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:

Programme Offerings

OCCUPATIONAL 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:

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 five ( 5 ) 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 Implementation of Promotional Activities 

Hair Colouring Techniques

 
Summer I

Summer II

Professional Shaving Service

Creating Barbering Design

Intermediary Shaving Service

Theatrical make-up

Psychology

Aromatherapy

APPLIED ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN HEALTH & WELLNESS TOURISM

Overview

The Applied Associate of Science degree prepares graduates for careers in spa and health and wellness management. The program is designed to prepare students with an industry-specific business foundation combined with an overview of healthful living courses with specific application to spa and health and wellness management.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can be at the forefront of the movement of collaborative and integrative health care. Opportunities may exist in newly emerging preventative health services in corporate wellness centers, college health services, insurance agencies, and pharmaceutical companies.

Graduates should be able to function at entry level position in careers such as:
•    Health and Wellness Educator
•    Health and Wellness Coach
•    Community/School/Residential Care Facility Health and Wellness Assistant
•    Health and Wellness Practitioner
•    Lifestyle Coach Assistant
•    Wellness Coach Assistant
•    Customer Service Health Care Representative
•    Health Care Industry Assistant – Spa Facility, Hotel Spa
•    Medical Assistant in Health Care Facility

To matriculate to the programme applicants must fulfill one of the following:

1.    Pass five (5) subjects in GCE O' Level/ CXC/CSEC including English and Mathematics, a technical subject and any two (2) other appropriate subjects, with grades A, B or C.

or

2.    Pass three (3) subjects in GCE O' Level/ CXC/CSEC including English and Mathematics, along with a Level Two (2) NCTVET or City & Guilds certification in a technical subject.

Grade III passes must have been obtained after September 1998.


Mature Student Entry.

Applicants in this category must be over the age of twenty five (25), with a minimum of five (5) years experience in a specialized area of the industry, for e.g. hospitality and tourism, practical nursing, spa therapy. Applicants will be accepted based on his/her employment portfolio, as well as certificates of achievement, positions held along with job descriptions and community involvement. Each applicant will be assessed independently of each other.

Please refer to Prior Learning Manual for additional information.
Alternative forms of matriculation:
•    Equivalent qualification(s) as determined
•    Mature Status as determined by the CCCJ

 Course Structure - Full Time

Semester I

Communication I

Fundamentals of Information Technology

Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism

Introduction to Health and Wellness Management

Quality Customer Care

Semester II

Communication II

Anatomy and Physiology I

Stress Management and Emotional Health

Nutrition

Foreign Language I

Personal and Community Health

Health & Wellness Law and Ethics

Semester III

Wellness Coaching and Communication Skills

Anatomy and Physiology II

Principles of Marketing

Applied Mathematics for Health and Wellness Services

Personal Fitness Training

Small Business Management

 

Semester IV

Body Care and Herbalism

Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Introduction to Human Resource Management

Elective

Internship

Capstone Major Project

Course Structure -  Part Time

Semester I

Communication I

Fundamentals of Information Technology

Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism

Introduction to Health and Wellness Management

 

Semester II

Anatomy and Physiology I

Quality Customer Care

Communication II

Health & Wellness Law and Ethics

Summer I

Stress Management and Emotional Health

Personal and Community Health

Nutrition

Foreign Language I

 

Semester III

Wellness Coaching and Communication Skills

Personal Fitness Training

Anatomy and Physiology II

Principles of Marketing

Introduction to Human Resource Management Elective

 

Semester IV

Small Business Management

Applied Mathematics for Health and Wellness Services

Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Medicine

 

Summer II

Body Care and Herbalism

Internship

Capstone Major Project

 

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

 

SHORT (UNIT) COURSES

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