This course provides information regarding how to obtain employment in the field of Cosmetology or related disciplines. Topics include establishing effective test-taking skills, preparing for employment, writing a resume, and completing a successful interview. The importance of teamwork, job descriptions, compensation, personal budgeting, retailing, and building a client base are also discussed. Learners will gain the skills to manage a successful salon business and identify how types of ownership, accurate record keeping, telephone techniques, and marketing can help them to excel in the industry. Learners will receive a review of the Cosmetology program in order to help them prepare for the provincial exam.
- Total Hours: 96
Lecture Hours: 48
Laboratory Hours: 48
This course is offered online:
COSM 130 Hair Care
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:
- Discuss the essentials of becoming test wise
Explain the steps involved in preparing for employment
Differentiate and describe the different types of salon businesses
Compile an achievement oriented résumé and prepare an employment portfolio
Explain how to explore the job market and research potential employers
Engage in an effective employment interview
Describe the qualities that help a new employee succeed in a service profession
Describe the habits of a good salon team player
Explain the function of a job description
Describe three different ways in which salon professionals are compensated
Explain how to and create a personal budget
Identify and explain the principles of selling products and services in the salon
Describe the most effective ways to build a client base
Describe the two ways in which you may go into business for yourself
Describe and explain the factors to consider when opening a salon
Describe and explain the types of ownership under which a salon may operate
Explain the importance of keeping accurate business records
Identify the importance of the reception area to a salon’s success
Demonstrate good salon telephone techniques
Explain the most effective forms of salon advertising
Describe and perform cosmetological procedures on clientele
Learners must demonstrate competencies in their skills to Industry Standards.
Use initiative to identify tasks.
Use time productively.
Select and use appropriate tools.
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Textbooks: Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.