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Cosmetology (COS)

COS 107  (14 credit hours)  
Student Teaching I  

Introduces teaching methods used in training cosmetology, esthetics, and nail technology students. Demonstrates teaching methods of theory, media use, and testing methods. Develops and applies the methods used to teach the practical application of skills. Demonstrates the Kentucky Board of Cosmetology rules and regulations. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours). Laboratory: 11 credits (330 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
COS 108  (6 credit hours)  
Cosmetology I Theory  

Identifies attitudes and behaviors for successful Cosmetology practice. Describes Kentucky Statutes and regulations, safety, bacteriology, sanitation, infection control, basic first aid, structure of the hair and nails and disorders of the scalp and nails as related to hairstyling, shaping, manicures and pedicures. Lecture: 6 credit hours (90 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: High school diploma or equivalent.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
COS 109  (6 credit hours)  
Cosmetology I Practical Application  

Demonstrates basic hair, nail and skin care services utilizing safety precautions, sanitation and infection control procedures. Laboratory: 6 credit hours (270 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: High school diploma or equivalent.
Co-requisite: COS 108.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
COS 114  (14 credit hours)  
Cosmetology I, 6-1  

This course is designed to cultivate proper attitude and behavior patterns needed to create a successful Cosmetologist. Kentucky Statutes and regulations, safety, bacteriology, sanitation, infection control, first aid treatment, structure and disorders of the nail are studied. An introduction to the basic fundamentals of hair, skin and nail care, hair styling and shaping, manicures and pedicures, chemical and thermal services, and wigs. The student in developing manipulative skills and practicing procedures utilizes mannequins and classmates. After 300 hours student begin to apply procedures on clients under the direct supervision of the instructor. Lecture: 14 credits (450 contact hours).

Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
COS 116  (14 credit hours)  
Cosmetology II, 6-2  

A study of basic chemistry with emphasis placed on the physical and chemical properties of cosmetic materials. Electricity and light therapy are discussed and an in-depth study of anatomical structures affected by cosmetological services including disorders of the skin, scalp, hair, and nails. The instructor gives the students progressively more difficult assignments with close supervision. Lecture: 14 credits (450 contact hours).

Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
COS 117  (14 credit hours)  
Student Teaching II  

Expands teaching methods used in training cosmetology, esthetics, and nail technology students. Demonstrates advanced teaching methods of theory, media use, and testing methods. Develops and applies the methods used to teach the practical application of skills. Provides preparatory work to prepare the apprentice instructor for the Kentucky Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists instructor examination. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours). Laboratory: 11 credits (330 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: COS 107.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
COS 118  (5 credit hours)  
Cosmetology II Theory  

Examines chemistry with emphasis placed on the physical and chemical properties of cosmetic materials, chemical application techniques to hair (natural and artificial). The study of anatomical structures affected by cosmetology services including disorders of the skin, scalp, hair, and nails. Lecture: 5 credit hours (75 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of COS 114 or COS 108 & COS 109.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
COS 119  (7 credit hours)  
Cosmetology II Practical Application  

Apply the chemical application techniques to skin, hair (natural and artificial) and nails. Laboratory: 7 credit hours (315 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Successful completion COS 114 or COS 108 & COS 109.
Co-requisite: COS 118.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
COS 135  (1-8 credit hours)  
Individual Requirements I  

Provides additional lecture/laboratory time to meet licensure requirements of 1800 clock hours. Lecture: 1.0 - 8.0 credit hours (15 -120 contact hours). Laboratory: 1.0 - 8.0 credit hours (30 - 240 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Consent of Instructor.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
COS 136  (13 credit hours)  
Esthetics I  

Covers the history of esthetics, today's career opportunities, and professional image. Includes Kentucky Statutes and Regulations, analysis of skin types for facial products, massage techniques, and hair removal. Provides guidelines that prevent the contamination of products, implements, and equipment for the prevention of disease. Includes the study of structure, composition, and function of the skin. Lecture: 7 credits (105 contact hours). Laboratory: 6 credits (270 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
COS 137  (17 credit hours)  
Salon Assistant  

Provides knowledge and the techniques of all blow-drying services include any of the following services performed on an individual's hair: Arranging, cleaning, curling dressing, blow drying and performing any other similar procedures. Lecture: 12 hours (180 contact hours). Laboratory: 5 credit hours (300 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
COS 138  (8 credit hours)  
Salon Assistant I  

Provides knowledge and the techniques of all blow-drying services include any of the following services performed on an individual's hair: Arranging, cleaning, curling dressing, blow drying and performing any other similar procedures. Lecture: 6 credits (90 contact hours). Laboratory: 2 credits (120 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
COS 139  (9 credit hours)  
Salon Assistant II  

Provides knowledge and the techniques of all blow-drying services include any of the following services performed on an individual's hair: Arranging, cleaning, curling dressing, blow drying and performing any other similar procedures. Lecture: 6 credits (90 contact hours). Laboratory: 3 credits (180 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
COS 146  (13 credit hours)  
Esthetics II  

Covers organic/inorganic chemistry and cosmetic ingredients. Focuses on facial enhancements through the use of make-up artistry and application including hair removal procedures and applications. Includes the study of skin conditions, disorders and diseases, and those treatable by the esthetician. Explains treatments related to skin and skin disorders. Covers procedures for business and management, the practice of esthetic setup, disinfection, application techniques, advanced esthetics which include peels, deep pore cleansing, clinical skin care, aroma therapy, and spa/body treatments. Includes Kentucky Board of Cosmetology statutes and regulations. Provides for the study of the functions and benefits of electrotherapy including pre- and post-operative care for physician treatments and the application of various cosmeceutical products. Lecture: 7 credits (105 contact hours). Laboratory: 6 credits (270 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: COS 136 or Instructor permission.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
COS 147  (16 credit hours)  
Nail Technology  

Provides knowledge of the art and science of nail technology. Applying the rules and regulations of the Kentucky Board of Cosmetology as it should be used in the salon. Introduces bacteriology and infection control through the practice of disinfection procedures. Teaches the study of the cells, and structure of the hand and arm. Recognizes the structure of the nail and their diseases and disorders. Demonstrates the study of beauty salon management including the practice of interacting with clients, co-workers, and supervisors. (Students practice on classmates and progress to work on clients.) Lecture: 8 credits (120 contact hours). Laboratory: 8 credits (360 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
COS 170  (17 credit hours)  
Accelerated Student Teaching  

Introduces and expands teaching methods used in training cosmetology, esthetics, and nail technology students. Demonstrates teaching methods of theory, media use, and testing methods. Develops and applies the methods used to teach the practical application of skills. Demonstrates the Kentucky Board of Cosmetology rules and regulations. Provides preparatory work to prepare the apprentice instructor for the Kentucky Board of Cosmetology instructor's examination. Lecture: 8 credits (120 contact hours). Laboratory: 4 credits (180 contact hours). Practicum: 5 credits (450 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Cosmetologist's license, one year work experience, and Apprentice Cosmetologists' Instructor's License.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture, PCM: Practicum
COS 216  (20 credit hours)  
Teaching I  

Introduces teaching methods used in training cosmetology, esthetics, and nail technology students. Demonstrates teaching methods of theory, media use, and testing methods. Develops and applies the methods used to teach the practical application of skills. Lecture: 6.0 credits (90 contact hours). Lab: 14.0 credits (420 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Cosmetologist's License, one year work experience, and Apprentice Cosmetologists Instructor's License.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
COS 217  (20 credit hours)  
Teaching II  

Expands teaching methods used in training cosmetology, esthetics, and nail technology students. Demonstrates advanced teaching methods of theory, media use, and testing methods. Develops and applies methods used to teach the practical application of skills. Provides preparatory work to prepare the apprentice instructor for the Kentucky Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologist's instructor examination. Lecture: 6.0 credits (90 contact hours). Lab: 14.0 contacts (420 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: COS 216.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
COS 218  (14 credit hours)  
Cosmetology III, 6-3  

Provides knowledge of the structure and function of the human body, including the interaction of all the body systems in maintaining homeostasis. All phases of beauty salon management are studied, including interacting with clients, co-workers and supervisors. Laboratory experience is advanced with performance expectations set at a higher level. Lecture/Laboratory: 14 credits (450 contact hours).

Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
COS 220  (12 credit hours)  
Cosmetology IV, 6-4  

This course is designed for a total review of the cosmetology curriculum. A comprehensive written and practical exam is given in preparation for the State Board Licensure exam. Students implement their own judgement of procedures and solutions to be used on clients with supervision. Lecture/Laboratory: 14 credits (450 contact hours).

Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
COS 222  (6 credit hours)  
Cosmetology Review  

Designed as a total review of the Cosmetology curriculum. A comprehensive written and practical exam is given in preparation for the State Board Licensure exam. Students implement their own judgment of procedures and solutions to be used on clients with supervision. Lecture: 4 credit hours (60 contact hours) Lab: 2 credit hours (90 contact hours)

Pre-requisite: COS 114, 116, 218 or consent of instructor.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
COS 228  (5 credit hours)  
Cosmetology III Theory  

Provides knowledge of the structure and function of the human body, including all the body systems. A concept of artificial hair, hair enhancements, braiding and extensions, electricity and light therapy and business skills are studied. Lecture: 5 credit hours (75 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of COS 116 or COS 118 & COS 119.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
COS 229  (7 credit hours)  
Cosmetology III Practical Application  

Illustrate laboratory experiences with advanced performance expectations, including interacting with clients, co-workers and supervisors. The application of general anatomy is applied in laboratory settings and the techniques of all areas relating to salon business skills. Laboratory: 7 contact hours (315 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of COS 116 or COS 118 & COS 119.
Co-requisite: COS 228.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
COS 235  (1-8 credit hours)  
Individual Requirements II  

Provides additional lecture/laboratory time to meet licensure requirements of 1800 clock hours. Lecture/Lab: 1.0 - 8.0 credit hours (15 - 120 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Consent of Instructor.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
COS 238  (6 credit hours)  
Cosmetology IV Theory  

Recall the comprehensive written exam in preparation for the Kentucky Board Licensure exam. Lecture: 6 credit hours (90 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of COS 218 or COS 228 & COS 229.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
COS 239  (6 credit hours)  
Cosmetology IV Practical Application  

Demonstrate the comprehensive practical exam in preparation for Kentucky Board Licensure exam. Laboratory: 6 credit hour (270 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of COS 218 or COS 228 & COS 229.
Co-requisite: COS 238.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
COS 1141  (3 credit hours)  
Introduction to Cosmetology  

An introduction to professionalism and communication. Topics include Kentucky Statutes and Regulations, safety and decontamination. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours); Laboratory: 2 credits (90 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
COS 1142  (3 credit hours)  
Basics of Cosmetology  

Provides fundamental principles and skills of manicures, pedicures, facials, and scalp and hair care. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours); Laboratory: 2 credits (90 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
COS 1143  (3 credit hours)  
Principles of Hair Design  

Provides design elements and principles of hairstyling. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours); Laboratory: 2 credits (90 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
COS 1144  (1 credit hours)  
Cosmetology Skills A  

Focus on developing design elements of hair. Laboratory: 1 credit (45 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory
COS 1145  (1 credit hours)  
Hair Structure, Disorders and Diseases  

Focuses on the structure, diseases, and disorders of hair. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
COS 1146  (1 credit hours)  
Cosmetology Skills B  

Provides basic principles of hair design and safety. Laboratory: 1 credit (45 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory
COS 1147  (1 credit hours)  
Nail Structure: Diseases and Disorders  

Focuses on nail structure, diseases and disorders. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
COS 1148  (1 credit hours)  
Skin: Structure, Disorders and Diseases  

Focuses on skin structure, diseases and disorders. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
COS 1161  (3 credit hours)  
Introduction to Cosmetic Chemistry  

Basic study of cosmetic chemistry. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours); Laboratory: 2 credits (90 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
COS 1162  (3 credit hours)  
Chemical Services  

Basic chemical services. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours); Laboratory: 2 credits (90 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
COS 1163  (3 credit hours)  
Massage Techniques  

Study of massage techniques. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours); Laboratory: 2 credits (90 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
COS 1164  (1 credit hours)  
Cosmetic Techniques Lab  

Provides an opportunity to apply chemical services. Focuses on perms, color application and straightening of hair. Laboratory: 1 credit (45 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory
COS 1165  (1 credit hours)  
Electricity & Light Therapy for Cosmetology  

Study of electricity and light therapy. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
COS 1166  (1 credit hours)  
Intermediate Hair Design Lab  

Continues the application of hair design theory and skills. Laboratory: 1 credit (45 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory
COS 1167  (1 credit hours)  
Facials  

Theory of facials. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
COS 1168  (1 credit hours)  
Makeup and Hair Removal  

Provides the theoretical base for application of makeup. Hair removal principles and techniques. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
COS 2181  (3 credit hours)  
Anatomy for Cosmetology I  

Study of the structures and functions of the human body. Application of these studies in cosmetology services. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours); Laboratory: 2 credits (90 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
COS 2182  (3 credit hours)  
Anatomy for Cosmetology II  

Study of the interaction of all body systems and the maintenance of homeostasis. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours); Laboratory: 2 credits (90 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
COS 2183  (3 credit hours)  
Salon Management  

The study and application of all phases of salon management. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours); Laboratory: 2 credits (90 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
COS 2184  (1 credit hours)  
Intermediate Chemical Services Lab  

The study of the interaction of all the body systems in maintaining homeostasis. Application of these studies in cosmetology services. Laboratory: 1 credit (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: ((COS 1161 and COS 1162 and COS 1163 and COS 1164 and COS 1165 and COS 1166 and COS 1167 and COS 1168) or COS 116 with a grade of C or greater).
Components: LAB: Laboratory
COS 2185  (1 credit hours)  
Hair Enhancements  

Study of artificial hair. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
COS 2186  (1 credit hours)  
Client Services Lab  

Provides the student with the opportunity to demonstrate client services. Emphasis is on communication and positive public relation techniques. Laboratory: 1 credit (45 contact hours).

Components: LAB: Laboratory
COS 2187  (1 credit hours)  
Intermediate Hair Shaping  

Hair shaping techniques for the intermediate practitioner. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
COS 2188  (1 credit hours)  
Cosmetology Trends and Issues  

Trends and issues of cosmetology are covered. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture