Cosmetology

COSM 1000 INTRODUCTION TO COSMETOLOGY THEORY (60-0-4)
Prerequisite: Program admission
Introduces fundamental theory and practices in the cosmetology profession. Emphasis will be placed on professional practices and safety. Topics include: state rules and regulations; state regulatory agency, image; bacteriology; decontamination and infection control, chemistry fundamentals, safety, Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance, and anatomy and physiology.

COSM 1010 CHEMICAL TEXTURE SERVICES (15-75-3)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: COSM 1000
Provides instruction in the chemistry and chemical reactions of permanent wave solutions and relaxers, application of permanent waves and relaxers. Precautions and special problems involved in applying permanent waves and relaxers will be emphasized. Topics include: permanent wave techniques, chemical relaxer techniques, chemistry, physical and chemical change, safety procedures, permanent wave and chemical relaxer application procedures, hair analysis, scalp analysis, permanent wave procedures (in an acceptable time frame), relaxer application (in an acceptable time frame), and Hazardous Duty Standards Act Compliance.

COSM 1020 HAIR CARE AND TREATMENT (15-30-2)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: COSM 1000
Introduces the theory, procedures and products used in the care and treatment of the scalp and hair, disease and disorders and their treatments and the fundamental theory and skills required to shampoo, condition, and recondition the hair and scalp.

COSM 1030 HAIRCUTTING (15-90-3)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: COSM 1000
Introduces the theory and skills necessary to apply haircutting techniques, advanced haircutting techniques, proper safety and decontamination precautions, hair design elements, cutting implements, head, hair and body analysis, and client consultation.

COSM 1040 STYLING (15-75-3)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: COSM 1000
Introduces the fundamental theory and skills required to create shapings, pin curls, fingerwaves, roller placement, blow dry styling, thermal curling, thermal pressing, thermal waving, artificial hair and augmentation, and comb-outs. Laboratory training includes styling training on manikin. Topics include: braiding/intertwining hair, styling principles, pin curls, roller placement, fingerwaves, skip waves, ridge curls, blow dry styling, thermal curling, thermal pressing, thermal waving, artificial hair and augmentation, comb-outs, and safety precautions.

COSM 1050 HAIR COLOR (15-75-3)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: COSM 1000
Introduces the theory and application of temporary, semipermanent, demipermanent-deposit only, and permanent hair coloring, hair lightening, and color removal products and application. Topics include: principles of color theory, hair structure, color, tone, classifications of color, hair lightening, color removal, application procedures, safety precautions, client consultation, product knowledge, haircolor challenges, corrective solutions, and special effects.

COSM 1060 FUNDAMENTALS OF SKIN CARE (15-90-3)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: COSM 1000
This course provides a comprehensive study in care of the skin for theory and practical application. Emphasis will be placed on client consultation, safety precautions, skin conditions, product knowledge, basic facials, facial massage, corrective facial treatments, hair removal, and make-up application. Other topics in this course include advanced skin treatments in electrotherapy, light therapy, galvanic current, high frequency, and microdermabrasion.

COSM 1070 NAIL CARE AND ADVANCED TECHNIQUES (15-90-3)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: COSM 1000
Provides training in manicuring, pedicuring and advanced nail techniques. Topics include: implements, products and supplies, hand and foot anatomy and Physiology, diseases and disorders, manicure techniques, pedicure techniques, nail product chemistry, safety precautions and practices, and advanced nail techniques (wraps/tips/acrylics).

COSM 1080 COSMETOLOGY PRACTICUM I (15-135-4)
Prerequisites: COSM 1000, COSM 1010, COSM 1020, COSM 1030, COSM 1040, COSM 1050, COSM 1060, COSM 1070
Provides laboratory experiences necessary for the development of skill levels required to be a competent cosmetologist. The allocation of time to the various phases of cosmetology is required by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology. This course includes a portion of the required hours for licensure. Topics include: permanent waving and relaxers; various hair color techniques, foiling and lightening; skin, scalp, and hair treatments; haircutting; styling; manicure/pedicure/advanced nail techniques; dispensary; reception; safety precautions/decontamination; and Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance.

COSM 1090 COSMETOLOGY PRACTICUM II (15-135-4)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: COSM 1080
Provides laboratory experiences necessary for the development of skill levels required to be a competent cosmetologist. The allocation of time to the various phases of cosmetology is prescribed by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology. This course includes a portion of the hours required for licensure. Topics include: permanent waving and relaxers; hair color, foiling, lightening, skin, scalp, and hair treatments; haircutting; clipper design, precision cutting, styling; dispensary; manicure/pedicure/advanced nail techniques; reception; safety precautions/decontamination; Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance; product knowledge, customer service skills, client retention, State Board Rules and Regulations guidelines, and State Board foundation prep.

COSM 1100 COSMETOLOGY PRACTICUM III (15-135-4)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: COSM 1090
Provides experience necessary for professional development and completion of requirements for state licensure. Emphasis will be placed on the display of professional conduct and positive attitudes. The appropriate number of applications for completion of state board service credit requirements for this course may be met in a laboratory setting. Topics include: texture services; permanent waving and relaxers; hair color and lightening; skin, scalp, and hair treatment; haircutting; styling; dispensary; manicure/pedicure/advanced nail techniques; reception; safety precautions/decontamination; and Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance.

COSM 1110 COSMETOLOGY PRACTICUM IV (15-135-4)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: COSM 1100
Provides experience necessary for professional development and completion of requirements for state licensure. Emphasis will be placed on the display of professional conduct and positive attitudes. The requirements for this course may be met in a laboratory setting. Topics include: permanent waving and relaxers; hair color and bleaching; skin, scalp, and hair treatments; haircutting; dispensary; styling; manicure/pedicure/advanced nail techniques; reception; safety precautions/decontamination; Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance; and state licensure preparation.

COSM 1120 SALON MANAGEMENT (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: COSM 1000
Emphasizes the steps involved in opening and operating a privately owned salon. Topics include: law requirements regarding employment, tax payer education / federal and state responsibilities, law requirements for owning and operating a salon business, business management practices, and public relations and career development.

COSM 2000 INSTRUCTIONAL THEORY AND DOCUMENTATION (30-60-4)
Prerequisite: Program Admission
Introduces the fundamental theory and practices of the cosmetology instructor profession. Emphasis will be placed on fostering and providing educational training in the field of Cosmetology. Topics include: state and local laws, rules and regulations, professional image, effective communication, theory of instruction, Hazardous Duty Standards Act Compliance, career opportunities, documentation for attendance, grades, student service and theory hours, basic record keeping, and effective use of an advisory committee.

COSM 2010 SALON MANAGEMENT (15-75-3)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: COSM 2000
Emphasizes the steps involved in the operation of a cosmetology program. Topics include: entry-level skills, communication skills, inventory, networking, and portfolio design.

COSM 2020 PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING (15-75-3)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: COSM 2000
Provides knowledge and application on the principles of teaching. Topics include: educator to learner relationships, communication skills, emotional influences, needs of today's learner, destructive verses constructive tactics, learner motivation, and cultivating positive relationships.

COSM 2030 LESSON PLANS (15-75-3)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: COSM 2000
Emphasizes the steps in involved in the development of a lesson plan. Topics include: development of curriculum, instructional outcomes, components of a lesson plan, using visual aids, print materials and audio visuals in a lesson plan.

COSM 2040 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT (15-75-3)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: COSM 2000
Emphasis will be placed on classroom management, professionalism in the classroom and dynamic clinic teaching. Topics include: classroom management, managing learner behavior, managing difficult learners, classroom arrangements, clinic environment, and academic advising and counseling.

COSM 2050 INSTRUCTION AND EVALUATION (0-90-2)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: COSM 2000
Identify the characteristics of the different learner types, teaching methods, and measuring student learning outcomes. Topics include: challenges for all learner styles, lecturing, preparing for a lecture method of teaching, testing, academic policy, rubrics, special learner needs, and multiple-category grading system.

COSM 2060 PRACTICUM I (0-135-3)
Prerequisites: COSM 2000, COSM 2010, COSM 2020, COSM 2030, COSM 2040, COSM 2050
Provides experience necessary for professional development and completion of requirements for Instructor training state licensure. Emphasis will be placed on the student's display of professional conduct, positive attitude, and evaluation of learners in a classroom/lab setting. The requirements for this course may be met in a classroom/laboratory setting. Topics include monitoring and evaluating in the following areas: theory/online testing; permanent waving and relaxers; hair color and bleaching; skin, scalp, and hair treatments; haircutting; dispensary; styling; manicure/pedicure/advanced nail techniques; dispensary; reception; safety precautions/decontamination; Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance.

COSM 2070 PRACTICUM II (0-135-3)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: COSM 2060
Provides experience necessary for professional development and completion of requirements for instructor training state licensure requirements. Emphasis will be placed on the student's display of professional conduct, positive attitude, and evaluation of learners in a lab setting. The requirements for this course may be met in a classroom/laboratory setting. Topics include monitoring and evaluating in the following areas: permanent waving and relaxers; hair color and lightening; skin, scalp, and hair treatments; haircutting; dispensary; styling; manicure/pedicure/advanced nail techniques; dispensary; reception; safety precautions/decontamination; Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance.