Cosmetology is designed to prepare students for careers in cosmetology by developing an understanding of efficient and safe work practices, salon business concepts and operations, hair techniques and chemical services, facial and skin care procedures, and state board theoretical practical application. Laboratory facilities and experiences simulate those found in the cosmetology industry. Students may acquire hours transferable to a postsecondary institution for completion of hourly requirements needed to sit for the Tennessee Cosmetology and Barber Examiners examination.
COSMETOLOGY I (ACCTC) - College Credit Opportunity Available. Single Block, One Semester; One Credit; Designed for 9th-11th Grades; Prerequisites and/or Requirements: None.
Cosmetology I is the foundational course in the Human Services career cluster for students interested in learning more about becoming a cosmetologist. Major topics in this course include safety and disinfection, manicuring/pedicuring, shampooing and scalp care, wet hairstyling, and thermal hairstyling. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will gain knowledge in the fundamental skills in both theory and practical applications of cosmetology practices. Dual Enrollment opportunity offered for Freshmen-Seniors with TCAT.
COSMETOLOGY II (ACCTC) - College Credit Opportunity Available. Double Block, One Semester; Two Credits; 9th -12th Grades; Prerequisites/Requirements: Passing of Cosmetology I and instructor approval.
Cosmetology II is the second course in the Cosmetology program of study intended to prepare students for careers in cosmetology. This course includes more hands-on training. The major topics include manicuring/pedicuring, skin disorders, hairstyling, haircutting, perming/relaxing, hair color, and acrylics. You will also have the chance to perform manicures at a local nursing home. During Cosmetology II, you will have the opportunity to join Skills USA and participate in competitions. Dual Enrollment offered for Freshmen-Seniors through TCAT.
COSMETOLOGY III (ACCTC) - College Credit Opportunity Available. Double Block, One Semester; Two Credits; Designed for 11th - 12th Grades; Prerequisites/Requirements: Passing of Cosmetology II and instructor approval.
Cosmetology III is the third course in the Cosmetology program of study intended to prepare students for careers in cosmetology. During this course, you will be learning more advanced techniques in haircutting and hair coloring. In addition to expanding your techniques, you will also be practicing highlights, facials, and massage techniques. During Cosmetology III you will have the opportunity to join Skills USA and participate in competitions. Upon completion and acquisition of 1,500 hours, students are eligible to take the Tennessee Board of Cosmetology Examination to attain a Tennessee Cosmetology License. Dual Enrollment offered for Freshmen-Seniors through TCAT.
WORK BASED LEARNING: Students who have completed 2-4 credits in Cosmetology may be eligible to earn course credit and gain real world work experience through WBL. See page for more information.