· INTRODUCTION TO PERSONAL CARE SERVICES*
· COSMETOLOGY II SERVICES* (Pre-requisite Level 1)
· COSMETOLOGY III SERVICES* (Pre-requisite Level 1 and 2)
· WORK-BASED LEARNING FOR (Pre-requisite Level 1, 2, and 3)
*Required for Pathway Completion
Intro to Personal Care – This course introduces both fundamental theory and practices in cosmetology. Emphasis is placed on professional practices and safety. Areas addressed in this course include: state rules and regulations, professional image, bacteriology, decontamination and infection control, chemistry fundamentals, safety, Hazardous Duty Standards Act Compliance, and anatomy and physiology, skin and nail care. Students experience basic hands on skills in each area to help them determine the pathway they are most interested in pursuing. By completing courses in the personal care services pathways, students can earn credit toward the hours required by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology or hours toward their license as an esthetician or nail technician.
Cosmetology Services II – After exploring the different areas of Personal Care Services in the introduction course, students may choose to pursue further training in cosmetology services. This course as well as additional advanced cosmetology courses is aligned with the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology requirements and licensure, and with the Technical College System of Georgia. This course is designed to enhance the understanding of anatomy of the skin and hair relating to the Cosmetology Industry. Students will master shampooing, permanent waving, basic skin care, and hairstyling while maintaining safety and sanitation in the workplace set forth by OSHA standards.
A career in cosmetology can lead to a variety of professions in the beauty industry. Some of the job opportunities for cosmetologists may include cosmetologist, hairstylist, nail technician or salon or spa manager, and many more. Some licensed professionals choose careers in the beauty industry as beauty magazine editors or consultants, while others become sales or marketing specialists in the cosmetics industry, and still others go on to teach beauty school and pass on their knowledge and skills to the next generation.
Cosmetology Core III – This course will cover haircutting, hair color, and relaxers. Both theory and practical work will be implemented for students to have basic entry level skills in the field of cosmetology. Safety and infection control will be applied throughout this course. Professional work ethics, communication skills, critical thinking skills, soft skills and professional image will be utilized during this course. This course aligns to the regulations and requirements of the State Board of Cosmetology. The prerequisites for the course are Introduction to Personal Care Services and Cosmetology Services II.
Cosmetology Core IV – This course is designed to enhance competencies in nail diseases and disorders, manicures, pedicures, hairstyling, wigs, thermal curling and pressing, salon business, and safety. Units will include how to recognize signs of infections, disorders and diseases and when to decline a service. Hairstyling will include working with wigs and the use of thermal irons. The Salon Business unit will provide the student an opportunity to learn employability skills, marketing, selling, customer relations, business operations, and owning a salon. Students will earn credit hours toward the completion of the 1500 credit hours required by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology. In addition, this course offers the possibility of meeting articulation alignment with the technical college standards.
WBL Salon Intern – Work-Based Learning Programs (WBL) is a continuum of awareness, exploration, preparation, and training activities, including developing employability and technical skills that support success in careers and postsecondary education. Structured learning and authentic work experiences are implemented through an education and industry partnership. Students have the opportunity to connect what they learn in school with worksite application, enabling a smooth transition into the work force and/or education beyond high school. Work-Based Learning activities culminate in an assessment and recognition of acquired knowledge and skills.