The course of study for students enrolled in a cosmetician course shall consist of sixteen hundred (600) clock hours which include a minimum of 190 clock hours of technical instruction and practical operations covering all practices constituting the art of cosmetician. The minimum combined total clock hours of 600, include the technical instruction phase and opportunity for the student to acquire the necessary skills through practical applications developed under the supervision of the school’s instructors.
ESTHETICIAN COURSE EDUCATION GOALS
The cosmetician course of study is designed to prepare students for the state licensing examination and for profitable employment as a cosmetician specialist , product demonstrator or cosmetician.
ESTHETICIAN COURSE PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES
The licensed cosmetician will be prepared to seek profitable employment as a skin care specialist, skin care salon manager, salon owner, or product demonstrator. They will be versed in all areas of the skin care profession.
ESTHETICIAN COURSE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
When a student has completed the required theory hours and practical operations for a Cosmetician, with a GPA (Grade Point Average) of “C” (70%) or better, he/she is awarded a diploma certifying his/her graduation. Students are assisted in completing the necessary documents to file for the appropriate Bureau of Barbering and Cosmetology Examination.
ESTHETICIAN COURSE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS
A Cosmetician license will be granted by the State of California only after the student has successfully completed and graduated from the Cosmetician course as described above and passed the Cosmetician Bureau of Barbering and Cosmetology Examination with an overall average of 75%.
Technical instruction means instruction by demonstration, lecture, participation, or examination: Practical Operation means the actual performance by the student of a complete service on another person or on a mannequin. Such technical instruction and practical operations shall include:
ESTHETICIAN TECHNICAL SUBJECT
1.The Barbering and Cosmetology Act and the Board’s Rules and regulations
2. Chemistry pertaining to the practices of an esthetician.
(Shall include, but is not limited to, the following techniques and procedures: Training in chemicals and heath in establishments, material safety data sheets, Protect from hazardous chemicals and preventing chemical injuries, health and safety laws and agencies, ergonomics, and communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B.) Chemical composition and purpose of cosmetic and skin care preparation. Element chemical makeup, chemical skin peels, physical and chemical changes of matter. Electrical current, principles of operating electrical devices, and the various safety precautions used when operating electrical equipment.)
3. Bacteriology, anatomy, physiology, skin analysis and conditions. 15 (Shall include, but is not limited to the following issues: Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Bacteriology, skin analysis and conditions.
4. Disinfection and sanitation ((Shall include, but is not limited to, the following techniques and procedures: 10 40 Procedures to protect the health and safety of the consumer as well as the technician. Proper disinfection procedures. Disinfection shall be emphasized throughout the entire training period and must be performed before used of all instruments and equipments.)
5.Facials (Manual, Electrical, Chemicals)
(Shall include, but is not limited to, the following techniques and procedures: Manual Facial including cleansing, scientific manipulations, packs, and masks. Electrical Facial include the use of electrical modalities, dermal lights and electrical apparatus, for facials and skin care purposes: however, machines capable of producing an electrical current shall not be used to stimulate so as to contact, or for the purposed of contact, or for the purpose of contacting, the muscles of the body or face. Chemical Facials include chemical skin peels, packs, masks and scrubs. Training shall emphasize that only the non-living, uppermost layers of facial skin, known as the epidermis, may be performed in accordance with Section 992 regarding skin peeling.)
6. Eyebrow Beautification
(Shall include, but is not limited to, the following issues: Eyebrow and hair removal techniques, hair analysis, wax, tweezing, manual or electrical depilatories.)
(Shall include skin analysis, complete and corrective make-up, and the application of false eyelashes.)
8. Additional Training
(May include professional ethics, personal hygiene, good grooming, salesmanship, required keeping of student daily records, modeling, desk, reception, payroll deductions, how to seek and obtain employment, preparations of employment applications and salon management.)
All students shall have completed the specified minimum required hours and operations upon completion of the six hundred (600) hour course. Where warranted, not more than 30 hours may be utilized to correct individual student deficiencies. The minimum combined total clock hours of 600, include the technical instruction phases and opportunity for the student to acquire the necessary skills through practical methods developed under the supervision of the school's instructors.