Cosmetology

Cosmetology 10 - 6 credits

The Cosmetology program is comprised of three levels: Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced. Students study a progression of courses, learning more in-depth concepts and skills as they move from Introductory to Advanced levels within the curriculum and apprenticeship guidelines. This Introductory level is offered as a 6-credit course focussing on hair and esthetics basics.
Prerequisite: None

Creative Cosmetology 20 - 30 - 5 credits each

These courses are intended for students interested in Cosmetology, but are unable to commit to the Apprentice stream of studies.
Prerequisite: Cosmetology 10 for CC 20; Cosmetology 20 for CC 30

Cosmetology 20 Apprentice - up to 23 credits total for 20/30

The Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeship program continues building on skills; preparing student for customer service and the industry Students will learn about the career which allows them to be an integral part of the fashion industry. Students learn to design suitable hairstyles for clients and also learn the fundamentals in: hair cutting, texturizing, public relations, sales, skin care manicures and more.
Prerequisite: Cosmetology 10

Cosmetology 30 Apprentice - up to 23 credits total for 20/30

Practical skills are structured within the school (client service) and the community (work experience/RAP). Job related practical work allows the student to become aware of industry standards and employability skills both in and out of the classroom. The Intermediate and Advanced Creative Cosmetology program is another option for students interested in exploring the field including topics such as theatrical make up and esthetics.
Prerequisite: Cosmetology 10

Alberta Apprenticeship Requirements for Cosmetology

The Cosmetology program is sequential, and certain prerequisites are required to advance to the next level. Cosmetology Apprenticeship pathways is an introductory six-credit program, designed to introduce the student to basic hair and skin care techniques. Cosmetology 20 expands on skills learned in the introductory level program in addition to learning basic hair cutting and colouring skills. The skills learned allow the student to provide basic services for clients in the customer services portion of the program. Cosmetology 30 is designed to prepare the students for employment in related careers. Self-confidence, speed, accuracy, customer relations, and work ethics are emphasized.

Students can apply for apprenticeship in the hairdressing industry at any point while successfully completing the 50 mandatory credits (1400 hours) in Cosmetology. If this is your direction, work with the teachers to accomplish the required credits and hours.

The Cosmetology program is comprised of three main levels: Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced. Students study a progression of courses, learning more in-depth concepts and skills as they move from Introductory to Advanced levels within the curriculum guidelines. The Introductory level is offered as a 6-credit course. The Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeship program is comprised of 23 1-credit courses, whereas the Intermediate and Advanced Creative Cosmetology programs each contain 5 1-credit courses.

Practical skills are structured within the school (client service) and the community (work experience/RAP). Job related practical work allows the student to become aware of industry standards and employability skills. Cosmetology hours and credits that students complete at each level may be applied towards furthering the student’s apprenticeship.

Cosmetology 10-4 - 20-4 - 30-4 - 10 credits each

This program is designed to introduce students to future opportunities in Cosmetology through hands-on experiential learning. Cosmetology 10-4 students explore best-practice in the field of hair-dressing and aesthetics. Cosmetology 20-4 and 30-4 specialize in hairstyling and salon industry best-practice through real-world opportunities with community clients. Upon completion, students will be prepared for career or post-secondary opportunities in the cosmetology pathway. Cosmo 20-4 and 30-4 will include a 5-credit workplace practicum
Prerequisites: None for Cosmo 10-4; Cosmo 10-4 for 20-4; Cosmo 20-4 for 30-4

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