program is an Apprenticeship program offering 48 (plus) credits towards
graduation and the potential to complete the First Period of an Apprenticeship
in Hairstyling. After graduating, students can complete the Alberta Provincial
Exams (practical and theory) and begin accumulating work experience hours in a
salon. Once students have passed the exams (minimum grade of 70%) and have all
their hours, they can apply for their Journeyman License in Hairstyling. If
students choose, they may complete an additional Red Seal theory exam in order
to receive a Red Seal License in Hairstyling. The Red Seal License is an interprovincial license that allows students to work in any province in
Wave, curl, and style hair using a
variety of equipment, tools, and techniques! This 6 credit exploratory course
introduces students to the basics of hairstyling and hair design. Students
develop an increased appreciation for personal grooming and the knowledge and
skills required to maintain personal health and safety. Students will learn to
analyze the condition of the hair and scalp and how to use products and tools
safely and effectively. They will also identify the basic structures and
functions of nails and perform basic manicures. Students must complete all
courses in Introductory Cosmetology 10 in order to advance to Intermediate
Cosmetology. Introductory Cosmetology course
Intermediate & Advanced Cosmetology
Students will expand on their
knowledge gained in Introductory Cosmetology and will acquire new skills in
haircutting, colouring, lightening, chemical texturizing and customer service.
purchase their own personal cutting mannequins (as part of the course fee).
Additionally, students have the option to build their own customized
professional hairstyling kits which could include various tools and equipment
such as combs, brushes, capes, shears, blow-dryer, curling iron, straightening
iron, etc. Students earn 20 credits in Intermediate Cosmetology and 20 credits
in Advanced Cosmetology. Individuals who
successfully complete all of the one-credit modules are eligible to enter into
an Apprenticeship and complete the Provincial Trade Exams.
We recommend that students
maintain a mark of 70% or above in all courses to prepare them for the
Provincial Exams. Students are charged a disposable product fee.