and Practices of Cosmetology: 8 semester hours.

Combination of classroom, lab, and live work on the clinic floor dealing with customer needs and practical applications. PREREQ: COSM 0116. COREQ: COSM 0127. F, S

COSM 0127 Fundamental Principles and Practices of Cosmetology II: 8 semester hours.

In a combination of lab, live work, and classroom work, students will perform services on clientele, learn retail, customer relations, scheduling appointments, and dispensary duties pertaining to all phases of cosmetology. PREREQ: COSM 0117. COREQ: COSM 0126. F, S

COSM 0150 Principles and Practices of Nail Technology: 11 semester hours.

Nail care and design methods including manicuring, pedicuring, sculpted nail application, nail care, chemistry, biological concepts, anatomy and physiology of nails, and safety standards and procedures. Su

COSM 0156 Fundamental Principles and Practices of Cosmetology III: 2 semester hours.

Continuation of concepts and practices in cosmetology, using a combination of classroom, lab, and live work on the clinic floor dealing with customer needs and practical applications. PREREQ: COSM 0116. COREQ: COSM 0157. Su

COSM 0157 Fundamental Principles and Practices of Cosmetology IV: 6 semester hours.

Continuation of the concepts and practices in cosmetology, using a combination of classroom, lab, and live work on the clinic floor dealing with customer needs and practical applications. PREREQ: COSM 0117. COREQ: COSM 0156. Su

COSM 0236 Advanced Principles and Practices of Cosmetology I: 8 semester hours.

Advanced techniques and concepts of cosmetology, including salon development, the salon business, and state laws and regulations. PREREQ: COSM 0156. COREQ: COSM 0127. F, S

COSM 0237 Advanced Principles and Practices of Cosmetology II: 8 semester hours.

State board preparation and advanced techniques and concepts of cosmetology. PREREQ: COSM 0157. COREQ: COSM 0236. F, S

COSM 0238 Cosmetology Instructor Training: 14 semester hours.

Candidates assume instructional and management responsibilities in supervised settings, including lesson planning, audio visual aid preparation, theory instruction, practical demonstration, testing and evaluation, and clinic floor supervision. PREREQ: Current license as a cosmetologist or nail technologist; twelve credit hours of general education from Goals 1, 2, and 12; two years of work experience as a licensed cosmetologist; and permission of program coordinator. Graded S/U. D

COSM 0279 Seminar: 1-16 semester hours.

This course is designed as a review for re-examination and/or refresher course for cosmetologists from Idaho or other states in preparation for the Idaho State Board of Cosmetology Examination. Graded S/U.

COSM 0296 Independent Study: 1-8 semester hours.

Addresses specific learning needs of individuals for the enhancement of knowledge and skills within the program area under the guidance of an instructor. May be repeated. Graded S/U, or may be letter-graded. PREREQ: Permission of the instructor. D

COSM 0298 Special Topics: 1-8 semester hours.

Addresses the specific needs of industry, enabling students to upgrade technical skills that are not included in the current program curriculum. May be repeated. Graded S/U, or may be letter-graded. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D

Faculty

Coordinator/Advanced Instructor

Fuger

Advanced Instructor

Jackson

Instructors

Greene

Harris

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