Cosmetology 1 and Lab

Course Description:

In Cosmetology 1, students coordinate integration of academic, career, and technical knowledge and skills in this laboratory instructional sequence course designed to provide job-specific training for employment in cosmetology careers. Instruction includes sterilization and sanitation procedures, hair care, nail care, and skin care and meets the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) requirements for licensure upon passing the state examination. Analysis of career opportunities, license requirements, knowledge and skills expectations, and development of workplace skills are included. The student demonstrates professional standards/employability skills as required by business and industry. The student applies academic skills to the field of cosmetology. The student demonstrates knowledge of rules and regulations established by the TDLR. establishment or school. The student demonstrates an understanding in the use of tools, equipment, technologies, and materials used in cosmetology. The student applies the academic knowledge and practical skills to simulated and actual work situations. Must be taken with Intro to cosmetology. This course is the 1st year of a two-year program that encompasses theories and principles of cosmetology. Upon completion of this 2 year program students will have learned the skills and knowledge to pass the required Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations (TDLR) state board exam. Students must clock a total of 900 hours to be eligible for the written exam. Students must pass the written exam with a minimum of 70% and clock 1000 hours to be eligible to take the practical exam. Students that have passed both written and practical exams with a minimum of 70 %, along with obtaining their high school diploma will need to pay the required license fee to TDLR, allowing them to become a licensed Cosmetologist in the state of Texas. Must be taken with Introduction to Cosmetology. Students will also complete a Cosmetology Local Credit with this course.

Prerequisite & Recommendations:

Recommended prerequisite: Introduction to Cosmetology

Other Information:
Uniform: Black scrubs required on the first day. Lab supplies to be assessed. Clock hours: an earned hours expectation of 500 hours to move forward to the next course: Cosmetology 2/Lab. Students shall be awarded 3 credits for successful completion of this course. Offered at both Career Centers.