Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: CSME-2251 (Section: 2H, CRN: 92884)
Preparation for the State Licensing Practical Examination
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Instructor Information
Instructor Amanda Smith
Email smitham@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6402
Office Cosmetology - Room: 116
Office Hours Monday - Thursday 12:30 - 3:00

Additional Contact Information 409-984-6402
Course Information
Description Preparation for the state licensing practical examination.
Required Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Milady Standard Esthetics Textbook 12 Edition
Milady Standard Esthetics: Theory Workbook 
TDLR Rules and Regulations Book
Additional Materials/Resources TDLR Website: www.tdlr.license.state.tx.us
Exam Information: www.psiexams.com
Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB): https://candidate.psiexams.com/bulletin/display_bulletin.jsp?ro=yes&actionname=83&bulletinid=173&bulletinurl=.pdf

  • CSME-1421 Principles of Facial and Skin Care Technology I
  • CSME-1445 Principles of Facial and Skin Care Technology II
Learning Outcomes Demonstrate professional esthetics; design salon management; perform advanced skin care services; and exhibit related skills in preparation for the state licensing examination.
Program Student Learning Outcomes 1. Models professional and ethical behavior.
2. Practices all Sanitary and safety measures that protect individuals and public health.
3 Demonstrates proficiency in all Cosmetology Skills.
4. Prepare to pass state board requirements
Lecture Topics Outline Review: Esthetics Textbook

PSI Written Exam Content

1. Licensing and Regulation  11 questions Health and Safety Responsibilities of the Licensee

2. Infection Control - 25%; 19 questions Cleaning and Disinfecting Implements Equipment Work Environment Safety Procedures Exposure Incidents Patch Test Skin Analysis Diseases Disorders
3. Skin Care - 15%; 11 questions Physiology Skin Analysis Skin Types Skin Conditions 
4. Facial Treatments - 25%; 19 questions Basic Facial Treatments Cleansing Extractions Exfoliation Masks Moisturizers Facial Massage Skin Care
Products Brush Galvanic High Frequency Steam Vacuum Wood’s Lamp 
5. Hair Removal - 15%; 11 questions Contraindications Methods of Hair Removal

6. Facial Makeup - 5%; 4 questions Artificial Lashes Color Theory Eyebrow Shaping Products, Supplies, and Tools
Major Assignments Schedule Major Assignments: Online & Lab

Week 1: Licensing and Regulations, Health and safety responsibilities of Licensee, TDLR written Requirements
Week 2: State board Review and Prep 
Week 3: Stateboard Review Study Packet
Week 4: Exam - Mock State board 
Week 5: Infection Control, Cleaning and Disinfecting Implements, Blood Exposure Incidents
Week 6: Stateboard Written & Practical Review and Preparation
Week 7: Stateboard Review Study Packet
Week 8: Stateboard Written & Practical Review and Preparation
Week 9: Massage Manipulations; Basic Facial
Week 10: State board Review and Prep
Week 11: Stateboard Review Study Packet
Week 12: Exam 3
Week 13: Stateboard Practical Exam
Week 14: Stateboard Review Study Packet
Week 15: Stateboard Practical Exam 
Week 16: Final Exam – Written & Practical 

Online: Review the Milady’s Video Support Slides Link

Online Theory and Assignments

Monday: Microsoft TEAMS – 9am - Attendance is mandatory; students must stay in attendance for the duration of class; Student must be visible to instructor during theory at all times. An absence in a TEAMS meeting constitutes a half day absence that must be made up.

Friday: Blackboard – 9am – Students must sign in to Black Board for theory, assignment or exam. Attendance is mandatory - Failure to sign in constitutes a half day absence that must be made up.

Final Exam Date December 8, 2023 - 8:0 AM   Through  May 11, 2023 - 8:0 AM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B  70 - 79=C   60 - 69=D  Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Unit Exams                  30%
Skills and Attendance  40%
Special Assignments   10%
Final Exam                   20%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Program Student Handbook

Attendance Policy Attendance Policy: file:///E:/SCAN_00/Attendance%202023.pdf

Students should make every effort to attend class ON TIME.

Any days missed MUST be made up.
Skin Care Specialist / Esthetician Class Schedule
Monday, Tuesday Wednesday & Thursday 8:30a.m – 12:30p.m.
Late arrival to class is disruptive. Students who consistently arrive after the beginning of the class, (3 or more times) will receive a half days absence. Students who arrive after the start of class should not enter the classroom, but go into the lab or computer lab and begin working on their skills assessments or assignments.


The time clock is used for TDLR attendance verification.
Each student is assigned a code to clock in; it is your responsibility to clock in and out each day.
No student may clock in or out for another.
Any student absent from class (online & lab) without notifications, for 30 days, will be dropped from the program.
TDLR Rule 83.92: “A school shall terminate a student who does not attend Cosmetology Curriculum for 30 days.

Additional Information Dress Code: The uniform must be ironed or wrinkle-free.
 Solid black scrub top with sleeves.
 Solid Black scrub pants. Pants must be hemmed and not dragging the floor.
 Solid Black skirts may be worn, below the knee.
A long sleeve shirt (any color) may be worn under scrub top.
No hoodies or sweat shirts may be worn under scrub top.
 Shoes: Comfortable tennis shoes or workforce shoes only.
 Head Attire: No hats, caps, wave or wrap caps, or bandanas. Adornment headbands are acceptable upon approval.
 Nails: As a safety precaution, all nails should be of average length. Nails may not be longer than the end of the finger.
 Hair: Hair must be neat and presentable daily. (you are your biggest advertisement)
Lab Jacket or Vest: Solid Black lab jacket or vest.
Approved Lamar Cosmetology t-shirts may be worn with black scrub pants.
As a service professional, good hygiene is a required daily.
Uniforms and shoes will be monitored and checked on a regular basis.
Institutional Policies
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus email and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal. You can also access your grades, transcripts, academic advisors, degree progress, and other services through MyLSCPA.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Academic Dishonesty section in the Student Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition directly to their local health department. Students should also contact their course faculty to report their quarantine status. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings when directly exposed to COVID 19 in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect As per Texas law and LSCPA policy, all LSCPA employees, including faculty, are required to report allegations or disclosures of child abuse or neglect to the designated authorities, which may include a local or state law enforcement agency or the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. For more information about mandatory reporting requirements, see LSCPA's Policy and Procedure Manual.
Title IX and Sexual Misconduct LSCPA is committed to establishing and maintaining an environment that is free from all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and other forms of sexual misconduct. All LSCPA employees, including faculty, have the responsibility to report disclosures of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault (including rape and acquaintance rape), domestic violence, dating violence, relationship violence, or stalking, to LSCPA's Title IX Coordinator, whose role is to coordinate the college's response to sexual misconduct. For more information about Title IX protections, faculty reporting responsibilities, options for confidential reporting, and the resources available for support visit LSCPA's Title IX website.
Clery Act Crime Reporting For more information about the Clery Act and crime reporting, see the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report and the Campus Security website.

Grievance / Complaint / Concern If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
Department Information
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381