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About our program
Cosmetology Course Syllabus
Textbook: Milady Standard Cengage Learning
Students in cosmetology learn the art and science aspects of the beauty industry.
Throughout the program students learn and practice units of: haircutting, hairstyling, chemical texture services, permanent waving, hair straightening, hair coloring, foiling, manicuring, nail enhancements, facials, hair removal, make up, wig services, hair extensions, cyber-imaging, operating a salon, advertising and selling.
Students have the opportunity to practice in our professional, supervised, salon setting to further develop their skills. Self confidence and professional attitude is fostered to contribute to students professional skills and growth.
After the completion of one thousand required hours, and passing the Massachusetts State Board exam, students are licensed and may be employed in salons or spas that are operated as independent establishments, chain salons, or in conjunction with hotels, department or specialty stores. A post-secondary Cosmetology program has been added with great success.
Licenses, Certifications and Affiliations
American Heart Association (CPR)
Massachusetts State Board of Cosmetology
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10 hour Certification
- Articulation Agreement Catherine Hinds School of Esthetics
Term grades are averaged as follows:
- }20% Homework
- }15% Quizzes
- }25% Tests
- }20% Participation
- }20% Project
Final grades are averaged as follows:
- }Term 1 = 25%
- }Term 2 = 25%
- }Term 3 = 25%
- }Midyear Exam = 12%
- }Final Exam = 13%
- Final exams in the Cosmetology Technical Program will be a Practical and a Theory assessment to determine students’ competency.
Shop safety policies and regulations were established by the school Health and Safety Committee, and adhere to state and local laws.
There are at least 2 to 3 safety checks performed yearly by student members from the Safety Committee and overseen by the school safety officer. These students are inspecting for proper shop layout, cleanliness, approved and filled fire extinguishers, and overall safety. Shops will be inspected by the vocational coordinator several times a year, this is done on an informal basis and suggestions, and questions are asked if a possible safety violation exists.
All 9th graders are introduced to the safety program as part of the exploratory rotation. Once students have chosen their technical program, the safety program is reviewed in their theory classes, and in the technical program as needed. Students are required to pass safety exams once training has been completed and prior to using tools or hazardous substances.
If a student receives a minor injury (cut or gash) in the technical program, the instructor is notified immediately and the student is brought to the nurse. In more severe cases, the instructor is immediately notified and the nurse’s office is notified. At this time, instructions will be given as to what procedure is to be followed. The instructors will adhere to all safety procedures.
Instructors are trained through in-service days and after school classes. Monthly department and faculty meetings throughout the school year will provide necessary updates.
Safety information is gathered from the vendors that provide us with their products. On-line resources, such as MSDS sheets for all chemicals are available in the technical program at all times.
Students must follow a dress code to ensure the safety of all individuals in the technical program area.
Covered toe shoes,barber jacket or apron and and black pants.
Teachers are available for extra help every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 2:30 – 3:30.
Regular attendance and promptness are essential for instruction and progress. During a trimester, a student with four (4) unexcused absences will fail all academic and technical courses for that trimester. Students may appeal failure through the Assistant Principal’s Office.
Make Up Work Policy
Make up work is assigned and assessed according to individual needs.
The following certifications are available for students enrolled in the Cosmetology
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) General Safety 10 Hour
- American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR)
- Massachusetts State Board of Cosmetology Operator’s License
Related National, Regional, and State Professional Organizations
• NCA- National Cosmetology Association
• MVA- Massachusetts Vocational Association
• MAVA- Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators
o Skills USA www.maskillsusa.org –Massachusetts SkillsUSA- www.maskillsusa.org
• Massachusetts State Board of Cosmetology- www.mass.gov
• American Association of Cosmetology Schools- www.beautyschools.org
• National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences- www.NACCAS.org
• Beauty Job- www.beautyjobs.com
• Professional Beauty Association- www.probeauty.com
• Pearson VUE- www.pearsonvue.com
• Milady Online Licensing Preparation Program- www.miladyonline.cengage.com
• OSHA/CareerSafe- www.careersafeonline.com www.ehso.com
• Behind the Chair- www.behindthechair.com
• Scissor Boy- www.scissorboy.com
• Matrix Professional- www.matrix.com
• Creative Nail Design- www.cnd.com
• Modern Salon: www.modernsalon.com