COURSE OF STUDY - COSMETOLOGY
GRADE 9 EXPLORATORY- COURSE# COS 1 CREDIT
The Grade 9 Exploratory Program in Cosmetology promotes the understanding of the art and science in making hair, skin, and nails attractive for clients. The following competencies are taught: Shampooing, Zulu knots, Conditioning, Brushing, and Parting the hair, Henna hand make-up, Roller styling, Nail art, Multicultural Concepts of beauty, Dread locks, Face painting on mannequins, Face painting on masks, Afro Styling, Braiding, False beard and mustache, and Stained glass make-up. Students also practice all safety procedures, including sterilization and sanitation precautions as shown by the instructor. The integration of academics and career technical curriculum includes preparation for MCAS examinations with daily math quizzes and daily writing assignments. While Exploratory students do not need to wear a uniform while in shop, they must dress appropriately for the Cosmetology Shop setting.
GRADE 9 SHOP- COURSE# COSF-16 10 CREDITS
The Freshman class will study the History of Cosmetology and Safety in the Salon which includes infection control and sanitation. Students will practice shampooing, brushing, combing, parting and braiding the hair.
GRADE 10 SHOP- COURSE# CO2 20 CREDITS
Grade 10 Cosmetology students will study the following competencies: Wet Hairstyling: Shampooing, conditioning, temporary hair coloring, finger waving, roller sets, pin curl placement, braiding and comb outs; Blow Drying: Round brush styling, iron curling, comb-outs, wig and hairpiece styling; and Facials: Eyebrow shaping, waxing, manicuring, pedicuring and make-up application. Students will also practice all safety procedures, sterilization and sanitation precautions as shown by the instructor.
GRADE 10 RELATED - COURSE #CO2R 5 CREDITS
Grade 10 Cosmetology Related students will study the following competencies: Cosmetology / The History and Opportunities, Life Skills, Professional Image, Facials, Communication, Infection Control, Properties of Hair and Scalp, Hair Design Principles, Shampooing, Rinsing and Conditioning, Braiding, Wigs and Hairpieces, Histology of Skin, Hair Removal, Facials, Makeup, Nail Structure, Manicuring/ Pedicuring, Anatomy/ Physiology. Materials Required: Text book, work books, uniform and shop kit. Students must replace any materials missing from shop kits as needed.
GRADE 11 SHOP – COURSE #CO3 25 CREDITS
Grade 11 students will study the following competencies: Salon Management, Thermal Hair Styling, Roller Sets, Blow Drying, Haircutting, Permanent Waving, Waxing, Advanced Skin Care and Basic Hair Coloring. The students will practice all safety procedures, sterilization and sanitation precautions as shown by the instructor.
GRADE 11 RELATED – COURSE #CO3R 5 CREDITS
Grade 11 Cosmetology Related students will study the following in theory and practical: Salon Management, Nails/Diseases/Disorders, Thermal Hair Styling, Skin/Diseases/Disorders, Hair Styling, Removing Unwanted Hair, Haircutting, Electricity, Permanent Waving, Chemistry, Facials, Anatomy/Physiology, and Hair Coloring.
Materials Required: Text book, work books, uniform and shop kit. Students must replace any materials missing from shop kits as needed.
GRADE 12 SHOP – COURSE #CO4 25 CREDITS
Grade 12 Cosmetology students complete curriculum in preparation for the Massachusetts State Board Examination for their Operators’ License. Licensing comprises 50% of the third term grade. Successful licensing allows students opportunities to participate in the Cooperative Education Program (additional eligibility criteria apply). Senior Cosmetology students complete the following competencies: Salon Management/Senior Project; Chemical Hair Relaxing/ Reconstruction, Facials/ Skin Care/ Cosmetics, Hair Coloring/ Special Effects, Color Analysis, Sterilization/ Sanitation, Haircutting, Clinic/Salon Management, Electricity, Client Procedure / Conduct, Anatomy/Physiology, Salon Management, Chemistry, State Board Review/CD Review.
GRADE 12 RELATED – COURSE #CO4R 5 CREDITS
Grade 12 Cosmetology Related students prepare and present Senior Projects to a panel of professionals in the field and Northeast faculty. Grade 12 students will also work towards completion of text book and workbooks, study guides, and state board review books. Materials Required: Text book, work books, uniform and shop kit. Students must replace any materials missing from shop kits as needed.