2016-17 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

For Graduation Requirements:

For the graduate requirements see the graduation policies and procedures page for detail.

Certificate

Fall Start

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterSemester Hours
COS.101 Introduction to Cosmetology Theory 5
COS.102 Introduction to Cosmetology Lab 8
COS.103 Preclinical Cosmetology 7
Spring Semester
COS.111 Technical Aspects of Cosmetology Theory 5
COS.112 Technical Aspects of Cosmetology Lab 8
COS.113 Technical Aspects of Cosmetology Clinic 7
Summer Session
COS.161 Concepts of Cosmetology Theory 3
COS.162 Concepts of Cosmetology Lab 4
COS.163 Concents of Cosmetology Clinic 3
 Total Semester Hours50

Spring Start

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Spring SemesterSemester Hours
COS.101 Introduction to Cosmetology Theory 5
COS.102 Introduction to Cosmetology Lab 8
COS.103 Preclinical Cosmetology 7
Summer Session
COS.161 Concepts of Cosmetology Theory 3
COS.162 Concepts of Cosmetology Lab 4
COS.163 Concents of Cosmetology Clinic 3
Fall Semester
COS.111 Technical Aspects of Cosmetology Theory 5
COS.112 Technical Aspects of Cosmetology Lab 8
COS.113 Technical Aspects of Cosmetology Clinic 7
 Total Semester Hours50

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

Associate in Applied Science

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterSemester Hours
COS.101 Introduction to Cosmetology Theory 5
COS.102 Introduction to Cosmetology Lab 8
COS.103 Preclinical Cosmetology 7
Spring Semester
COS.111 Technical Aspects of Cosmetology Theory 5
COS.112 Technical Aspects of Cosmetology Lab 8
COS.113 Technical Aspects of Cosmetology Clinic 7
Second Year
Fall Semester
COS.161 Concepts of Cosmetology Theory 3
COS.162 Concepts of Cosmetology Lab 4
COS.163 Concents of Cosmetology Clinic 3
PSY.101
Introduction to Psychology
or Introduction to Sociology
3
Spring Semester
CHM.100 Concepts of Chemistry 3
ENG.101 Freshman Composition 1 3
BOC.100 Business Mathematics 3
SPE.110
Interpersonal Communication
or Introduction to Public Speaking
3
BIO.111
Anatomy Physiology Fundamentals
or Human Biology
4
 Total Semester Hours69

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

Higgins, Diana D
associate dean, career technical health education

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.