Lamar State College - Port Arthur

House Bill 2504

Summer II 2018 Course Syllabus

CSME-2441-01 - Prep State Licensing Exam

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Faculty Information
SemesterSummer II 2018
InstructorSmith, Amanda Johnson
Phone(409) 984-6402
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381
Hours:Monday - Thursday 4:00-4:30
Building:Cosmetology (COS)
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Course Information
Course Number70148
Course Description A course designed to help students prepare to take the State of Texas examination required for licensure.
Course Prerequisites CSME 1501, 1553, 2202, & 1410
Required Textbooks Milady's Standard Cosmetology Textbook 4th edition, Theory Workbook and Exam Review, and a current TDLR Rules and Regulations Book.
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 30 minute lunch breaks. Students not clocking out for lunch will be in violation and written up along with a 4 hour suspension. 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). Please Note:
There is a 6 limit drop for all college students.
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.
Limit of one missed exam per class with an excused absence (excluding the final). Students must be present and clocked in for the final exam.
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.
A limit of two (2) doctors excuses for a 160 contact hour course.

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. It’s the student’s responsibility to make up assignments and any hours missed.

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 or go to their car while on the clock and on break without authorization from your instructor.

Please Note: Lamar State College is a Smoke Free Campus
The following regulations have been adopted by Lamar State College-Port Arthur.
2.1. All campus buildings are designated "smoke free." Included in this designation are all
instructional facilities; faculty, staff, and administrative offices; and student services areas.
2.2. Tobacco products include all types of tobacco, cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco,
electronic cigarettes, pipes and hookahs.
2.3. The use of all tobacco products is prohibited on campus.
2.4. The sale of tobacco products on campus is prohibited.
2.5. Smoking is prohibited in those campus-owned vehicles that are available for general
2.6. As used in this policy, the term "smoking" shall include all of the following:
2.6.1. Carrying or holding a lighted pipe, cigar, cigarette, or any other lighted smoking equipment
Or device;
2.6.2. Lighting a pipe, cigar, cigarette, or any other smoking equipment or device;
2.6.3. Emitting or exhaling the smoke of a pipe, cigar, cigarette, or any other smoking equipment
Or device.
2.7. The Tobacco Free Workplace Policy applies to college facilities used by off-campus groups
As well as college groups.

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 of clock time.
2nd Offense: Written notification and the student will lose 5 points off final grade.
3rd offense: Written notification and the student will lose 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.
Course 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 Assignments - 15%
Final Exam - 20%
Final Exam Date August 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM   Through  August 13, 2018 - 9:00 AM
Major Assignments Week 1: Universal skills Sheet; Client Services
Week 2: State Board Skills; Braiding Skills Sheet
Chapter Review Questions
Week 3: State Board Practical Skills; Client Services
Week 4: State Board Skills; Chapter Review Questions
Week 5 Mock State Board Practical Exam & Written Final Exam
Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates Week1: Orientation, Attendance, Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB) Cosmetology Practical Information and Clients
Tuesday: Ms. Gardner-Mobile Oil Business Class
Wednesday & Thursday: State Board Theory; Clients
Week 2: Theory, Chapter 27; Practical Skills & Client Services
Regis Salon; Olaplex Class-Keri Lenard
Week 3: Theory - CIB; State Board Practical Skills Prep; Client Services
Thairapy Hair Salon: Color and Business Class
Week 4: Theory, Chapter 28; Practical Skills & Client Services
Keri Lenard: Artificial Nail Class
Week 5: Mock Practical State Board & written Final Exam

General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes
Communication skills:Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.

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.

Empirical and Quantitative Skills:Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.

Teamwork:Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.

Social Responsibility:Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.

Personal Responsibility:Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.

Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.

PSLO 1. Shows professional and ethical behavior.
SLO 1. Students will show professional and ethical behavior

PSLO 2. Practices all sanitary and safety measures that protect individual and public health.
SLO 2. Students will practice all sanitary and safety measures that protect individual and public health

PSLO 3. Demonstrates proficiency in all cosmetology skills.
SLO 3. Students will demonstrate proficiency in all cosmetology skills.

PSLO 4. Prepares to pass the state board requirements.
SLO 4. Students will prepare to pass the state board requirements.
Course Student Learning Outcomes 1.Practices all and safety measures that protect individual and public health. (PSLO 2) measured by TDLR's requirements pertaining to disinfection, sanitation and sterilization.

2. Demonstrates proficiency in all cosmetology skills.(PSLO 3) measured by Arranging the hair into an up do style.

3. Demonstrates proficiency in all cosmetology skills.(PSLO 3) measured by Unit exam Chapter 16 Braiding.

4. Prepares to take State Board requirements (PSLO 2) measured by TDLR requirements with the state laws.

CSLO 1: Assemble practical state board bags with labels according to requirements of the exam.

CSLO 2: verify the point system required to make a passing grade. Measured on unit exam week 4.

CSLO 3: Memorize and repeat the steps for each state board procedure.
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
  • 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.

  • Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.

  • Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.

  • Turn your cellphones to vibrate when you enter the classroom.

    Dress Code Policy

    Black scrub top and black scrub pants, black lab jacket or vest. A black skirt may be worn, below the knee. Scrub pants must be hemmed and not dragging the floor. Approved LSC-PA or Cosmetology t-shirts may be worn. (Please refer to the Cosmetology Student handbook for additional information) Student out of dress code will clock out until in compliance.

    Cellphone policy

    1.Students may NOT use their cell phone/smart watch during theory and lab time. Cell phones/Smart Watches are not allowed on the lab floor, theory classroom during theory, in your pocket, or supply caddy. When not in use, cell phones/smart watches should be turned off or on silent. Students may use their cellphones/smart watch on BREAK and BREAK ONLY and in designated areas ONLY. (Theory classroom, break room, gazebo area) 2. Cell phones/ Smart watch are not to ring, vibrate, or even be seen or displayed while you are on the clock. This applies to your lockers as well. 3. Office phones and the front desk phones are off limits to all students unless authorized by an instructor. 4. The front desk phone is for appointments ONLY. For emergencies call the Ms. Smith 409-984-6402, front desk: 409-984-6403 or the main number: 409-983-4921 or 800-477-5872, and Lamar security will be sent with the message.

    Sanitation Policy

    Students are responsible for the cleanliness and sanitation of their tools and equipment throughout the day. All students are required to participate in general sanitation and patron protection before, during and after each service. Sanitation/Disinfection Includes:

    Wiping your mirror using glass cleaner

    Wiping down hydraulic chair (seat and base of the chair).

    Wiping down your station

    Wiping down and cleaning out your supply caddy.

    Keeping your area swept and free of hair at all times

    Classroom Policy:

    See Student Handbook

    Disciplinary Action for Cellphone, Sanitation,

    Classroom and Lab Policies:1st offense: A verbal and written notification 2nd & additional offenses: A written Notification and half day suspension


    1. Stealing :Theft or destruction of property will not be tolerated;

    Automatic dismissal from the program, with a one-year suspension from the college.

    2. Disrespectful, disruptive behavior, and profanity will not be tolerated;

    The student will be written up for the first offense. A second offense will result in a one-day suspension. Further offenses will require a meeting with the instructor, program coordinator, and department chair.

    3. Violent behavior towards another student, client, or an instructor will not be tolerated; Automatic dismissal from the program with a one-year suspension from the college.
Additional Information It is important that you become familiar with the LSC-PA Cosmetology Student Handbook and the Program Policies. It is your responsibility to abide by them at all times. Failure to do so can result in your removal from this program.
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 Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
Copyright Violations Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester, by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally. No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class, including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.

Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.

Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.

If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment Statement Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate programs.

Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.

If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.

What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Privacy Notice Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.

Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.

Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.

Circumstances under which information may be released:

An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person to whom the information may be given.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student by providing a copy of a filed tax return that shows that the student was listed as a dependent of that parent or guardian. The tax return must be for last complete tax year. Again, this documentation must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student if the student logs on to and sends an email to the Registrar granting permission. The email must specify what information may be given and the name of the person to whom it may be given.

Co-enrollment students are protected by the same privacy laws as adult students.

The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.

College-Level Perspectives This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:

  • Establishing broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which s/he lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.

  • Stimulating a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.

  • Developing a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives.

  • Developing personal values for ethical behavior.

  • Developing the ability to make aesthetic judgments.

  • Using logical reasoning in problem solving.

  • Integrating knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.

Degree Plan Evaluation A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.

  1. Sign in to your account.

  2. Click on the “My Services” tab.

  3. Click on the “Student” tab.

  4. Click on Student Records.

  5. Click on Degree Evaluation.

  6. Select the term you are planning on registering for (i.e. Summer I, Summer II, Fall, or Spring)

  7. Verify that the Curriculum Information (your MAJOR) is correct

  8. Click on “Generate New Evaluation” at the bottom of the screen.

  9. Click the radio button next to Program

  10. Click on the Generate Request button.

All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.

HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.

Lamar State College - Port Arthur


Lamar State College - Port Arthur, a member of The Texas State University System, is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality and affordable instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The College embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life.

Core Values

  • Shared commitment by faculty, staff and administration to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community involvement

  • General education/core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community

  • Academic and technical programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, using a variety of delivery methods, on and off campus

  • Technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and behavior necessary for initial and continued employment

  • Student achievement characterized by attainment of individual goals and measured by successful accomplishments and completion of curriculum

  • Co-curricular opportunities that develop social, financial and civic acuity


Lamar State College - Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

  • treated with dignity and respect;

  • afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

  • given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights; and,

  • provided an opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

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