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Course Syllabus

Course: COSB 1015

Division: Business and Applied Tech
Department: Services Technology
Title: Basic Barbering Lab

Semester Approved: Fall 2019
Five-Year Review Semester: Fall 2024
End Semester: Summer 2024

Catalog Description: This lab course with the Basic Cosmetology Lab course are the main lab components for the COSB 1000 series. Lab instruction and practice are an integral part of this program. This course covers practical experience in the area of shampooing and scalp treatments, manicures and facials, all types of men's haircuts, hair and beard design, care and styling of hairpieces, and straight razor shaving with an emphasis on all barber specific services.

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 4; Lecture: 0; Lab: 12

Prerequisites: N/A

Corequisites: COSB 1000, COSB 1005, COSB 1100

Justification: This course is required by the State Cosmetology Board to prepare students in cosmetology/barbering theory and practices. The course content will give the practical experiences necessary to help prepare the student to take the National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology Licensure Examination (NIC test).

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will maintain a clean work enviroment and follow the proper proceedures for safety and infection control. Students will be assessed by completion of a monthly sanitation inspection. All task lines will be graded on a pass/fail basis. Students will be reassessed until a pass is achieved.

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practices related to barbering skills; i.e. general hair care, men's styling, barber cuts, straight razor shaves, beard trimming and design, facials and nail care.  Assessment on all practical work is done on skill pass-off sheets, on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Students pass off all skills on mannequins prior to working with clients. Practical exams are given at the conclusion of each semester.

Students will demonstrate his or her understanding of the process of communication. Evaluating client's needs and the action required to produce clients expectations.  Students will be assessed as they work together in groups. Role-playing different service scenerios in preparation for working with clients.

Course objectives will be accomplished by providing students with learning experiences in the following subject areas: -practice methods to ensure personal health and well-being -maintaining a clean working environment -proper draping and shampooing -hair, scalp, nail and skin analysis -basic haircutting, using shears, razor and clippers -basic shaving, hair removal, and facial techniques -safety precautions for straight razor shaving -men specific manicures and pedicures -beard and mustache trimming -fitting and caring for artificial hair pieces -basic communication skills -use of first aid cuts, burns, and other emergencies

Key Performance Indicators:
Student learning outcomes will be assessed by a combination of the following key performance indicators.

skill pass-off worksheets 20 to 40%

hands-on application/participation 20 to 30%

quizzes and exams 20 to 40%

Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Milady's Standard Textbook of Cosmetology Revised, current edition, Milady Publishing Company, Albany, New York.

Milady's Standard Textbook of Professional Barber Styling, current edition, Milady Publishing Company, Albany, New York.

Supplemental materials may be required

Pedagogy Statement:
Teaching methods will include a combination of the following: Lecture Demonstration Class discussion Practical application Group work

Instructional Mediums:

Maximum Class Size: 8
Optimum Class Size: 6