# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Cosmetology III (8529/36 weeks, 280 hours)

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Cosmetology III (8529/36 weeks, 280 hours)

Course Description

Course Code:8529
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks, 280 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:12
Prerequisites:Cosmetology II (8528/36 weeks, 280 hours)

In this advanced course, students build on their theoretical foundation of general sciences and practices in cosmetology to increase proficiency in hair cutting and styling on live models, with attention to professionalism, client consultation, safety, and infection control. Students are trained in safe chemical processes related to chemical texture services and advanced hair coloring techniques. They also develop artistic skills with wigs and hair additions. In addition, students learn to care for skin, hands, and feet, developing experience in providing facials, manicures, pedicures, and nail enhancements. An advanced business management unit focuses on managing the salon. Competency completion prepares the student for the Virginia State Licensing Exam. Students can combine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved position or internship with continuing supervision throughout the school year.

Cosmetology students must satisfy a minimum of 840 hours of instruction in a two- or three-year coherent sequence of courses to be eligible to take the Board for Barbers and Cosmetology licensing examination. Upon successful completion of the program, students may earn the Virginia Board for Barbers and Cosmetology license. For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo 075-16 and Superintendent’s Memo 072-17.

As noted in Superintendent’s Memo #058-17 (2-28-2017), this Career and Technical Education (CTE) course must maintain a maximum pupil-to-teacher ratio of 20 students to one teacher, due to safety regulations. The 2016-2018 biennial budget waiver of the teacher-to-pupil ratio staffing requirement does not apply.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Human Services
    • Personal Care Services

Available Credentials

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.