Milady Standard Textbook of Cosmetology


The primary purpose of the Cosmetology course is to train the student in basic manipulative skills, safety judgments, proper work habits and desirable attitudes necessary for entry level positions in Cosmetology or related career avenue. The cosmetology course consists of 1500 hours of instruction of both theoretical and practical skill development. Theory and practical practice precede laboratory activities; students are expected complete the theory and practical assignments in each phase of training and receive a passing grade on each exercise before being allowed to participate in laboratory activities. Theory and practice are integrated throughout the course. All education and learning environments in our school are conducted in English, to include classroom activity and clinic floor education.


To provide the student with the skills, information and training through thorough and reliable theoretical and practical instruction to successfully complete the program and pass the licensure exam required by the state of Texas, and to educate the student in developing professional attitudes and habits necessary for initial employment and career advancement.


The clock hour education is provided through a sequential set of learning steps which address specific tasks necessary for state exam preparation, graduation and job entry-level skills. Clinic equipment, implements, and products are comparable to those used in the industry. Each student will receive instruction that relates to the performance of useful, creative and productive career oriented activities. The course is presented through well developed lesson plans which reflect current educational methods. Subjects are presented by means of lecture, demonstration and student participation. Audio-visual aids, guest speakers, field trips and other related methods are used in the course.


Students are assigned theory study and a minimum number of practical experiences. Theory is evaluated by written exams given after each unit of study. Practical assignments are evaluated as completed and counted toward course completion only when rated as satisfactory or better. Practical skills are evaluated according to text procedures and performance standards established by the state licensing agency. Students must maintain a theory grade average of 75% and pass a final written and practical exam prior to graduation. Numerical grades are considered according to the following grading scale:

Practical and Theory:
100                A = Excellent
80 – 89          B = Good
75 – 79          C = Average
74 or less       F = Failing