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COSM 170 - Practicum
COSM 170

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:
  • Total Practicum Hours: 24
  • On the Job Experience: 24
Total Weeks:  1

This course is offered online:  No

Prerequisites: COSM 160: Business Skills
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

Course Offered in Other Programs:  No
Supplies:  Cosmetology Learner Kit

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

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