The Cosmetology Technical Diploma is a 38 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

WOMEN'S HAIRCUTTING (31502100)

3.00

Examine areas of the head and how to design haircuts and styles on different head shapes. Understand haircutting essentials that include form and techniques will help the student to develop a plan to execute the desired haircut. Student will perform solid form, increased layer, diagonal forward, and uniform haircuts.

MEN'S HAIRCUTTING (31502101)

3.00

Perform men's haircuts that include clipper cutting, shear over comb and finishing techniques such as point cutting, texturizing and blending. Consultation and special grooming techniques such as men’s facial waxing, and grooming of eyebrows will also be practiced. Safety and infection control will be practiced throughout the course.

CHEMICAL SERVICES 1 (31502102)

2.00

Examine the structure of hair and the basics of chemistry in the cosmetology field. Examine the chemicals used and the effects they have to the hair during hair coloring and permanent wave applications. Safety and infection with these types of chemical services. Explore Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and their segments.

SALON PRINCIPLES AND SERVICES (31502104)

3.00

Examine how personality, teamwork and ethics contribute to both personal and professional success within the cosmetology industry. Performance of services will include aspects of a salon experience from greeting a guest to completion of the service. Application of safety and infection control within the salon environment.

ELEMENTS IN HAIR DESIGN (31502106)

2.00

Develop skills in wet hairstyling to include: finger waves, pin curls, and roller sets. Develop dry hairstyling skills. Apply techniques and implement safety in thermal hairstyling skills to include: thermal curling and thermal straightening. Explore special occasion styling techniques and the implements used.

HAIR COLOR FUNDAMENTALS (31502115)

1.00

Examine the color wheel and the theory behind the "Law of Color". Identify the differences between temporary, semi or demi-permanent colors, and permanent colors. Apply a retouch and virgin applications of hair color.

SALON SAFETY AND SANITATION (31502117)

1.00

Examine how microorganisms relate to the salon environment. Explore the different levels of infection control in the salon. Apply skilled learning in a salon environment. Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Codes relating to safety and sanitation in the salon will be covered.

SALON ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (31502118)

1.00

Examine the structure of cells and and systems of the human body. Identify hair and scalp disorders, diseases and conditions. Explore related anatomy to the cosmetology field such as bone and muscle structures. Apply learned skills in a salon environment.

NAIL TECHNOLOGY (31502103)

2.00

Examine the structure, growth, diseases, disorders and conditions of the nail. Infection control procedures will be examined and practiced to protect the client and practitioner. Anatomy of the hand, arm, foot and leg will be examined to effectively apply massage techniques relating to nail services. Demonstrate manicure and pedicure services to include polish application, nail art and nail enhancements.

CHEMICAL SERVICES 2 (31502107)

2.00

Students will integrate and expand into chemical relaxing and curl reformation services. Compare the types of chemicals used and client safety. Investigate the client consultation for a chemical relaxing or curl reformation service to: determine the best products and avoid chemical reactions. Apply application techniques.

SALON SERVICES AND IMPLEMENTATION (31502108)

3.00

Under the supervision of an instructor, students will provide services to Studio Max guests. Students will complete the following services in a salon setting: manicuring, pedicuring, cutting, styling, scalp treatments, and hair coloring. Competencies will include determining how a front desk is run, along with the importance of inventory control and record keeping.

PROFICIENT SALON SERVICES (31502109)

3.00

Provide services to guests at Studio Max, under supervision of an instructor. A full menu of services will be provided. Analyze time management on service timing and manage efficient salon flow.

BASIC ESTHETICS (31502110)

2.00

Identify anatomy and terminology related to skincare, products and treatments. Facial services to include: application of cleanser, toner, masque and moisturizer. Massage techniques will be exercised and applied throughout this course. Explore makeup application and facial waxing. Demonstrate safety and infection control procedures for facial and skin care services. Explore advanced skin care procedures such as microdermabrasion, electrology, laser hair removal, facial peels, and dermal esthetics.

COSMETOLOGY LAWS (31502114)

2.00

Explore barber/cosmetology state statutes and rules in order to safely perform services in the industry. Discuss the information within the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services statutes relating to the practice of barbering and cosmetology. Assess how to incorporate the statues in a salon setting.

PROGRESSION IN HAIR COLOR (31502116)

2.00

Explore and apply highlights and lowlights. Examine and apply advanced color placement techniques to include balayage, ombre and trend colors. Formulate color and create color plans using advanced skill techniques

MASTERY SALON SERVICES (31502112)

3.00

Integrate the theory, practice and reflection of coursework. Provide services to guests in Studio Max Salon. Students will perform services under the supervision of an instructor. Evaluate time management on service time to reflect industry readiness and manage salon flow efficiently.

SALON OPERATIONS (31502113)

2.00

Explore different types of salons available for future employment. Develop a portfolio including a resume, cover letter, and other pictures to use when seeking employment. Examine the aspects of successful salon ownership and management. Create and build a salon outline. Complete job shadowing in a community-based salon while under the supervision of a licensed cosmetologist.

BOARD PREP (31502119)

1.00

Examine and review all state board required procedures and theoretical-based material. Prepare for state boards with multiple theory based exams and practice for practical procedures. Conclude the course with a practical and written assessment of all state board subjects. Prepare and submit materials for state board exams.