Theory II


  2. A. Course Title: Theory II
    B. Course Number: COSM 121 - 10533
    C. Semester: Spring 2017
    D. Days/Time: M T W Th 8:00:00 AM - 5:00:00 PM
    E. Credit Hours: 1
    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):
    N. Class Location:

    This course covers the areas of hairstyling, haircutting, facials, safety and sanitation, electricity, and related topics as applied within the field of barbering and cosmetology. This is a one credit hour course. Prerequisites: COSM 142 and the NM Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists Student License Permit Number


    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
    • approx., 20 Scantrons
    • #2 Pencils
    • Black pens only
    • Highlighter
    • One Black and one red 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

    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:


    The objectives of this course is to cover the basic concept fundamentals of hairstyling theory
    infection control and safety pertaining to hairstyling.
    Create design considerations for personal appearance.
    guidelines for maintaining the skin
    with proper skin care, massage, hair removal and makeup.
    Describe the safety measures when using electrical appliances.. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology that is necessary to enhance the quality
    of hair and skin care services offered
    Knowing and understanding the theory of haircutting and Facials
    Must pass examination conducted by the New Mexico Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists, or other cognizant. State Board Course is designed to meet the New Mexico requirements.


    Upon completion of this course a student will have had the knowledge and theory of performing a Facial, Professional Image, First Aid, Electricity precausions, Hairstyling knowledge, and Ethics


    ATTENDANCE: (New Mexico Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists Regulations)
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes in the 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, court ordered subpoenas, medical, attorney visits and phone calls.
    Students are expected to be on time for class
    For faculty to consider any exception to this policy, the following guidelines must be adhered to:
    * As an NMJC Barber program student, you will be expected to maintain a minimum
    of 100% attendance for the semester
    * When an NMJC Barber student is absent, he will receive a recorded
    absence, against the 100% attendance requirement.
    • You will be dropped from the program if you are absent for more than 3 days (12 hours) this semester.
    • A “tardy” will be defined as missing a total of ˝ day (2 hours in total). Two (2) tardies will equal 1 full absence.
    • You will be given the opportunity to retake a failed exam (except for mid terms, finals) (1) one time in Mr. Petersons office. Your highest grade will be recorded.
    • Students enrolled in the Barber Program will adhere to the rules and regulations of Lea County Correctional Facility.
    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 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
    SPRING 2017
    17 Orientation
    Chapter 14 Principles of Hair designs
    18 Cont. Theory Ch. 14 / Demo Roller Sets
    19 Roller Sets / Finger Waves
    Chapter 17 Hairstyling / Pin curls
    23 Continue Ch. 17
    24 Pin curls
    25 Finger waves, Pin Curls, French Twist
    26 Test Ch. 17 Finger waves, Pin Curls, French Twist
    30 Chapter 13 Basics of Electricity
    31 Thermal Styling
    1 Thermal Styling
    2 Chapter 13 TEST

    6 Chapter 7 Skin Structure, Growth and Nutrition
    7 Review haircutting practical
    8 Review haircutting practical
    9 Chapter 7 TEST / Review haircutting practical

    13 Chapter 8 Skin Disorders and Diseases
    14 Up do’s
    15 Up do’s
    16 Ch. 8 Test / Up do’s

    20 Ch. 22 Hair Removal:
    21 waxing / tweezing
    22 waxing / tweezing
    23 Ch. 22 TEST waxing / tweezing
    27 Chapter 23 Facials
    28 Facials
    1 Facials
    2 Chapter 23 Test

    6 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
    7 Evaluations: Skill Sets / Rubrics
    8 Evaluations: Skills Sets / Rubric
    9 Test Chapter 24: Skills Sets /Rubrics

    13 Skill Sets / Rubrics
    14 Skill Sets / Rubrics
    15 Skill Sets / Rubrics
    16 Skill Sets / Rubrics

    20 Skill Sets / Rubrics
    21 Skill Sets / Rubrics
    22 Skill Sets / Rubrics
    23 Skill Sets / Rubrics

    27 Skill Sets / Rubrics
    28 Skill Sets / Rubrics
    29 Skill Sets / Rubrics
    30 Skill Sets / Rubrics
    10 Final Packets Issued/ DON’T BE ABSENT
    11 Skill Sets / Final Practice / Rubrics
    12 Skill Sets / Final Practice / Rubrics
    13 Skill Sets / Final Practice / Rubrics

    17 Practice Final SEMESTER PROJECTS DUE (8:00 AM)
    18 Skill Sets / Final Practice / Rubrics
    19 Skill Sets / Final Practice / Rubrics
    20 Skill Sets / Final Practice / Rubrics EARLY NOTEBOOK TURN IN (3:00)

    24 NOTEBOOK TURN IN 8:00 AM (NO EXCUSES) Skill Sets / Final Practice / Rubrics
    25 Skill Sets / Final Practice
    26 Skill Sets / Final Practice
    27 Skill Sets / Final Practice

    1 Practice Finals
    2 Practice Finals
    3 Last Day of Lab
    4 Clean-up Day MANDATORY

    8 Written Finals @ 8:00 a.m.
    9 Practical Finals @ 8:00 a.m.
    10 Evaluations
    11 Evaluations
    12 Commencement

    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 take them

    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.