2014-15 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 3
Spring Semester
CHM.100Concepts of Chemistry 3
ENG.101Freshman Composition 1 3
BOC.100Business Mathematics 3
SPE.110 or SPE.120Interpersonal Communication 3
BIO.111 or BIO.205Anatomy & Physiology Fundamentals 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.)

Hr/Wk
Lect/
Disc
Hr/Wk
Clin
Lab
Sem
Cr
Hr

Courses

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.121 Cosmetology Theory1.512

This course is designed to provide an introduction to cosmetology which includes the areas of professional development, salon ecology, chemistry, salon business.
Offered: As Needed
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

COS.122 Cosmetology Lab7.52.5

This course introduces the part-time and vocational-tech student to basic cosmetology skills and design principles.
Offered: As Needed
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

COS.123 Cosmetology Lab103.5

This course provides the student an opportunity to put into practice the principles learned in COS.121 and 122.
Offered: As Needed
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

COS.131 Cosmetology Theory1.512

This course is designed to provide an introduction to cosmetology which includes are areas of electricity, trichology, design decisions, and hair sculpture.
Offered: As Needed
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

COS.132 Cosmetology Lab7.52.5

This course introduces the opportunity for part-time and vo-tech students to put into practice the principles learned in COS.131.
Offered: As Needed
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

COS.133 Cosmetology Lab103.5

This course provides the student an opportunity to put into practice the principles learned in COS.131 and 132.
Offered: As Needed
Prerequisites: COS.123
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

COS.141 Cosmetology Theory1.512

This course focuses on cosmetology theory relating to hairstyling, wigs and hair additions, chemical texturizing, and chemical restructurizing.
Offered: As Needed
Prerequisites: COS.131
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

COS.142 Cosmetology Lab7.52.5

This course is the third in a sequence of cosmetology labs. It is designed to obtain proficiency and skill in cosmetology principles.
Offered: As Needed
Prerequisites: COS.132
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

COS.143 Cosmetology Lab103.5

This course provides the student an opportunity to put into practice the principles learned in COS141.
Offered: As Needed
Prerequisites: COS.121
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

COS.151 Cosmetology Theory1.512

This course is designed to cover cosmetology theory relating to chemistry as applied to cosmetology, artificial hair, salon management, electricity and light therapy, and removing superfluous hair.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: COS.121
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

COS.152 Cosmetology Lab7.52.5

This course is the fourth in a sequence of cosmetology labs. It is designed to obtain proficiency and skill in cosmetology principles.
Offered: As Needed
Prerequisites: COS.142
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

COS.153 Cosmetology Lab103.5

This course provides the student an opportunity to put into practice the principles learned in COS.151 and 152.
Offered: As Needed
Prerequisites: COS.121
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

COS.201 Student Teaching Fundamentals366

This course is structured to provide student teachers with the knowledge of how to prepare and organize subject matter to be presented on a unit-by-unit basis. The student teacher should become familiar with lecturing, demonstrating, testing, and giving assignments both in theory and practical application. This course may only be taken with consent of the instructor.
Offered: As Needed
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

COS.202 Supervised Teaching163

This course is structured to give the student teacher the opportunity to present theory and practical demonstrations to cosmetology students in the basic cosmetology curriculum. The student teacher will need to recognize potential problems and make changes in the presentation to help the students. This course may only be taken with instructor consent.
Offered: As Needed
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

COS.203 Business Procedures212.5

In this course, the student will become familiar with business methods which include inventory, record keeping, interviewing, supplies and The Illinois Barber, Cosmetology & Esthetics Act of 1985 and 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1175. This course may only be taken with instructor consent.
Offered: As Needed
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

COS.204 Educational Psychology - Cos Teachers33

This course will include topics in the educational objectives, student characteristics and development, the learning process and an evaluation of learning which relates to teaching Cosmetology. This course may only be taken with instructor consent.
Offered: As Needed
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

COS.205 Teaching Methods-Cos Teacher365

This course examines the different methods of teaching and learning as they apply to education in the area of Cosmetology. The individual will study lesson planning and design, lesson delivery, assessment of learning performance, classroom management, student motivation and classroom climate. This course may only be taken with instructor consent.
Offered: As Needed
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

Kirchgessner, Barbara K
instructor, cosmetology
coordinator of cosmetology

Ulm, Donald D
instructor, cosmetology