2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Apr 14, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cosmetology, TC


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This program is designed to provide cosmetology education to meet the requirements of government agencies and the skills standards set for entry-level cosmetologists. This course of study instructs students in basic theory and lab services and in the theories and principles of Cosmetology arts and sciences.

The Cosmetology program is accredited and licensed by the Cosmetology Section of the Arkansas Department of Health and teaches students all that is required to successfully pass the National Cosmetology licensure exam, opening the door to a rewarding and dynamic career in the beauty industry.

Cosmetologists provide beauty services that include caring for the condition of hair, skin, and nails. The cosmetology industry employs personal appearance workers including hair stylist assistants, cosmetologists, estheticians, makeup artists, manicurists, and pedicurists.

Quick Facts About the Cosmetology Industry

  • In 2016, approximately 617,300 people were employed in Cosmetology careers.
  • A few employers in the cosmetology industry are hair salons, nail salons, spas, and resorts.
  • The employment outlook differs by occupation. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects hair stylists, manicurists, cosmetologists, and estheticians to experience job growth that is faster than the average for all occupations through 2026.

Cosmetology Occupations - If you are looking for a career with a good outlook for the future and minimal educational requirements, one in cosmetology might be just right for you.

Possible Professions
Hair Stylist - A hair stylist cuts, styles, colors, curls, and straightens hair. Clients turn to him or her for advice about what styles and colors will work well for them based on their hair texture, condition and color, and their complexion.

Theatrical and Performance Makeup Artist - A makeup artist uses cosmetics to enhance or change an actor’s or performer’s appearance. He or she may work with movie, television, or stage entertainers.

Median annual earnings were $60,970, and median hourly wages were $29.31 in 2016. Esthetician - An esthetician, or skin care specialist, treats the skin on people’s faces and bodies. He or she evaluates a client’s skin and applies treatments after first discussing alternatives. In 2016, estheticians earned a median annual salary of $30,270 and $14.55 per hour.

Manicurist and Pedicurist - A manicurist or pedicurist grooms clients’ fingernails or toenails. He or she cleans, trims, and files nails and applies polish to them. One must complete a state-approved cosmetology or nail technician program and, in almost all states, get a license. Manicurists and pedicurists earned median wages of $22,150 annually and $10.65 hourly in 2016.

Program Learning Outcomes-Cosmetology (TC)

  1. Principals of Cosmetology- Perform hair care services for all types of hair including hair analysis, hair cutting, hairstyling, hair coloring and lightening, permanent waving and chemical relaxing, as well as, perform natural nail services including manicuring and pedicuring and perform basic skin care services including skin analysis, facials, makeup application and superfluous hair removal including the necessary skills to pass the Arkansas State Licensure Exam.
  2. Professionalism and Business Skills- Perform salon business such as front desk operations, dispensary inventory and loss prevention, resume building and interviewing skills, self- marketing and the basic knowledge of starting one’s own salon business.
  3. Sanitation Practices- To have the knowledge of decontamination control, public hygiene and special sanitation procedures used for the protection of the client and the operator.
  4. Perform hair care services for all types of hair including hair analysis, hair cutting, hairstyling, hair coloring and lightening, permanent waving and chemical relaxing, as well as, perform natural nail services including manicuring and pedicuring and perform basic skin care services including skin analysis, facials, makeup application and superfluous hair removal including the necessary skills to pass the Arkansas State Licensure Exam.

 

Program Content Breakdown in Clock Hours:

Hygiene and sanitation   80 hours

Related science   120 hours

Hairdressing   1000 hours

Manicuring   100 hours

Aesthetics   100 hours

Salesmanship and salon management   50 hours

Professional courtesy, appearance and attitude   49 hours

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault   1 hour

 Total: 1500 hours

Cosmetology Courses


Complete all (38 credit hours)

Electives to Fulfill Clock Hours


Complete as needed (0-12 credit hours)

Total 38-50 credit hours


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