School catalog - SHEARS Cosmetology School

School catalog - SHEARS Cosmetology School

1 SCHOOL CATALOG 2017-18 SHEARS 50 Alexander Spring Road Carlisle, PA 17015 Phone: 717-462-4455 email – shearscosmo@yahoo.com Revised 12/1/2017

2 TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE ADMINISTRATION/INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF . . 5 APPROVED BY . . 5 ACCREDITED BY – Will be filling in 2 years . . 5 SCHOOL MISSION . . 6 FACILITIES/ENROLLMENT LIMITATIONS … . 6 ENTERANE REQUIREMENTS . . 7 ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS … . 8 OPERATING HOURS … . 8 SCHOOL CALENDAR/HOLIDAYS . . 8 INCLEMENT WEATHER … . 9 START MONTHS . . 9 CLASS SCHEDULES . . 9 LENGTH OF PROGRAM COSMETOLOGY … . 10 LENGTH OF PROGRAM TEACHER’S .

… 10 LENGTH OF PROGRAM ESTHETICIAN . . 11 LENGTH OF PROGRAM NATURAL HAIR BRADING . . 11 LENGTH OF PROGRAM NAIL TECHNICIAN . . 12 LENGTH OF PROGRAM REFRESHER … . 13 TRANSPORTATION/PARKING . . 14 TUITION – BOOKS, STUDENT KIT AND ENROLLMENT FEES … . 14 TUITION/COST PER PROGRAM . . 15 METHODS OF PAYMENT … … 16 STUDENT CONDUCT POLICY . . 16 SEXUAL HARRASSMENT … … 16 STUDENT RECORDS/RELEASE OF INFORMATION . . 16 PRIVACY ACT/RIGHT TO ACCESS STUDENT RECORDS … . 17 STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION … … 17 DRUG/ALCOHOL POLICY . . 17 ABSENCES/TARDY/EARLY DEPARTURE . . 17 MAKE-UP WORK . … 18 LEAVE OF ABSENCE .

. 18 CHANGE OF PROGRAM SCHEDULED HOURS . . 18 CHANGE OF ADDRESS/NAME … … 19 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE . . 19 TRANSFERS/WITHDRAWALS . . 19 CAREERS IN COSMETOLOGY … … 19 CAREERS IN TEACHER’S PROGRAM . . 19 CAREERS IN ESTHETICS . . 19 CAREERS IN NATURAL HAIR BRAIDING … . 19 CAREERS IN NAIL TECHNOLOGY … . 19 CAREERS IN ANY FIELD – REFRESHER … … 20 SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS POLICY . . 20 EVALUATION PERIODS … . 21 WARNING PERIOD . . 22 UNSATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS . … 22 PROBATION PERIOD FOR UNSATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS … . 22

3 APPEAL AN UNSATISFACTORY PROGRESS DETERMINATION AND/OR TERMINATION … … 23 REINSTATEMENT OF SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS … . 23 INTERRUPTIONS, COURSE INCOMPLETS, WITHDRAWALS … … 23 TRANSFERS . . 23 COURSE INCOMPLETENESS … . 24 WITHDRAWAL POLICY … … 24 SCHOOL EXIT INTERVIEW . . 24 ADVISING SERVICES … … 24 EMPLOYMENT/PLACING ADVISING … . 25 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS/AWARDING DIPLOMA . . 25 REFUND POLICY … … 25 COSMETOLOGY PROGRAM OUTLINE . . 26 INSTITUTIONAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES … … 26 PROGRAM BEGINS AND ENDS . . 27 PROGRAM PURPOSE … . 27 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION … … 27 INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS . .

27 TEACHING STRATEGY … . 27 STUDENT ACTIVITY … . 27 PROGRAM OBJECTIVES . . 27 OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES . … 28 COSMETOLOGY PROGRAM HOURS OF STUDY … . 28 PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGIST REQUIREMENTS FOR THE LICENSING EXAMINATION . . 32 TEACHER’S PROGRAM OUTLINE . . 33 INSTITUTIONAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES … … 33 PROGRAM BEGINS AND ENDS . . 33 PROGRAM PURPOSE … . 33 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION . … 33 INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS . . 33 TEACHING STRATEGY … . 34 STUDENT ACTIVITY … . 34 PROGRAM OBJECTIVES . . 34 OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES … … 34 TEACHER’S PROGRAM HOURS OF STUDY . . 34 PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGISTS REQUIREMENTS FOR THE LICENSING EXAMINATION .

… 42 ESTHETICIAN PROGRAM OUTLINE . . 42 INSTITUTIONAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES … … 42 PROGRAM BEGINS AND ENDS . . 42 PROGRAM PURPOSE … . 42 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION … … 43 INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS . . 43 TEACHING STRATEGY … . 43 STUDENT ACTIVITY … . 43 PROGRAM OBJECTIVES . . 43

4 OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES … … 44 ESTHETICIAN PROGRAM HOURS OF STUDY . . 44 PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGISTS REQUIREMENTS FOR THE LICENSING EXAMINATION … … 47 NATURAL HAIR BRAIDING PROGRAM OUTLINE . . 47 INSTITUTIONAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES … … 47 PROGRAM BEGINS AND ENDS . . 47 PROGRAM PURPOSE … . 48 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION … … 48 INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS . . 48 TEACHING STRATEGY … . 48 STUDENT ACTIVITY … . 48 PROGRAM OBJECTIVES . . 48 OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES … … 48 NATURAL HAIR BRAIDING PROGRAM HOURS OF STUDY … . 48 PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGISTS REQUIREMENTS FOR THE LICENSING EXAMINATION .

51 NAIL TECHNICIAN PROGRAM/OUTLINE … . 51 INSTITUTIONAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVE . . 51 PROGRAM BEGINS AND ENDS . . 51 PROGRAM PURPOSE … . 51 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION … … 52 INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS . . 52 TEACHING STRATAGIES . . 52 STUDENT ACTIVITY . … 52 PROGRAM OBJECTIVES . . 52 OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES . . 53 NAIL TECHNICIAN PROGRAM HOURS OF STUDY … … 53 PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGISTS REQUIREMENTS FOR THE LICENSING EXAMINATION … … 55 REFRESHER PROGRAM/OUTLINE … . 56 INSTITUTIONAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVE . . 56 PROGRAM BEGINS AND ENDS . . 56 PROGRAM PURPOSE … . 56 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION … … 56 INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS .

. 56 TEACHING STRATAGIES . . 57 STUDENT ACTIVITY . … 57 PROGRAM OBJECTIVES . . 57 OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES . . 57 REFRESHER PROGRAM HOURS OF STUDY … … 57 PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGISTS REQUIREMENTS FOR THE LICENSING EXAMINATION … … 57 TRUE AND CORRECT AS TO CONTENT AND POLICY . . 57

5 ADMINISTRATION/INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF School & Admission Director Dorothy Amanda Tolbert Office/Financial Director Director of Education Melinda Calhoun Educational Dean Janet Fischer Supervisor, Senior Cosmetology Instructor Greg Pittman Junior Cosmetology Instructor Heidi Leber Esthetician Instructor Kyelie Enriquez Nail Technology Instructor Sierra Garvin PM Cosmetology Instructor Faith Detweiler APPROVED BY Pennsylvania Department of Cosmetology P.O. Box 2649 Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649 Phone: 717-783-7130 I will not have this in the catalog – I placed it here for Cosmetology Board Information of SHEARS intentions: Council on Occupational Education 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300 Atlanta, GA 30350 Phone: 800-917-2081

6 SCHOOL MISSION The school’s principal objective is to prepare its graduates for careers in Cosmetology, Teacher of Cosmetology, Esthetics, Braiding and Nail Technology. The school strives continuously to improve its operations in order to keep abreast with the ever-changing developments and new techniques in Cosmetology, Teacher of Cosmetology, Esthetics, Braiding and Nail Technology. The school observes all rules and regulations by the Accrediting Agency, Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology, and the Health Department.

The school encourages their instructors to keep abreast of modern teaching methods via education literature, continuing education, workshops and trade shows.

Annually, the school will travel to the New York International Hair Show, New York City. The school takes part in educational conferences and regional meetings in order to advance the Cosmetology, Teaching, Esthetics, Braiding and Nail Technology profession. The school makes use of modern teaching techniques and training aids, such as textbooks, workshops and audio-visual aids.

The school purchases only high-grade standard equipment, cosmetics, and supplies to be used for instruction of its students. The school maintains honest and fair relationships with the staff, students, patrons, Accrediting Agency (even though school has not received accreditation at present time), Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology and other schools. The school advertises truthfully and makes honest representations to the students. The school does not recruit students already attending or admitted to another school offering a similar program of study The school refrains from any advertisements or criticisms that may reflect unfavorably on other Schools of Cosmetology, Teacher’s Program, Esthetics, Natural Hair Braiding, and the Nail Technology professions.

FACILITIES/ENROLLMENT LIMITATIONS/PROGRAM PERFORMANCE The school is located at; 50 Alexander Spring Road, Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013. Equipment and methods of teaching are continuously revised and updated. The school has one floor of classrooms, and clinic floor approximately 4478 feet of space including three offices. The school maintains a student to student/teacher ratio of 25:1.

7 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Potential student must set up an appointment to visit school. Complete an admission’s questionnaire and meet with Admission’s Representative or School Director.

The Admission’s Representative or School Director reviews the potential students Admission’s questionnaire. Potential student will be given information on the programs, start dates, enrollment requirements, given a school catalog, and tour of the school. ENTERANCE REQUIREMENTS A personal interview and visit to the School is required of all prospective students. In addition, the student must: 1. Be a citizen of the United States or hold a recognized visa. 2. Be beyond the compulsory school age, and not attending a school of elementary or secondary level, unless it is established through contact with responsible parties that pursuit of the program would not be detrimental to his/her regular schoolwork.

Must be 17 years of age at examination/licensure and a minimum of 16 years of age at the time of enrollment. Teacher Program must be 18 years of age at examination/licensure and 17 years of age at the time of enrollment. 3. Have a sufficient understanding of the English language, reading, writing, and speaking, which will be assessed during the entrance interview. The assessment of this requirement will be through a personal interview with the admissions personnel and completion and understanding of all documents by the prospective student.

4. Have a high school diploma, GED Certificate, a state-authorized high school equivalent or authorized proof of completion of 10th grade. (Tenth grade completion will be accepted only for next two years. In 2018, tenth grade completion acceptance will be voided.) Have evidence that verification of a foreign student’s high school diploma has been performed by an outside agency that is qualified to translate documents into English and confirm the academic equivalence to a high school diploma. If the applicant does not have a high school diploma, GED, or state-authorized high school equivalent then he/she must successfully pass the Wonderlic Test Entrance Examination (WBST).

The Wonderlic Test will administer by an independent tester. In lieu of the WBST, if a student has met the United States Department of Education ATB requirements prior to July 1, 2012 at another institution, and can provide documentation of passing one of the following approved ATB tests: ASSET, CPAT, COMPASS, CELSA, CPT’S, DTLS, WBST, then he/she may be accepted into the program. Teacher Program must have completed a 12th grade education or its equivalent. 5. Transfer students may be accepted after an admissions interview, a practical and theory examination, and an approved transcript is received from the other school.

A student may enter the programs at the level he/she established by examination results. All transfer hour requirements must be met prior to enrollment. Students who possess a barber license and request credit for 555 barber hours must present a copy of their barber license, and this credit prior to enrollment. A person who possess a license cosmetology or specialized field and is requesting licenses in one of the other program must present a copy of their cosmetology or specialize

8 field of study license, and only credit will be granted according to number of hours that is pacifically under the field of student the pertains to said field. Transferred hours are treated as both completed and attempted hours in determination of the student’s pace of completion. Transfer students accepted into the school will be chard an Enrollment Fee (which may not exceed 10% or $150.00, which is less of the total tuition of program). Tuition for the part of the program he or she advance will be adjusted for the advancement allowed. A permanent record is maintained in the student folder documenting this information.

6. Students who withdraw prior to completion of the program and wish to re-enroll will return in the same Satisfactory Academic Progress status as at the time of withdrawal. ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS An applicant may enroll in SHEARS after the successful completion of the following criteria: 1. Meet all admission requirements and copies of these items required. Such as: Copy of Social Security Card or Visa, Diploma/High School transcript, GED Certificate, or authorized proof of 10th grade completion (tenth grade completion will be accepted only for the next two years in 2018 this will voided), and a Photo ID 2.

Sign an enrollment agreement with the school. 3. Obtain a class start date. Cosmetology program classes begin the first full week of odd months on Monday (AM) and Tuesday (PM), Teacher’s Program classes begin the first full week of January, Esthetician classes begin the first full week of July, Natural Hair Braiding classes begin the first full week of January and March and Nail Technician classes begin the first full week of July and September. All requirements must be met prior to beginning class. SCHOOL OPERATING HOURS The schools operating hours are as follows: Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday - 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM Students are to be in attendance in accordance with their enrollment status as defined in their contract.

SCHOOL CALENDAR/HOLIDAYS Martin Luther King’s Birthday - January 15, 2018 - January 13, 2018 (No make-up day on Saturday.) President’s Day – February 19, 2017 – February 18, 2019 Training day for Staff Easter – March 30 & April 2, 2018 – Training day for Staff April 2 (No make-up day on Saturday.) Memorial Day - May 25 & 28, 2018 (No make-up day on Saturday.) In-Service Day – June 18, 2018 – Training day for Staff Independence Day – July 1-8, 2018 (No make-up day on Saturday.) In-Service Day – August 6, 2018 – Training day for Staff

9 Labor Day – Sept 3 – 5 2018 (No make-up day on Saturday.) In-Service Day – October 9, 2017 – October 8, 2018 Training day for Staff Thanksgiving Day – Nov 23 – 26, 2017 – Nov 22-25, 2018 (No make-up day on Saturday.) Christmas & New Year’s – Dec 24, 2017 – Jan 1, 2018 – Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2019 (No make-up day on Saturday either years.) INCLEMENT WEATHER/SCHOOL CLOSING In the case of severe snowstorms or hazardous conditions, the school closing will be announced on local television and radio stations.

Note: Training days missed due to inclement weather may be made up at the end of the program. SCHOOL START MONTHS Cosmetology – January, March, May, July, September & November Teacher’s Program – January & September Esthetician Program – January & July Natural Hair Braider Program – March & November Nail Technician Program – May & September Refresher Programs - Cosmetology will be offered in the program month after start months, February, April, June, August, October & December. Esthetician - February & August, Natural Hair Braiding – April & December or Nail Technology – June & October, will be offered one month after the start of the program.

CLASS SCHEDULES - DAY DAY ATTENDANCE SCHEDULE (COSMETOLOGY, ESTHETICS PROGRAM, NATURAL HAIR BRAIDER, AND NAIL TECHNITICIAN) 30 HOURS CLASS ATTENDANCE SCHEDULE (Cosmetology, Teacher’s Program, Esthetics Program, Natural Hair Braider, Nail Tech and Refresher in all Programs) 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday 25 HOURS CLASS SCHEDULE (Cosmetology, Teacher’s Program, Esthetics Program, Natural Hair Braider, Nail Tech and Refresher in all Programs) 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday 20 HOURS CLASS SCHEDULE (Cosmetology, Teacher’s Program, Esthetics Program, Natural Hair Braider, Nail Tech and Refresher in all Programs) 8:30 a.m.

– 12:30 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday CLASS SCHEDULES - EVENING EVENING ATTENDANCE SCHEDULE (COSMETOLOGY, ESTHETICS PROGRAM, NATURAL HAIR BRAIDER, AND NAIL TECHNICIAN

10 20-HOUR CLASS ATTENDANCE SCHEDULE (Cosmetology, Teacher’s Program, Esthetics Program, Natural Hair Braider, Nail Tech and Refresher in all Programs) 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday LENGTH OF PROGRAM (CONTRACTED TIME) All students must attend in accordance with their Enrollment Agreement. The program must be completed by the student within the contracted time and the period of time prescribed as follows: Full Time Cosmetology Program 30 Hours Per Week The program may be completed in forty-one and three-quarter weeks (41.75). If the student fails to complete the program in the 41.75 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the remaining hours.

As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 10.5 weeks’ maximum time frame (1560), the student will remain in good standing (Students receiving Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits). If a new contract is executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract.

Full Time Cosmetology Program 25 Hours Per Week The program may be completed in fifty weeks (50). If the student fails to complete the program in the 50 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 11.5 weeks maximum time frame (1650), the student will remain in good standing (Students receiving Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits). If a new contract is executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract. Part Time Day or Evening Cosmetology Program 20 Hours Per Week The program may be completed in sixty-two and a half weeks (62.5).

If the student fails to complete the program in the 62.5 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 15.75 weeks’ maximum time frame (1650), the student will remain in good standing (Students receiving Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits). If a new contract is executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract.

Full Time Teacher’s Program 30 Hours Per Week The program may be completed in 16.6 weeks. If the student fails to complete the program in the contracted 16.6 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 4.16 weeks’ maximum time frame (622), the student will remain in good standing. (Students receiving Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits.) If a new contract is executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract. Full Time Teacher’s Program 25 Hours Per Week

11 The program may be completed in 20 weeks. If the student fails to complete the program in the 20 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 5 weeks’ maximum time frame (622), the student will remain in good standing (Students receiving Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits). If a new contract is executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract. Part Time Teacher’s Program 20 Hours Per Week The program may be completed in 25 weeks. If the student fails to complete the program in the twenty-five weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the remaining hours.

As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 6.25 weeks’ maximum time frame (622), the student will remain in good standing (Students receiving Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits). If a new contract is executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract. Full Time Esthetician Program 30 Hours Per Week The program may be completed in 16.6 weeks. If the student fails to complete the program in the contracted 16.6 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 4.16 weeks’ maximum time frame (622), the student will remain in good standing.

(Students receiving Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits.) If a new contract is executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract. Full Time Esthetician Program 25 Hours Per Week The program may be completed in 20 weeks. If the student fails to complete the program in the 20 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 5 weeks’ maximum time frame (622), the student will remain in good standing (Students receiving Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits).

If a new contract is executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract. Part Time Esthetician Program 20 Hours Per Week Day or Evening – 325 Hours The program may be completed in 25 weeks. If the student fails to complete the program in the contracted 25 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the remaining hours (as long as remaining hours can be completed in 6.25 weeks’ maximum time frame (622), the student will remain in good standing.) If a new contract is executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract.

Full Time Natural Hair Braider Program - 30 Hours Per Week The program may be completed in 10.8 weeks. If the student fails to complete the program in the contracted 10.8 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 2.7 weeks’ maximum time frame (406 hours), the student will remain in good standing. (Students receiving Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits.) If a new contract is executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract.

12 Full Time Natural Hair Braider Program -25 Hours Per Week The program may be completed in 13 weeks.

If the student fails to complete the program in the 13 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 5 weeks’ maximum time 16.24 frame (406 hours), the student will remain in good standing (Students receiving Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits). If a new contract is executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract. Part Time Natural Hair Braider Program - 20 Hours Per Week Day or Evening – 325 Hours The program may be completed in 16.25 weeks. If the student fails to complete the program in the contracted 16.25 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the remaining hours (as long as remaining hours can be completed in 4 weeks’ maximum time frame (406 hours), the student will remain in good standing.) If a new contract is executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract.

Full Time Nail Technician Program 30 Hours Per Week The program may be completed in 10.8 weeks. If the student fails to complete the program in the contracted 10.8 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 2.7 weeks’ maximum time frame (406 hours), the student will remain in good standing. (Students receiving Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits.) If a new contract is executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract. Full Time Nail Technician Program 25 Hours Per Week The program may be completed in 13 weeks.

If the student fails to complete the program in the 13 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 5 weeks’ maximum time 16.24 frame (406 hours), the student will remain in good standing (Students receiving Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits). If a new contract is executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract. Part Time Nail Technician Program 20 Hours Per Week Day or Evening – 325 Hours The program may be completed in 16.25 weeks. If the student fails to complete the program in the contracted 16.25 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the remaining hours (as long as remaining hours can be completed in 4 weeks’ maximum time frame (406 hours), the student will remain in good standing.) If a new contract is executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract.

The school calendar scheduled holidays will be included in the program beginning and ending dates, as they apply to each individual’s program ending date. The student is not charged for this time.

13 Full Time Refresher Cosmetology Program 30 Hours Per Week The program may be completed in 10.8 weeks. If the student fails to complete the program in the contracted 10.8 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 2.7 weeks’ maximum time frame (406 hours), the student will remain in good standing.

(Students receiving Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits.) If a new contract is executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract. Full Time Refresher Cosmetology Program 25 Hours Per Week The program may be completed in 13 weeks. If the student fails to complete the program in the 13 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 5 weeks’ maximum time 16.24 frame (406 hours), the student will remain in good standing (Students receiving Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits).

If a new contract is executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract. Part Time Refresher Cosmetology Program 20 Hours Per Week Day or Evening – 325 Hours The program may be completed in 16.25 weeks. If the student fails to complete the program in the contracted 16.25 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the remaining hours (as long as remaining hours can be completed in 4 weeks’ maximum time frame (406 hours), the student will remain in good standing.) If a new contract is executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract.

Full Time Refresher Teacher’s & Esthetician Program 30 Hours Per Week- 170 Hours The program may be completed in 5.7 weeks. If the student fails to complete the program in the contracted 5.7 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 6.9 weeks’ maximum time frame (204 hours), the student will remain in good standing. (Students receiving Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits.) If a new contract is executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract. Full Time Refresher Teacher’s & Esthetician Program 25 Hours Per Week – 170 Hours The program may be completed in 6.7 weeks.

If the student fails to complete the program in the 6.7 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 8.1 weeks’ maximum time frame (204 hours), the student will remain in good standing (Students receiving Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits). If a new contract is executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract. Part Time Refresher Teacher’s & Esthetician Program 20 Hours Per Week Day or Evening - 170 Hours The program may be completed in 8.5 weeks.

If the student fails to complete the program in the contracted 8.5 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the

14 remaining hours (as long as remaining hours can be completed in 10.2 weeks’ maximum time frame (204 hours), the student will remain in good standing.) If a new contract is executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract. Full Time Refresher Natural Hair Braiding & Nail Technology Program 30 Hours Per Week- 110 Hours The program may be completed in 3.7 weeks. If the student fails to complete the program in the contracted 3.7 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 4.4 weeks’ maximum time frame (132 hours), the student will remain in good standing.

(Students receiving Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits.) If a new contract is executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract. Full Time Refresher Natural Hair Braiding & Nail Technology Program 25 Hours Per Week – 110 Hours The program may be completed in 4.4 weeks. If the student fails to complete the program in the 6.7 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the remaining hours. As long as the remaining hours can be completed in 5.3 weeks’ maximum time frame (132 hours), the student will remain in good standing (Students receiving Financial Aid may continue receiving benefits).

If a new contract is executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract. Part Time Refresher Natural Hair Braiding & Nail Technology Program 20 Hours Per Week Day or Evening - 110 Hours The program may be completed in 5,5 weeks. If the student fails to complete the program in the contracted 5.5 weeks’ time frame, he/she will sign a payment schedule for the remaining hours (as long as remaining hours can be completed in 6.6 weeks’ maximum time frame (132 hours), the student will remain in good standing.) If a new contract is executed, the student will pay $8.00 per hour for the additional hours over the original contract.

The school calendar scheduled holidays will be included in the program beginning and ending dates, as they apply to each individual’s program ending date. The student is not charged for this time. TRANSPORTATION/PARKING Own or very minimal public transportation is available to and from SHEARS. Free parking is available. Students are required to locate the different parking facilities around the school. There are many parking lots around the school. TUITION – BOOKS, STUDENT KIT AND ENROLLMENT FEES The fees for tuition, student kit/books represent the total funds to be paid by the student. Not included in the total cost would be the cost for supplies and/or equipment for personal use.

15 Each student shall be supplied with a student kit on the first day of class. Replacement of lost, stolen, or misplaced items shall be the responsibility of the student. As an additional expense each student shall be required to purchase, by the first day of school, the following items: uniform of black or white shirt and pants (approximately $25.00) closed toe professional shoes or clean sneakers, notebook college rule paper, pen, pencils, and two different colored highlighters. *In lieu of kit and book fee, students may purchase their own kit and book on the open market.

TUITION/COSTS Cosmetology – 1250 hours of instruction.

Tuition $ 10,000.00 Enrollment Fee $ 150.00 Kit and Books Fee $ 1,450.00 Total Cost $11,600.00 Teacher’s & Esthetician – 500 hours of instruction Tuition $4,000.00 Enrollment Fee $ 150.00 Kit and Books Fee $1,200.00 Total Cost $5,350.00 Natural Hair Braider & Nail Technician – 325 hours of instruction Tuition $2,600.00 Enrollment Fee $ 150.00 Kits and Books Fee $1,000.00 Total Cost $3,750.00 Refresher Cosmetology Program – 325 hours of instruction Tuition $2,600.00 Enrollment Fee $ 150.00 Kit and Books Fee (Books & Manikins) $ 450.00 Total Cost $3,200.00 (May have an additional charge if student needs equipment.) Refresher Teacher’s & Esthetician Program – 170 hours of instruction Tuition $1,360.00 Enrollment Fee $ 150.00 Kit and Books Fee (Books & essential equipment) $ 250.00 Total Cost $1,760.00 (May have an additional charge if student needs more equipment.)

16 Refresher Natural Hair Braiding & Nail Technology Program – 110 hours of instruction Tuition $ 880.00 Enrollment Fee $ 150.00 Kit and Books Fee (Books & essential equipment) $ 150.00 Total Cost $1,180.00 (May have an additional charge if student needs more equipment.) Methods of payment: Cash, Check, Credit Card, or Money Order, All Programs: If a student chooses to pay their tuition in increments, a monthly in-school payment plan may be set up, contingent on approval by the School Director. Student will receive a Student Financial Booklet and payment plan signed and dated by Student, School Financial Officer, and School Director.

STUDENTS CONDUCT POLICY Students are required to comply with all school rules and operating policies as outlined in the enrollment agreement. Students are required to act in a manner that will reflect credit on himself/herself, the School, and the business or industry for which they are being trained. Students are required to follow school’s Dress Code and Cell Phone Policy at all times. Failure to adhere to and observe School rules and operating policies may result in immediate dismissal. Re-admission, resulting from dismissal, may be considered by meeting with the Director of the School.

SEXUAL HARRASSMENT Sexual Harassment is defined as any sexual advance, request for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct where submission to or rejection of such advance, request or when such advances, requests or conduct have the purpose or effect of unreasonable interfering with an individual’s work or education by creating an intimidating, hostile, humiliating or sexually offensive environment.

Determining what constitutes sexual harassment depends upon the specific facts and the context in which the conduct occurs. Sexual harassment may take many forms – subtle and indirect or blatant and overt. SHEARS will not tolerate sexual harassment. All persons who work at or attend SHEARS have a responsibility to help maintain an environment that is free from all forms of sexual harassment. Complaints relating to sexual harassment incidents are to be addressed on an Incident Report form and directed immediately to the head faculty member or direct supervisor. Individuals who violate this policy are subject to discipline ranging from a written warning to dismissal.

Frivolous or false accusations of sexual harassment have serious consequences on innocent individuals. This institution cautions that such complaints may result in action being taken against the complainant. STUDENT RECORDS/RELEASE OF INFORMATION The school shall maintain all records of a student for at least 5 years after a student either terminates training or graduates. After that, a school is only required to maintain the student records as regulated by the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology Examiners. Student records and/or information may be provided to individuals, organizations,

17 potential employers, etc., only after written authorization has been provided by the student at the time of request from the third party, and/or consent from the parents or guardian of a dependent minor. Transcripts will not be released until the student has satisfied all financial obligations to the school. PRIVACY ACT/RIGHT TO ACCESS STUDENT RECORDS SHEARS guarantee the privacy of all student files unless specifically directed by the student in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 – Public Law 93.579. SHEARS guarantee the students and parents, or guardians of dependent minor’s, access to their cumulative record and to provide proper supervision and interpretation of records when they are being reviewed.

The records shall be made available upon written request. The school will provide and permit access to student and other school records as required for any agencies such as Pennsylvania Cosmetology Board or will be seeking accreditation process initiated by the institution or by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, or in response to a directive of the Commission (when accreditation is granted).

STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION SHEARS is an equal opportunity School with respect to both education and employment. The School’s programs and policies are consistent with pertinent federal and state laws and regulations on non-discrimination regarding race, color, religion, age, ethnic origin, financial status and sex. SHEARS complies with all provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 in that no qualified handicapped person by reason of handicap will be excluded from enrolling in a program of instruction.

DRUG/ALCOHOL POLICY The use of illegal drugs or alcohol, in any form, during the school day/evening is prohibited.

Students who exhibit evidence of drug/alcohol abuse or intoxication in school may be subject to disciplinary action of suspension or expulsion. Possession of drug paraphernalia is subject to the laws of the State of Pennsylvania. Students that have a drug/alcohol problem affecting their progress should see the Director for advising, and he/she will refer them to one of the community health agencies for counseling. All students are explained the school’s drug prevention policy at orientation. Students are required to sign the acknowledgement of receipt of the Drug Prevention/Awareness Policy required by the DRUG FREE WORKPLACE ACT OF 1988.

ABSENCES/TARDY/EARLY DEPARTURE All absences must be made-up. Students are required to call if they are running late or going to be absent, also student must inform teacher if leaving early. In the case of excessive absences (excessive absence is defined as being absent 20% or more of the total possible hours a student has accrued), the school has the right to terminate the student. In the case of extreme lateness, the school has the right to dismiss the student for the remainder of day/evening. Students requesting to leave class early must do so through their instructor and make-up any missed time.

Advising will be utilized for students who have high absences, excessive tardiness and continually leaving early. Dismissal may occur if attendance problems persist.

18 Students are required to sign in and out. This is the official record of the amount of clock hours he/she has accumulated. Students wanting to make-up missed work or time must contact their instructor. In an extreme case of tardiness or absences the school has the right to suspend or dismiss the student. MAKE-UP WORK Students are required to make up hours and/or work that are missed. Exams missed due to absence must be made-up on the day of return or the school’s make-up days which are the third Monday and Tuesday of each month. Failure to make up exams will result in 0% and this grade will be added to the student’s grade point average.

Academic, practical, laboratory work and assignments, required of all students, must be satisfactorily completed within the Satisfactory Progress Evaluation/Advising Period. All students have the opportunity to make-up absences. It is the responsibility of the student to understand clearly the make-up policy and act accordingly. If at all possible, the student should contact their instructor prior to an absence, or on the day of absence, for class assignments and test date schedules.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE: A student may request and be granted a leave of absence if, in the judgment of the school, there are circumstances justifying a temporary break in the student’s program. The leave of absence may not exceed 180 days in a 12-month period. A written request must be made to the Director of Education and School Director. The leave of absence must state the specific reason(s) for the leave and the expected date of return from the leave, and it must be signed and dated by the student. If, because of an emergency, the student is unable to make the request in person, the student or close relative may call the Director of Education to request the leave and explain the nature of the emergency.

However, when the student or relative is able, he/she must provide a written request for the leave of absence. The leave of absence will be approved by the Director of Education and School Director if the reason is deemed sufficient and if there is a reasonable expectation that the student will return. A leave of absence will extend the student’s contract period and maximum time frame by the same number of days taken in the leave of absence. Students returning from an authorized LOA will retain all credit for clock hours and work projects completed, and will return to the satisfactory academic progress status they held prior to the start of the LOA.

Students who fail to return from the LOA will be dismissed as of their last day of attendance prior to the LOA. CHANGE OF PROGRAM SCHEDULED HOURS A student may not change attendance of scheduled program hours after enrollment without the approval of the Director of Education and Financial Director. All administrative work must be completed prior to the change. CHANGE OF ADDRESS/NAME Students who have a change of name and/or address during the contracted program are responsible for reporting this change to the School Director or Financial Aid Director. All administrative work must be completed prior to the change.

19 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE Any grievance regarding the school or its employees must be made to the School Director in writing. The School Director will make a final determination of the grievance within five (5) days of receiving the written grievance. The student has the right to appeal the determination in writing to the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology. TRANSFERING BETWEEN PROGRAM WITHIN THE SCHOOL If a student wishes to transfer into another program they will be credited related hours according to hours listed within the new program. If student has graduated from one of the specialized program and requesting to enroll into cosmetology they too will be credited the hours according to hours listed within cosmetology.

Student must have their licenses in the specialized field of study. Student must be in good standing in academic and financial to be granted transfer into another program.

TRANSFERS/WITHDRAWALS If a student wishes to transfer or withdraw the following requirements must be met: A student may transfer or withdraw from the program at any time. The transfer school will forward an academic and attendance transcript to the school that the student is transferring to, if the student has met all financial obligations to the SHEARS. If student supplies TRANSFERS FROM ANOTHER SCHOOL Transfer hours from another institution that are accepted toward the student’s educational program are counted as attempted and completed hours for the purpose of determining when the allowable maximum time-frame has been exhausted.

SHEARS will not except a student who is still enrolled in another school. To enroll student must present proof of withdraw, sealed transcripts from institution, and all required admissions paperwork prior enrollment. Evaluation will be given by senior teacher, given to Educational Director and results to Admissions so proper credit is given on enrollment agreement. SAP evaluation periods are based on actual contracted hours at the SHEARS. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE COSMETOLOGY INDUSTRY Cosmetology is a lifetime or part-time career for those who qualify. In the salon Cosmetologists perform many services, including manicuring, hairstyling, daytime and evening make-up, temporary and permanent waving, temporary and permanent hair straightening, hair lightening and hair coloring, care and styling of wigs and various facial and scalp treatments.

Many cosmetologists will specialize in one, or any number of these services. A Cosmetologist with a Teacher’s license will be eligible to work in accredited institutions.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE TEACHER’S PROGRAM INDUSTRY

20 Cosmetology Teacher Product Educator Salon Manager Salon Worker Hair Stylist Director of Education Test Center Manager Cosmetology School Owner Manufacturer Sales Representative Platform Artist/Educator Beauty Business Consultant Image Consultant CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ESTHETICIAN INDUSTRY Facial Technician Manufacture’s Representative Disincrustation Technician Dermatologist Assistant Facial Message Theorist Skin Care Technician CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NATURAL HAIR BRAIDER INDUSTRY Braider of Natural and Artificial Hair Manufacture’s Representative Braiding Artist Cosmetologist Assistant/Braider CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NAIL TECHNICIAN INDUSTRY Nail Wrap Technician Manufacturer’s Representative Nail Stylist Nail Salon Assistant Pedicuring Technician Nail Artist Artificial Nail Specialist Nail Bonding Technician REFRESHER PROGRAM SEE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES PER PROGRAM SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS POLICY Standards: This institution expects all of its students to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

Only students making Satisfactory Academic Progress are eligible to continue with SHEARS monthly payment plan. SAP is printed in the catalog which is received prior to enrollment to ensure that all students know how they will be evaluated. The policy complies with the guidelines established by Pennsylvania Cosmetology Board and federal regulations established by the United States Department of Education. The student must: 1. Maintain a cumulative academic grade average of 80% or better. All students receive a numeric grade in theory and a letter grade in practical assignments (A or U). Students are evaluated by testing in theory and by their ability to perform practical assignments.

Grades are reviewed with students at each Evaluation Period and the school will record the student’s daily attendance and record of academic achievement on their permanent record card. The following represents the equivalencies of the grades assigned: THEORY PRACTICAL 95 - 100 = Excellent A = Acceptable 80% - 100%

21 85 - 94 = Above Average U = Unacceptable 0% - 79% 80 - 84 = Average 0 - 79 = Unacceptable I = Incomplete. Converts to a 0% if not made up in a specified time. In order to be making satisfactory attendance progress, a student must maintain a cumulative attendance average of 80% at their designated Evaluation Periods. The program must be completed within the 1.25 times the length of the contracted program. Regardless of the average level of attendance, students who have been absent more than 14 consecutive calendar days, with no contact, may be dismissed. In addition to attendance standards relating to Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), students are also required to adhere to certain other general institution policies relating to attendance and tardiness.

2. The practical grading criteria uses the “yes” or “no” rubric as a “Practical Grading” except we use the terms “Acceptable” (A) or “Unacceptable” (U). The Satisfactory Progress Report is divided into two sections, Practical Skills, and Safety/Sanitation Rules. The practical grading criteria can be found in the Practical Skills section of the Satisfactory Progress Report. The student must demonstrate the various procedures by completing the criteria listed on the Satisfactory Progress Report on Safety on a model or mannequin. In the Safety and Sanitation Rule section, the student must verbally answer th questions listed on the Satisfactory Progress Report.

The student is given an “A” or “U” for each criteria or question. Upon completion of this process, the number of acceptable and unacceptable responses are tabulated and recorded for each section. The percentage of acceptable responses for each section is then calculated and recorded as the total average for each section. These two averages are then averaged to compute the Practical Performance Evaluation Total Average Grade. A student must achieve an average of 75% to be considered “A” acceptable. A student below a 75% average would be considered “U” unacceptable. 3. In order to be making satisfactory attendance progress, a student must maintain a cumulative attendance average of 80% at their designated Evaluation Periods.

The program must be completed within the 1.25 times the length of the contracted program Regardless of the average level of attendance, students who have been absent more than 10 consecutive calendar days, with no contact, may be dismissed. In addition to attendance standards relating to Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), students are also required to adhere to certain other general institution policies relating to attendance and tardiness.

4. Students must be on pace (Pace is defined as a percentage of the cumulative number of hours completed by the student divided by the cumulative numbers of hours attempted / scheduled) to complete the program within 125% of the contracted time frame.

22 5. Students meeting the minimum requirements for attendance and academic progress at any evaluation period will be considered to be making Satisfactory Academic Progress until the next evaluation period. The pace at which a student must be attending to be considered making Satisfactory Academic Progress is defined as a minimum of 80%.

Evaluation Periods: A student’s compliance with SAP is divided into Evaluation Periods and is assessed at the following time periods: EVALUATION PERIODS ACADEMIC: Minimum hours that must MINIMUM PASSING be attended to maintain GRADE satisfactory progress. COSMETOLOGY 450 SCHEDULED HOURS 80% 360 = 80% 900 SCHEDULED HOURS 80% 720 = 80% 1250 SCHEDULED HOURS 80% 1000 = 80% OR COMPLETION OF PROGRAM TEACHER’S PROGRAM AND ESTHETICIAN PROGRAM 250 SCHEDULED HOURS 80% 200 = 80% 500 SCHEDULED HOURS 80% 400 = 80% OR COMPLETION OF PROGRAM NATURAL HAIR BRAIDER, NAIL TECHNICIAN AND REFRESHER PROGRAM 170 SCHEDULED HOURS 80% 136 = 80% 325 SCHEDULED HOURS 80% 260 = 80% OR COMPLETION OF PROGRAM All students must meet both the academic and attendance progress requirements of at least one evaluation by the midpoint of the program to be making satisfactory progress.

The SAP evaluations are maintained in the student’s file and may be accessed by a student at any time. If a student is deemed unable to complete the program based on the MTF (maximum time frame) of 125%, they will be in unsatisfactory academic progress. Warning Period: Students who fail to meet SAP standards during a given Evaluation Period will be placed on Warning for the following evaluation period. A student remains eligible to remain in school, will make bi-weekly payments during this warning period and will be considered as making SAP during the Warning Period. Students who fail to meet SAP by the

23 conclusion of the Warning Period will be deemed not to be making Satisfactory Academic Progress, and may be terminated at the discretion of the institution. Unsatisfactory: Students who fail to meet minimum requirements for attendance or academic progress after the warning period (unless they successfully appeal) will be placed on unsatisfactory status. Any student considered to be making unsatisfactory progress in accordance with regulations of the school shall be notified in writing. Such written notification shall include the reason for such determination. Students with a determination of unsatisfactory must make weekly payment until they reach satisfactory status.

Probation: Students who fail to meet minimum requirements for attendance or academic progress, after the warning period, may be placed on probation and considered to be making satisfactory progress during the second probationary period. The student must successfully appeal the determination of unsatisfactory following the warning period and placed on probation. Additionally, only the students who have the ability to meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy standards by the end of the Evaluation Period may be placed on probation. The student and the administration will make a written plan on the actions required to attain satisfactory progress by the next evaluation.

If at the end of the probationary period, the student has NOT met both the attendance and academic requirements, the student will be determined as not making Satisfactory Academic Progress and, if applicable, students will be deemed as a student at risk of termination. Appeal an unsatisfactory academic progress determination and/or termination: All students may appeal an unsatisfactory progress determination and/or termination. In the case of mitigating circumstances (such as death in the family, serious illness, etc.) a student should submit a written explanation along with supporting documentation for reasons the decision should be reversed, and request for re-evaluation of progress, to the Director of Education.

The student will provide written documentation regarding why he/she has failed to make satisfactory academic progress and what has changed in the student’s situation that will allow the achievement of satisfactory academic progress at the next evaluation. This appeal must be received by the Director of Education within five (5) business days of unsatisfactory progress finding and/or termination. The Director of Education will consider the appeal and either grant probation not to exceed one Evaluation Period in which the student will remain in school for length of 30 days, at that time student will meet with Director of Education review progress made within that time period.

If student has made progress of 20%, the Director of Education will provide notice to the student regarding the results of the student’s appeal and attach a copy of the documentation to the student’s SAP evaluation. These documents will be placed in student’s file and decision of the Director of Education and School Director shall be final. REINSTATEMENT: Should a student prevail upon his/her appeal and be determined as making satisfactory academic progress, the student will be automatically re-entered in the program, and/or placed on probation until the next Evaluation Period. The results of the appeal will be placed in the student’s file.

24 INTERRUPTIONS, COURSE INCOMPLETES, WITHDRAWALS; If enrollment is temporarily interrupted for a leave of absence, the student will return to school in the same progress status as prior to the leave of absence. Hours elapsed during a leave of absence will extend the student’s enrollment agreement period by the same number of days taken in the leave of absence and will not be included in the student’s cumulative attendance percentage calculation. Students who withdraw prior to completion of the program and wish tore-enroll will return in the same Satisfactory Academic Progress status as at the time of withdrawal.

Course incompleteness, repetitions and non-credit remedial courses are not applicable to this institution’s forms of instruction. Course incompletes, repetitions, and non-credit remedial courses have no effect upon the institution’s satisfactory academic progress standards since the institution has no such items or policies.

COURSE INCOMPLETENESS: Course incompleteness, repetitions and non-credit remedial courses are not applicable to this institution’s forms of instruction. WITHDRAWAL POLICY AND PROCEDURES If a student withdraws, the student should contact the Director of Education either orally or in writing. The Director of Education will complete a Status Change Form indicating the reason for the withdrawal, the last date of attendance, and the date of termination (i.e., date of determination). If the student does not contact the Director of Education, and a student has been absent for 3 consecutive school days, the Director of Education will advise the School Director, who will attempt to contact the student.

If the student states he/she does not plan to return or if the Director cannot contact the student, then the student will be withdrawn within 7 days of the last date of attendance.

If a student withdraws or is dismissed from SHEARS, the student may be required to return a portion of the financial moneys received. The last date of attendance is used to calculate any moneys that must be returned. A student applying for re-enrollment in the School will return to School in the same Satisfactory Progress status as when he/she withdrew from School. SCHOOL EXIT INTERVIEW Students must attend an exit interview upon completion of the program of study. An appointment must be scheduled in advance, with the School Director and/or Financial Office, for the last day of attendance.

All curriculum requirements and financial obligations must be completed prior to the scheduled appointment. At that time the student would be awarded a School Diploma, and all necessary administrative work will be completed to apply for a scheduled time to take their Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology Examination. At this session, you will receive a copy of your account card from the Financial Office who will provide you with information on the average amount

25 that you owe if any, the amount of your monthly payments and information about deferments, refinancing and loan consolidation options. Students’ balance must be a zero “0” for student to receive School Diploma and schedule board exam. ADVISING SERVICES/WRITTEN PROGRESS PROCEDURE Advising sessions for all students is held at intervals of the program that runs concurrently with the Evaluation Periods. Students are advised on their satisfactory or unsatisfactory performance. Written progress reports are discussed and a copy of the report is given to the student at the time of the advising session.

Advising is also available to students that have academic, personal, or faculty problems affecting their progress. Advising is utilized as preventative disciplinary action for attendance, academic, and undesirable behavior, etc. Referrals to professional agencies for assistance are available.

EMPLOYMENT/PLACEMENT ADVISING The school offers job placement services to help graduates efforts to secure employment in the field represented by the program the graduate completed, or in a related field that includes, but are not limited to: 1. Professional appearance guideline. 2. Job referral. 3. Follow-up. The school will assist students with resume writing and scheduling interviews with prospective employers. Upon successful completion of enrolled programs, the school will use its best efforts to assist placing a student into employment. However, the student must be aware that the school does not guarantee employment, nor does it act as an employment agent.

Career advising is provided to the student regarding interview, employment opportunities and marketable skills. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS A diploma will be issued to the student at the time of graduation provided that the student has satisfied all of the following requirements: 1. Curriculum requirements: a. Achieve a minimum GPA of 80% for theory b. Achieve a minimum grade of “A” for practical. 2. Attendance requirements: a. Complete 100% of required program hours. b. Must have a minimum attendance rate of 80% of the total program. 3. Financial obligations to the School, with a balance of zero “0”.

4. Attended an exit interview with the Financial Aid Office.

26 REFUND POLICY 1. An enrollment fee is charged for all programs (which may not exceed 10% or $150.00, whichever is less of the total contract price of the program). 2. If the school is closed or discontinues a program, the school shall refund to each enrolled student monies paid by the student for tuition and fees. SEVEN-DAY CANCELLATION PERIOD. All fees paid by a student shall be refunded if the student is not accepted by the school, or chooses not to enroll in or to withdraw from the school within 7 calendar days after having signed a contract. If a student chooses not to enroll after the seven (7) day cancellation period, but before the first day of instruction, the school may retain the enrollment fee.

After the 7-day cancellation period expires, if a student withdraws after instruction begins, refunds shall be based on the total contract price of the program and shall include all fees, except the enrollment fee and any charges for materials, supplies, or books which have been purchased by and are the property of the student.

4. A student who fails to return from a leave of absence will be withdrawn from the institution on the date the student was expected to return from the leave. The date of withdrawal for purposes of calculating any return of Title IV calculation for refund purposes will be the date the student began the leave of absence. Refunds will be made within 30 days of the scheduled last day of the leave of absence. 5. TUITION REFUND POLICY. The minimum refund that a school shall pay a student who withdraws or is terminated after the 5-day cancellation period has expired and after instruction has begun, is as follows: Percentage of Enrollment time to total time Amount of Tuition School Shall Retain .001% to 9.99% 10% Retained 10% to 19.99 % 20% Retained 20% to 29.99% 30% Retained 30% to 39.99% 40% Retained 40% to 49.99% 50% Retained 50% and over 100% Retained 6.

A refund due a student shall be based on the date of withdrawal or termination and paid within 30 days from the date of withdrawal or termination. A student’s cancellation or withdrawal shall occur on the earlier of the dates that a student notifies the institution of his/her withdrawal. If a student withdraws from the institution in writing the postmark on the student’s written notification will determine the cancellation date, or the date said information is delivered to the school administrator/owner in person. Official cancellation or withdrawal shall occur on the date that a student is expelled by the school.

The cost of the Kit/Books becomes the property of the student when they are issued on the first day of class.

27 COSMETOLOGY OUTLINE INSTITIONAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES The primary objective of SHEARS is to provide learning opportunities and educational experiences primarily for students of Pennsylvania. To train the student with adequate instruction for the licensing examination. To train the students with knowledge and skills for employment in an entry level position in the cosmetology field. COSMETOLOGY PROGRAM BEGINS AND ENDS The program operates continuously, Cosmetology beginning the first day and evening of full week January, March, May, July, September, and November continuing until the curriculum and school requirements have been reached and 1250 hours have been completed.

(See school calendar for schedule of school holidays.) PROGRAM PURPOSE For the student to acquire a broad knowledge of both the science and art of Cosmetology, and be able to use the knowledge as a foundation to be successful in the profession of cosmetology. For the student to develop his/her physical dexterity and manipulative skills and develop loyalty and enthusiasm for the profession. For the student to acquire ethical standards and work to achieve ability through diligent practice, continuous study, hard work and perseverance, and be able to use his or her initiative to produce professional results.

To prepare students for the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetologists Examination and entry level employment.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION. Cosmetology is the cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails. The art of cosmetology is the actual performance of the many beauty cultural practices. To derive the utmost benefit from Cosmetology; practical performance, demonstration and practice are employed in conjunction with the study of theory. INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS Methods of lecture, demonstration, drills, role-play, discussion, handouts, assignment sheets/job sheet, audio/visual aids, student participation, question and answer, and textbook/workbook will be utilized. Introducing new material in a manner to which the student may relate.

Giving special attention to slow learners. Encouraging questions, explaining new words, terms, techniques, implements and equipment. Requiring that students take notes. Using demonstration that includes student participation. Listing new words on the boards.

TEACHING STRATEGY Using the board, audio/visual aids, and live models whenever possible. Introducing new material in a manner to which the student may relate. Giving special attention to slow learners. Encouraging questions, explaining new words, terms, techniques, implements

28 and equipment. Requiring that students take notes. Using demonstration that includes student participation. Listing new words on whiteboard. STUDENT ACTIVITY Require note taking, drills, role-playing, discussion, homework and reading assignments. Hands-on practice sessions and performance of laboratory services.

Examinations and evaluations in practical and theory. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES Upon completion of the Cosmetology program, the student will be able to: 1. Analyze hair and scalp problems and administer corrective treatments 2. Have a thorough knowledge of anatomy, hair structure and chemistry. 3. Administer cold/acid waving techniques.

4. Administer chemical and physical techniques 5. Care and styling of wigs 6. Administer a professional shampoo 7. Administer hair coloring 8. Create hair styles through the use of roller placement, thermal waving/curling, finger waves, pin curls and blow curling/waving. 9. Administer a facial with make-up, and remove superfluous hair. 10. Administer a professional manicure, pedicure, and nail extensions. 11. Operate/open a salon and employ the principles and practices of salon management. 12. Employ basic first aid measures 13. Practice good hygiene and good grooming. 14. Practice professional ethics and personality development.

15. Drape for a cosmetology service 16. Employ rules of sanitation and sterilization 17. Employ safety precautions.

18. Practice and employ the rules, regulations, and laws of the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetologists. 19. Administer a professional hair shaping 20. Practice good salesmanship 21. Seek and obtain employment OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES Once the student has completed the program and passed the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetologists Examination for licensure, he/she will be qualified to obtain employment as a Cosmetologist in a salon, a demonstrator for a cosmetic firm, operator in a department store salon, as well as other opportunities.

COSMETOLOGY PROGRAM HOURS OF STUDY All phases are introduced as to their relation with another phase, keeping complete uniformity and continuity.

Each phase is timed in hours as to importance and State requirements.

29 The approximate hours spent in each phase of study are as follows: Total Subject Theory Demonstration Laboratory Hours Theory Essentials Professional Development – Professional Practices Health Body & Mind Rest and Relaxation, Exercise, Nutrition, Hygiene, Image, Ergonomics Effective Communication Nonverbal & Verbal Communication Human Relations Personality, Teamwork, Ethics HOURS OF STUDY 7 2 10 19 Salon Ecology – Sciences Microbiology Bacteria, Growth of Bacteria, Viruses, External Parasites, Infection, Immunity Infection Control Sanitation, Disinfection, Sterilization, Infection, Infection Control Guidelines First Aid Bleeding & Wounds, Burns, Choking, Fainting, Eye Injury HOURS OF STUDY 9 3 30 42 Anatomy and Physiology – Science Building Blocks of the Human Body Cells, Tissue, Organs, Body Systems Basic Body Systems – Sciences The Skeletal, Muscular, Circulatory, Nervous, Digestive, Excretory, Respiratory, Endocrine, Reproductive, Integumentary System HOURS OF STUDY 15 5 10 30 Electricity – Sciences Principles of Electricity Vocabulary of Electricity, Electric Current, Safety Measures Electricity in Cosmetology Effects of Electric Current, Electrotherapy, Light Therapy HOURS OF STUDY 6 1 15 22 Chemistry – Sciences Matter Elements, Chemical Bonds The pH Scale Chemistry of Cosmetics Cosmetics Classifications, Shampoos, Rinses & Conditioners, Perms, Relaxers Curl Reformation, Hair Color, Product Information HOURS OF STUDY 10 10 42 62

30 Salon Business – Professional Practices The Beauty Industry What You Need to Know, Your Professional Goals Job Search Resumes’, Job Interviews, Evaluating the Salon Professional Relationships Networking, Building a Clientele, The Stylist-Client Relationship, The Stylist-Staff Relationship Performance Review Salon Ownership Self-Appraisal, Types of Salon Ownership, Getting the Right Advice Space Requirements & Floor Plan, Borrowing Money, Rental Agreements Types of Insurance, Taxes, Expenses & Income, Salon Philosophy, Policies & Procedures, Salon Operation Salon Retailing Selling, Professional Products, Closing the Sale, Buyer Types, Follow Up Effective Displays HOURS OF STUDY 13 3 4 20 Hair Services Trichology – Sciences Hair Theory Hair Bulb Formation, Hair Growth, Hair Structure & Behavior, Natural Hair Color Hair Care Hair Evaluation, Common Hair Conditions, Common Scalp Conditions, Hair Loss Draping, Shampooing & Scalp Massage Draping Theory, Shampooing & Conditioning Theory, Scalp Massage Theory Draping, Shampooing & Scalp Massage Essentials, Infection Control & Safety Basic Draping, Shampooing & Conditioning, Basic Scalp Massage HOURS OF STUDY 8 6 30 44 Design Decisions – Cognitive & Manipulative Skills Design Decision Considerations Proportion, Hair, Personality, Clothing, Lifestyle Client Consultation Communication Design Composition Design Elements and Principles HOURS OF STUDY 5 15 100 120 Haircutting- Cognitive & Manipulative Skills Haircutting Theory Form, Haircutting Essentials, Haircutting Fundamentals, Infection Control

31 & Safety, Client Consultation Haircutting Procedures Haircutting Procedures Overview, Solid Form Haircut, Solid Form Variation Increase-Layered Front Hairline, Graduated Form Haircut, Uniformly Layered Form Haircut, Combination Form Haircut, Square Form/Uniform Haircut, Overcomb Techniques, Fade Haircut HOURS OF STUDY 10 15 124 149 Hairstyling – Cognitive & Manipulative Skills Primary Hairstyling Considerations, Hairstyling Fundamentals, Hairstyling Essentials, Infection Control & Safety, Client Consultation Thermal Styling Thermal Styling Theory, Infection Control & Safety, Air Forming Solid Form, Scrunching Layered Form, Air Forming Graduated Form: 9-Row Brush Air Forming Layered Form: Round Brush, Air Forming Combination Form: 9-Row Brush, Air Forming Combination Form: Round Brush/Curling Iron Pressing & Curling, Press & Curl Variation Flat Iron Wet Styling Fingerwaves, Pincurls, Skip Waves, Rollers, Wet Styling Procedure Overview Fingerwaves & Flat Pincurls, Straight Volume Rollers & Pincurls Curvature Volume Rollers & Pincurls Long Hair Styling Long Hair Fundamentals, Long Hair Styling Procedures, Three-Strand Overbraid, Three-Strand Underbraid, French Twist HOURS OF STUDY 26 26 135 187 Wigs & Hair Additions – Cognitive & Manipulative Skills Wigs & Hairpieces History, Composition, Colors and Construction, Wig & Hairpiece Essentials Infection Control & Safety, Client Consultation, Wig Services, Hairpieces Hair Additions Hair Addition Methods HOURS OF STUDY 7 10 30 47 Chemical Texturizing – Cognitive & Manipulative Skills Perming History of Perming, Perm Theory, Perming Essentials, Infection Control & Safety, Client Consultation, Perm Wrap Overview, Rectangle Perm Wrap, Bricklay Perm Wrap, Spiral Bricklay Perm Wrap, Bricklay with Directional Fringe Perm Wrap, Perm Problems & Solutions Chemical Relaxing Chemical Relaxing Theory, Chemical Relaxing Essentials, Infection Control & Safety, Client Consultation, Product & Application Overview, Virgin Sodium Hydroxide Relaxer, Virgin Thio Relaxer, Relaxer Retouch HOURS OF STUDY 15 10 122 147 Hair Coloring – Cognitive & Manipulative Skills

32 Color Theory What is Color? The Law of Color Identifying Existing Hair Melanin, Gray Hair, Identifying Natural Changing Existing Hair Color Hair Color Chemistry, Hair Color Techniques, Infection Control & Safety Client Consultation, Product & Application Overview, Temporary Color, Semi-Permanent Color, Oxidative Color: Darker Result, Oxidative Color: Lighter Result, Freehand Painting, Partial Highlights: Slicing, Full Highlights: Weaving, Cap Highlighting, Double-Process Blond, Tint Back, Hair Color Removal Techniques, Hair Color Problems & Solutions HOURS OF STUDY 15 20 200 235 Nail & Skin Services The Study of Nails – Cognitive & Manipulative Skills Nail Theory, Nail Structure, Nail Growth, Nail Diseases, Disorders & Conditions Natural Nail Care Nail Shapes, Nail Essentials, Infection Control & Safety, Client Consultation Basic Manicure, Male Manicure, Pedicure Essentials, Basic Pedicure Special Nail Services Artificial Nail Care Artificial Nail Essentials, Infection Control & Safety, Nail Tips, Tips with Acrylic Overlay, Pink & White Sculptured Nails, Additional Artificial Nail Services HOURS OF STUDY 10 5 30 45 The Study of Skin – Cognitive & Manipulative Skills Skin Theory Functions of the Skin, Composition of the Skin, Types of Skin, Skin Diseases & Disorders Skin Care Massage, Facial Masks, Skin Care Essentials, Infection Control & Safely Client Consultation, Basic Facial Hair Removal Hair Removal Essentials, Infection Control & Safety, Client Consultation, Temporary Hair Removal, Basic Waxing, Permanent Hair Removal Makeup Facial Shapes, Color Theory, Makeup Essentials, Infection Control & Safety Client Consultation, Makeup Techniques & Products Basic Makeup Application HOURS OF STUDY 18 12 40 70 Pennsylvania State Laws State Laws – Professional Practices Licensure Laws, Reciprocity Laws, Apprenticeship Laws, Legal Regulations for: Salons, Schools

33 Fees for all Licenses State Regulations Board Members, Exam Qualification, Exam Rules & Regulations HOURS OF STUDY 7 1 3 11 TOTAL HOURS OF STUDY 1250 All areas include safety precautions and procedures pertaining to subject matter. PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGISTS REQUIREMENTS FOR COSMETOLOGY LICENSING EXAMINATION To be eligible for examination to receive a Cosmetology license, the applicant shall meet the following requirements. 1. Be at least 17 years old. 2. Have a minimum tenth (10th ) grade education.

3. Have completed 1250 hours of fundamental training according to the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetologists mandatory minimum standard curriculum, as a student in a licensed school of cosmetology and credited with the completion of 1250 hours of training at that school.

4. Background screening is done on each graduate. TEACHER’S PROGRAM OUTLINE INSTITUTIONAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES The primary objective of SHEARS is to provide learning opportunities and educational experiences primarily for students of Pennsylvania. To train the student with adequate instruction for the licensing examination. To train the students with knowledge and skills for employment as a teacher in the cosmetology field.

TEACHER’S PROGRAM BEGINS AND ENDS The program operates continuously, beginning the first day or evening of full week January, May and September continuing until the curriculum and school requirements have been reached and 500 hours have been completed. (See school calendar for schedule of school holidays. PROGRAM PURPOSE To offer teaching methodology, learning philosophies, and professional development for aspiring cosmetology educators. Students will develop their presentation skills, demonstration skills, and people skills. The program will prepare students for the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetologist Teacher’s Examination as well as to be an effective teacher of cosmetology.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Teacher’s Program covers teaching methods, learning techniques, and professional development. The Teacher’s Program includes learning to evaluate, demonstrate,

34 manage a classroom, address adult learner characteristics, and learner diversity as well as needs of the industry. INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS Lectures, demonstrations, drills, role-play, discussion, handouts, assignment sheets/job sheet, audio/visual aids, student participation, question and answer, and textbook/workbook will be utilized. Introducing new material in a manner to which the student may relate.

Giving special attention to slow learners. Encouraging questions, explaining new words, terms, techniques, implements, and equipment. Requiring that students take notes. Using demonstration that includes student participation. Listing new words on the boards. Student teacher’s will be utilized by teacher’s in the classroom to aid in teaching, demonstrating, and assisting cosmetology students as a part of their own learning process.

TEACHING STRATEGY Using the board, audio/visual aids, and live models whenever possible. Introducing new material in a manner to which the student may relate. Giving special attention to slow learners. Encouraging questions, explaining new words, terms, techniques, implements, and equipment. Requiring that students take notes. Using demonstration that includes student participation. Listing new words on whiteboard. Student teaching as well – which would include demonstrating, lecturing, aiding in managing the classroom of cosmetologist and creating visual aids.

STUDENT ACTIVITY Requires taking notes, presentations, demonstrations, reading assignments, discussions, and homework related to teaching.

Examinations and evaluations in practical theory. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES Upon completion of the Teacher’s Program, the student will be able to: 1. Know what it means to be a professional educator 2. Understand the curriculum development process. 3. Create lesson plans 4. Create effective educational plans 5. Understand components of powerful presentations 6. Motivate learners 7. How to manage learner behavior 8. Understand this industry’s needs so you can prepare students 9. Understand the role played by the clinic 10. Understand the purpose of grading and how to grade 11. Identify different types of learners 12.

Understand purpose of lectures, demos, discussions, and role playing 13. Understanding need to facilitate learning for all students regardless of abilities 14. Understand the purpose of performance evaluation.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES Once the student has completed the program and passed the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetologist Teacher’s Examination for licensure, he/she will be qualified to

35 obtain employment as a cosmetology teacher, product educator, manager, salon worker. Teacher’s Program Hours of Study Subject Theory/Demonstration Laboratory Hours Basic Teaching Skills The Career Education Instructor – Professional Practices Performance Goals, Qualities, Characteristics & Roles of an Educator, Loyalty of the Institution & Its Mission, Welcome Advice from Colleagues, Constant Pursuit of Knowledge, Effective Time Management & Organized Work Methods, Authority, Order & Self-Confidence, Ethics & Character, Dependability, Flexibility, Teamwork, Interest in Other People, Initiative & Ability to Work Independently, Patience & Self-Control, Professional Image, Courtesy, Compassion, & Consistency, Desire & Motivation, Enthusiasm & Energy, Imagination & Pleasure, Effective Communications & Generational Skills, General, Instructor Responsibilities HOURS OF STUDY 1 2 3 The Teaching Plan and Learning Environment – Teaching Techniques Desired Performance Goals The Teaching Plan Teaching Organization & Preparation, General Organization, Knowing Students & Organizing Student Information Managing the Atmosphere Consider the Environment, Adult Learner Characteristics, Student Demographics, Making It Happen, The Physical Environment, The Motivating Classroom, The Practical Classroom Learning Facilities Checklist Teaching Materials Textbook Valuation Checklist Administrative Responsibilities Attendance, Grade Records Welcome New Students HOURS OF STUDY 5 10 15 Teaching Study and Testing Skills – Teaching Techniques Desired Performance Goals Learning Is Lifelong Developing Reading & Study Skills Reading Skills, Underlining & Highlighting, Not-Take Skills, When to Study, Fifteen Effective Study Habits for Students, Forget the Five Failure Behaviors Study Groups Fitness Is a Must

36 Teaching Testing Skills Preparing for the Test, On Test Day, Deductive Reasoning, Test Taking Strategies, educator Strategies HOURS OF STUDY 6 20 26 Basic Learning Styles and Principles – Teaching Techniques Desired Performance Goals Why Learning Styles are Important The Role of the Educator Learning Styles Defined & Profiles Four Steps in Learning Multiple Intelligences Verbal/Linguistic, Visual/Spatial, Logical/Mathematical, Interpersonal, Bodily/Kinesthetic, Interpersonal, Musical/Rhythmic, Naturalist Intelligence The Benefits and Importance of Identifying Learning Styles How to Identify Preferred, Developing, Combining Intelligences HOURS OF STUDY 8 20 28 Basic Methods of Teaching and Learning – Teaching Techniques Desired Performance Goals About Teaching and Learning Teaching & Learning Methods Interactive Lecture, Demonstration & Practice, Group Discussion & Discovery, Role-Playing, Window Paning, Steps in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Field Trips, Guest Speakers, Mind Mapping, Peer Coaching, Projects, Workbooks & Partially Complete Handouts, Case Studies, Concept Connectors, Visualization, Stories & Anecdotes, Mnemonics, Energizers, Characterizations & Cartoons, Experiments, Humor, games, Group Synergy, Competitions HOURS OF STUDY 10 32 42 Communicating Confidently – Teaching Techniques Desired Performance Goals Effective Communication Skills What Is Communication? Sending & Receiving Information Barriers to Communication Getting the Massage Across The Spoken Word, Nonverbal Communication Effective Listening Communication Styles Identifying Your Communication Style, Establishing Trust & Rapport, Steps for Increasing Personal Awareness Tips to Communicating Confidently In-School Communication Communicating with Coworkers & Managers HOURS OF STUDY 5 20 25

37 Effective Presentations – Teaching Techniques Desire Performance Goals Communication Skills C-R-E-A-T-E C = Consider the Topic, R = Research the Topic, E = Example for Clarification, A= Analyze Your Learners, T = Teach with Poise, E = Enjoy & Be Enthusiastic What makes a Powerful Presentation? Power Motivative, Creative Motivational Circumstance, Powerful Openings, Building Powerful Content, Building Powerful & Strengthening the Content, Closings with Impact, Connecting All the Parts, Varying the Stimuli, Using Technology, Questioning, Reinforcement HOURS OF STUDY 5 30 35 Effective Classroom Management and Supervision – Teaching Techniques Desired Performance Goals Promoting a Positive Environment Professionalism in the Classroom, Principle of Managing Learner Behavior, Managing Chronic Misconduct Managing Difficult Learner Behavior Constant Attention Seeking & Interruptions, Chronic Tardiness, Too Shy to Participate, Sleeping in Class or Inattentiveness, Distracting Side Conversations Doubt and Pessimism, Having All the Answers Conflict Management HOURS OF STUDY 7 25 32 Achieving Learner Results – Teaching Techniques Desire Performance Goals Special learning Needs Learning Disabilities Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Chronic Behaviors Symptomatic Chronic Behaviors, Coping with Chronic Behavior, Accommodation Plan Barriers to Learning Learner Apprehension, Learner Recall, Rapid Response Teaching Fast-Paced Learners Lack of Learner Motivation, Educator Behaviors HOURS OF STUDY 5 15 20 Program Development and Lesson Planning – Teaching Techniques Desired Performance Goals Planning Concepts & Preliminary Analysis Curriculum Development Steps for Developing a Program of Study, Advisory Council,

38 Organizing Material, Instructional Outcomes, The Program Outline, Orientation Program Lesson Plan Development Advantages of Lesson Planning, The Lesson Plan: Pieces, Parts & Points HOURS OF STUDY 5 15 20 Educational Aids & Technology in the Classroom – Teaching Techniques Desired Performance Goals Master Educator’s Role Why Use Educational Aids & Technology Advantages of Using Instructional Aids & Technology What to Consider Important Concepts Educational Materials Standard Print Materials Nonprojected Audiovisual Materials Projected Audiovisual Materials Electronic Whiteboards Social Media General Guidelines for Projected Materials Equipment Wrapping It Up In Retrospect HOURS OF STUDY 5 15 20 Assessing Progress and Advising Students – Professional Practices Desired Performance Goals What’s in a Grade? What to Grade, Sample Grading Procedures, When to Grade Grading Styles Grading by Disposition, Personal Fetish, Without Risk, With Spite, by Assumption, in Absentia, Improvement Only, with Warm Fuzzies Grading Methods: The Test Plan Question Types in Test Development Project-Oriented Evaluations Descriptive Performance Evaluations Likert & Rating Scales, Checklists, Performance Checklist, Multiple- Category Grading, Point Grading, Rubrics Academic Advisement & Counseling HOURS OF STUDY 1 4 5 Basic Teaching Skills for Career Education in the Beauty and Wellness Disciplines Making the Student Salon an Adventure – Salon Management Theory Desired Performance Goals Practical Skills Training

39 The Student Salon Philosophy The Essence of Teamwork The Profitable Student Salon What Does the Public See? The Warm Reception High- Tech, High-Touch Safety Recording-Keeping Requirements The Efficient Dispensary Cultivating Satisfied Clients Recognizing First-Time Clients, Tender, Loving Client Care, Interacting with Clients Building a Successful Clientele Rebooking Clients for Future Services, Encouraging Repeat Services, Client Referrals Upgrading Client Tickets, Effective Use of Downtime The Professional Portfolio Making the Student Salon an Adventure Service Promotions, Contests, Simple Surprises Student Salon Teaching The Three Elements of Zone Teaching Supervising Multiple Students Tools of the Educator HOURS OF STUDY 10 30 40 Career and Employment Preparation – Salon Management Theory Desired Performance Goals Preparing for Employment How To Get the Job You Want Resume’ Development, The Dos & Don’ts of Resume’s, Employment Portfolio Targeting the School Observe the Target, The School Visit Arranging the Employment Interview, Interview Preparation The Interview, The Employment Application Success on the Job The Institution, Curriculum, Stay Balance Fundamentals of Business Types of School Ownership Individual Ownership, Partnership Corporation Special Skills Needed The Importance of Record Keeping Purchase & Inventory Records Service Records Operating a Successful School Planning the Schools Layout, Personnel, Payroll & Employee Benefits, Managing Personnel

40 The Front Desk The Reception Area, The Receptionist, Booking Appointments, Use Of the Telephone in the School, Good Planning, Incoming Phone Calls, Booking Appointments by Phone, Handling Complaints by Telephone Selling in the School Promoting the Student Salon in the Community HOURS OF STUDY 10 25 35 The Art of Retaining Students – Professional Practices Desired Performance Goals The Importance of a Sound Retention Plan Establishing the Vision & Mission, Sound & Ethical Administrative Policies Defining the Institution’s Culture Admissions Policy New-Student Orientation Instilling Student Ownership The Creative Curriculum Energized Educators Delivering Outstanding Customer Service Investing in Your Educators The P-R-A-I-S-E HOURS OF STUDY 2 3 5 Professional Development for Career Educator Relationships – Teaching Techniques Desired Performance Goals Relationships of a Master Educator Communication Basics Meeting & Greeting New Students, Educator-to-Learner, Educator-to- Educator, Educator-to-Supervisor/Employer, Other Educator Relationships Human Relations HOURS OF STUDY 5 15 20 Learning Is a Laughing Matter – Teaching Techniques Desired Performance Goals The Best Conditions for Learning Learning & Laughter Defined The Purpose of Laughter, The Mental Health Benefits of Laughter, Work-Related Benefits of Laughter, Physical Health Benefits of Laughter, This Thing Called Stress, Laughter Enhances Creativity What Is an Idea?, Inspiring and Idea, The Origins of Imagination, What It?

Integrating Humor into the Workplace & Classroom

41 HOURS OF STUDY 4 6 10 Teaching Success Strategies for a Winning Career – Teaching Techniques Desired Performance Goals Success Is a Choice Value Yourself Self-Assessment for Valuing Yourself, Actions for Self-Motivation Expect to Win Self-Assessment for Expecting to Win, Actions for Expecting to Win Effective Goad Management Self-Assessment for Goal Management, Actions for Effective Goal Management Develop a Strong Work Ethic Self-Assessment for a Strong Work Ethic, Actions for Developing a Strong Work Ethic Value the Client Self-Assessment for Client Service, Actions for Outstanding Client Care HOURS OF STUDY 4 3 7 Teams At Work – Professional Practices Desired Performance Goals The Concept of Teamwork Teams & Teamwork Defined, Team Motivation The Team-Building Process Determine the Need, Gaining the Team’s Buy-In, Taking the Team’s Temperature, Building the Team Essentials, Implementing the Plan, Evaluating the Results Think Like Geese HOURS OF STUDY 2 1 3 Evaluating Professional Performance – Professional Practices Desired Performance Goals Performance Assessment General Standards of Evaluation Production, Thoroughness and Accuracy, Independent Action, Work Methods, Problem Solving, Interpersonal Skills & Professional Conduct, Work Habits, Cost Consciousness, Self-Motivation Educator Position Description Job Knowledge & Job Duties Sources of Performance Assessment Supervisors, Other Educators & Coworkers, Learners, Graduates & Their Employers, You, the Educator Professional Development Sample Professional Development Plan, Resources for Professional Development HOURS OF STUDY 2 3 5

42 Pennsylvania State Laws State Laws – Professional Practices Licensure Laws, Reciprocity Laws, Apprenticeship Laws, Legal Regulations for: Salons, Schools Fees for all Licenses State Regulations Board Members, Exam Qualification, Exam Rules & Regulations HOURS OF STUDY 3 1 4 Student Teaching – Student Teaching Junior Classroom Senior Classroom HOURS OF STUDY 100 100 TOTAL HOURS OF STUDY 500 All areas include safety precautions and procedures pertaining to subject matter. PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGISTS REQUIREMENTS FOR TEACHER LICENSING EXAMINATION To be eligible for examination to receive a Teacher’s license, the applicant shall meet the following requirements.

1. Be at least 18 years old. 2. Have a minimum twelfth (12th ) grade education. 3. Have completed 500 hours of fundamental training according to the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetologist mandatory minimum standard curriculum for a cosmetology teacher, as a duly licensed as a cosmetologist in a licensed school of cosmetology and credited with the completion of 500 hours of training at that school. 4. Possess a current cosmetology license. 5. Background screening is done on each graduate. ESTHETICIAN PROGRAM OUTLINE INSTITUTIONAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of SHEARS is to provide learning opportunities and educational experiences primarily to students of Pennsylvania.

To provide a quality, innovative program, in the field of Esthetics, in quality, variety and cost commensurate with the known need of students, citizens, and the State. To prepare the student with adequate and appropriate preparation for licensing examination and prepare the student with knowledge and skills for employment at an entry-level position in the Esthetician field.

43 PROGRAMS BEGINS AND ENDS: The program operates continuously, beginning the first day or evening of full week January and July and continuing until curriculum and school requirements have been satisfactorily completed and 500 hours has been achieved.

(See school calendar for schedule of school holidays.) PROGRAM PURPOSE: For the student to acquire a broad knowledge of both the science and art of Esthetics, and be able to use the knowledge as a foundation to be successful in the profession of Esthetics. For the student to develop his/her physical dexterity and manipulative skills and develop loyalty and enthusiasm for the profession. For the student to acquire ethical standards and work to achieve ability through diligent practice, continuous study, hard work and perseverance, and be able to use his or her initiative to produce professional results.

To prepare students for the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetologists Examination/Esthetic and entry level employment.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Esthetics is the cosmetic treatment of beautifying the skin. The actual performance of the many techniques employed by the Estheticians referred to as the art of Esthetics. Practical performance demonstration and practice are employed in conjunction with the study of theory. INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS: Methods of lecture, demonstration, drills, role-playing, discussion, handouts, assignment sheets/job sheet, audio visual aids, student participation, question and answer, and the textbook/workbook will be utilized.

TEACHING STRATEGY: Using the board, audio/visual aids, and live models whenever possible.

Relating new material in a manner to which the student may relate. Giving special attention to slow learners. Encouraging questions, explaining new words, terms, techniques, implements, and equipment. Requiring that students take notes. Using demonstration that includes student participation. Listing new words on whiteboard. STUDENT ACTIVITY: Requires note taking, drills, role-playing, discussion, homework and reading assignments. Hands-on practice sessions and performance of laboratory services. Examinations and evaluations in practical and theory.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of the Esthetician Program, the student will be able to: 1. Analyze facial skin problems and administer corrective treatments. 2. Recognize face, neck, and skin disorders, irregularities and diseases of the face and neck. . 3. Identify the anatomy and physiology of the face and neck structure. 4. Select and use the correct equipment, implements, materials and cosmetics for a

44 facial. 5. Prepare a Esthetics table for the service. 6. Administer the physical techniques of massage. 7. Perform a facial massage. 8. Perform men’s facial massage.

9. Perform the following Esthetics applications: a. Massage movements b. Facials c. Resurfacing 10. Perform Facial and Body Scrubs 11. Perform Make-up application. 12. Employ basic first aid measures. 13. Practice hygiene and good grooming. 14. Practice professional ethics and personality development. 15. Employ rules of sanitation and sterilization. 16. Employ safety precautions.

17. Practice and employ the rules, regulations, and laws of the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology. 18. Practice good salesmanship. 19. Seek and obtain employment. OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Once the student has completed the program and passed the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetologists Examination for license, he/she will be qualified to obtain employment as an Esthetician in a salon, a demonstrator for a cosmetic firm, Esthetician in a department store salon, as well as other opportunities. ESTHETICIAN PROGRAM HOURS OF STUDY All phases are introduced as to their relation of another phase keeping complete control and continuity.

Each phase is timed in hours as to importance and State requirements. The approximate hours spent in each phase of study are as follows: Subject Theory/Demo Laboratory Total Hours Career Essentials Personal l Development – Professional Practices Health Body & Mind Rest and Relaxation, Exercise, Nutrition, Hygiene, Image, Ergonomics Effective Communication Nonverbal & Verbal Communication Purposeful Relationships Personality, Teamwork, Ethics HOURS OF STUDY 6 5 11 Professional Development – Professional Practices Job Quest

45 Market Trends, Goal Setting, Finding a Job Career Building Networking, Building a Clientele, Selling, Lifelong Learning HOURS OF STUDY 7 4 11 Business Basic – Professional Practices Starting A Business Self-Appraisal, Finances, Business Essentials, Plans for a Successful Skin Care Center Operating A Business Expenses & Income, Hiring, Skin Care Center Philosophy, Policies & Procedures HOURS OF STUDY 4 3 7 The Science of Skin Care Skin Care Center Ecology – Science Microbiology Bacteria, Growth of Bacteria, Viruses, External Parasites, Infection, Immunity Infection Control - Science Sanitation, Disinfection, Sterilization, Equipment HOURS OF STUDY 4 25 29 First Aid – Professional Practice Bleeding & Wounds, Burns, Choking, Fainting, Eye Injury HOURS OF STUDY 1 1 2 Anatomy Building Blocks of The Human Body – Science Basic Body Systems Ten Systems HOURS OF STUDY 2 9 11 Electricity and Electrical Equipment - Science Principles of Electricity Electricity Basics, Measurements of Electricity, Electrical Safety Electrotherapy in Esthetics Electrical Currents, Light Therapy Effects of Electrotherapy, Electrotherapy Essentials Electrical Equipment in Esthetics Skin Analysis Equipment, Cleansing Toning, Exfoliation, Additional Treatment Equipment, Infection Control & Safety HOURS OF STUDY 10 22 32

46 Chemistry- Science The Chemistry of Matter Classification of Matter, Bliochemical Components of the Body & Skin Cosmetic Products & Ingredients Understanding PH, Cosmetic Products, Ingredients, Regulations HOURS OF STUDY 9 21 30 Skin Physiology – Science The Integumentary System Functions & Layers of the Skin Skin Care Skin Cell Formation, Behavior, Conditions HOURS OF STUDY 8 12 20 Treatments and Services Client Care – Facial Treatment Before the Service Greeting, Ask, Analyze & Assess, Agreement During & After the Service Delivery, Completion Facials – Facial Treatment Facials Facial Care, Massage, Skin Analysis, Skin Care Essentials, Infection Control & Safety, Client Consultation Facial Services Basic Facial, Facials with Machines HOURS OF STUDY 25 185 210 Hair Removal – Hair Removal Hair Growth & Removal Methods Hair Growth Cycle, Temporary & Permanent Removal Methods, Waxing Essentials, Infection Control & Safety, Client Consultation Waxing Services Eyebrow, Upper Lip, Underarm, Bikini, Lower Leg Wax HOURS OF STUDY 10 40 50 Makeup - Makeup Makeup Design The Law of Color, Facial Shapes & Features, Makeup Products & Techniques, Essentials, Infection Control & Safety, Client Consultation Makeup Services Preparing the Skin Basic & Specialty Makeup HOURS OF STUDY 10 45 55

47 Advanced Treatment – Facial Treatment Advance Face & Body Treatment Body Scrubs, Cellulite Wraps, Water Therapy Treatments, Superficial Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion Advanced Therapies Phytotherapy, Aromaterapy, Algotherapy HOURS OF STUDY 7 8 15 Estheticians In The Medical Field – Professional Practices The Medical Environment Dermatology & Plastic Surgery, Esthetic in a Medical Practice Advanced Training Continuing Education, Scope of Practice HOURS OF STUDY 4 2 6 Pennsylvania State Laws State Laws – Professional Practices Licensure Laws, Reciprocity Laws, Apprenticeship Laws, Legal Regulations for: Salons, Schools Fees for all Licenses State Regulations Board Members, Exam Qualification, Exam Rules & Regulations HOURS OF STUDY 8 3 11 TOTAL HOURS OF STUDY 500 All areas include safety precautions and procedures pertaining to subject matter.

PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGISTS REQUIREMENTS FOR ESTHETICIAN LICENSING EXAMINATION To be eligible for examination to receive an Esthetician license, the applicant shall meet the following requirements.

1. Be at least 17 years old. 2. Have a minimum tenth (10th ) grade education. 3. Have completed 500 hours of fundamental training according to the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetologists mandatory minimum standard curriculum, as student in a licensed school of cosmetology and credited with the completion of 500 hours of training at that school. 1. Background screening is done on each graduate. NATURAL HAIR BRAIDING OUTLINE INSTITUTIONAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of SHEARS is to provide learning opportunities and educational experiences primarily to students of Pennsylvania.

48 To provide a quality, innovative program, in the field of Natural Hair Braiding, in quality, variety and cost commensurate with the known need of students, citizens, and the State. To prepare the student with adequate and appropriate preparation for licensing examination and prepare the student with knowledge and skills for employment at an entry-level position in the Natural Hair Braiding field. PROGRAMS BEGINS AND ENDS: The program operates continuously, beginning the first school day and evening March & November continuing until curriculum and school requirements have been satisfactorily completed and 325 hours has been achieved.

(See school calendar for schedule of school holidays.) PROGRAM PURPOSE: For the student to acquire a broad knowledge of both the science and art of Natural Hair Braiding, and be able to use the knowledge as a foundation to be successful in the profession of Natural Hair Braiding. For the student to develop his/her physical dexterity and manipulative skills and develop loyalty and enthusiasm for the profession. For the student to acquire ethical standards and work to achieve ability through diligent practice, continuous study, hard work and perseverance, and be able to use his or her initiative to produce professional results.

To prepare students for the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetologists/Natural Hair Braiding Examination and entry level employment. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Natural Hair Braiding is the study and practice of chemically free hair styling that includes working with textured hair-braiding, extensions, twists, locks and weaves. The actual performance offer management and cultivate natural textured hair. To derive the utmost benefit from Natural Hair Braiding, practical performance, demonstration and practice are employed in conjunction with the study of theory. INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS: Methods of lecture, demonstration, drills, role-playing, discussion, handouts, assignment sheets/job sheet, audio visual aids, student participation, question and answer, and the textbook/workbook will be utilized.

TEACHING STRATEGY: Using the board, audio/visual aids, and live models whenever possible. Relating new material in a manner to which the student may relate. Giving special attention to slow learners. Encouraging questions, explaining new words, terms, techniques, implements, and equipment. Requiring that students take notes. Using demonstration that includes student participation. Listing new words on whiteboard. STUDENT ACTIVITY: Requires note taking, drills, role-playing, discussion, homework and reading assignments. Hands-on practice sessions and performance of laboratory services. Examinations and evaluations in practical and theory.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of the Natural Hair Braiding Program, the student will be able to:

49 Upon completion of the Natural Hair Braiding program, the student will be able to: 1. Analyze hair and scalp problems and administer corrective treatments 2. Have a thorough knowledge of infection control, and hair structure. 3. Know how to perform a client consultation. 4. Understand the basic anatomy and physiology. 5. Know how to manage and style textured hair 6. Have an understanding of shampoo chemistry. 7. Know how to make and apply wigs. 8.

Know how to use cutting implements. 9. Administer blow dryer, curling iron, flat iron and thermal irons to hair. 10. Practice good hygiene and good grooming.

11. Drape for services. 12. Apply extensions, weaves, and remove braids. 13. Employ rules of sanitation and sterilization 14. Employ safety precautions. 15. Practice and employ the rules, regulations, and laws of the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetologists. 16. Practice good salesmanship and customer service 17. Seek and obtain employment OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Once the student has completed the program and passed the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetologists Examination for license, he/she will be qualified to obtain employment as an Esthetician in a salon, a demonstrator for a cosmetic firm, Esthetician in a department store salon, as well as other opportunities.

NATURAL HAIR BRAIDING PROGRAM HOURS OF STUDY All phases are introduced as to their relation of another phase keeping complete control and continuity. Each phase is timed in hours as to importance and State requirements. The approximate hours spent in each phase of study are as follows: Subject Theory/Demo Laboratory Total Hours History/Career Opportunities – Professional Practices/Sanitation Natural Hair Care, Braiding & Natural Hair Care History, Career Opportunities HOURS OF STUDY 5 5 Infection Control Principles and Practice – Professional Practices/Sanitation Infection Control Principles & Practices, Regulatory Health Control, Infection diseases, Principles of Prevention & Control, Antiseptics & Disinfectants, Precaution Salon Wellness: Professional Salon Image HOURS OF STUDY 12 3 15

50 Basic for Personal & Professional Success - Professional Practices/Sanitation Basic Principles of Personal & Professional Success, Life Skills, Goals, Time Management, Ethics, Personality Development & Attitude, Building Client Trust Through Touch, Maintaining Professional Attitude, Preparing Client Service, Nurturing Client’s Total Well-Being HOURS OF STUDY 8 10 18 Professional Consultation – Professional Practices/Sanitation Professional Consultation? Communicating & Establishing the Client Journey, Natural Stylist: Determining Your Signature Look, Client’s Journey, Redefining the Client’s Perception of Beauty, Types of Facial Structures, Consultation Basics HOURS OF STUDY 10 10 20 Hair Types, Structure & Textures – Science Study Hair Types Structure, Textural, Differences? Hair Structure, Hair Shaft Structure, Chemical Composition of Hair, Hair Types & Texture Properties, Guide for Natural Hair Textures, Hair Analysis & Qualities, Hair Growth Cycles & Phases, Structural Differences of Textural Hair HOURS OF STUDY 16 44 60 Hair and Scalp Diseases and Disorders - Science Study Hair & Scalp Diseases & Disorders? Hair Loss & Your Client, Hair & Scalp Disorders & Treatments HOURS OF STUDY 15 15 30 Basic Anatomy & Physiology - Science Basic Anatomy, Physiology, & Nutrition, Anatomy, Physiology, and You, Eleven Mani Body Systems & Their Functions, Nourishment from Within To Produce Health Hair, Nutrition & Maintaining Health Hair HOURS OF STUDY 20 15 35 Shampooing, Conditioners, Herbal Treatments, and Rinses – Cognitive & Manipulative Skills Study Shampoo, Conditioners, Herbal Treatments, & Rinses, Shampooing Coiled, Curly, Braided, Twisted Hair, Removing Braids & Twists for Cleansing Hair & Scalp, Selecting Best Cleansing & Nurturing Options, Detergents & Understanding pH, Common Chemicals Found in Hair Products, Herbs & Oils, External Applications of Herbs, Conditioning HOURS OF STUDY 18 30 48 Textured Hair Manageable – Cognitive & Manipulative Skills Study Texture Hair? What is Grooming? New Natural: A Paradigm Shift in Beauty, Tools of the Craft, Combing & Sectioning: Proper Way To Handle & Detangle the Hair, Blowdrying Textured Hair, Thermal Heat Services: An Alternative Look for ‘Natural Hair”, Preparing the Hair for Braiding HOURS OF STUDY 10 28 38

51 Natural Hair and Braid Sculpting Techniques – Cognitive & Manipulative Skills Study Natural Hair & Braiding-Sculpting Techniques? Protective Transitional Styling versus the Big Chop, Textured Styles & Braiding Terms, Final Reflections HOURS OF STUDY 10 35 45 Pennsylvania State Laws State Laws – Professional Practices/Sanitation Licensure Laws, Reciprocity Laws, Apprenticeship Laws, Legal Regulations for: Salons, Schools Fees for all Licenses State Regulations Board Members, Exam Qualification, Exam Rules & Regulations HOURS OF STUDY 8 3 11 TOTAL HOURS OF STUDY 325 PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGISTS REQUIREMENTS FOR NATURATL HAIR BRAIDER LICENSING EXAMINATION To be eligible for examination to receive a Natural Hair Braider license, the applicant shall meet the following requirements.

1. Be at least 17 years old. 2. Have a minimum tenth (10th ) grade education. 3. Have completed 325 hours of fundamental training according to the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetologists mandatory minimum standard curriculum, as a duly licensed student in a licensed school of cosmetology and credited with the completion of 325 hours of training at that school. 4. Background screening is done on each graduate. NAIL TECHNICIAN PROGRAM OUTLINE INSTITUTIONAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of SHEARS is to provide learning opportunities and educational experiences primarily to students of Pennsylvania.

To provide a quality, innovative program, in the field of Nail Technology, in quality, variety and cost commensurate with the known need of students, citizens, and the State. To prepare the student with adequate and appropriate preparation for licensing examination and prepare the student with knowledge and skills for employment at an entry-level position in the Nail Technology field. PROGRAMS BEGINS AND ENDS:

52 The program operates continuously, beginning the first school day and evening May &September continuing until curriculum and school requirements have been satisfactorily completed and 325 hours has been achieved.

(See school calendar for schedule of school holidays.) PROGRAM PURPOSE: For the student to acquire a broad knowledge of both the science and art of Nail Technology, and be able to use the knowledge as a foundation to be successful in the profession of Nail Technology. For the student to develop his/her physical dexterity and manipulative skills and develop loyalty and enthusiasm for the profession. For the student to acquire ethical standards and work to achieve ability through diligent practice, continuous study, hard work and perseverance, and be able to use his or her initiative to produce professional results.

To prepare students for the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetologists Examination and entry level employment.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Nail Technology is the cosmetic treatment of the hands, feet, legs, arms, and nails. The actual performance of the many techniques employed by the Nail Technologist is referred to as the art of Nail Technology. Practical performance demonstration and practice are employed in conjunction with the study of theory. INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS: Methods of lecture, demonstration, drills, role-playing, discussion, handouts, assignment sheets/job sheet, audio visual aids, student participation, question and answer, and the textbook/workbook will be utilized.

TEACHING STRATEGY: Using the board, audio/visual aids, and live models whenever possible.

Relating new material in a manner to which the student may relate. Giving special attention to slow learners. Encouraging questions, explaining new words, terms, techniques, implements, and equipment. Requiring that students take notes. Using demonstration that includes student participation. Listing new words on whiteboard. STUDENT ACTIVITY: Requires note taking, drills, role-playing, discussion, homework and reading assignments. Hands-on practice sessions and performance of laboratory services. Examinations and evaluations in practical and theory.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of the Nail Technology Program, the student will be able to: 1. Analyze nail and foot problems and administer corrective treatments. 2. Recognize nail and skin disorders, irregularities and diseases of the foot and hand. 3. Identify the anatomy and physiology of the arm, hand, foot, leg, and nail structure. 5. Select and use the correct equipment, implements, materials and cosmetics for a manicure/pedicure. 5. Prepare a manicure/pedicure table for the service. 6. Administer the physical techniques of massage.

53 7. Perform a plain and oil manicure/pedicure.

8. Perform men’s manicures. 9. Perform the following nail polish applications: a. Full nail b. Half moon nail c. Free edge nail 10. Perform nail wraps, nail repairs, and nail extensions (tips, caps, and press-on artificial nails.) 11. Perform nail sculpturing and fill-ins. 12. Employ basic first aid measures. 13. Practice hygiene and good grooming. 14. Practice professional ethics and personality development. 15. Employ rules of sanitation and sterilization. 16. Employ safety precautions.

17. Practice and employ the rules, regulations, and laws of the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology. 18. Practice good salesmanship. 19. Seek and obtain employment. OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Once the student has completed the program and passed the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetologists Examination for license, he/she will be qualified to obtain employment as a Nail Technician in a salon, a demonstrator for a cosmetic firm, Nail Technician in a department store salon, as well as other opportunities.

NAIL TECHNICIAN PROGRAM HOURS OF STUDY All phases are introduced as to their relation of another phase keeping complete control and continuity.

Each phase is timed in hours as to importance and State requirements. The approximate hours spent in each phase of study are as follows: Subject Theory/Demo Laboratory Total Hours Career Essentials Personal Development– Professional Practices Healthy Mind & Body Rest & Relaxation Exercise, Stress Management, Nutrition, Hygiene, Ergonomics Effective Communication Nonverbal & Verbal Communication Purposeful Relationships Personality, Teamwork, Ethics HOURS OF STUDY 2 10 12 Business Basics – Professional Practices Job Search

54 Finding a Job, Evaluating the Salon Career Building Professional Relationships, Building a Clientele, Lifelong Learning Retailing Professional Relationships, Motivating Buyers, Sales Promotion Business Ownership Business Essentials, Plans for a Successful Salon, nail Salon Philosophy, &Procedures HOURS OF STUDY 5 15 20 The Science of Nail Care Nail Salon Ecology - Science Microbiology Bacteria, Growth of Bacteria, Viruses, External Parasites, Infection, Immunity Infection Control Sanitation, Disinfection, Sterilization, Equipment Safety & First Aid Electrical Safety, Chemicals Safety, Allergic Reactions, Bleeding & Wounds, Burns, Choking Fainting, Eye Injury HOURS OF STUDY 5 15 20 Anatomy - Science Building Blocks of Human Anatomy Cells, Tissues, Organs Basic Body Systems Skeletal, Muscular, Circulatory, Nervous, Digestive, Excretory, Respiratory, Endocrine Reproductive, Integumentary Systems HOURS OF STUDY 5 10 15 Chemistry - Science Fundamentals of Chemistry Classifications of Matter, Chemical Reactions Chemistry of Nail Products Nail Product Removers, Nail Polish Ingredients, Adhesives & Priming Agents, Monomers & Polymers Chemistry of Artificial Nail Systems Nail Wrap Systems Liquid & Powder Acrylic Systems, Light-Cured Gel Systems HOURS OF STUDY 7 18 25 Nail and Skin Physiology – Science Nail Physiology Composition of the Nail, Nail Growth, Nail Diseases & Disorders Skin Physiology Functions of the Skin, Composition of the Skin, Skin Diseases & Disorders

55 HOURS OF STUDY 5 20 25 Nail Services Client Care – Nail Treatments Before the Care Greeting, Ask, Analyze & Assess, Agreement During and After the Service Delivery, Completion HOURS OF STUDY 5 40 45 Natural Nail Service – Nail Treatments Manicure Essentials Massage, Manicure Preparation, Procedure, Completion HOURS OF STUDY 7 35 42 Pedicure - Pedicuring Pedicure Essentials Massage, Pedicure Products, Implements, Supplies, & Equipment Basic Pedicure Basic Pedicure Preparation, Procedure, Completion HOURS OF STUDY 4 40 44 Artificial Nail Services – Nail Treatment Fundamentals of Artificial Nails Basic Artificial Nail Preparation, Nail Tips, Basic Artificial Balancing & Finishing Artificial Nail System Nail Wraps, Acrylic Nails, Gel Nails Artificial Nail Procedures Fundamental Procedures Nail Systems Procedures HOURS OF STUDY 7 35 42 Specialty Nail Service – Nail Treatments Add-On Services Exfoliation, Masks, Paraffin, Aromatherapy, Hot Oil Manicure, Reflexology Nail Art Understanding Color, Freehand, Accents, Colored Acrylics & Gels Equipment Airbrush, Electric File, Nail Dryer HOURS OF STUDY 5 20 25 Pennsylvania State Laws State Laws – Professional Practices/Sanitation Licensure Laws, Reciprocity Laws, Apprenticeship Laws, Legal Regulations for: Salons, Schools Fees for all Licenses State Regulations

56 Board Members, Exam Qualification, Exam Rules & Regulations HOURS OF STUDY 4 6 10 TOTAL HOURS OF STUDY 325 PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGISTS REQUIREMENTS FOR NAIL TECHNICIAN LICENSING EXAMINATION To be eligible for examination to receive a Nail Technician license, the applicant shall meet the following requirements. 1. Be at least 17 years old. 2. Have a minimum tenth (10th ) grade education. 3. Have completed 325 hours of fundamental training according to the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetologists mandatory minimum standard curriculum, as a duly licensed student in a licensed school of cosmetology and credited with the completion of 325 hours of training at that school.

4. Background screening is done on each graduate. REFRESHER PROGRAM OUTLINE INSTITUTIONAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of SHEARS is to provide learning opportunities and educational experiences primarily to students of Pennsylvania. To provide a quality, innovative program, in the field of which ever program student will be refreshing in quality, variety and cost commensurate with the known need of students, citizens, and the State. To prepare the student with adequate and appropriate preparation for licensing examination and prepare the student with knowledge and skills for employment at an entry-level position in the student’s field of refreshing.

PROGRAMS BEGINS AND ENDS: The program operates continuously, beginning the even months first school day and evening whenever the program student is refreshing continuing until curriculum and school requirements have been satisfactorily completed and 325 hours in Cosmetology Refresher Program, 170 hours in Teacher’s and Esthetician Refresher Program, 110 hours in Natural Hair Braiding and Nail Technician and has been achieved. (See school calendar for schedule of school holidays.) PROGRAM PURPOSE: For the student to acquire a broad knowledge of both the science and art of field of choice which student choose to refresh, and be able to use the knowledge as a foundation to be successful in the profession of choice refresher program.

For the student to develop his/her physical dexterity and manipulative skills and develop loyalty and enthusiasm for the profession. For the student to acquire ethical standards and work to achieve ability through diligent practice, continuous study, hard work and perseverance, and be able to

57 use his or her initiative to produce professional results. To prepare students for the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetologists Examination and entry level employment. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Will receive areas of study that is need within the field student choose. See chosen program description. Practical performance demonstration and practice are employed in conjunction with the study of theory. INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS: Methods of lecture, demonstration, drills, role-playing, discussion, handouts, assignment sheets/job sheet, audio visual aids, student participation, question and answer, and the textbook/workbook will be utilized.

TEACHING STRATEGY: Using the board, audio/visual aids, and live models whenever possible. Relating new material in a manner to which the student may relate. Giving special attention to slow learners. Encouraging questions, explaining new words, terms, techniques, implements, and equipment. Requiring that students take notes. Using demonstration that includes student participation. Listing new words on whiteboard. STUDENT ACTIVITY: Requires note taking, drills, role-playing, discussion, homework and reading assignments. Hands-on practice sessions and performance of laboratory services. Examinations and evaluations in practical and theory.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: See chosen refresher program description. REFRESHER PROGRAM HOURS OF STUDY All phases are introduced as to their relation of another phase keeping complete control and continuity. Each phase is timed in hours as to importance the Refresher Program will be limited to 325 hours as student completes number of hours and practice for state board examination. PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGISTS REQUIREMENTS FOR WHICH EVER REFRESHER PROGRAM BEING TAKEN To be eligible for examination to receive a license in field being refreshed, the applicant shall meet the following requirement.

Exception see Teacher’s Program requirements. 1. Be at least 17 years old.

2. Have a minimum tenth (10th ) grade education. 3. Completed 325 hours of fundamental training according to the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology mandatory minimum standard curriculum. 4. Background screening is done on each graduate.

58 True and correct as to content and policy” as of January 1, 2016 SHEARS _ _ Dorothy Amanda Tolbert, School Director