Haircutting II


  2. A. Course Title: Haircutting II
    B. Course Number: COSM 112A - 10532
    C. Semester: Spring 2017
    D. Days/Time: M T W Th 8:00:00 AM - 5:00:00 PM
    E. Credit Hours: 2
    F. Instructor: Lindner, Andrea
    G. Office: Watson Hall (WH) 120B
    H. Email Address:
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2852
    J. Office Hours:
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): Must have a New Mexico Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists student permit number.
    M. Corequisite(s): Cosmo I
    N. Class Location:

    This second of three haircutting courses includes theory and practice related to haircutting, including additional anatomy and physiology as well as the preparation and advanced safety practices as well as products related to the various haircutting procedures are covered. Practice opportunities for client consultation, recordkeeping, and haircutting are provided. This is a two credit hour course. Prerequisites: COSM 111, COSM 112, COSM 115, COSM 132, AND COSM 142.


    This course is designed for students to gain knowledge for a career in Cosmetology. It prepares the student for state licensure that leads to the opportunity for entry level employment. Credits earned at NMJC may transfer to most private/public institutions offering licensure programs. Any general Education course credits earned as part of an associate Degree Program may or may not transfer to another college or university. The student transferring to a 4 yr. college/university should inquire at the select institution to whether the courses will transfer.



    Text: Milady 2016 Edition Text Book
    ISBN: 978-1-12857-6947-7
    Milady 2016 Practical Workbook
    ISBN: 978-1-2857-6947-9
    Milady 2016 Theory Workbook
    ISBN: 978-1-2857-6945-5

    Milady Dictionary ISBN: 978-1-56253-667-1

    • Two 2 inch 3 ring binders
    • #2 Pencils
    • Black pens only
    • Highlighter
    • One Sharpie (permanent) marker
    • Large box of plastic sheet protectors
    • One zipper pen holder that fits into the rings of the binder
    * Notebook paper (LOTS of it)
    • You must have enough dividers for all chapters in your Theory and Procedure notebook dividers per notebook
    • One package of 3x5 cards
    • Black scrub (nursing type) top and bottoms –uniforms must be in good shape. (no stains, no tears, no alterations. You may not wear faded uniforms either.)
    • Solid black or solid white professional shoes (NO crocs, open toe or open heel shoes)
    • Nude or black trouser socks or hose – no cotton socks!

    One Box of Kleenex



    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.


    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:
    90 - 100% = A
    80 - 89% = B
    70 - 79% = C
    60 - 69% = D
    0 - 59% = F
    You will be evaluated according to the following grading scale (*note: different than NMJC policy)

    A = 100-94
    B = 93-87
    C = 86-80

    Cosmetology Practical
    Attendance 25%
    Exams 25%
    Professional 10%
    Practical 10%
    Special Projects 5%
    Final 25%

    The New Mexico Junior College Cosmetology Department standards for all courses are set at an 80% passing grade to take the state test for licensure.


    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:


    At the completion of this course the student should implement safety procedures using scissors, razors, and thinning shears and select proper techniques for various haircuts. The student should be able to differentiate between stationary and traveling guidelines and employ geometric lines and angles in haircutting.


    At the completion of this course the student should be able to:
    1. Demonstrate correct and safe use of haircutting tools
    2. Illustrate various sectioning techniques for different haircuts
    3. Demonstrate haircuts using stationary guides
    4. Demonstrate haircuts using traveling guides
    5. Analyze elevation in haircutting
    6. Demonstrate sanitation and infection control for client protection


    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes in the Cosmetology/Barber program. The Cosmetology faculty believes that attendance and punctuality is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. Therefore, you MUST be present at your assigned time. An attendance policy is included in every course syllabus. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professor verbally and in writing. Unavoidable circumstances are considered but not limited to: accidents, death, and hospitalization of immediate family members and court ordered subpoenas.

    As an NMJC Cosmetology/Barber program student, you will be expected
    to maintain a minimum of 90% attendance for the semester. You will be dropped from the program if you are absent for more than 6 days (48 hours) this semester.
    A “tardy” will be defined as:
    • missing a total of ˝ day (4 hours in total).
    • Two (2) tardies will equal 1(one) full absence.
    When an NMJC Cosmetology/Barber student is absent, he/she will receive a recorded
    absence, against the 90% attendance requirement.
    If you are not present for roll call you will be counted tardy on your professionalism grade. This will also affect your attendance hours as the time clock records in 15 minute increments.

    Clinic experiences are a vital component of the Cosmetology/Barber education. Clinic absences are not acceptable. If the student is absent the clinic instructor must be personally notified at least one hour prior to the start of each day. If a student fails to notify the instructor prior to the absence, the student will receive written counseling.

    The Cosmetology faculty does not accept make-up work. The student will be given the opportunity to retake a failed exam (except for mid terms, finals) (1) one time in the testing center. Your highest grade will be recorded. You will have

    The student must have satisfactorily completed the practical and theoretical curriculum requirements set forth by New Mexico Junior College. Those requirements must include documentation that the student has satisfactorily completed each unit of study prescribed by the board in the applicable course of study.

    Students may not be called from a scheduled theory class to perform services on the public.

    See also NMJC policy for:

    Attendance, classroom conduct, academic honesty, grade distribution, food and drink, smoking and children in the classroom.


    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether it’s a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.


    Cosmetology II
    Semester Tentative Outline
    Fall 2016
    22 Orientation
    Chapter 14 & 17Principles of Hair designs
    23 Cont. Theory Ch. 14 & 17 / Demo Roller Sets
    24 Cont. Theory Ch. 14 & 17 Roller Sets / Finger Waves
    Chapter 14 &17 Hairstyling / Pin curls
    25 Continue Ch. 14&17 Syllabus is due. Student Handbook Quiz

    29 Pin curls
    30 Finger waves, Pin Curls, French Twist
    31 Finger waves, Pin Curls, French Twist
    1 Ch. 14 & 17 Exam /Chapter 13 Basics of Electricity

    5 Labor Day NO SCHOOL
    6 Thermal Styling LAB OPENS
    7 Thermal Styling
    8 Chapter 13 TEST/ Thermal Styling

    12 STATE LAWS / Review haircutting practical
    13 Review haircutting practical
    14 Review haircutting practical
    19 CNT NAIL CLASS /Chapter 7 & 8/ Skin Structure Growth and Nutrition / Skin Disorders and Diseases
    20 Waxing / Tweezing/
    21 Basic facial
    22 Ch. 7 & 8 Exam / Eyelash tabbing & tinting

    26 Ch. 22 Hair Removal:
    27 waxing / tweezing
    28 waxing / tweezing
    29 Ch. 22 TEST waxing / tweezing
    3 Chapter 23 Facials
    4 Facials
    5 Facials Discovery Day classes begin @ 1:00 p.m.
    6 Chapter 23 Test

    10 Ch. 24 Facial Make-up Mid Term Exams Comprehensive 8:00 A.M.
    Chapters 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,22,23,25,26,27,28,29
    11 Evaluations: Skill Sets / Rubrics
    12 Evaluations: Skills Sets / Rubric
    13 Test Chapter 24: Skills Sets /Rubrics

    17 Men’s Haircutting & 180’s
    18 Men’s Haircutting & 180’s
    19 Men’s Haircutting & 180’s
    20 Men’s Haircutting & 180’s

    24 Skill Sets / Rubrics
    25 Skill Sets / Rubrics
    26 Skill Sets / Rubrics
    27 Skill Sets / Rubrics

    31 Skill Sets / Rubrics
    1 Skill Sets / Rubrics
    2 Skill Sets / Rubrics
    3 NO SCHOOL County Wide in Service

    7 Final Packets Issued/ DON’T BE ABSENT
    8 Skill Sets / Final Practice / Rubrics
    9 Skill Sets / Final Practice / Rubrics
    10 Skill Sets / Final Practice / Rubrics

    14 Practice Final
    15 Skill Sets / Final Practice / Rubrics
    16 Skill Sets / Final Practice / Rubrics
    17 Skill Sets / Final Practice / Rubrics

    21 EARLY NOTEBOOK TURN BY 5:00 PM (NO EXCUSES) Skill Sets / Final Practice / Rubrics

    22 Skill Sets / Final Practice


    29 Practice Finals
    30 Practice Finals
    1. Practice Finals

    5 Practice Finals

    6 Practice Finals

    7 Last Day of Lab

    8 Clean-up Day MANDATORY

    12 Written Finals @ 8:00 a.m.
    13 Practical Finals @ 8:00 a.m.
    14 Evaluations

    Note: study guides, vocabulary, handouts, or any other assignments are due on the test day of that chapter no later than 8:00 on test day. No late work will be accepted.
    Makeup exams will be taken 1 time only in the testing center and you have 1 (one) week to complete the retake.
    Practical /Theory Study Guide, Skill Sets, and Semester Projects (will be used for assessment) in Critical Thinking. *This semester the semester project will be used.*
    The Department Believes in “Giving Back”. We will have a department project that will require mandatory attendence.