Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: CSME-1310 (Section: 1H, CRN: 92455)
Introduction to Hair Cutting and Related Theory
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Instructor Information
Instructor Rikki Solis
Email manninorl@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6409
Office Cosmetology - Room: 117
Office Hours

Office Hours: M-W 2:00pm-4:00pm
                      TR 9:00am-12:30pm
                      Every second Friday 9:00am-12:00pm


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Course Information
Description Introduction to the theory and practice of hair cutting. Topics include terminology, implements, sectioning and finishing techniques.
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.

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 Cosmetology 14th Edition Textbook, Milady Standard Foundations, Milady Theory Workbook 14th Edition and TDLR Rules and Regulation Law Book.
Additional Materials/Resources Paper, pen, pencils, highlighter.
Corequisites/Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes Define terminology; practice basic workplace competencies related to haircutting and finishing techniques. Demonstrate use of implements, sectioning, haircutting, and finishing skills.
Program Student Learning Outcomes • Models professional and ethical behavior.
• Practices all sanitary and safety measures that protect individual and public health.
• Demonstrates and instructs proficiency in all cosmetology skills.
• Prepares to pass the state board requirements.
Lecture Topics Outline
  • General Anatomy and Physiology
  • Properties of the Hair and Scalp
  • Discover the Structure of the Hair
  • Learn about the Chemical Composition of the Hair
  • Recognize Disorders of the Hair
  • Recognize Disorders of the Scalp
  • Scalp Care, Shampooing, and Conditioning
  • Safely and Effectively Use Massage in Scalp Care
  • Learn the Benefits of Proper Hair Brushing
  • Provide a Proper and Effective Shampoo Service
  • Principles of Hair Design
  • Haircutting
  • Understand the Basic Principles of Haircutting
  • Show Proper Use of Haircutting Tools
  • Maintain Safety in Haircutting
  • Cut hair Using Basic Haircutting Techniques
  • Understand Other Cutting Techniques
Major Assignments Schedule **TENTATIVE**
  • Week 1:  Ch 6, General Anatomy and Physiology, Unit Exam
  • Week 2: Ch 11 Structure of the Hair
  • Week 3: Ch 11 Learn How to Perform a Thorough Hair and Scalp Analysis, Procedure Exam
  • Week 4: Ch 11 Properties of the Hair and Scalp, Unit Exam
  • Week 5: Ch 15 Shampooing, Learn to Drape Client, Brush and Shampoo Properly
  • Week 6: Ch 15 Scalp Care, Shampooing and Conditioning, Unit Exam
  • Week 7: Ch 14 Principles of Hair Design, Learn the Basic Face Shapes
  • Week 8: Ch14 Principles of Hair Design, Unit Exam
  • Week 9: Ch 16 Haircutting, Haircutting Vocabulary
  • Week 10: Ch 16 Learn Sectioning and Palming for Haircutting
  • Week 11: Ch 16 Learn Zero Degree Haircut
  • Week 12: Ch 16 Zero Degree Haircut Procedure Exam
  • Week 13: Ch 16 Learn 45 Degree Haircut
  • Week 14: Ch 16 Learn 45 Degree Haircut, Procedure Exam
  • Week 15: Ch 16: Learn 90 Degree Haircut, Procedure Exam
  • Week 16: Final Exam
Final Exam Date December 7, 2023 - 9:0 AM   Through  December 7, 2023 - 3:0 PM
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 Assignment and Attendance: 40%

Special Assignment: 10%

Final Exam: 20%

Course Policies
Instructor Policies I only discuss grades by appointment in office, not over the phone or email.
Attendance Policy Consistent class attendance is important to the achievement of the educational objectives of the college. The Cosmetology Program has formulated an attendance policy that is consistent with the objectives of the program and the needs of the student to fulfill all necessary requirements needed.
Additional Information None
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
Business and Industrial Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381