SOC Code: 39.5012 CIP CODE: 12.0499
900 Clock Hours
The Full Specialist program of study is designed to provide the students with the skills to beautify the skin through facial massage, application of creams and high frequency current and corrective treatments with packs and masks. This program of study is also designed to provide the students with the skills to beautify the hands and feet through manicure and pedicure treatments and to perform sculptured nails and nail extensions.
To provide training in aesthetics, skin care, nail care and make-up. The student will also learn the biological foundations of the skin and the health and maintenance of the skin and nails.
Proof of High School Diploma or GED. Students must be at least 16 years of age.
The curriculum is based on as many hours of theory and practical instruction as each subject requires in order for the student to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills. It also includes the designated hours for clinical experience and the minimum services necessary to acquire the skills and the experience to perform a professional service.
Full Specialist Classes offered are bilingual (English/Spanish).
|Total Hours and Services||900||800|
|FSP-00-01||Orientation and Professional Ethics||16|
|FSP-00-02||Florida Cosmetology Laws||4|
|FSP-00-03||Bacteriology, Sanitation, H.I.V./A.I.D.S. nCertification||40||100|
|FSP-00-04||Cells, Tissues, Organs and Systems||60|
|FSP-00-07||Chemistry for Aestheticians||40||50|
|FSP-00-08||Practices and Procedures for Professionals Aestheticians||190||200|
|FSP-00-09||Methods of Superfluous Hair Removal||35||100|
|FSP-00-10||Enemies of the Skin, Aging Factors and Cosmetic Surgery n||15|
|FSP-00-11||Professional Make-up Techniques||30||50|
|FSP-00-12||Manicure and Pedicure||150||100|
|FSP-00-14||Sale Psychology and Human Relationt25 In Business||25|
|FSP-00-15||Employment Skills & Salon Management||35||50|
Full Specialist Program Course Descriptions
The course numbering system reflects the program and level of courses. Acronyms are used to identify the program while the numbering system reflects the level of program. For Example, INS-00-01 is Instructor Training (INS) 00-01 level of course.
Students will demonstrate guidelines to maintain a healthy body and mind list the qualities of effective physical presentation, define personality, list the qualities of effective communication, demonstrate good human relations and a professional attitude, and define professional ethics.
Students are to define and interpret Florida State Laws and Regulations for Cosmetology.
Students are to list the various types and classifications of bacteria, describe how bacteria grow and reproduce. Describe the relationship of bacteria and the spread of disease. Define AIDS and provide brief overview of AIDS. Demonstrate ability to perform foot massage properly.
Students learn the cell and tissue systems and organs and how they work together to form the body system, the muscular structures and functions and the various nerves that are affected during facial treatments, the functions of the circulatory systems and the importance of blood and lymph circulation, and the effects on the various organs and systems when given a massage and performing other steps during treatments.
Students will receive an introduction to the skin. Understand the histology and disorders of the skin.
Students will receive an introduction to human anatomy; describe muscular structures and functions, cell growth and reproduction, and the skeletal system.
Student will study the composition of elements, compounds and mixtures, physical and chemical classifications of cosmetics, basic Chemistry types and action of professional products.
Students will perform various facial techniques, treatments and massage, preparation for facial treatments and massages, facial manipulations, study special problems, and application of packs and masks.
Students will understand the various practices of permanent hair removal, temporary hair removal, shaving, tweezing, depilatories, hot wax, cold wax and chemical depilatories.
Students will discuss the effects of the environment on the skin, learn to explain what clients can do to help protect the skin, discuss the enemies of the skin and how they can damage the skin, describe what plastic surgery is, and understand the effects of too much sunlight, air pollution, alcohol, drugs and tobacco. Discussion on student’s appearance and personal traits.
Students will discuss how to become a successful make-up artist, explain how to set up a make-up area in a salon, demonstrate how to analyze a client’s facial shape and features before the application of make-up. Explain and demonstrate the different cosmetics used when applying make-up and the purpose of each.
Students will identify the four types of nail technology tools required to perform a manicure, demonstrate the correct handling of nail technology tools, exhibit the proper set up of a manicuring table, demonstrate the necessary three-part procedure requirements for nail services, create the five basic nail shapes, perform a basic and reconditioning hot oil manicure incorporating all safety and sanitation requirements, demonstrate the correct technique for the application of nail polish, perform the five basic nail polish applications, perform the hand and arm massage movements associated with manicuring, perform a paraffin wax hand treatment, display all sanitation and safety requirements essential to nail and hand care, identify the equipment and materials needed for a pedicure and explain what they are used for. List the steps in the pedicure pre-service procedure, demonstrate the proper procedures and precautions for a pedicure, describe the proper technique to use in filing toenails, describe the proper technique for trimming the nails, demonstrate the ability to perform a foot massage properly.
Students must identify the supplies needed for acrylic nail application, explain the chemistry of acrylic nails, demonstrate the proper procedures and precautions for the application of acrylic nails over forms describe safety precautions for applying primer, demonstrate the proper procedure and precautions for the application of acrylic nails over tips, describe two basic types of maintenance for acrylic nails. Describe the proper procedure for removing acrylic nails.
Students will be introduced to selling principles, selling in the salon, and the Salon Business.
Students will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of working in the four types of salons, list ten questions you will need to ask before deciding what salon is right for you, list eight questions that will assist in determining if a salon has safe working conditions, explain the difference between income and expenses and give two examples of each, list four types of salon compensation, list the practical uses for business records that are required by local, state, and federal laws, explain the difference between an employee and a booth renter, list seven questions a successful interviewer might ask, list the types of information that a salon can gather by keeping accurate records, discuss the advantages of keeping proper service records, inventory, and personal appointment records, list the guidelines that should be followed in booking appointments, list six sources of support for nail technicians.
|Tuition and Fees||Full Specialist Program||Timeframe|
|Tuition||$9,900.00||900 Clock Hours|
|Registration Fee||$100.00 (non-refundable)||36 Weeks/9 Months Full Time|
|Books and Equipment||$1,000.00 (non-refundable)||45 Weeks/11 Months Part Time|
A Clock hour is defined as a minimum of 50 minutes of supervised instruction and a ten minutes break.
Method of Payment
The school offers financial aid help to those who qualify.
- Completion of 900 hours of theory, practice and clinical services including Monday through Saturday clinical practice.
- Completion of the minimum services required as described in the course description.
- Passing a final practical and written clinical test with 75% (C) or higher.
- Meeting all financial obligations to the School or signing a Financial Agreement with the School, which both the School and the student deem fair and reasonable.
Diploma is awarded upon satisfactory completion of all requirements for graduation.
Requirements for Full Specialist Licensing
Full Specialist, Nail Technology and Skin care program graduates
The graduate will submit a completed application to the State Board of Cosmetology, certified by the school. The Department of Business and Professional Regulations will issue the License after satisfactorily passing the Cosmetology State Board examination. Graduate must be a minimum of 16 years of age to take the State Board Examination for the Cosmetology
It is necessary to submit the following to apply for the State Board Examination:
- Application Form (duly completed and signed)
- Money order for $75.00 (payable to DBPR)
- 1 Photograph
- A fee of $25.00 applicable towards your HIV/AIDS certification.