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Cosmetology is the art and science of beautifying and improving hair, skin, nails, and the study of cosmetics and their application. This course provides a hands-on approach introducing the concepts and applications in areas such as: Hairstyling, personal grooming, hair, scalp care, hair coloring, hair-cutting as well as basic manicuring and skin care. Topics covered throughout the program are designed to assist both male and female students in developing professional skills, as well as, their personal and self-improvement needs.
Cosmetology can be taken for enjoyment, or to develop a specific skill set in working towards earning your accreditation as an Apprentice in a career pathway earning your Journeyman certificate.
Cosmetology 10 (3cr) - Introductory level
Explore the exciting world of beauty and join our Cosmetology Program at Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School. Cosmetology 10 students will learn the latest styles and techniques in order to enhance their own beauty and that of others. This is a general interest course that encourages you to explore a foundation of related knowledge within the field of Hairstyling. Students will focus on personal and professional beauty, with a focus also on their own personal image. The course will include basic techniques in: blow-drying, shampooing, braiding, curling, and touch on some basic esthetics skills. This course allows students to develop confidence, improve self-image, build self-esteem and enhance social interactions, which will be useful for any future career plans.
Cosmetology 20 (5cr) - Intermediate level
This level focuses on developing competence in all aspects of Cosmetology with a focus on hairstyling, long hair design, hair-cutting, hair-coloring, and foiling. Each course will emphasize technical skills to provide a foundation for practical application. Students will examine career awareness and job opportunities available in the Cosmetology industry. Students will also begging to perform client services involving hair and scalp care, cutting and coloring.
Cosmetology 30 (5cr) & Cosmetology 30 ENH (10cr) - Advanced level
The Advance level of Cosmetology exposes students to customer services in a professional salon atmosphere.
5 Credit option: Is an interest-based (advanced level) option and is a 5 credit program. This course is to help further develop skills learned throughout all of the Cosmetology levels. Students also have the opportunity to work within our client services, as well as, expanding their knowledge to a higher level of mastery.
10 Credit option: Students in the Enhanced program will perform a variety of client services in both hair and esthetics for members of our community. Students will master advanced techniques involving coloring, cutting, as well as a variety of esthetic services. Students within this program will become better prepared for their futures in the working world; as well as provide opportunities to explore the exciting field of Hairstyling.
Advanced Credits: If students complete 1800 hours or 50 credits of Cosmetology training, students will be eligible to apply for an apprenticeship position in a salon. With the additional 1800 hours of apprenticeship training students will then be able to complete the Provincial and Interprovincial Examinations for the Apprenticeship and Journeyman Trade Certificate.