3½ Semester and 1/2 Session Program Options
Acting Program Coordinator and Instructor: Haddenham
Instructors: Branson, Fulton, Jackson
Also see Marketing and Management (Business Technology option) for the Associate of Applied Science degree.
All courses in the Cosmetology program require a letter grade of "C" or better in order to progress in the program and to graduate. A grade of "C" or better, in each course taken, is a prerequisite to continue to the next semester.
The following courses are required for a certificate. Successful completion of the 72 credits is required to be eligible to take the State Board Examination.COSM 100 Technical General Education 1-16 cr COSM 116 Introduction Principles and Practice of Cosmetology 8 cr COSM 117 Beginning Principles and Practice of Cosmetology 8 cr COSM 126 Fundamental Principles and Practice of Cosmetology 8 cr COSM 127 Fundamental Principles and Practice of Cosmetology 8 cr COSM 156 Fundamental Principles and Practice of Cosmetology III 2 cr COSM 157 Fundamental Principles and Practice of Cosmetology IV 6 cr COSM 236 Advanced Principles and Practice of Cosmetology I 8 cr COSM 237 Advanced Principles and Practice of Cosmetology II 8 cr TOTAL: 72 cr
Nail Technology Option
(1/2 SemesterSummer Only)
The following courses are required for a certificate. Successful completion of the 16 credits is required to be eligible to take the State Board Examination.COSM 150 Principles and Practice of Nail Technology 8 cr TOTAL: 8 crStudents who demonstrate adequate academic skill to succeed in the occupational content courses of the program will be given an "S" grade for COSM 100 and will not be required to attend the initial session.
Technical General Education Elective
TGE 140 First Year Seminar 1 credit. This course provides an introduction to the nature of postsecondary education and a general orientation to the functions and resources at Idaho State University. This course is designed to help first-year and transfer students adjust to the University, develop a better understanding of the learning process, and acquire essential survival skills. The course utilizes presenters from various campus support systems, collaborative learning activities, and written assignments which involve student resources and activities on campus. The course also provides a support group of students in a critical transition year by examining problems common to first-year experience. It covers University resources, learning strategies, study techniques, test anxiety, time management, test preparation, and problem solving.
COSM 100 Technical General Education (variable) 1-16 credits. The basic mathematical skills of fractions, decimals, percents, proportions are reviewed. Also, for technical fields, beginning algebra through the application of the quadratic equation is studied. An experiment-based science class that emphasizes development and application of equations and problem-solving techniques is taught. Communication skills, critical thinking and basic technical writing are stressed.
COSM 116 Introduction to Principles and Practices of Cosmetology 8 credits. This course is designed to provide the student with basic knowledge of the fundamentals of hair chemistry and biologies with an introduction to basic permanent waving chemistry, hair cutting and hair styling. The student will perform and demonstrate application of the basic principles on a mannequin. Interpersonal skills, professional and personal development, the dynamics of people skill within the salon industry will be introduced. This course requires critical thinking, writing and verbal communication skills pertaining to the field of cosmetology. Role playing and mock situations will be utilized. Classroom and lab will integrated.
COSM 117 Beginning Principles and Practice of Cosmetology 8 credits. This course builds upon concepts taught in COSM 116 - Principles and Practice. This course will continue with the basic fundamentals of hair design, hair chemistry and biology, and interpersonal skills. Classroom and lab will be integrated. PREREQ: COSM 116
COSM 126 Fundamental Principles and Practice of Cosmetology I 8 credits. Continuation of concepts and practices taught in COSM 117. This course is a combination of classroom, lab and live work on the clinic floor dealing with customer needs and practical application therein. PREREQ: COSM 117
COSM 127 Fundamental Principles and Practice of Cosmetology II 8 credits. Continuation of COSM 126. This course is a combination of lab, live work, and classroom work. The students will perform services on clientele, learn retail, customer relation, scheduling appointments, and dispensary duties pertaining to all phases of cosmetology. PREREQ: COSM 126.
COSM 150 Principle and Practice of Nail Technology 8 credits. This course is designed to prepare students for the State Board Examination for Nail Technology Certification. This course will explore all types of recognized nail care and design methods including manicuring, pedicuring, sculpted nail application, nail care, chemistry, biological concepts, anatomy and physiology of nails, and safety standards and procedures.
COSM 156 Fundamental Principles and Practice of Cosmetology III 2 credits. Continuation of COSM 127. PREREQ: COSM 127.
COSM 157 Fundamental Principles and Practice of Cosmetology IV 6 credits. Continuation of COSM 156. PREREQ: COSM 156.
COSM 236 Advanced Principles and Practices of Cosmetology I 8 credits. Continuation of COSM 157. Study of advanced techniques and concepts of cosmetology, including salon development, the salon business, and state laws and regulations. PREREQ: COSM 157.
COSM 237 Advanced Principles and Practice of Cosmetology II 8 credits. Continuation of COSM 236. State board preparation and advanced techniques and concepts of cosmetology. PREREQ: COSM 236.
COSM 279 Seminar 1-16 credits (variable). This course is designed as a review for re-examination and/or refresher course for cosmetologists from Idaho or other states in preparation for the Idaho State Board of Examination.
COSM 299 Special Topics (variable) 1-8 credits. This course is designed to meet the specific needs of individuals. It will enable the students to upgrade their technical skills through part-time or full-time enrollment in units of instruction that are currently available through the program's full-time pre-employment program. Teacher training is available for those individuals preparing to take the State Board Instructors Examination. Permission from the cosmetology program coordinator is required.
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Revised: February 2000