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Cosmetology

Advanced Certificate (AC)

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​The Advanced Certificate in the field of Cosmetology offers challenging and rewarding opportunities designed to give students thorough training in the art, skill and applied science used in the treatment of hair, nails, and skin. The program meets the standards of the Illinois Department of Finance and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) in total hours, teaching staff, equipment, facilities, libraries, and course content.    
      
Students are required to complete a specific number of hours in the Technical Center Styling Salon. Once students have completed all coursework and laboratory hours, they are ready to sit for the licensure examination through the IDFPR.  Students must be licensed in order to practice Cosmetology in Illinois.     
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Details: Advanced Certificate (AC)

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Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

349

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Program General Requirements

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Program Core Requirements

36 CH
Cosmetology
COSMET 101
Intro to Cosmetology/Cosmetic Art 5
Topics covered in this course include orientation to the cosmetology field, its history, and the current state of the profession. This course also provides a foundation for understanding the histology of hair, principles of personal hygiene, requirements and procedures for sterilization and sanitation, shampoo and scalp treatment, roller control, manicures and pedicures. Additionally, students will gain specific knowledge of the techniques, principles, purposes, benefits and the contra-indications of applying hand, neck, and facial massage. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 98/Reading 99, OR ESL 99 AND Math 3001.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Olive-Harvey
COSMET 102
Hair Shaping Technology 5
Students learn to identify, safely use and properly care for the various types of tools used for cutting and shaping hair. Students develop skill and proficiency in shaping hair with scissors and razors, as well as in various methods of cutting hair as required by specific hair styling and permanent waving. Considerable emphasis is placed on efficiency and quality. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Cosmetology 101
Offered at: Harry S Truman
COSMET 103
Basic Styling Technology 5
Through this course, students receive comprehensive instruction regarding the tools, materials, equipment and methods of basic waving and styling. Skills are developed in the proper application of sculpture curls, roller direction, comb-out techniques, and basic styling. Emphasis is placed on adapting hairstyles to suit the individual and recognizing the texture, elasticity and porosity of various types of hair. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Cosmetology 101. Grade of C or better OR concurrent enrollment in 102.
Offered at: Harry S Truman
COSMET 104
Hair Tinting Technology 3
Studying the principles and techniques of applying hair tints and bleaches, students learn color-blending methods and they gain knowledge about the composition, merits and limitations of chemicals used in the cosmetology field. Students also learn about potential reactions of various hair and scalp textures to specific chemicals. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Cosmetology 101. Grade of C or better OR concurrent enrollment in 102 and 103.
Offered at: Harry S Truman
COSMET 105
Salon Technology I 5
This course provides opportunities for the practical application of specific customer services for which the student has received previous training. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a licensed and experienced instructor. Emphasis is placed on the development of proficiency. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Cosmetology 101, 102. Grade of C or better OR Concurrent enrollment in Cosmetology 103 and 104.
Offered at: Harry S Truman
COSMET 106
Salon Technology II 5
This course provides continued opportunities for the practical application of specific customer services for which the student has received previous training. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a licensed and experienced instructor. Emphasis is placed on the development of proficiency. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Cosmetology 101, 102, 103. Grade of C or better OR concurrent enrollment in 104 and 105.
Offered at: Harry S Truman
COSMET 201
Advanced Styling Technology 4
Students received advance training to increase proficiency in all areas of customer servicing as it relates to cosmetology. Students will refine and further develop specific skills and technique previously learned to enhance hair shaping, coloring, tinting, waving and creative styling. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Cosmetology 101, 102, 103, 104, 105. Grade of C or better OR concurrent enrollment in 106.
Offered at: Harry S Truman
COSMET 202
Summative Seminar 4
This course provides the opportunity for practical application of all previously acquired cosmetology knowledge and skills. Although trainees perform all work under direct supervision of a licensed and experienced cosmetology instructor, they are much less dependent upon instructors in carrying out assignments. Considerable emphasis is placed on efficiency and quality of work performed while servicing clients. Finalizing of the portfolio and salon floor plan is required for this course. Preparation and review for the Illinois State exam will be provided. Writing assignments as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Cosmetology 101, 102, 103, 104, 105 and 106 and 201, or concurrent with 106, 201.
Offered at: Harry S Truman

Additional Requirements

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Program Elective Requirements

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Area of Focus

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Focus Electives

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Career Pathways

Human Sciences (Liberal Arts)

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