2015-16 Catalog

Cosmetology

Certificate and Degree

http://www.sandburg.edu/academics/cosmetology

Carl Sandburg College offers a certificate program designed to prepare students to become licensed cosmetologists in Illinois. The program utilizes the teaching methods created by the international hair and beauty company, Pivot Point*. This unique system provides high quality education and services via coursebooks, DVDs and slides.

Cosmetologists provide many services to their clients such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair. They may advise clients on how to care for their hair, straighten or permanent wave hair, or lighten or darken hair color. Additionally, a growing number of salons offer specialized services. Nail technologists work exclusively on nails and provide manicures, pedicures, coloring, and nail extension to clients. Additionally, many careers are available in sales and marketing with the large companies that manufacture hair care products.

Working Conditions

Cosmetologists usually work in pleasant surroundings with good lighting and ventilation. Good health and stamina are important because these workers are on their feet most of the time. Most full-time workers put in a 40-hour week, but longer hours are common in this occupation, especially among self-employed workers. Work schedules may include weekends and evenings which are often the busiest times. Nearly half of all cosmetologists work part-time or have variable schedules.

Employment

Overall employment of cosmetologists is projected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job opportunities should be favorable, especially because numerous openings will arise from workers who transfer to other occupations, retire, or leave the labor force.

Accreditation /Licensure

Carl Sandburg College is accredited through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools–The Higher Learning Commission, 30 LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL. 60602-2504. The program is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and satisfies that agency's requirement of 1,500 hours of instruction or 50 credit hours. Persons who satisfactorily complete this curriculum are eligible to apply to take the cosmetology licensing examination required by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

*Pivot Point is a registered service mark and trademark owned by Pivot Point International, Inc.

Admission to the Program: Limited

First-Time Enrollees

  1. Complete an application for admission and, if desired, apply for financial aid.
  2. Send an official high school transcript or GED score report to the Admissions and Records Office.
  3. Complete the placement exam, COMPASS.
  4. Meet with an advisor/counselor to select classes and complete the registration process.

For Additional Program Information Contact the Welcome Center
welcomecenter@sandburg.edu
309.345.3500

Certificate

Fall Start

First Year
Fall SemesterSemester Hours
COS.101Introduction to Cosmetology Theory 5
COS.102Introduction to Cosmetology Lab 8
COS.103Preclinical Cosmetology 7
Spring Semester
COS.111Technical Aspects of Cosmetology Theory 5
COS.112Technical Aspects of Cosmetology Lab 8
COS.113Technical Aspects of Cosmetology Clinic 7
Summer Session
COS.161Concepts of Cosmetology Theory 3
COS.162Concepts of Cosmetology Lab 4
COS.163Concents of Cosmetology Clinic 3
 Total Program Hours: 50.0

Spring Start

First Year
Spring SemesterSemester Hours
COS.101Introduction to Cosmetology Theory 5
COS.102Introduction to Cosmetology Lab 8
COS.103Preclinical Cosmetology 7
Summer Session
COS.161Concepts of Cosmetology Theory 3
COS.162Concepts of Cosmetology Lab 4
COS.163Concents of Cosmetology Clinic 3
Fall Semester
COS.111Technical Aspects of Cosmetology Theory 5
COS.112Technical Aspects of Cosmetology Lab 8
COS.113Technical Aspects of Cosmetology Clinic 7
 Total Program Hours: 50.0

NOTE: Students enrolled in the Cosmetology program must complete all COS courses with a grade of "C" or better in order to register for subsequent courses. In order to be eligible to apply for the Illinois licensing examination, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete all Cosmetology courses with a "C" or better
  • Earn a "75%" or higher on both the theoretical and clinical portions of the Cosmetology program's final examination
  • Fulfill the 1,500-clock-hour attendance requirement

(Students who do not expect to complete their degree within five years should refer to the Graduation Requirements section in this catalog.)

Associate in Applied Science

First Year
Fall SemesterSemester Hours
COS.101Introduction to Cosmetology Theory 5
COS.102Introduction to Cosmetology Lab 8
COS.103Preclinical Cosmetology 7
Spring Semester
COS.111Technical Aspects of Cosmetology Theory 5
COS.112Technical Aspects of Cosmetology Lab 8
COS.113Technical Aspects of Cosmetology Clinic 7
Second Year
Fall Semester
COS.161Concepts of Cosmetology Theory 3
COS.162Concepts of Cosmetology Lab 4
COS.163Concents of Cosmetology Clinic 3
PSY.101 or SOC 101Introduction to Psychology (or Introduction to Sociology) 3
Spring Semester
CHM.100Concepts of Chemistry 3
ENG.101Freshman Composition 1 3
BOC.100Business Mathematics 3
SPE.110 or 120Interpersonal Communication (or Introduction to Public Speaking ) 3
BIO.111 or 205Anatomy & Physiology Fundamentals (or Human Biology) 4
 Total Program Hours: 69.0

Note:  Students enrolled in the Cosmetology program must complete all COS course with a grade of C or better in order to register for subsequent courses.  In order to be eligible to apply for the Illinois licensing examination, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete all Cosmetlogy courses with a C or better
  • Earn a 75% or higher on both the theoretical and clinical portions of the cosmetology program's final examination
  • Fulfill the 1,500 clock hour attendance requirement.

(Students who do not expect to complete their degree within five years should refer to the Graduation Requirements section in this catalog.)

Kirchgessner, Barbara K
instructor, cosmetology
coordinator of cosmetology

Ulm, Donald D
instructor, cosmetology

BIO.111 Anatomy & Physiology Fundamentals44

This is a one-semester, general survey course intended primarily for LPN and mortuary science students. The course includes a systems approach to anatomy and physiology and many additional topics such as nutrition, metabolism, and fluid-electrolyte and acid-base balance.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: A COMPASS Reading score of 83 or above, or RDG.096 with a grade of C or better
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS,AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

BIO.205 Human Biology324

This is a one-semester course in anatomy and physiology designed to meet the needs of students who need a laboratory science course for associate degree or baccalaureate programs. The course will be an integrated systems approach emphasizing principles of homeostasis. Laboratory work will include fetal pig dissection, as well as other appropriate activities. Successful completion of one year of high school Biology and one year of high school Chemistry no longer than five years prior to enrollment is strongly recommended.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. L1 904L
General Education -- Science Lab Science

BOC.100 Business Mathematics33

This course introduces students to basic mathematical functions as applied to the business world and to banking services. In addition, the process of calculating sales discounts and markup, interest, employee compensation, and sales discounts will be covered.
Offered: Fall
Prerequisites: A COMPASS test score of 47-99 for Pre-Algebra, or 45 for Algebra or completion of MAT.080 with a grade of C or better
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

CHM.100 Concepts of Chemistry223

This one-semester course is designed for individuals who have completed less than the equivalent of one year of chemistry. The fundamental concepts of general chemistry developed are appropriate for students interested in further study of chemistry as well as those students who have immediate needs for chemistry. Primary emphasis is placed upon matter, atomic structure, nuclear chemistry, periodicity, stoichiometry, and organic chemistry. A student may NOT count this course toward graduation at CSC if he/she has satisfactorily completed CHM.110 or an equivalent course prior to enrollment in CHM100.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: Take MAT.093 or MAT.083 or MAT.086 with a grade of C or better.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. P1 902L
General Education -- Science Lab Science

COS.101 Introduction to Cosmetology Theory55

This course is designed to provide an introduction to cosmetology which includes the areas of professional development, salon ecology, chemistry, salon business, electricity, trichology, design decisions, and hair sculpture. Admission to the Cosmetology program is required.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: A COMPASS Reading score of 83 or higher or RDG.096 with a grade of C or better, or or ACT Reading score of 20 or higher. COMPASS Writing score of 38 or higher or ENG.098 with a grade of C or better. A COMPASS Pre-algebra score of 47 or higher or MAT.090 with a grade of C or better, and a COMPASS Algebra score of 26 or higher or MAT.090 with a grade of C or better.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

COS.102 Introduction to Cosmetology Lab598

This course introduces the student to the basic cosmetology skills and design principles while primarily learning with peers and manikins. Admission to the Cosmetology program is required.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in COS.101
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

COS.103 Preclinical Cosmetology217

This course provides the student an opportunity to put into practice the principles learned in COS.101 and COS.102. Admission to the Cosmetology program is required.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in COS.101 and COS.102
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

COS.111 Technical Aspects of Cosmetology Theory55

This course focuses on cosmetology theory relating to hairstyling, wigs and hair addition, chemical texturizing, hair color, nails, and skin.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: COS.101
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

COS.112 Technical Aspects of Cosmetology Lab598

This course is designed to obtain proficiency and skills in cosmetology principles while working with peers and manikins.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: COS.102
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

COS.113 Technical Aspects of Cosmetology Clinic217

This course is a laboratory experience where the student has opportunity to put into practice principles learned in COS.111 and COS.112.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: COS.103
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

COS.161 Concepts of Cosmetology Theory33

This course is designed to cover cosmetology theory encompassing Illinois law, cells, anatomy, and physiology.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: COS.101 with a grade of C or better
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

COS.162 Concepts of Cosmetology Lab194

This course explores cosmetology skills and knowledge to include retail sales, long hair design, advanced men's & women's haircutting, advanced color techniques and client consultation.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: COS.112
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

COS.163 Concents of Cosmetology Clinic93

This course provides the student an opportunity to put into practice the principles learned in COS.161 and 162. Admission to the Cosmetology program is required.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: COS.113
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

ENG.101 Freshman Composition 133

This course is the first in a sequence of two freshman composition and rhetoric courses. It is designed for individuals planning to pursue a bachelor's degree as well as those who wish to develop proficiency in writing. Emphasis is on critical reading, organization, logical thought, paragraphing, sentence structure, grammar and punctuation. Also studied will be argumentation and inductive/deductive reasoning.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: Either placement according to the COMPASS score, or completion of ENG.098 with a C or better
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. C1 900
General Education -- Communications

PSY.101 Introduction to Psychology33

This course is designed to provide an understanding of a variety of topics within the field of psychology. It is not only designed for students planning on majoring in psychology, but for those who have an interest in the scientific basis of behavior, thought, and the physiological processes that underlie each.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: A COMPASS Reading score of 83 or above is required to enroll in this course, or RDG.096 with a grade of C or better or an ACT Reading score of 20 or higher.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. S6 900
General Education -- Social Science

SOC.101 Introduction to Sociology33

The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with the discipline of sociology as it applies to contemporary American society. This course provides an orientation to the student interested in social science or the helping professions. Among specific topics to be studied are: how the sociologist gathers information, the importance of culture and symbols, personality development, the changing structure of the family, social class and inequality, race and ethnicity, and deviant behavior.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate; AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. S7 900
General Education -- Social Science Human Relations

SPE.110 Interpersonal Communication33

This course attempts to develop an awareness of, and an insight into, the choices that are made by participation in face-to-face, non-public, human communication. The text and lectures are designed to create an understanding of theories and principles. Experiential exercises encourage the student to apply this understanding, and to use it in interpreting his/her own and other people's attempts at communication. Among the topics covered are the communication process, the self as a communicator, verbal and nonverbal language, cooperation and conflict, etc. This course is intended for persons planning to pursue a baccalaureate degree and those who desire to improve their verbal communication.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only Human Relations

SPE.120 Introduction to Public Speaking33

This is a performance course in public speaking. The principles of oral public communication will be presented through readings and lecture. The student will apply these principles in the speeches presented to the class. Emphasis will be placed on outlining and the discovery and organization of important ideas and the communication of those ideas to a specific audience. Written evaluation of speeches will be required to enhance critical communication skills. This course is intended for individuals who desire to complete a bachelor's degree and those who desire to develop competence in public speaking.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. C2 900
General Education -- Communications

The Cosmetology program is located in The Annex in downtown Galesburg.  This facility contains the faculty offices, general classroom space, student labs, and the clinic floor that operates as a full service salon.