The School of Aesthetics and Cosmetology

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The School of Aesthetics and Cosmetology was established in 1991 as a premier training institution for Beauty Services education and training. Our students are empowered to develop integrity, perform creatively and enter the Beauty Services industry as leaders.

Excellent performance is honed by Lecturers holding over 100 years of combined industry experience.

Programme Design

The programmes are designed to enable students to meet and exceed the demands of the Beauty Services industry.  Each of the programmes are enhanced with the following components:

  • Entrepreneurial Integration
  • Social Outreach
  • Industry Exposure and Experience

Programme Offerings

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN COSMETOLOGY

Overview

Cosmetology is a booming industry locally and internationally. In order to meet the growing demand for skilled professionals in this field, Excelsior Community College has developed the Associate of Science Degree in Cosmetology.
This programme has been designed to ensure that the persons who choose careers in the field of cosmetology receive training at the highest level possible. Our graduates will be professionals who meet international standards in the beauty care industry. The content of the course is current and relevant and gives the guarantee that our graduates are able to function effectively in the world of work and/or matriculate into higher degree programmes that are offered by institutions across the Caribbean, the Americas and Europe.

Career Opportunities

Makeup artists for television and motion pictures, Skin Care Specialists, Cosmetics Sales Executives, Cosmetology industry educators, Manicurists and nail art technicians and Salon owners.

Entry Requirements

To matriculate into the programme, applicants must fulfill one of the following:

Five (5) subjects at CSEC/GCE/SSC including English Language

Four (4) subjects including English Language and Level II certificate in Cosmetology from HEART or Diploma from City and Guilds.

Alternative Entry requirements
Special consideration should be given to mature students over 25 years old who have two ( 2 ) years working experience in the industry.

Course Structure - Full Time

Semester I

Semester II

College Mathematics I

Communication II

Communication I  

College Mathematics II

Information Technology

Perm and Relaxed Hair

Salon Service

Financial Services

Health and Safety

Barbering Services

Body Massage  Techniques

 
Semester III

Semester IV

Customer Service

Elective

Business Ethics

Entrepreneurial and Business Studies

Artificial Nail Technology

Design and Creation of Hair

Cutting and Re-Styling Hair                                 

Hair Extension

Hair Epilation Methods

Planning and Implementation of Promotional Activities

Hair Colouring Techniques

 

 Course Structure - Evening/Weekend

Semester I

Semester II

College Mathematics I

Communication II

Communication I

College Mathematics II

Information Technology                                      

Perm and Relax Hair

Salon Service

Financial Services

Health and Safety

Barbering Services

Body Massage  Techniques

 
Semester III

Semester IV

Customer Service

Elective

Business Ethics

Entrepreneurial and Business Studies

Artificial Nail Technology

Design and Creation of Hair

Cutting and Re-Styling Hair  

Hair Extension

Hair Epilation Methods

Planning and Implementationof Promotional Activities 

Hair Colouring Techniques

 
Summer I

Summer II

Professional Shaving Service

Creating Barbering Design

Intermediary Shaving Service

Theatrical make-up

Psychology

Aromatherapy

COSMETOLOGY LEVEL 1

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General Cosmetology Level 1  CERTIFICATE

Duration - Four (4) Months

Overview

General Cosmetology provides the student with a general introduction to the beauty services industry. This comprehensive programme offers fundamental concepts relating to hair styling, nail care. The core content areas are supplemented with courses in Entrepreneurship, Communication, and Calculation.

 Course Structure

Prepare Clients For Salon Service
Perform Temporary Hair Colour Services
Perform Roller Placement And Basic Hair Styling
Performing Shampooing And Conditioning Service
Provide Manicure And Pedicure Service
Remove Chemicals From Hair
Perform Permanent Wave And Chemical Straightening Services
Style Hair
Perform Thermal Straightening, Curling And Waving

 

COSMETOLOGY LEVEL 2

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DURATION : Six (6) MONTHS

Overview

This cosmetology level two (2) programme is instrumental in establishing a successful career in the beauty services industry. Students are exposed to knowledge and skills such as advanced hair cutting, styling and braiding, makeup artistry, skin care and nail technology.

Structure

Receive and Direct Clients

Schedule and Check-Out Clients

Perform Hair Shaping

Sell Products and Services

Conduct Financial Transactions

Perform Stock Control Procedures

Apply Nail Enhancement

Merchandise Beauty Care and Related Products

Apply Nail Art

Design and Apply Make-Up

Provide Facial Treatments

Provide Lash and Brow Treatment

 

BEAUTY THERAPY

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Level 2 DIPLOMA & LEVEL 3 ADVANCED DIPLOMA

Beauty Therapy combines health, leisure, relaxation and beauty. This programme encompasses treatment of the skin and nails with the aim of enhancing well-being. It includes a wide range of professional services that encourage the renewal of mind, body and spirit. 

DURATION : 1 year

BARBERING

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Level 2 DIPLOMA

Barbering focuses primarily on male grooming and includes hair cutting, beard design and shaving.  This innovative programme also exposes students to areas that are guaranteed to enhance their performance such as shampooing techniques and hair colouring.
DURATION : 6 MONTHS

HAIRDRESSING

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Level 2 & LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA

Hairdressing is centered on the art, science, skills and techniques of administering hair treatments, modifying hair textures, length and colours, and installing extensions. The programme is industry led and prepares students to function competitively in the salon environment.

DURATION : 9 — 12 MONTHS

NAIL TECHNOLOGY

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Level 2 DIPLOMA & LEVEL 3 ADVANCED DIPLOMA

Nail Technology is a specialist area which focuses on the care and enhancement of hands and feet.  The programme engages skill development and creativity while embracing trend in fashion and beauty.                                                                 

DURATION : 9 — 12 MONTHS

SHORT (UNIT) COURSES

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These programmes are comprehensive and intense as they cater to motivated individuals with a strong desire to acquire specific skills in the beauty services industry.

Courses include:

  • Professional Makeup Artistry
  • Nail Technology
  • Hair Styling & Extensions
  •  Natural Hair Care & Styling
  • Skin Care
  • Barbering

DURATION : 4 — 12 weekS