• Description: 

    This 1080-hour course (Year 1 and 2) will supply students with basic salon operation, hair cutting, styling and coloring techniques. Students will be introduced to clients in the second half of the school year to improve their practical and professional skills.  Students earn hours toward Washington State Hair Design Certification (1400 hrs required). This program prepares students for a career in the cosmetology industry and helps prepare them for the state licensing exam.


    Students must have at least junior standing and be 16 years of age or older prior to the first day of class.
    Must have state ID# to be enrolled and to earn state hours toward certification.



    The following topics will recur throughout the course, spiraling and continually building on these foundational concepts with practical application and hands-on learning experience of the knowledge and skills covered in all aspects of Cosmetology (Hair Design).  

    • Cosmetology Professional Development 1, 2, 3, and 4. 

    • Infection Control 

    • Anatomy & Physiology 

    • Electricity 

    • Chemistry 

    • Trichology 

    • Principles of Hair Design 

    • Scalp Care 

    • Hair cutting 

    • Hair styling 

    • Wigs and Hair Additions 

    • Chemical Texturizing 

    • Hair Color  

    • Business Skills 1, 2, 3, and 4. 

     Students will also prepare a resumé and develop employability skills.

    Video overview of the program


    Year 1

    Any combination equal to 3.0 credits (1.5 max per semester)
    1.0 Lab Science (.5 max per semester)

    3.0 Occupational or General Elective (1.5 max per semester)  

    Year 2
    3.0 Occupational or General Elective (1.5 max per semester)  

    Certification Opportunities: 
    Hours earned toward the WA State Hair Design Certificate.  Upon completion of the required 1,400 hours, students will have the opportunity to test for the Washington State Cosmetology-Hair Design license.  

    College Credits Available:
    Spokane Community College

    Year 1
    COS 111: Cosmetology, Esthetics & Manicuring Concepts 1 (4 credits)
    COS 112: Cosmetology, Esthetics & Manicuring Applications 1 (3 credits) 
    Year 2
    COS 121: Intermediate Cosmetoloav Concepts 1 (5 credits)
    COS 122: Intermediate Cosmetology Applications 1 (3 credits)

    2023-2024 Cosmetology 1 Syllabus

    2023-2024 Cosmetology 2 Syllabus

    Program Uniform Information     

    Materials and Resources: 

    Milady Standard Cosmetology Textbook  

    Professionalism Pathways Curriculum (Class Hand Outs) 


    Required Materials:  


    • Students must dress appropriately; following dress code. 

    • Any student that is not completely in dress code will not be allowed to clock in and earn hours for that day; please understand that the dress code is for professional appearances and safety. 

    • Calculator (NO Cell Phones are to be used on the school premises during school hours) 

    • Lock for your student locker (Key or combination) 

    • Pen (Black or Blue only and Pencils)

    • 3’’ three ring binder, binder dividers, and plastic sheets 

    • Paper and a school notebook  

    • 1 Manikin Head actual price to be announced  


    NOTE* Students must have access to a computer for class projects 

    •  Students will be responsible for providing Tools and Materials needed for the End of Year Competition (Culminating Project) to be announced. 

    NOTE:  All professional products purchased by the school are for classroom use onlyAll students must provide and pay for their own products for personal services.      

    Instructor: Jean Rodriguez JeanR@spokaneschools.org 


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