GCC 2018-19 Catalog - Page 103



completion of each subject. Students will also be examined through hands-on
demonstrations at the completion of the course.
The primary content of this course is directly related to the Cosmetology
occupational program.
Prerequisite:
None
COS 102 COSMETOLOGY THEORY I
7 (12.5-0)
This course is an in-depth theoretical approach to the various subjects an entrylevel student will need to use as a building block for further learning. Professional
development, sanitation, anatomy, electricity, chemistry, trichology, study of nails
and skin are essential to promote a productive, creative student. Students will be
able to relate and recognize the diverse learning and communication styles of
each other and guests that enter the salon. Along with interactive lecture,
numerous videos are used to create the connection between the text and the
students own understanding. Students will be assessed at the completion of each
subject through written exams. Students will also be assessed at the completion
of the course with a cumulative exam.
The primary content of this course is directly related to the Cosmetology
occupational program.
Prerequisite:
None
COS 103 COSMETOLOGY LAB II
11 (0-22.5)
This course will continue with hands on practice in subject matter from COS 101
and COS 102. Lab practice to improve all professional skills and efficiency of
services. Customer consultation and communication skills are to be improved
and used on a daily basis. Students will expand upon their knowledge of diversity
in hair textures and research hair types of all ethnicities when applying their
knowledge of chemical relaxers. Students will apply their knowledge of makeup,
creative color techniques, thermal styling, men’s hair sculpting and acrylics to
models and salon clientele. Instructor demonstrations and video presentations
followed by supervised actual or mock practice sessions where students will be
verbally assessed. Students will also be assessed through hands-on
demonstrations at the completion of the course.
The primary content of this course is directly related to the Cosmetology
occupational program.
Prerequisite:
COS 101 & COS 102 (Lab I and Theory I)
COS 104 COSMETOLOGY THEORY II
7 (12.5-0)
This course encompasses the study of communication skills in relation to the
cosmetology field, advanced skin theory in relation to makeup applications,
including matching skin tones and colors of all ethnicities with cosmetics.
Students will learn in-depth systematic approach to men’s haircutting by the use
of different tools such as shears, razor and clippers. A professional approach to
salesmanship and the retail industry will expand student’s understanding of
clientele’s spending habits. Students will discover chemical services such as
chemical relaxing in relation to all ethnicities and hair types, highlighting,
lowlighting and other creative color techniques. An intensive workshop of
completed long hair designs will be included in this course. Students will enhance
nails with the use of acrylic product to create artificial nails. Students will be
assessed at the completion of each subject, as well as a written cumulative exam
at the completion of the course.
The primary content of this course is directly related to the Cosmetology
occupational program.
Prerequisite:
COS 101 & COS 102 (Lab I and Theory I)
COS 105 COSMETOLOGY LAB III
11 (0-22.5)
This course involves the hands on practice of the subjects previously learned
from COS 101, and COS 103. The lab portion enables the student to practice all
skills, focusing on efficiency of skills and communication skills. Students will
understand and apply state and local laws and understand how they affect the
salon industry. Students expand upon their knowledge of all hair types and
ethnicities in the application of soft curl blow outs, pressing and marcelling.
Students will gain greater understanding of color correction. Students will see the
daily operation of a salon through the lens of salon management and understand
the importance of the business structure. Live demonstrations and video
presentations are followed by actual or mock practice sessions. Students will be
assessed verbally and through hands-on examinations at the completion of each
subject, as well as at the completion of the course.
The primary content of this course is directly related to the Cosmetology
occupational program.
Prerequisite: COS 101, 102, 103, 104 (Lab I and Lab
II, Theory I and Theory II)
COS 106 COSMETOLOGY THEORY III
7 (12.5-0)
This course encompasses the theory of advanced lab practices. This course
includes an in-depth study of color correction, marcel curling, pressing, wiggery,
salon management and State Laws and Rules. Students will study the State of
Michigan Laws and Rules and understand the relationship the state, salon and
school have. Students will further understand the diverse hair textures through
soft curl blowouts and the styling methods using the pressing and marcel method.
Sensitivity in communication will be discussed during Wiggery Theory in the
tactful approach to hair loss and balding. Students will complete a cover letter
and resume, effectively communicating their strengths, work history and abilities.
Students will also study the seasonal color concepts and differentiate skin tones,
colors and the appropriate hair colors, makeup choices to be used for each
person. Live demonstrations and videos are presented prior to lab assignments.
Students will be assessed at the completion of each subject and a cumulative
exam at the completion of the course.
The primary content of this course is directly related to the Cosmetology
occupational program.
Prerequisite:
COS 101, 102, 103, and 104 (Lab I and Lab II, Theory I
and Theory II)
COS 107-111 COSMETOLOGY LABORATORY
A series of laboratory courses providing Cosmetology students with additional
laboratory hours. These courses are designed for students who need to complete
the Minimal Practical Applications or additional laboratory hours, which are
required for graduation or specialized certification. These courses primarily
serve as makeup sessions and are offered at designated times of the year.
The primary content of this course is directly related to the Cosmetology
occupational program.
Prerequisite:
Course Number
COS 107
COS 108
COS 109
COS 110
COS 111
Consent of Instructor
Credits Total Contact Hours
1
35
2
70
3
105
4
148
5
175
COS 114 MANICURING LAB
7 (0-22.5)
This course is a 400 hour course with 265 hours of practical training. Step-bystep manicuring, pedicuring, and artificial nail procedure is taught and performed
on clients in the lab/student salon. How to arrange equipment and materials
in the lab/student salon is learned on a manicuring table. Safety and sanitation
will be focused on to prevent the spread of disease.
The primary content of this course is directly related to the Cosmetology
occupational program.
Prerequisite:
Corequisite:
None
COS 115
COS 115 MANICURING THEORY
3 (12.5-0)
This course provides approximately 135 theory hours. Michigan laws and rules
concerning manicurists are studied, as well as salon management, hygiene and
occupational safety. A study of the nail composition, its shapes, diseases and
disorders is learned. Chemistry is defined in all manicuring, pedicuring, and
artificial nail procedure.
The primary content of this course is directly related to the Cosmetology
occupational program.
Prerequisite:
Corequisite:
None
COS 114
COS 116 COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING LAB
7 (0-22.5)
This is a 350 hour course that provides licensed cosmetologists with first-hand
experience on instructing cosmetology students in the classroom and in the
lab/student salon. How and when to demonstrate techniques, lecturing, use of
visual aids and conducting student workshops. The teacher trainee will assist
students in student salon by checking all services performed by students,
greeting clients, formulating chemicals for hair color, perm waiving, etc. guiding
students at reception desk, and analyzing student sanitation.
The primary content of this course is directly related to the Cosmetology
occupational program.
Prerequisite:
Corequisite:
None
COS 117
COS 117 COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING
6 (0-22.5)
This course provides approximately 150 theory hours. School rules, teacher’s
training books, equipment and uniform will be introduced. The training program
consists of curriculum planning, developing lesson plans and course outlining.
Teaching techniques include instructional methods, demonstrations, discussions,
and visual aids. Teaching aides, such as film/video/DVD, pictures, chalkboard,
models/mannequins, textbook/workbook, computer, and 3-D analysis are used.
How to design tests and evaluate a student’s performance is taught. State of
Michigan laws and regulations are defined..
The primary content of this course is directly related to the Cosmetology
occupational program.
Prerequisite:
Corequisite:
None
COS 116
COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(CIT)
CIT 161 MICROSOFT OFFICE ESSENTIALS
4 (3-3)
This course provides the student with a solid understanding and working ability
with computers and Microsoft Office. Basic and intermediate topics covered
include Word, Excel, Access and basic computer operations. Students will obtain
skills in all topic areas through hands-on examples and computer laboratory
assignments.
The primary content of this course is directly related to a Computer Technology
occupational program.
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