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COS 120 COSMETOLOGY THEORY I

Fall/Spring

This course is a study and practice of professional ethics, personal hygiene, grooming, visual poise, personality development, bacteriology, sterilization, sanitation, the skin, scalp, tricology, nails, and disorders of the skin and scalp.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Basics of College Reading and Writing-ENG 047 and Developmental Math-MAT 046.


COS 121 COSMETOLOGY THEORY II

Fall/Spring

This course will include the theory of electricity and light therapy, chemistry as applied to cosmetology, chemistry of cosmetics, anatomy, histology and physiology.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Cosmetology Theory I-COS 120 and Basics of College Reading and Writing-ENG 047 and Developmental Math-MAT 046.


COS 122 COSMETOLOGY THEORY III

Fall/Spring/Summer

This course will include the mathematics of cosmetology, a study of the practical application of salon management, Illinois Law as defined by the Illinois Department of Rules and Regulations and a review of the entire curriculum in preparation for the Illinois State Board Examination.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Cosmetology Theory II-COS 121 and Basics of College Reading and Writing-ENG 047 and Developmental Math-MAT 046.


COS 123 COSMETOLOGY LABORATORY I

Fall/Spring/Summer

There will be demonstrations and lectures by the instructor with the students participating in the following: shampooing and rinsing, scalp treatments, hair shaping, roller placement, pin curls, hairstyling, permanent waving, hair straightening, hair coloring (all types), manicuring, facial massage, facial make-up, eyebrow arching, superfluous hair removal, hair pressing, thermal waving, wig care and styling. Students will perform these duties on each other until 160 clock hours have been obtained. Then they will be allowed to work with patrons.

Credit: 9 hours - Twenty-seven lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Basics of College Reading and Writing-ENG 047 and Developmental Math-MAT 046.


COS 124 COSMETOLOGY LABORATORY II

Fall/Spring/Summer

This course will present a review of the skills taught in Cosmetology Laboratory I - COS 123 with lectures and demonstrations by the instructors. Also covered will be balance and design for hair styling, trend hair styling, fashion trend make-up (daytime and evening). The student will perform these services on each other, mannequins and patrons of the school.

Credit: 9 hours - Twenty-seven lab hours per week

Prerequisite(s): Cosmetology Laboratory I-COS 123 and Basics of College Reading and Writing-ENG 047 and Developmental Math-MAT 046.


COS 125 COSMETOLOGY LABORATORY III

Fall/Spring/Summer

A complete review of Cosmetology Theory III-COS 122 and Cosmetology Laboratory I-COS 123 in preparation for the State Board Examination will be presented in this course. Also included will be demonstrations by instructors, public clinics conducted by students, and sanitation duties performed by students in accordance with the Department of Registration and Education, State of Illinois.

Credit: 9 hours - Twenty-seven lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Cosmetology Laboratory-COS 124 and Basics of College Reading and Writing-ENG 047 and Developmental Math-MAT 046.


COS 220 COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING I

Fall/Spring

This course stresses basic cosmetology instruction techniques. The student will observe and assist with instruction under the direct supervision of a qualified cosmetology instructor. Both theory and practical courses will be emphasized.

Credit: 12 hours - Five lecture and thirty-five lab hours per week

Prerequisite(s): Licensed Cosmetologist


COS 221 COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING II

Fall/Spring

This course is a continuation of Cosmetology 220. Additional emphasis is placed on the supervision and instruction in the classroom and laboratory setting. Preparation of lesson plans and actual classroom instructional presentations by the student will be emphasized. Additional theory instruction in educational psychology, basic principles of student teaching, and business experience will be stressed.

Credit: 12 hours - Five lecture and thirty-five lab hours per week

Prerequisite(s): Licensed Cosmetologist


COS 230 ADVANCED COSMETOLOGY

Fall/Spring/Summer

This course is advanced education for licensed hairdressers. It is designed to give advanced instruction in all types of hair styling, more advanced techniques in custom perm waving, variable techniques in use of hair colors and lighteners, finishing techniques and product knowledge. Additional instruction in shop management and motivation will be included.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Licensed Cosmetologist or consent of instructor


COS 231 CONTINUED COSMETOLOGY EDUCATION

Fall/Spring/Summer

This course is a continuation of education for licensed hairdressers. It is designed to give advanced instruction in all types of hair styling, custom perm waving, use of hair colors and lighteners, finishing techniques and product knowledge. Additional instruction in shop management and motivation will be included.

Credit: 2 hours - Two lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Licensed Cosmetologist or consent of instructor


COS 232 COSMETOLOGY REFRESHER COURSE

Fall/Spring/Summer

Designed for the restoration of an Illinois Cosmetologist license that has expired or has been classified as inactive status for 5 years or more. Focus is on updating a variety of cosmetology skills and techniques.

Credit: 4 hours - One lecture and 15 lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Licensed Cosmetologist or consent of instructor


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at 1-800-481-2242 or (618) 634-3200 or e-mail
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