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COSM 170 - Practicum

This final component of the Cosmetology program includes a short, unpaid practicum in which learners will apply theoretical knowledge by engaging in supervised practice work in industry. If a practicum placement with an actual employer cannot be offered, students will complete their practicum in the lab and perform services on clients under the supervision of their instructor.


Hours:  24 (Practicum Hours: 24)


Total Weeks:  1



COSM 160: Business Skills


Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:
- Salon Practicum


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this Practicum, learners will be able to:
- Perform receptionist duties
- Perform dispensary duties
- Demonstrate shampooing, hairdressing, and comb-out skills
- Assist licensed hairstylists in the maintenance of their clientele
- Perform a permanent wave
- Perform chemical relaxer treatments
- Perform hair coloring and lightening services according to client's needs
- Demonstrate proper sanitation and infection control procedures
- Follow good personal hygiene habits
- Demonstrate good communication skills when discussing client's request for services

- Apply all the skills learned in the Cosmetology program under the supervision of a licenced journey person

Knowledge:  Use initiative to identify tasks.

Attitudes:  Use time productively.

Skills:  Select and use appropriate tools.


Grading System:  Percentage


Passing Grade:  70%


Percentage of Individual Work:  100


Additional Course Comments: 

- Students will sign and adhere to the Trades & Apprenticeship Safety and Attendance Policy


Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.

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