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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Cosmetology (CRT.COS)

The Cosmetology program meets the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation standard requirements pertaining to faculty qualifications, equipment, facilities, course content and contact hours. Entrance into the program is granted fall and spring semesters following a screening process. A total of 1,500 consecutive hours is required for completion of the program. In addition to tuition and service fees, cosmetology students will purchase a uniform, manikins, cosmetology kit, and workbooks. Students will have the opportunity to attend off campus cosmetology seminars. To secure an Illinois cosmetology license, each student is required to take a computerized Illinois state board examination upon completion of the curriculum. See career track program Cosmetology Track when selecting a major. Contact the Director of Cosmetology at 217-234-5343 for more information regarding the screening process.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
SOS-050
Human Relations

SOS-050
Human Relations

Provides an understanding of the human mechanism when associated with interpersonal relationships on the job. Emphasis is placed on vocational problems connected with motivation, communication, perception and how to work with others.

Course Outline

2.0
COS-050
Cosmetology I

COS-050
Cosmetology I

This course focuses on professional rules and regulations, shampooing, basic chemistry, hair shaping, bacteriology, facials, scalp treatments, sanitation and safety for students and clients.

Course Outline

6.0
COS-052
Cosmetology II

COS-052
Cosmetology II

This course focuses on thermal designing, permanent waving, manicuring, pedicuring, make-up techniques, and hair coloring.


Course Outline

*
6.0
SPE-200
Interpersonal Communication

SPE-200
Interpersonal Communication

Principles and practices of oral communication emphasizing message formation and delivery, listening, perception, awareness of verbal and non-verbal codes, and managing conflict.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

17.0
Second Semester
COS-054
Cosmetology III

COS-054
Cosmetology III

This course consists of advanced hair coloring, decolorizing, hair styling, superfluous hair, artificial nails, pH chemistry, and chemical relaxing.


Course Outline

*
6.0
COS-056
Cosmetology IV

COS-056
Cosmetology IV

This course focuses on nail structure, including disorders and diseases, dermatology, disorders of the skin and scalp, electricity, artificial hair and advanced chemistry.


Course Outline

*
7.0
COS-061
Computer Appl for Cosmetology

COS-061
Computer Appl for Cosmetology

Provides an opportunity for the student to work with various types of software. These learning activities include file management, word processing, spreadsheet design, database management, Internet access, and cosmetology specific software.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

16.0
Third Semester
COS-060
Salon Management

COS-060
Salon Management

Covers areas of opportunity and the outlook for small business managers, success and failure patterns, capital needs and sources, organizing, directing, controlling, finance, locations, facilities, marketing, and inventory control.

Course Outline

3.0
COS-058
Cosmetology V

COS-058
Cosmetology V

This course is a study of basic anatomy and the related areas; also retailing, job marketing skills and student-salon internship.


Course Outline

*
7.0

Semester Totals

10.0

Total Program Hours

43.0