Barbering/Cosmetology (502)

502-100. Facial Treatments 1. (2 Credits)

Explore the theory and practical skills of facials. Study skin type, conditions and diseases, and learn to perform beginning skin analysis and corrective treatments. Master basic facial massage manipulations, remove superfluous/vellus hair and learn to apply skin care products and makeup.

Prerequisites: 502-103 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and (COMPASS-Writing Skills 59 or COMPASS/ESL - Grammar 90 or ACT-English 17 or College Proficiency - Writing or ASSET-Writing Skills 41 or Accuplacer Sentence Skills 082 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Writing 250 or TABE Advanced Language 11.0 or TABE-11 A Language 631 or TABE-12 A Language 631 or Completed Intro College Wrtg or 831-103 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C or 801-195 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C or 801-136 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C or 851-771 with a minimum grade of S) or (Accuplacer ESL Language Use 103 and Accuplacer ESL Sentence Mean 103) and (COMPASS-Reading Skills 75 or TABE Advanced Reading 11.0 or TABE-11 A Reading 617 or TABE-12 A Reading 617 or Accuplacer Reading Comp 070 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading 248 or College Proficiency - Reading or ASSET-Reading Skills 40 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading 90 or ACT-Reading 17 or Accuplacer ESL Reading 103 or 838-105 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C or 858-775 with a minimum grade of S) or (High School GPA 2.60 or Higher or GED Language Arts-2014 Series 165)

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502-101. Spa Ecology. (1 Credit)

Apply sanitation and infection control practices to keep the salon, spa and medical setting clean and customers safe. Study Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Codes relating to safety and sanitation in a variety of aesthetician settings. Discuss the differences in ecology practices between salon and medical settings, including the disposal of medical waste.

Prerequisites: 502-103 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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502-102. Hair Removal Techniques. (1 Credit)

Study theory and practice hair removal techniques for both men and women. Learn how to remove hair from the face, underarms, legs, bikini and back by performing services on models, and understand contraindications to hair removal for clients.

Prerequisites: 502-103 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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502-103. Aesthetic Guest Services 1. (3 Credits)

Develop consultation and analysis skills while performing basic skin treatments including facial treatments, hair removal and waxing on guests in the WCTC Aesthetics Lab. Learn to provide positive guest service in all aspects of the salon experience, from greeting to completion to retention of guests. Study how personality, teamwork and ethics contribute to both personal and professional success within the aesthetics industry.

Prerequisites: 502-100 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 502-101 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 502-102 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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502-104. Facial Treatments 2. (1 Credit)

Study principles of electricity and electrotherapy and learn to incorporate electrical equipment into facial treatments. Perform facials specific to conditions, incorporating techniques like sugaring and threading. Study advanced skin care procedures such as microdermabrasion, laser hair removal and facial peels performed in salon and spa settings.

Prerequisites: 502-106 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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502-105. Aesthetic Spa Treatments. (2 Credits)

Build on previous skills and knowledge to perform additional techniques such as deep cleansing galvanic facials, extractions, high frequency, microdermabrasion, chemical exfoliation and other aesthetic procedures performed in a day spa.

Prerequisites: 502-106 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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502-106. Aesthetic Guest Services 2. (2 Credits)

Consult with clients, analyze skin types and perform salon-level skin treatments tailored to conditions and client needs. Treatments include microderm abrasion, dermaplaning, chemical exfoliation, aromatherapies and makeup applications. Continue to develop product knowledge and recommend skin care products to guests.

Prerequisites: 502-103 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 502-104 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 502-105 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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502-107. Make Up Techniques. (1 Credit)

Build on basic makeup theory and color analysis while performing special occasion makeup applications on peers and models.

Prerequisites: 502-106 with a minimum grade of C

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502-108. Skin Massage & Spa Treatments. (2 Credits)

Provide skin care services using a variety of spa treatments including relaxing body massage, aromatherapy, moisturizing paraffin treatments, stone massage, deep cleansing facials, body treatments and reflexology to relieve tension and enhance the health and condition of the skin. Study the latest research in the relationships between nutrition, wellness and skin care.

Prerequisites: 502-109 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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502-109. Aesthetic Guest Services 3. (3 Credits)

Provide aesthetic services to clients in a salon/spa setting, including galvanic current in facial treatments, light therapy, deep cleansing galvanic facials, superficial Microderm abrasion and chemical exfoliations along with skin and body treatments for relaxation, wellness and overall health.

Prerequisites: 502-106 with a minimum grade of C and 502-107 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 502-108 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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502-110. Spa Business & Law. (2 Credits)

Explore the variety of settings available for future aesthetic employment, and study aspects of successful salon ownership and management. Develop a portfolio including resume, cover letter and other tools to use when seeking employment. Learn to interpret state statutes and administrative rules related to aesthetics practice.

Prerequisites: 502-109 with a minimum grade of C

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502-111. Aesthetic Guest Services 4. (3 Credits)

Integrate the theory, practice and reflection of all coursework by providing a comprehensive array of aesthetic salon/spa services to guests in WCTC's Aesthetics Lab. In addition, review all state board-required procedures and materials. Conclude the course with a practical and written assessment of all state board subjects. Prepare and submit materials for state board exams.

Prerequisites: 502-109 with a minimum grade of C and 502-110 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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502-112. Intro to Advanced Aesthetics. (2 Credits)

Explore the aesthetician’s role in healthcare and aspects of working in a medical setting. Become familiar with common medical-grade treatments and advanced skin care techniques.

Prerequisites: 502-111 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 502-113 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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502-113. Laser Theory & Applications. (2 Credits)

Study safety and control measures within cosmetic laser environments, including Laser Safety Officer duties, contraindications to laser treatments and all related safety and first aid components. Explore the physics, safety, hazard assessment and risk management aspects of working with lasers, and discuss the compliance measures needed to meet OSHA and other regulatory requirements.

Prerequisites: 502-111 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 502-112 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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502-114. Laser Treatments & Procedures. (2 Credits)

Study aesthetic laser treatments performed or assisted by aestheticians under the supervision of a medical director. Explore procedures including laser treatments, Botox injections and soft tissue fillers, and learn to provide treatment assessments and plans.

Prerequisites: 502-116 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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502-115. Advanced Make Up Techniques. (2 Credits)

Explore advanced makeup techniques through a variety of genres including theater, fashion, period and photography. Study creative forms of makeup application including airbrushing, tattooing, micro-blading and eyelash extensions.

Prerequisites: 502-116 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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502-116. Advanced Aesthetic Clinic 1. (2 Credits)

Practice learned skills on clients by selecting modalities and treating the patient. Implement advanced treatments including dermabrasion, dermaplaning, oxygen and ultrasound treatments, hydrafacials, LED therapies and medium-depth chemical peels in the WCTC Aesthetics lab.

Prerequisites: 502-112 with a minimum grade of C and 502-113 with a minimum grade of C and 502-114 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 502-115 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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502-117. Advanced Facial Treatments. (1 Credit)

Study advanced skin treatments offered in a medical setting under the supervision of a physician or medical director. Gain theoretic knowledge of skin therapies including medium-depth skin peels and the use of lasers for collagen synthesis, cellular stimulation and hair reduction. Explore additional therapeutic applications of ultrasound and micro-current in both skin and body.

Prerequisites: 502-119 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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502-118. Advanced Body Treatments. (1 Credit)

Explore advanced spa services, body treatments and alternative massage-related therapies provided in a medical setting. Learn to identify, explain and perform spa treatments and services suited for individual client needs.

Prerequisites: 502-119 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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502-119. Advanced Aesthetic Clinic 2. (3 Credits)

Practice learned skills on clients by selecting modalities and treating the patient. Review protocols, consents and post-care education to be explained to the patient. Implement advanced treatments including monopolar and bipolar radio frequency, micro-needling and light pulse treatments in the WCTC Aesthetics Lab.

Prerequisites: 502-116 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 502-117 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 502-118 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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502-120. Medical Conditions and Care. (2 Credits)

Discover how to support the work of physicians and other aesthetics providers in a clinic setting. Learn how to record information in medical recordkeeping systems, prepare and handle medical instruments and supplies, and collect and prepare specimens of bodily fluids and tissues for laboratory testing.

Prerequisites: 502-122 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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502-121. Trends/Approaches to Skin Care. (1 Credit)

Explore trending approaches to skin care and gain exposure to current technology and equipment. Tour facilities and participate in lectures and discussions with speakers representing laser and aesthetic equipment and medical-grade products.

Prerequisites: 502-122 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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502-122. Advanced Aesthetic Clinic 3. (3 Credits)

Participate in a clinical rotation in the field. Shadow professionals, perform aesthetic spa services, and observe aesthetic procedures within medical facilities that offer aesthetic treatments under the supervision of a medical director.

Prerequisites: 502-119 with a minimum grade of C and 502-120 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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502-185. Cosmetology CE. (0.4 Credits)

Cosmetology licensees shall complete a minimum of four continuing education credit hours during each biennial reporting period, according to Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. This update course, developed in 2013, is intended to fulfill this requirement and covers new laws governing the professions and establishments, as well as safety, sanitation and infection control. Cosmetology licensed practitioners, managers and salon owners are the intended audience for this update.

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502-370. Study of the Hair and Scalp. (2 Credits)

Study hair composition and structure, hair and scalp disorders, diseases and related anatomy. Perform shampoo, conditioner and scalp treatment services, selecting products and procedures that best meet the needs of the client.

Prerequisites: (COMPASS-Reading Skills 61 or ASSET-Reading Skills 36 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading 90 or COMPASS/ESL - Listening 90 or TABE Advanced Reading 0011 or TABE-11 A Reading 576 or TABE-12 A Reading 576 or Accuplacer Reading Comp 055 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading 238 or ACT-Reading 13 or College Proficiency - Reading or Accuplacer ESL Reading 103 or 858-775 with a minimum grade of S or 838-105 with a minimum grade of C or 858-786 with a minimum grade of S or 858-785 with a minimum grade of S or 861-782 with a minimum grade of S) and (COMPASS-Writing Skills 43 or ASSET-Writing Skills 35 or COMPASS/ESL - Grammar 90 or TABE Advanced Language 0011 or TABE-11 A Language 631 or TABE-12 A Language 631 or Accuplacer Sentence Skills 055 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Writing 230 or ACT-English 14 or College Proficiency - Writing or 831-103 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C or 851-771 with a minimum grade of S or 851-745 with a minimum grade of S or 851-771A with a minimum grade of S or 861-783 with a minimum grade of S) or (Accuplacer ESL Language Use 103 and Accuplacer ESL Sentence Mean 103) or (High School GPA 2.60 or Higher or GED Language Arts-2014 Series 165)

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502-371. Hairstyling 1. (2 Credits)

Develop skills in wet hairstyling to include using finger waves, pin curls, and roller sets. Use dry styling skills including curling and flattening the hair with the use of thermal irons. Techniques to safely manipulate all thermal hairstyling tools will be developed.

Prerequisites: (502-370 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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502-372. Chemical Texturizing 1. (2 Credits)

Focuses on the chemicals used and the effects they have in restructuring the hair during permanent wave and chemical relaxing services. Practice the steps involved in a permanent wave service, identifying the chemical changes during each step. Study safety procedures when using chemicals. Perform a basic perm wrap.

Prerequisites: (502-370 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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502-373. Hair Color 1. (2 Credits)

Study the color wheel and the theory behind the "Law of Color". Identify the differences between temporary, semi or demi-permanent colors, permanent colors, and lighteners. Perform a retouch and virgin applications of hair color going lighter and darker.

Prerequisites: (502-370 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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502-374. Nails 1. (2 Credits)

Study the structure, growth, diseases, disorders and conditions of the nail. Infection control procedures will be practiced to protect the client and practitioner. Anatomy of the hand, arm, foot and leg will be studied to effectively apply massage techniques relating to nail services. Perform manicure and pedicure services to include polish application and massage techniques.

Prerequisites: (502-376 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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502-375. Haircutting 1. (3 Credits)

Study different areas of the head and human anatomy as it relates to designing haircuts/styles. Understanding form and cutting techniques will help the student to develop a plan to achieve a desired haircut/style. Perform the solid form, increase layers, graduated and uniform haircuts.

Prerequisites: (502-370 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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502-376. Salon Ecology. (1 Credit)

Apply sanitation and infection control practices to keep the salon clean and customers' safe. Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Codes relating to safety and sanitation in the salon will be covered.

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502-377. Nail Technician 1. (4 Credits)

Study the structure, growth, diseases, disorders and conditions of the nail. Infection control procedures will be practiced to protect the client and practitioner. Anatomy of the hand, arm, foot and leg will be studied to effectively apply massage techniques relating to nail services. Perform manicure and pedicure services to include polish application and massage techniques.

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502-378. Retail Sales and Marketing. (1 Credit)

Become familiar with product lines in order to best prescribe beneficial products to meet the needs of each client. Practice successful sales techniques. Aspects of designing effective retail displays will be part of this course.

Prerequisites: (502-370 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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502-379. Salon Services 1. (1 Credit)

Consultation and analysis skills will be practiced on fellow students and models in a salon atmosphere. Performance of services will include all aspects of a salon experience from greeting to completion. Study how personality, teamwork and ethics contribute to both personal and professional success within the salon business.

Prerequisites: (502-370 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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502-380. Haircutting 2. (2 Credits)

Perform men's haircuts to include clipper cutting, shear over comb and finishing techniques. Consultation and special grooming techniques will also be practiced. Safety and infection control will be practiced throughout the course.

Prerequisites: (502-379 with a minimum grade of C and 502-375 with a minimum grade of C and 502-376 with a minimum grade of C)

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502-381. Hairstyling 2. (1 Credit)

Study the composition and construction of a variety of wigs and hairpieces to make effective choices for salon guests. Hair replacement along with hair extension methods will be introduced and practiced. Special consultation, cutting and styling techniques will be practiced as they relate to different types of artificial hair.

Prerequisites: (502-371 with a minimum grade of C) and (502-376 with a minimum grade of C and 502-379 with a minimum grade of C)

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502-382. Facials and Skin Care 1. (1 Credit)

The structure of the skin including the function, composition, and types of skin will be studied. Aspects of anatomy as it relates to the face will be identified. Electricity as it relates to facial services will be studied. Basic competency will be met for hair removal services following all safety and infection control guidelines.

Prerequisites: (502-376 with a minimum grade of C) and (502-379 with a minimum grade of C)

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502-383. Chemical Texturizing 2. (1 Credit)

While meeting the competency for chemical relaxing, incorporate consultation and analytical skills to choose the best product and techniques to meet the needs of a client. Curl reformation will also be studied. Advanced perm wrapping techniques will be assessed.

Prerequisites: (502-372 with a minimum grade of C) and (502-376 with a minimum grade of C and 502-379 with a minimum grade of C)

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502-384. Personal & Professional Growth. (1 Credit)

Develop a personal plan for success in the industry. Promote awareness of the services that are offered at WCTC’s Style and Class Salon through network with community businesses and clubs. Computer work, marketing and on- and off-campus observation will be included. Track clients, retail sales and other business components by using salon business software.

Prerequisites: (502-370 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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502-385. Hair Color 2. (1 Credit)

Perform advanced color placement techniques. Formulate color and create color plans using advanced techniques.

Prerequisites: (502-373 with a minimum grade of C) and (502-376 with a minimum grade of C and 502-379 with a minimum grade of C)

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502-386. Salon Services 2. (2 Credits)

Under the supervision of an instructor, provide services to salon guests in WCTC’s Style and Class Salon. Competencies will include manicuring, pedicuring, cutting, styling, scalp treatments, hair coloring and chemical texturizing.

Prerequisites: (502-380 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 502-379 with a minimum grade of C and 502-376 with a minimum grade of C and 502-372 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 502-374 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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502-387. Hair Cutting and Styling 3. (2 Credits)

Perform full-service haircuts and styles. Create designs using a variety of forms and techniques. Each design will include all the aspects of full service from greeting, consultation delivery and completion. Trends in haircutting and styling will be covered.

Prerequisites: (502-380 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 502-381 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 502-386 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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502-388. Nails 2. (1 Credit)

Practice a variety of artificial nail and nail enhancement applications, and develop competencies in these areas. Manicure and pedicure procedures will be reviewed. Consultation techniques and infection control procedures will be followed during all services.

Prerequisites: (502-380 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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502-389. Facials and Skin Care 2. (1 Credit)

Basic facial service to include performance of a massage and makeup application. All safety and infection control procedures will be followed. Study advanced skin care procedures such as microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, and facial peels.

Prerequisites: (502-382 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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502-390. Chemical Texturizing & Color. (1 Credit)

Problem solve aspects of color correction and challenges in chemical texturizing and haircolor services. Observe and research trends and techniques in chemical service within a salon setting. Create a marketable look using theoretical knowledge, application techniques and trends related to chemical texturizing and hair color.

Prerequisites: (502-383 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 502-385 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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502-391. Salon Business. (1 Credit)

Visit the different types of salons available for future employment. Develop a portfolio including a resume, cover letter, and other pictures to use when seeking employment. Aspects of successful salon ownership and management will also be studied.

Prerequisites: (502-384 with a minimum grade of C)

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502-392. Salon Services 3. (3 Credits)

Under indirect supervision of an instructor, provide services to guests at WCTC's Style and Class Salon. A full menu of services will be provided.

Prerequisites: (502-386 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 502-374 with a minimum grade of C and 502-382 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 502-385 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 502-383 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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502-392A. Salon Services 3A. (1 Credit)

Under indirect supervision of an instructor, provide services to guests at WCTC's Style and Class Salon. A full menu of services will be provided.

Prerequisites: (502-380 with a minimum grade of C and 502-386 with a minimum grade of C and 502-374 with a minimum grade of C and 502-382 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 502-385 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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502-392B. Salon Services 3B. (2 Credits)

Under indirect supervision of an instructor, provide services to guests at WCTC's Style and Class Salon. A full menu of services will be provided.

Prerequisites: (502-392A with a minimum grade of C and 502-385 with a minimum grade of C and 502-383 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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502-393. Barber Cosmetology Law. (1 Credit)

Recognize barber/cosmetology state statutes and rules in order to safely perform services in the industry. Study information within the Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Code Book relating to the practice of barbering and cosmetology. Attend a Barber/Cosmetology Examining Board Meeting.

Prerequisites: 502-386 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 502-392 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C or (502-392A (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 502-392B (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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502-394. Mock Board Prep & Assessment. (1 Credit)

Review all state board required procedures and theoretical-based material. Conclude the course with a practical and written assessment of all state board subjects. Prepare and submit materials for state board exams.

Prerequisites: 502-393 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and (502-395 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C or 502-395B (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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502-395. Salon Services 4. (3 Credits)

Integrate the theory, practice and reflection of coursework by providing services to guests in WCTC's Style and Class Salon. Services will be offered based on the meeting the minimum competency requirements.

Prerequisites: (502-390 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) and (502-387 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 502-392 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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502-395A. Salon Services 4A. (1 Credit)

Integrate the theory, practice and reflection of coursework by providing services to guests in WCTC's Style and Class Salon. Services will be offered based on meeting the minimum competency requirements.

Prerequisites: (502-393 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 502-389 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 502-381 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 502-392B (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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502-395B. Salon Services 4B. (2 Credits)

Integrate the theory, practice and reflection of coursework by providing services to guests in WCTC's Style and Class Salon. Services will be offered based on meeting the minimum competency requirements.

Prerequisites: (502-395A with a minimum grade of C and 502-387 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 502-390 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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502-396. Industry Externship. (1 Credit)

Work in a community-based salon while under the supervision of a licensed cosmetologist.

Prerequisites: (502-391 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) and (502-395 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C or 502-395B (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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502-397. Nail Technician 2. (2 Credits)

Develop skills in nail enhancements using a variety of tools and products. Practice nail art and other fashion trends in the industry. Relate Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Code to the industry. Identify and practice skin care as it relates to nail care services. Study aspects of successful salon ownership and management. Develop a plan for success in the industry to include marketing, recruitment, resume writing and interview skills. Prepare for the WI state board exam and complete a written and practical mock state board.

Prerequisites: 502-377 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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502-398. Nail Technician Guest Services. (3 Credits)

Perform spa nail services on guests in a salon environment to include manicures, pedicures, nail enhancement services, and specialty techniques. Apply critical life skills to all aspects of guest services. Improve time and accuracy throughout the course. Practice front desk methodologies.

Prerequisites: (502-377 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 502-397 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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502-459. Barbering Skills. (0.3 Credits)

Interested in increasing your income potential? Want to refine and update your barbering skills? Learn the tricks and skills of barbering services that will help you stand out in the industry.

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502-475. Skin Care and Make Up. (0.3 Credits)

Are you curious about the latest beauty products and services, interested in learning how to better care for your skin or looking for trendy new make-up tips? Join Lori Thomas from the Alexander Thomas Academy of Skin Care as she shares the essentials and the extras of skin care and make-up.

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502-476. Fanciful Styling. (0.3 Credits)

Looking for a new twist on the classic updo? Learn tips and techniques from stylists from Hair & Things in Waukesha on how to create special looks for all things formal. Be ahead of the game for the upcoming prom and wedding season! This class is offered to licensed or student Barber Cosmetologists only.

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502-477. Haircut and Color by Design. (0.3 Credits)

Join salon owner Karla Beth Beste as she shares her expertise on selecting the right color for a special haircut to accentuate a client's features, and learn to provide a color service that includes the WOW factor. This class is offered to licensed or student Barber Cosmetologists only.

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502-502. Science & Hair Additions. (2 Credits)

Examine topics related to the structure and chemical composition of hair and the scalp, including the treatment of disorders and the skills for performing a proper shampoo. Become familiar with basic chemistry concepts. Identify body systems and focus on the bones, muscles, and nerves affected during a scalp treatment or nail service. Become familiar with wigs and hair additions enabling students to meet the sensitive needs of a client experiencing hair loss or simply a desire to change styles.

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502-503. Cosmetology: Design & Style. (2 Credits)

Study the design decisions that need to be made to develop appropriate hairstyles for a client, including those related to body structure, facial structure, and hair fabric. Become familiar with the techniques and design elements associated with seven basic haircuts. Identify dexterity, procedures, and techniques in each of the four disciplines of hairstyling: thermal styling, fingerwaving, pin curling, and roller setting. Practice the communication skills needed to perform a consultation that assures client satisfaction. Learn the appropriate safety practices for salon services.

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502-504. Hair Color & Chem Texturizing. (2 Credits)

Gain an in-depth understanding of hair color and chemical texturizing (permanent waving and chemical relaxing) theory. Study the physical and chemical changes that occur in hair as each service is performed. Explore the responsibilities of owning a salon, and develop a personal career-building plan.

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502-505. Specialty Services. (1 Credit)

Take an in-depth look at skin care, hair removal, and make-up. Study the anatomy of the face in order to be able to accurately perform related services. Explore the basic principles of electricity in an effort to better understand the safe handling of appliances in the salon. Practice different procedures that are used on nails. Learn to recognize various nail irregularities, disorders, and diseases in order to determine when to continue a service and when to refer a client to a physician.

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502-506. Wisconsin Law & Mock Board. (1 Credit)

Review barber/cosmetology law and its applications in order to perform services in the industry. Study information within the Wisconsin State Statutes and Administrative Code Book relating to the practice of Cosmetology. This course culminates with the option to participate in a Mock State Board Exam for those students graduating from the Cosmetology Apprenticeship program.

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