Programs

Cosmetology Program

Course Objective:

To develop in our students the highest possible degree of professional, social and technical competence. Through our structured curriculum, the school teaches the principles and practices of cosmetology from basic techniques to more advanced, continually focusing on skills that will make the student more marketable upon graduation.

Instructional Methods:

Hair Academy uses the Milady curriculum, textbooks and workbooks, which enables the school to supply the students and instructors with extensive educational materials. In cosmetology, two textbooks are utilized, along with a unique study guide and kits that contain many components used for hands-on practice which are used throughout the curriculum.

The cosmetology curriculum teaches basic skills to more advanced skills as the student proceeds through the program. The program also includes preparation for salon/spa entry, developing resumes and interviewing skills. Students are also trained and prepared in mock state board licensing applications and evaluations.

Instructors prepare and follow lesson plans and the curriculum is delivered with a combination of theory lectures and hands-on practice using mannequins & actual clientele. The educational system uses step-by-step videos, DVD’s and text support systems that all correlate together. As lectures and demonstrations are given, students are able to follow along step-by-step with their textbooks.

The education system also contains many assessment techniques which enables the teacher and student to assess progress before and after hands-on applications are applied. Textbooks are set up with many classroom activities that re-enforce the lessons being taught.

Professional Barbering Program

Barbering Curriculum Schedule

The barbering curriculum is 1200 hours of instruction. It takes place through a combination of theory classes, practical mannequin work, and actual hands on clientele practice.

Course Objective:

To develop in our students the highest possible degree of professional, social and technical competence. Through our structured curriculum, the school supplies the principles and practices of barbering from basic techniques to more advanced, continually focusing on skills that will make the student more marketable upon graduation.

Instructional Methods:

The Professional Barbering Program uses the Milady method of training, which enables the school to supply the students and instructors with extensive education materials.

The barbering curriculum has phases of training so students gain basic skills to more advanced skills as they proceed through the program. The program also includes preparation for salon/barber shop entry through a segment of salon/barber shop business, developing resumes and interviewing skills. Students are also trained and prepared in mock state board licensing applications and evaluations.

Instructors prepare and follow lesson plans and the curriculum is delivered with a combination of theory lectures and hands-on practice using mannequins & actual clientele. The educational system uses step-by-step videos, DVD’s and text support systems that all correlate together. As lectures and demonstrations are given, students are able to follow along step-by-step with their textbooks.

The education system also contains many assessment techniques which enable the teacher and student to assess progress before and after hands-on applications are applied. Textbooks are set up with many classroom activities that re-enforce the lessons being taught.

Professional Massage Therapy Program

600 Clock Hours, 37.5 Quarter credits

Program Length:  Day - 15 weeks (3.75 months)

Program Length:  Evening - 30 weeks (7.5 months)

Program Description

This comprehensive 600 hour prgram prepares students to become successful practicing bodyworkers by giving them a broad knowledge of both Eastern and Western theories and techniques. Students learn basic massage theory and technique.  They are also taught an Eastern paradigm of bodyword therapy that includes shiatsu and acupressure, along with contemorary Western modalities such as structural bodywork, trigger point therapy rehabilitation massage, sports massage, and cranial sacral therapy.  The program includes courses in anatomy and physiology, giving students a solid understanding of the body and enabling them to effectively communicate with other health care professionals and create comprehensive treatment programs for their clients.  Business and career development classes, along with training in laws and regulations, are also offered.

Program Objectives

The program is designed to train students in the theory and techniques of a balanced blend of bodywork modalities while simultaneously developing their skills in active listening, postural assessment and ethical communication as a means to understand and meet the client's needs within the scope of their practice.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • To develop the personal and professional potential of students so they enter the field as massage practitioners who will offer a quality of service that will be sought after and prepare them to seek gainful employment working as massage practitioners or in related fields supported by the training received in school and recognized by the state including, but not limited to, the application of traditional Swedish style massage, reflexology, acupressure, shiatsu, cranial sacral therapy, clinical bodywork and other modalities taught in the program.
  • To prepare students with sufficient training in the theory and technique of massage therapy and bodywork to sit for the Massage & Bodywork Licensign Exam (MBLEx) or other state recognized licenisng exam.

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