Spring 2019 Course Syllabus
Course: CSME-1501- Section: 01
Orientation to Cosmetology
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Instructor Information
Instructor Helen Fonteno
Phone(409) 984-6409
Location:Cosmetology - Room: 115 A
Hours:M-F 7:30-8:00
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381
Course Information
Description An overview of the skills and knowledge necessary for the field of cosmetology.
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes 1. Demonstrates how to properly greet a client and preform a client consultation (PSLO#1) measured by completion of essential review worksheets.
2. Illustrates proper body language and posture.(PSLO#1) measured by completion of Essential Review worksheets.
3. Recite the proper way to sanitize and store all contaminated implements used for Manicures and Pedicures.(PSLO#2) measured by Chapter 5 Unit Exam.
4. Outline the daily maintenance for sanitizing and documenting the spa pedicure chair in accordance with the state board regulations (PSLO#2) measured by Chapter 5 Unit Exam.
5. Demonstrates proper manicure procedure,(PSLO#3) measured by mock state board exam.
6. Arrange rollers in the hair for a hair style (PSLO#3) measured by student skill sheet.
7. Style the hair in suitable style,(PSLO#3) measured by student skill sheet.
8. Plan to successfully pass the practical and written section of the State Board manicure exam (PSLO#4) measured by a mock state board exam.
Core Objectives Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.Communication skills: Students will d Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities. demonstrate effective written, oral and Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making. communication.
Program Student Learning Outcomes 1. Shows Professional and ethical behavior.
2. Practices all Sanitary and safety measures that protects individual and public health.
3. Demonstrates proficiency in all Cosmetology Skills.
4. Prepare to pass State Board requirements.
Textbooks Milady standard Cosmetology textbook,Theory Workbook and Exam review book. TDLR Rules and Regulations Book.
Lecture Topics
Week 1 Lecture over chapters 1 thru 5
Week 2 Lecture over chapters 9, 10, & 25
Week 3 Lecture over chapters 26
Week 4 Lecture over chapters 11 & 15
Week 5 Lecture over chapter 17
Major Assignments
Week 1: Pre-test, course intro. begin chapters 1-5. Unit Exam over chapters 1-5.
Week 2: Chapters 9, 10, and 25 learn nail disorders and basic Manicure, Unit exam on all three chapters.
Week 3: Chapter 26 Learn basic Pedicure, Unit Exam
Week 4: Chapters 11 and 15 Learn properties of hair and scalp and Shampooing. Unit exam over both chapters.
Week 5: Chapter 17 Hairstyling. Final Exam

Final Exam Date February 25, 2019 - 8:00 AM   Through  February 25, 2019 - 9:00 AM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Unit exams 35%. Skills 30%. Special Assignment 15%. Final 20%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades you must come to my office in person.
Attendance Policy Attendance Policy

Regular class attendance is important to the attainment 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 accumulate clock hours.

In order to fulfill state licensing requirements, and the fact that becoming deficient in clock hours will affect your ability to progress in the program.

Students must clock 1500 hours to qualify for the state written and practical examination. If a student exceeds the required absences in each semester, they will fall short on clock hours for completion of the TDLR required 1500 clock hours.

TDLR Rule: 83.72 (j) Responsibilities of the School:
(j) Schools using time clocks shall post a sign at the time clock that states the following department requirements:
(1) Each student must personally clock in/out for himself/herself.
(2) No credit shall be given for any times written in, except in a documented case of time clock failure or other situations approved by the department.
(3) If a student is in or out of the facility for lunch, he/she must clock out.
(4) Students leaving the facility for any reason, including smoking breaks, must clock out, except when an instructional area on a campus is located outside the approved facility, that area is approved by the department and students are under the supervision of a licensed instructor.

As a courtesy, an instructor will make every attempt to open the clock at 7:15 a.m. to allow students the opportunity to make-up additional minutes.
Note: This is a courtesy, not a requirement.
Students may clock in as soon as the clock is turned on until 8 a.m.
Students are tardy at 8:00 a.m. Students who are tardy will not be allowed to clock in until AFTER FIRST BREAK AT 9:45 a.m.
Tardy students will be counted absent at 9:46 a.m.
A.M. absences may NOT clock until 12:00 p.m., unless authorized by an instructor. Upon clocking in, the student must be on the lab floor on task.
Students must clock out for their lunch breaks. Students not clocking out for lunch will be in violation and written up. Failure to clock in after break or lunch will result in a loss of hours.
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. This is considered stealing and both students will be written up and removed from the program.
Students are responsible for all materials covered in class. If you quit coming to class and do not officially drop, your grades will be averaged, and you will receive the grade represented by this average.
Administrative details are your responsibility (You must officially drop the course).
Make-up exams will NOT be given. If you miss an exam BECAUSE of an EXCUSED ABSENCE, your lowest Unit Exam grade will be used for the missed exam.
You can only miss one exam per class with an excused absence (excluding the final). Student must be present for all final exams.
Excused absences include medical and family emergencies and are determined at the instructor's discretion. Written proof from a physician will be required for medical and family emergencies in order to substitute the score for missed exam ONLY.

In reality, there are no excused absences in Cosmetology. TDLR requires that a student can only acquire clock hours if they are under the direction of a licensed Cosmetology instructor and show proof of their clock hours. If you are not in attendance, you will fall short on your hours and education.
Students must make every attempt to be on time and in class each day. Itís the studentís responsibility to make up missed time.

Break Schedule

Monday through Friday
Two 15 minute breaks and a 30-minute lunch break.

A.M. Break 9:30-9:45
P.M. Break 2:00-2:15
Lunch Break 11:00-11:30 or 11:30-12:00

Before going on break and /or lunch, work stations and supplies must be cleaned.
Cell phones are permitted on break ONLY. While on break, students are permitted the use of their cell phones in designated areas ONLY (theory class, the break room, and gazebo).
Students are NOT to leave the campus while on break (On or Off the Clock)
Students are not to go to their cars while on the clock and on break.

Attendance Disciplinary Action:

Students are allowed two (2) days or 4 half days absence. If a student exceeds the required days by a half day or more:
1st Offense: Written notification will be given and the student will lose half day off of clock time.
2nd Offense: Written notification and five (5) points off your final grade
3rd Offense: Written notification and 5 (additional) points off final grade.
4th (and any additional absences) Written notification and 1 day loss of clock hours.

Please Note: In order to fulfill state licensing requirements, and the fact that becoming deficient in clock hours will affect your ability to progress in the program. Students with less than 500 clock hours, will not be allowed to progress in the program.
Students must earn a minimum grade of C in all technical courses in the recommended program of study.

Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
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.
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.