Cosmetology III

Course Code:

Credit Hours:
300 clock hours

Effective beginning:



Course Description:
This course introduces new cosmetology concepts and builds upon the previous concepts learned in COS 0081V, Cosmetology II. Topics include: Wigs and Hair Additions, Salon Business and Electricity. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently apply cosmetology concepts and practical skills in the salon setting. Students will begin to sharpen their technical skills and increase their speed and proficiency through continued practice of basic manual facials, hair sculpting, scalp treatments and hair reconditioning, hair lightening and hair color, shampoos, hairstyling chemical permanent waving and chemical hair relaxing, manicuring and pedicuring services.


Course Details


Paige Vanderwerf
Workforce Development Building “WD”, Room 107


Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course. (All textbooks and materials purchased in first course of program.)



Assignment/course outline:

See first-day handout.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Cosmetology focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the Cosmetology industry.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
  • Explain course expectations, school and program rules and regulations.  Attendance policy and competency based education requirements; locate and appropriately use the cosmetology facilities designated for students.
  • Explain the importance of employability skills and entrepreneurship skills: Work with others to analyze a situation, establish priorities, and apply resources for solving a problem or accomplishing a task; Exhibit individual behaviors that support the official goals and objectives of the organization and its members; Exchange ideas and information in oral, written or visual form with peers, supervisors and internal and external customers; Identify problems and potential causes while developing and implementing action plans for solutions; Find and use Information:  acquire, evaluate, organize, manage, interpret, and communicate information; and Exhibit flexibility and receptivity to changing technologies, methods, processes, work environments and organizational structure and practices.
  • Assess personal characteristics and develop skills relevant to the cosmetology industry, begin to identify ethical issues pertaining to cosmetology.
  • Demonstrate characteristics/habits of a quality learning and working environment.
  • Demonstrate and explain safety procedures and precautions while completing assignments.
  • Demonstrate first aid treatment for various injuries that may occur in the cosmetology clinic or salon.
  • List the History of wigs and hairpieces.
  • Explain the composition, colors, and construction of wigs and hairpieces.
  • Describe Wig Services.
  • Identify hairpiece types.
  • Define hair additions.
  • Describe the five methods of hair addition attachment.
  • Establish short and long range personal goals within the beauty industry.
  • List the steps necessary to search for a job
  • Identify potential job benefits that an employer might offer.
  • List the steps used to develop and maintain professional relationships with coworkers, fellow professionals and employees
  • Build clientele by developing and maintaining professional relationships.
  • Describe salon ownership types, structures, operations and requirements for the practice of good business.
  • Define the techniques used to recommend retail product sales to clients.
  • List methods used to close the sale.
  • Identify five buyer types.
  • Describe follow up techniques after the sale.
  • Describe effective retail displays and inventory control procedures.
  • Define the ten major terms used in electricity.
  • Describe the safety measures to be followed when using electrical appliances.
  • Explain the three kinds of effects that can be created by electric current during cosmetology services.
  • List the three kinds of effects that can be created by electric current as it is used during electrotherapy and light therapy.

COS Outcome 1:

Demonstrate mastery of Cosmetology knowledge and skills. 

COS Outcome 2:

Demonstrate safety skills appropriate for employees in a Cosmetology work setting.

COS Outcome 3:

Apply critical thinking/ problem-solving and diagnostic skills proficiency as appropriate for employees in a Cosmetology work setting.

COS Outcome 4:

Exhibit interpersonal and ethical skills as appropriate for employees in a Cosmetology work setting.

COS Outcome 5:

Exhibit organi- zational and professional skills appropriate for Cosmetolo- gists.

COS Outcome 6:

Exhibit employability and/or entrepreneurship skills as appropriate for employees in a Cosmetology work settingand/or entrepreneurship skills as appropriate for employees in an Cosmetology work setting.

Tests, Quizzes, Final Exams, Skills Performance and Skills Demonstration, Projects, Skills Check



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

This course is a cooperative, competency-based learning program with required classroom lecture classes, learning activity guides, videos, handouts, hands-on instruction, DVD, and computer-assisted instruction.  Scheduled program workshops, seminars, special assigned projects, and style show attendance is required for credit.

The course examinations consist of written knowledge examinations and performance evaluations. A written knowledge examination is given upon completion of each Learning Activity Guide (Unit of Instruction). A 70% or higher is required. All major exams and review exams will be given only one time.

A performance evaluation of satisfactory or unsatisfactory is given for each Learning Activity Guide (Unit of Instruction) where performance is required.  If you receive an unsatisfactory the first time, you may practice and try again.

If you notice a mechanical or electrical hazard in the lab/classroom, notify the instructor immediately.  Know where all emergency “EXIT” doors and fire extinguishers are located.  If an accident of any type occurs, regardless of how trivial it may seem, notify the instructor immediately.

Regular attendance, professional dress of black lab scrubs and black non-skid shoes with black socks is required of all students. Class is scheduled Monday – Thursday from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Each student is accountable to the instructor for all class absences. 

There are three acceptable excuses for absences: (1) severe illness (doctor-excused absences require written and signed excuse from doctor), (2) death in the immediate family, and (3) official college activity (approved by Student Services).  Any questionable excuse shall be verified by the Office of Workforce Development. Hours will not be credited for excused absences.  Students who flagrantly violate attendance regulations are subject to suspension or dismissal from a program. During a designated 450 clock hour semester a student absent 20 hours or a designated 180 clock hour semester a student absent 10 hours will be reviewed by the instructor and Dean for dismissal and will automatically fail the course (This is a program presented in sequence and the student may experience a lapse in the time before an opportunity to repeat the course).

Attendance in VPI courses is required and will be reviewed by the instructor and Dean and may result in dismissal from the course and program.  (This is a program presented in sequence and the student may experience a lapse in the time before an opportunity to repeat the course).

Tardiness to class is disruptive to learning and is unacceptable.  If the student is tardy, the student shall see his/her instructor at the END of the class day and the instructor will determine if the tardiness is excusable.  Students are required to clock in daily.  Instructors will not manually record time.  Only hours received by scanning fingerprints will be credited toward course completion.

Instructor will direct and manage progress.

Projects and assignments will be assigned by instructor.

Students are expected to understand and follow all school rules and policies. Students are responsible for class, lab, shop, kit and equipment care. Students are responsible for maintaining proper industry work habits and conduct.  Chipola College is not responsible for stolen items. Students will be expected to replace any missing items issued to them. Lack of kit or equipment will result in non-participation in class/salon activities and non-credit for scheduled hours/services.

You are welcome and encouraged to come to my office to talk over any problem you may have in this course. 


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