Cosmetology Academy

Dual Credit High School Academy

​Chippewa Valley Technical College's Cosmetology program prepares students for the field of Cosmetology by teaching methods to apply salon sciences with artistic talents, for creative results. Students will gain a complete understanding of salon operations - from marketing and retailing to hygiene and communication skills. This career provides excellent opportunities for full-time and part-time employment and attracts creative people of all ages. The possibilities in this occupation are unlimited and so is the income potential.
Beginning students learn classroom theory and fundamental skill development. Students will then apply their skills in the state-of-the-art salon where they perform client services including: shampoos, hair colors, hair styles, facials, scalp treatment, manicures, pedicures and chemical services. Class attendance is critical for successful completion of this program, which consists of six 8-week sessions meeting in the 1,550-hour requirement for licensure. Our goal is to train and educate highly respected entry level cosmetology professionals. Individuals interested in this field should have a strong interest in personal appearance, have artistic flair and enjoy working with people.
The Cosmetologist program includes theoretical and practical instruction to develop skills in the following areas:
•Basic and specialty haircutting
•Ethnic hair care
•Chemical Services
•Manicure, pedicure, and nail enhancements
•Facials, makeup artistry, and color analysis
•Hair designing and styling
•Salon Sciences
•Salon operations and management
•Retail sales/marketing

High school students must have capacity to take the full semester of courses.

Spring Course Schedule & Dates: January 20, 2020 - May 14, 2020

Time: 8:00am-4:55pm | Monday-Friday

March 23, 2020- May 13, 2020 (Salon Services 1) Time 3-7:55 pm | W 

March 28, 2020 (Salon Services 1) Time 10:00-1:55 pm| S

First 8 weeks of classes:

Haircutting 1

Nail Technology

Chemical Services 1

Salon Science 1

Second 8 weeks of classes:

Haircutting 2

Salon Services 1

Salon Science 2

Applied Job/Interpersonal Communications

Course Description

​502-301 Haircutting 1

Topics of this course include: this history of cosmetology, exploring career pathways, basic techniques and principles used in male and female haircutting, client consultation procedures, safety and sanitation procedures, and professionalism. This course will also introduce basic product knowledge and retail skills.

502-320 Nail Technology

Hand and nail care, including nail enhancements, nail care, pedicures, and manicures. Fundamentals will include: basic nail terminology, basic acrylics, basic nail design, product knowledge, and safety and sanitation practices. Restricted to students admitted to the following program: 31-502-1 Cosmetology

502-310 Chemical Services 1

Topics of this course include: intermediate techniques and principles used in texture services and hair coloring. Fundamentals of this would include: safety and sanitation procedures, client consultation procedures, shampooing procedures, sectioning techniques, wrapping techniques, temporary coloring techniques, semi/demi coloring techniques, permanent hair coloring techniques, and hair removal techniques related to facial waxing services.

806-323 Salon Science 1

This is a one credit course covering the basic science concepts essential in the beauty industry such as: regulations for health and safety, principles of infection, preventing the spread of disease, basic anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, and systems, nail structures, growth, diseases and disorders, plus properties of light and electromagnetic waves. 

502-304 Haircutting 2

Topics of this course include: intermediate techniques and principles used in hair cutting, ethnic hair cutting techniques, client consultation procedures, safety and sanitation procedures, mustache and beard trimming, outline and face shaving, and identifying face shapes to create appropriate style.

502-321 Salon Services 1

This course will provide students with hands-on training using fundamentals of hair cutting, perm waving, color, and nail techniques, while practicing safety and sanitation procedures and professionalism. This course will be taught in a lab setting providing barber/cosmetology services to the public. Product knowledge and retail skills will also be practiced.

806-324 Salon Science 2

This is a one credit course designed to be a continuation of Salon Science 1 (806-323) for those students pursuing a career in cosmetology.  Subjects covered include:  Skin structure, growth and nutrition, skin disorders and diseases, hair structure, chemical composition, hair disorders, hair diseases, basics of chemistry, matter, properties, pH, solutions, understanding basic electricity and electric safety.

801-356 Applied Job/Interpersonal Communications 

This course emphasizes the importance of having effective interpersonal communication in the workplace environment and the practical components of job-seeking skills. Students will gain practical workplace skills in listening, speaking, nonverbal, conflict resolution and customer service, and training presentations. Additionally, they will polish a resume, practice their interview skills, explore a company's background, assess and refine their personal career goals, and establish a purpose for writing in their career field.

Just the Facts

Spring 2020
21 Credit High School Academy

Registration Status //

Academy Dates //
January 20 - May 14, 2020

Days of Week //
Mon - Fri

Times //
8 a.m. - 4:55 p.m.

Classroom Location //
CVTC Business Education Center

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