This in-depth course focuses on theory and practical skill applications in the areas of hair, nail and esthetic care, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, business, communication and state laws, rules and regulations. Upon completion of the course and completion ofthe required number of hours mandated by the Maryland State Board of Cosmetology, students will take a written and practical examination to become licensed to administer professional services to the public. Students participate in salon rotations and working on clients in the school salon.
The areas of study will center around Principles and Practice of Cosmetology, Theory and Application, and Mastery of Cosmetology.
This course provides an introduction to the field of cosmetology. Students develop and practice basic skills in cosmetology, develop a broad understanding of the variety of career options available to a licensed cosmetologist, and learn how science and math are fundamental aspects in the practice of cosmetology. Students will learn histology of the hair and scalp, properties of hair, skin, and nails, perform basic manicure and pedicure, shampooing, rinsing, and conditioning hair, haircutting tools, techniques, and principles of hair design, apply foundation knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and chemistry.
This course allows students to develop and practice more advanced techniques in the field of cosmetology. Students will learn various facial treatments, massage and manipulation techniques, make-up application, hair press and thermal styling, coloring and lightening techniques, hair braiding technique, human body systems as they relate to cosmetology, hair removal techniques, skin care treatments, artificial nail techniques.
This course provides students the opportunity to further refine and apply skills that support all aspects of the cosmetology industry. It will assist in preparing students to obtain employment and advance in the filed of cosmetology upon passing the State Board of Cosmetologists licensing examination. Students will learn the fundamentals of small business management and complete a senior capstone project/portfolio. Upon completion of this course students may be eligible to apply for the 1,000-hour letter to participate in a work-based learning experience. Upon successful completion of the first 1,000 hours of the program and the instructors reccomendation, students will be eligible to participate in up to 300 hours of a supervised work-based learning experience in an off-site salon setting. These experiences are organized around a training plan that is cooperatively developed by the school and employer to add value to and extend a students career preparation.
This is the culminating course to prepare students for the Maryland State Board of Cosmetologist Licensing Exam administered by Exterior Assessments. Students will refine skills necessary to pass the Maryland State Board of Cosmetologists exam. Some students may elect to participate in a 13-week internship experience to earn 300 hours in lieu of attending class at CCTC. All students are required to attend class the last five weeks for an in-depth focus on theory and practical skill review for the State Board Cosmetologists exam. Internships will be approved by the cosmetology instructor and arranged by the CCTC guidance counselor.
This two period course is designed to provide students the opportunity to further refine and apply skills that support all aspects of the cosmetology industry. It will assist in preparing students to obtain employment and advance in the field of cosmetology upon passing the State Board of Cosmetologists licensing examination. Prior to selecting this course, students must have completed a minimum of 1,000 hours in the classroom and commits to obtaining 300 hours in a salon supervised by a senior cosmetologist.