Lakeforest School Catalog

Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology

701 Russell Avenue, Suite H110

Gaithersburg, MD 20877-2612

Tel: 240.631.2220 & 301.330.9252

Fax: 301.921.2039

 

 

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aiclakeforest@gmail.com

 

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHOOL CATALOG

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rev XXII

March 2017

 

 

 

CERTIFIED TRUE AND CORRECT AS TO CONTENT AND POLICY.

 

SIGNED: _____Laila Hamdan___________________________________                                                               

 

LAILA HAMDAN

DIRECTOR


Table of Contents

 

 

PREFACE……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….   Page 5

 

SCHOOL ACCREDITATION………………………………………………………………………………………..   Page 6

 

SCHOOL MISSION……………………………………………………………………………………………………   Page 6

 

SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY…………………………………………………………………………………………….   Page 7

 

FACILITIES & TEACHING RESOURCES……………………………………………………………………….   Page 7

 

OFFICERS, FACULTY & STAFF………………………………………………………………………………….. Page 7

Corporate Ownership …………………………………………………………………………………….   Page 7

Faculty & Staff………………………………………………………………………………………………   Page 7

Contracted Professional Services…………………………………………………………………….   Page 8

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS…………………………………………………………………………………….   Page 9

 

ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS, LIMITATIONS

& STARTING DATES…………………………………………………………………………………………………   Page 9

Enrollment Requirements……………………………………………………………………………….   Page 9

Credit for Prior Training………………………………………………………………………………..   Page 10

Re-Admission Policy……………………………………………………………………………………   Page 10

Enrollment Limitations & Student/Instructor Ratio…………………………………………….   Page 10

Enrollment & Starting Dates…………………………………………………………………………..   Page 11

 

TRAINING PROGRAMS……………………………………………………………………………………………   Page 12

 

COSMETOLOGY OPERATOR PROGRAM……………………………………………………………………   Page 12

Cosmetology Operator Program Objectives……………………………………………………..   Page 12

Cosmetology Operator Program Length and Description……………………………………   Page 12

Cosmetology Operator Program Curriculum…………………………………………………….   Page 12

Hours by Method of Instruction………………………………………………………………………   Page 14

Grade Level Standard and Evaluation Periods………………………………………………. …..Page 15

Cosmetology Operator Program Schedule……………………………………………………. …..Page 16

 

ESTHETICIAN PROGRAM………………………………………………………………………………………… Page 16

Esthetician Program Objectives……………………………………………………………………..   Page 16

Esthetician Program Length and Description……………………………………………………   Page 16

Esthetician Curriculum…………………………………………………………………………………   Page 16

Hours by Method of Instruction………………………………………………………………………   Page 18

Grade Level Standard and Evaluation Periods………………………………………………. …..Page 18

Esthetician Program Schedule……………………………………………………………………….   Page 19

 

NAIL TECHNICIAN PROGRAM…………………………………………………………………………………..   Page 19

Nail Technician Program Objectives……………………………………………………………….   Page 19

Nail Technician Program Length and Description……………………………………………..   Page 19

Nail Technician Program Curriculum………………………………………………………………   Page 20

Hours by Method of Instruction………………………………………………………………………   Page 21

Grade Level Standard and Evaluation Periods………………………………………………. …..Page 21

Nail Technician Program Schedule…………………………………………………………………   Page 21

 

TUITION AND FEES………………………………………………………………………………………………..   Page 22

Cosmetology Operator Program…………………………………………………………………….   Page 22

Esthetician Program…………………………………………………………………………………….   Page 22

Nail Technician Program………………………………………………………………………………   Page 22

Fees and Hourly Rates for Transfer Students……………………………………………………   Page 22

Other Fees………………………………………………………………………………………………….   Page 23

 

PAYMENT TERMS………………………………………………………………………………………………….   Page 23

Selection of Students for Federal Supplemental

Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Programs ……………………………………………. Page 24

 

REFUNDS……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..   Page 24

Student Refunds………………………………………………………………………………………….   Page 24

Return of Federal Financial Aid (Title IV) Funds………………………………………………..   Page 25

 

SATISFACTORY ACACEMIC PROGRESS REQUIREMENTS……………………………………………   Page 26

Evaluation Periods………………………………………………………………………………………   Page 26

Attendance Progress……………………………………………………………………………………… Page 27

Maximum Time Frame…………………………………………………………………………………… Page 27

Academic Progress……………………………………………………………………………………….. Page 27

Determination of Progress……………………………………………………………………………… Page 28

Reestablishment of Status……………………………………………………………………………… Page 28

Reinstatement of Financial Aid……………………………………………………………………….. Page 28

Make-Up Work Requirements………………………………………………………………………….. Page 28

Course Incompletes, Repetitions & Non-Credit Remedial Courses………………………… Page 29

Transfers…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Page 29

Notification of the VA of Status of VA Students ……………………………………………….    Page 29

 

LEAVE of ABSENCE POLICY……………………………………………………………………………………   Page 29

Approved Leave…………………………………………………………………………………………..   Page 29

Leave Without Approval………………………………………………………………………………..   Page 30

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS & CERTIFICATION………………………………………………………   Page 30

 

MARYLAND STATE BOARD EXAMINATION…………………………………………………………………   Page 30

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES/EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE……………………………………..   Page 30

 

STUDENT RIGHTS & PRIVILEGES…………………………………………………………………………….   Page 31

Right to Privacy/Release of Information…………………………………………………………..   Page 31

Student Counseling……………………………………………………………………………………..   Page 32

Complaints/Grievances…………………………………………………………………………………   Page 32

 

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES AND CONDUCT……………………………………………………………   Page 32

School Dress Code………………………………………………………………………………………   Page 32

Promptness & Readiness to Work…………………………………………………………………..   Page 32

Changing Schedules…………………………………………………………………………………….   Page 33

Safety & Hygiene………………………………………………………………………………………….   Page 33

Student Conduct/Discipline…………………………………………………………………………..   Page 33

Termination Policy………………………………………………………………………………………   Page 33

 

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY…………………………………………………………………………………   Page 34

 

DRUG-FREE AND ALCOHOL-FREE POLICY………………………………………………………………..   Page 34

 

OFFICIAL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS…………………………………………………………………………………   Page 34

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY……………………………………………………………………………….   Page 34

 

STUDENT PARKING………………………………………………………………………………………………..   Page 35

 

OUTCOME RATES …………………………………………………………………………………………………   Page 35

 

OCCUPATIONS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..   Page 35

 

CAREER CONSIDERATIONS ……………………………………………………………………………………   Page 35

 

MAXIMUM LENGTH OF PROGAMS……………………………………………………………………………   Page 36

 

MARYLAND STATE BOARD LICENSING REQUIREMENTS ……………………………………………   Page 36

 

 

APPENDIX A:

SCHEDULED CLASS STARTING & COMPLETION DATES……………………………………………..   Page 38

A1. Cosmetology Operator Class Schedule………………………………………………………   Page 38

A2. Esthetician Class Schedule………………………………………………………………………   Page 39

A3. Nail Technician Class Schedule………………………………………………………………..   Page 40

 

APPENDIX B

BOOKS, UNIFORM, AND TRAINING KITS……………………………………………………………………   Page 41

B1. Cosmetology Operator Book, Uniform, and Training Kit……………………………….   Page 41

B2. Esthetician Book, Uniform, and Training Kit……………………………………………….   Page 42

B3. Nail Technician Book, Uniform, and Training Kit…………………………………………   Page 43

 

 

PREFACE

 

The Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology (Institute) is a Maryland-licensed private career school.  The Institute has been in business in Montgomery County in the State of Maryland since 1985.  Current programs include cosmetology operator, esthetician, and nail technician programs. 

 

This school catalog provides information about the school facility, school policies, admission and graduation requirements, and training programs offered –including program length and description, curriculum, method of instruction, schedules, and tuition and fees. The school catalog is provided to prospective students, and copies are also available at the school premises.

 

The Institute reserves the right to make revisions to the school catalog. Revisions affecting the policies described in the school catalog will be made after obtaining prior approval from the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC).

 

 

SCHOOL ACCREDITATION

 

The Institute is approved by Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), and has been accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS).

 

The Institute is also approved for participation in the Federal financial aid program (Title IV) administered by the U.S. Department of Education for students who qualify (only the cosmetology operator and esthetician students can qualify for Federal and State financial aid at this time). Additional information about Federal financial aid programs is available from the U.S. Department of Education’s official websites, including: www.ed.gov and www.web99.ed.gov.  Applications for financial aid can be filed electronically at www.fafsa.ed.gov. In addition, the Institute is entitled to receive State of Maryland scholarship funds (Talbot Grant) on behalf of qualifying students.

 

The school is approved by the Maryland State Approving Agency to offer training to veterans and other eligible dependents under the VA educational benefit programs, including the cosmetology operator and esthetician programs offered by the school. Students can use the following 800-telephone number to obtain information concerning their benefits, applications, or checks: 1-800-827-1000.

 

Information about Institute’s accreditation, performance records, and financial aid credentials are available from the following organizations:

 

Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)

6 N Liberty Street, 10th Floor

Baltimore, MD 21201

Telephone: 410.767.3300 or 800.974.0203         

 

Maryland State Board of Cosmetologists

500 N. Calvert Street

Room 308

Baltimore, MD 21202-3651

Telephone: 410.230.6310

 

National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences (NACCAS)

3015 Colvin Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Telephone: 703.600.7600

http://www.naccas.org

 

 

SCHOOL MISSION

 

The mission of the Institute is to develop and train students and prepare them for entry level positions and careers in the beauty business. This is accomplished by offering students theoretical and practical training, preparing them for the State Licensing Examination, and providing them with basic knowledge and skills in the program of their choice.

 

 

 

 

SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY

 

The Institute’s philosophy is that it has a responsibility to both the students and the community.  The goal is to prepare our students for a successful career in the beauty business.  We teach our students that a career in the beauty field requires good fundamental training and skill development, having a good work ethic and a determination to succeed, and wanting to provide a service to the community.  Our staff helps the students in all of these areas.  Before prospective students are admitted to the Institute, we make sure that they want to be in the beauty business and can benefit from our training programs.  Students are expected to have a good work ethic, and are counseled and motivated to realize their full potential.

 

We maintain a qualified and experienced staff and an excellent educational facility and training to prepare students for the licensing examination of the Maryland State Board of Cosmetologists and entry level positions in the beauty business.

 

 

FACILITIES & TEACHING RESOURCES

 

The school is located at 701 Russell Avenue, Suite H110, in Gaithersburg, Maryland, at the Lakeforest Mall near the intersection of Frederick Road (Route 355) and Montgomery Village Avenue.  The school is accessible by private automobile and public transportation by bus, and has plentiful free parking. 

 

The main school occupies 1,859 square feet of modern facility designed to provide the students with a professional work place. The main school facility that is equipped with customized styling stations, audio-visual equipment, television monitors, computers, videotapes, trade journals, and computerized student interactive tests.

 

 

OFFICERS, FACULTY & STAFF

 

Corporate Ownership

 

The Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology is owned by Hair Aesthetics Inc.  Ms. Laila Hamdan is President and majority owner of the Corporation.

 

Faculty & Staff

 

Laila Hamdan, Director & Substitute Instructor

Emily Konklin, Cosmetology Instructor

Angelina Kemto, Cosmetology Instructor

Susana Chambers, Night Supervisor & Cosmetology Instructor

Whitney McGill, Esthetician Instructor

Kimo Bentley, Manager and Esthetician Instructor

Archana Archan, Nail Technician Instructor

Tonya Buchanan, Administrative Assistant

Latif Hamdan, Reporting Consultant

 


Contracted Professional Services

 

Lynn Poole, Bookkeeping and Accounting Services

Paul Pari, Educational Compliance Management

Andrew Pieri, CPA and Auditor

 

We are proud of our faculty members and staff, and we are committed to provide our students with proper training and to prepare them for successful careers in the beauty field.  Laila Hamdan has been School Director for more than 10 years, and has graduated hundreds of students who went on to have successful careers.  Ms. Hamdan has nearly 30 years of cosmetology and skin-care experience, including more than 20 years as Director and/or Instructor at cosmetology schools in Montgomery County and Northern Virginia. She also has several years of experience in the administration and management of beauty salons, supervising hair styling and skin care services, and marketing and sales of beauty and skin care products.

 

Laila Hamdan is a licensed cosmetologist in Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, and California. She has diplomas in Cosmetology, Byo-Esthetics, and Makeup from the reputable Pivot Point International, Advanced School of Hair Design in Chicago, Illinois. She has a diploma in Cosmetology from Je-Boutique College of Beauty, El-Cajon, California. She also has advanced training in scientific hairstyling, beauty science, glycolic acid treatment, air brush and acrylic nails, and scientific approach to hair design. 

 

 


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Applicants must satisfy all of the following admission requirements:

 

  1. All prospective students must visit the school facility and participate in a personal interview with the school Director.

 

  1. Be a citizen of the United States and possess a driver’s license or a government issued photo ID; or hold a green card or a recognized visa.

 

  1. Have a social security card and provide a copy of their social security card to the school.

 

  1. Be beyond the age of compulsory school attendance, minimum age of 16 years (17 years of age to take the State Board Examination).

 

  1. Have successfully completed a curriculum and hold a high school diploma or a state issued credential for secondary school completion, or passed an equivalent GED exam. Alternatively, applicants must provide evidence of having completed a 9th grade education and successfully pass the ability-to-benefit test -the Wonderlic Basic Skill Test, including Verbal Forms VS-1 & VS-2 (minimum acceptable cut score of 200), and Quantitative Forms QS-1 and QS-2 (minimum acceptable cut score of 210). ATB testing is conducted for the school by an independent provider/agent of Wonderlic, Inc. Students who pass the ATB test after June 30, 2012 will not qualify for, nor receive any Title IV financial aid funds from the U.S. Department of Education.

 

  1. Have an understanding of the English language (all programs are offered in English only).

 

  1. Sign an Enrollment Contract/Agreement and pay the appropriate fees for registration, books, uniform and training aids and training kit.

 

The enrollment agreement will not be executed for any student until all of the above admission requirements have been met.

 

Note to all students: Criminal convictions may affect a student’s ability to be licensed, certified or

registered.

 

ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS, LIMITATIONS

& STARTING DATES

 

Enrollment Requirements

 

In order to enroll in any of the programs offered by the Institute, prospective students must meet the following three criteria:

 

  1. Meet the admission requirements described in this catalog.

 

  1. Sign an enrollment contract/agreement with the school; an applicant who is under the custody of a parent or a guardian must have their parent/guardian co-sign the enrollment agreement/contract.

 

  1. Pay the appropriate registration, books, uniform, and training kit fees.

Credit for Prior Training

 

Credit earned prior to enrollment in the Institute is given to students transferring from other schools on the basis of: (1) Verification of transferable hours; and (2) Results of practical and written tests administered by the Institute in certain subjects to determine the number of hours necessary for the student transferee to complete a particular program of study.  But it is the Institute’s policy not to recruit students already attending or admitted to another school offering a similar program of study.

 

School policy regarding VA beneficiaries’ previous education and experience: The school will obtain written records on a VA beneficiary’s previous education and experience, complete an evaluation, grant credit where appropriate, and advise the VA claimant and the Department of Veterans Affairs accordingly.

 

Re-Admission Policy

 

Students who withdraw prior to completion of the course and students who are terminated due to unsatisfactory attendance or academic progress may re-enroll by applying for re-admission and providing an explanation in writing that describes the circumstances for their withdrawal or unsatisfactory attendance and/or academic progress. The decision to re-admit the student will be made by the school.  All re-admitted students must sign a new contract which includes a new completion date, current tuition fees, and reinstatement fee. 

 

If re-admission is requested within 60 days after the withdrawal/termination date and the school decides to re-admit the student, the financial provisions of the existing enrollment agreement/contract will apply.  If a re-admission is requested more than 60 days after the withdrawal/termination date, the student will have to enter into a new agreement/contract.  In addition, all students applying for re-admission must fulfill all of their financial obligations to the school under the existing agreement/contract before they can be re-admitted.

 

Students that do not meet all of the above requirements will not be re-admitted, 

 

All returning students that meet the re-admission requirements as approved by the school will be re-admitted under the same academic progress status they held prior to withdrawal/termination; i.e., “Satisfactory”, if they were meeting the SAP standard; or “Unsatisfactory”, if they were not meeting the standard. 

 

Enrollment Limitations & Student/Instructor Ratio

 

The maximum enrollment in all programs and all day and evening classes is limited to 56 students: 44 in the cosmetology operator program, 8 in the esthetician program, and 4 in the nail technician program.  The maximum enrollment in individual programs may change depending on market demand, but the number of students in the school will not exceed 34 at any time. Student to instructor class ratio is 20:1 for the cosmetology operator class; and 8:1 for both the esthetician and nail technician classes.

 

 

 


Enrollment & Starting Dates

 

The school is open for business seven days a week, Monday through Sunday. Students may register between the hours of 11am and 3pm Monday through Saturday, and the hours 5pm and 7pm Tuesday through Thursday.  The starting date for all programs is the second Tuesday of every month. Scheduled class starting and completion dates for all programs through the calendar year are provided in Appendices A1 through A3.

 


TRAINING PROGRAMS

 

The Institute offers three programs of study: (1) Cosmetology Operator program, (2) Esthetician program, and (3) Nail Technician program. These programs are described in the following sections.  

 

COSMETOLOGY OPERATOR PROGRAM

 

Cosmetology Operator Program Objectives

 

The cosmetology operator program is designed to provide guidance, instruction, and hands-on practical experience and develop student skills and knowledge, and to prepare students for the cosmetology license examination as well as an entry level position and/or a career in the cosmetology business.

 

Cosmetology Operator Program Length and Description

 

This program offers a fifteen-hundred (1500) hour course of instruction. The program covers all phases of cosmetology, including hair care (cutting, styling, perming, and coloring); general esthetics (skin care, facials, and makeup); and general nail technology. The program provides instruction and hands-on practical experience, including lectures, demonstrations, drills, discussion, handouts/assignment sheets, question/answer, quizzes and tests, and practice on manikins, live models, and clients.

 

The school offers full time and part time cosmetology classes, and training in this program can be  completed in ten (10) to twenty (20) months, depending on the schedule chosen and specified in the student’s contract.

 

Cosmetology Operator Program Curriculum

 

The cosmetology operator curriculum will include theory instruction (about 250 hours), laboratory demonstrations (about 350 hours), and clinical practice (about 900 hours). The subjects covered in this curriculum and the approximate numbers of hours allocated to each subject are as follows:

 

                                                                        Hours

 

Subject/Unit                             Theory             Lab/Demo        Practice            Total

 

Orientation: introduction to

cosmetology rules and

regulations of the State

of Maryland                                          4                      –                      –                         4

 

Safety: self and consumer

safety                                                   6                      4                     8                       18

 

 

Hygiene, sterilization &

sanitation: methods of

sterilization and sanitation

expected of students, rules

and polices on sterilization

and sanitation                                      6                      8                     16                      30

 

Hair structure: knowledge

and analysis of the client

hair, structure, composition

and disorders                                       6                      8                     12                      26

 

Anatomy: structure and

functions of the human

body                                                    6                      –                      –                         6

 

Chemistry: a basic knowledge

of modern chemistry and

chemicals used in

cosmetology                                        12                     –                      –                        12

 

Scalp and hair treatments:

Introduction to different scalp

and hair treatments to keep the

scalp clean and healthy                        10                     20                     40                       70

 

Cold waving: proper

techniques of wrapping and

perming hair, safety and

comfort precautions,

chemistry of perm and

neutralizing solutions                          20                     40                     128                   188

 

Hair Straightening;

introduction to two general

types of relaxer, sodium

hydroxide and ammonium

thioglycolate; recognizing

the qualities of hair by

visible inspection, feel

and special test                                    12                     16                     44                     72

 

Hair Coloring: classification

of hair coloring,

temporary hair coloring,

semi-permanent, permanent,

test for metallic salts,

preparation for hair

coloring along with

special effects such as

high-lighting, cap, foil

and weaving techniques                       40                     48                     152                   240

Shampooing, draping and

rinsing: purpose and

importance of shampooing

and draping

procedures                                           12                     10                     38                      60

 

Hair cutting/styling:

importance and purpose of

haircutting and styling and

different techniques with

razors and scissors                              40                     88                     228                   356

 

Finger waving: purpose,

importance and procedure

of finger waves                         12                     20                     78                    110

 

Facials and makeup:

introduction to facials,

treatments and techniques

of makeup application                          16                     32                     48                      96

 

Manicuring/pedicuring:

history and definitions of

manicuring and pedicuring,

preparation, safety rules,

hand and foot massage and

other types of advanced

nail techniques                                    8                      24                     40                      72

 

Hair additions/wigs: types

of wigs, why wigs are worn,

fitting wigs, proper shaping,

and cleaning methods                         8                       8                     20                      36

 

Business/career skills:

basic knowledge of starting

own business, types of salon

ownership, different ways of

advancing your career,

and basic selling principles              16                       24                      48                      88

 

State Board laws/rules:

preparation for state

board exams, laws and

regulations                                       16                          –                        –                       16

 

                                                                                                                                                

Cosmetology Operator Program

Total Hours                                   250                     350                        900                   1500

 

Hours by Method of Instruction

 

Instructional methods include class instruction (lectures, reviews, and quizzes), lab demonstration (using training aids such as manikins and educational videos), and clinic practice.


Method                                                             Hours

 

Class Instruction                                                          250

(lectures, reviews, quizzes)

 

Lab Demonstrations                                                     350

(Videos and practice on manikins)

 

Clinic Practice                                                              900

 

Grade Level Standards and Evaluation Periods

 

Grade level standards and evaluation periods for all training programs, along with the attendance requirements, are provided in the “Satisfactory Academic Progress” (SAP) section in this catalog, The grade level standards and evaluation periods for the cosmetology program are reproduced here to ensure the policy is available and understood by the cosmetology program students. The following grade level standards and evaluation periods apply to all cosmetology program students.

 

Students are assigned theory study and practical assignments.  Theory is evaluated by written exams.  Students are evaluated upon completion of each unit of study, and/or practical assignment. All quizzes and tests are graded using a scale of 1 to 100 with 75% being the minimum acceptable grade.  Practical work on manikins, models and clients are graded using a letter grade scale which is converted to a percentage.  The minimum grade requirement if the student is to graduate is a 75%. Numerical grades are considered according to the following grading scale (Practical and Theory): 

 

A=95%-100%   

B=85%-94%

C=75%-84%

F=0%-74%

 

Student grades in the cosmetology operator program are compiled for three evaluation periods, at  450, 900, and 1350 of scheduled hours completed by the end of the evaluation period.  These evaluation periods ensure that students have ample opportunity to meet both the attendance and grade level requirements of at least one evaluation before the midpoint of training.

 

Grades are recorded and compiled at the end of each evaluation period, and entered in the student permanent record, and the student is informed verbally of the grading results when the grading is completed.  At the end of each evaluation period, the school determines the student SAP status, and determines if the student has met the SAP requirements. Students who meet the minimum requirements are considered making satisfactory academic progress until the next scheduled evaluation period.

 


Cosmetology Operator Program Schedule

 

Three Full-Time Sessions (40, 30, and 24 Hours/Week):

 

(1)        Full Time –40 Hours/Week:

            9:00am-5:30pm (Tuesday through Saturday)

 

(2)        Full Time –30 Hours/Week

            9:00am-3:30m (Tuesday through Saturday)

 

(3)        Full Time –24 Hours/Week:

            9:00am-3:30m (Tuesday through Thursday)

            9:00am-3:30pm (Saturday)

 

Two Part-Time Sessions (each 16 Hours/Week):

 

(1)        Part Time –16 Hours/Week:

            5:30pm-9:00pm (Tuesday through Friday) and

            3:00-7:00 (Saturday)     

 

  • Part Time –16 Hours/week:

             10:00am-6:30pm (Saturday and Sunday)

 

Monday is reserved make up hours.

 

 

ESTHETICIAN PROGRAM

 

Esthetician Program Objectives

 

The esthetician program is designed to prepare students for the esthetician license examination, and to develop student’s knowledge and skills for an entry level position in the esthetics and skin-care market.

 

Esthetician Program Length and Description

 

This is a six hundred (600) hour program. It covers facials and skin-care treatments, makeup, waxing, and information about skin-care products and equipment. The program provides instruction and hands-on practical experience, including lectures, demonstrations, handouts/assignment sheets, question/answer, quizzes and tests, and practice on live models and clients. The school offers a part-time esthetician class that can be completed in forty (40) weeks.

 

Esthetician Program Curriculum

 

The esthetician curriculum will include theory instruction and demonstration (about 275 hours), and clinical practice (about 325 hours).  The subjects covered in this curriculum and the approximate numbers of hours allocated to each subject are as follows.

 

 

 

 

 

Hours

 

Subject/Unit                                         Theory/Demo               Clinic               Total

 

  1. Preparation for Esthetician

Profession:                                                                  90                     40                     130

  1. Orientation & History of Skin Care
  2. Safety & Health
  3. Chemistry
  4. Anatomy, Physiology, and Nutrition
  5. Structure & Function of the Skin
  6. Bacteriology, Sterilization

& Disinfection

 

  1. Facial & Body Procedures 45 120                   165
  2. Skin Analysis & Consultation
  3. Client Preparation & Draping
  4. Skin Types: Conditions/Disorders
  5. Product Composition & Analysis
  6. Facials, Manipulation, Motor Points
  7. Mask Therapy
  8. Cleansing Procedures
  9. Wet & Dry Exfoliation
  10. Paraffin Treatment

 

  1. Color Theory & Makeup 35 35                     70
  2. Cosmetics & Color Theory
  3. Corrective Makeup & Techniques
  4. Morphology of the Face
  5. Eyebrow Contouring
  6. Makeup Application
  7. False Eyelashes
  8. Lash & Brow Tinting
  9. Advanced Techniques

 

  1. Method of Hair Removal 10 50                     60
  2. Waxing Treatment
  3. Tweezing Techniques
  4. Depilatory Creams
  5. Bleaching/Lightening Hair

 

  1. Aging Factors/Advanced Body

Techniques                                                                  5                      –                       5

 

  1. Male Skin Care & Grooming 5                      15                     20

 

  1. Massage Techniques 35 25                     60

 

  1. Overview of Aromatherapy 1 –                       1

 

  1. Electricity/Machines/Light

Therapy/Clinical Demonstrations                                 30                     15                     45

  1. Business Practice/Job Skills 15 25                     40

 

  1. Site Planning & Design
  2. Accounting, Inventory & Sales Tax
  3. Retailing & Marketing
  4. Payroll Regulations
  5. Communication Skills
  6. Customer Relations
  7. Ethics & Professional Conduct
  8. Hygiene & Personal Grooming

 

State of Maryland Laws & Regulations                         4                      –                       4

                                                                                

Esthetician Program Total

Hours:                                                                          275                   325                   600

 

Notes: 

 

-Textbook chapter on “Working with Physicians” omitted since it is against Maryland law (Title 5) to work outside of a licensed beauty salon or licensed barbershop.

 

-Chapter on “Advanced Techniques” omitted since it is against Maryland law (Title 5) to perform services beyond the definition of Esthetician, which is limited to providing (1) cleansing, exercising, massaging, simulating, or performing any other similar procedure

on the skin or the scalp by electrical, mechanical, or any other means; (2) applying to the face an alcohol, cream, lotion, astringent, or cosmetic preparation; or (3) removing superfluous hair by the use of a depilatory, tweezers, or wax.

 

-1999 New Legislation (HB781) allows “full body services”, anatomy expanded to study the entire body.

 

Hours by Method of Instruction

 

Instructional methods include class instruction (lectures, reviews, and quizzes), lab demonstration (using training aids such as face manikins and educational videos), and clinic practice.

 

                        Method                                                             Hours

 

Instruction & Lab Demonstration                      275

Clinic Practice                                                  325

 

Total Hours                                                      600

 

Grade Level Standards and Evaluation Periods

 

Grade level standards and evaluation periods for all training programs, along with the attendance requirements, are provided in the “Satisfactory Academic Progress” (SAP) section in this catalog, The grade level standards and evaluation periods for the esthetician program are reproduced here to ensure the policy is available and understood by the esthetician program students. The following grade level standards and evaluation periods apply to all esthetician program students.

Students are assigned theory study and practical assignments.  Theory is evaluated by written exams.  Students are evaluated upon completion of each unit of study, and/or practical assignment. All quizzes and tests are graded using a scale of 1 to 100 with 75% being the minimum acceptable grade.  Practical work on manikins, models and clients are graded using a letter grade scale which is converted to a percentage.  The minimum grade requirement if the student is to graduate is a 75%. Numerical grades are considered according to the following grading scale (Practical and Theory): 

 

A=95%-100%   

B=85%-94%

C=75%-84%

F=0%-74%

 

Student grades in the esthetician program are compiled for three evaluation periods, at 150, 300, and 450 of scheduled hours completed by the end of the evaluation period.  These evaluation periods ensure that students have ample opportunity to meet both the attendance and grade level requirements of at least one evaluation before the midpoint of training.

 

Grades are recorded and compiled at the end of each evaluation period, and entered in the student permanent record, and the student is informed verbally of the grading results when the grading is completed.  At the end of each evaluation period, the school determines the student SAP status, and determines if the student has met the SAP requirements. Students who meet the minimum requirements are considered making satisfactory academic progress until the next scheduled evaluation period.

 

Esthetician Program Schedule

 

One Part-Time Session (16 Hours/Week):

 

(1)        Part Time –16 Hours/Week:

            5:00pm-9:00pm (Tuesday through Thursday) and

            10:00-2:30 (Saturday)   

 

Monday is reserved make up hours.

 

 

NAIL TECHNICIAN PROGRAM

 

Nail Technician Program Objectives

 

This is an introductory and basic training program in nail technology. The program is intended to prepare students for the nail technician license examination, and to develop student knowledge and skills for an entry level position in nail technology.

 

Nail Technician Program Length and Description

 

The nail technician program offers two hundred and fifty (250) hours of training. The program provides instruction and hands-on practical experience, using lectures, demonstrations, quizzes, tests, and practice on manikins, live models, and clients.  The school offers a part-time nail technician class that can be completed in eighteen (18) weeks.

 

 

 

Nail Technician Program Curriculum

 

The nail technician curriculum includes theory instruction (about 110 hours), laboratory and clinical practice (about 140 hours).  The subjects covered in this curriculum and the approximate

numbers of hours allocated to each subject are as follows.

 

Hours

 

Subject/Unit                             Theory/Demo               Lab/Clinic                    Total

 

Orientation                                                       4                        –                                   4

 

Anatomy and Physiology                                 36                       –                                 36

  1. Bacteriology
  2. Nail Disorders & Diseases
  3. Skin Disorders & Diseases

 

Sanitation/Sterilization                                    5                       12                                 17

 

Equipment/Chemicals                                     5                       6                                  11

  1. Implements
  2. Cosmetics
  3. Product Chemistry/Safety

 

Manicure/Pedicure/Massage                             5                      20                                 25

  1. Plain
  2. Oil
  3. Polish/Nail Art

 

Artificial Nails                                                  18                     86                                 104

  1. Acrylic Nail
  2. Gel Nail
  3. Wrapping
  4. Nail Tip
  5. Electric Filing Techniques

 

Introduction & Demonstration of

new Products Techniques                                10                     10                                 20

 

Professional Ethics/MOSH Regulations            5                      –                                   5

 

Business Practices                                           8                      –                                   8

  1. Client Consultation
  2. Salesmanship/Retail

 

Hygiene & Personal Grooming             3                      –                                   3

 

Safety Precautions & Procedures                     6                      6                                  12

State Laws & Regulations                                 5                     –                                   5

                                                                                                                                           

Nail Technician program

total hours                                                       110                   140                               250


Hours by Method of Instruction

 

Instructional methods include class instruction (lectures, reviews, and quizzes), lab demonstration (using training aids such as educational videos), and clinic practice.

 

                        Method                                                             Hours

 

Instruction & Lab Demonstration                      110

Clinic Practice                                                  140

 

Total Hours                                                      250

 

Grade Level Standards and Evaluation Periods

 

Grade level standards and evaluation periods for all training programs, along with the attendance requirements, are provided in the “Satisfactory Academic Progress” (SAP) section in this catalog, The grade level standards and evaluation periods for the nail technician program are reproduced here to ensure the policy is available and understood by the nail technician program students. The following grade level standards and evaluation periods apply to all nail technician program students.

 

Students are assigned theory study and practical assignments.  Theory is evaluated by written exams.  Students are evaluated upon completion of each unit of study, and/or practical assignment. All quizzes and tests are graded using a scale of 1 to 100 with 75% being the minimum acceptable grade.  Practical work on manikins, models and clients are graded using a letter grade scale which is converted to a percentage.  The minimum grade requirement if the student is to graduate is a 75%. Numerical grades are considered according to the following grading scale (Practical and Theory): 

 

A=95%-100%   

B=85%-94%

C=75%-84%

F=0%-74%

 

Student grades in the nail technician program are compiled for two evaluation periods, at 100 and 200 of scheduled hours completed by the end of the evaluation period.  These evaluation periods ensure that students have ample opportunity to meet both the attendance and grade level requirements of at least one evaluation before the midpoint of training.

 

Grades are recorded and compiled at the end of each evaluation period, and entered in the student permanent record, and the student is informed verbally of the grading results when the grading is completed.  At the end of each evaluation period, the school determines the student SAP status, and determines if the student has met the SAP requirements. Students who meet the minimum requirements are considered making satisfactory academic progress until the next scheduled evaluation period.

 

Nail Technician Program Schedule

 

One Part-Time Session (16 Hours/Week):

 

(1)        5:00pm-9:00pm (Tuesday through Thursday)

10:00am-2:30pm (Saturday)

TUITION AND FEES

 

Cosmetology Operator Program

 

Registration fee                                                            $     100

Book, Uniform, and Training Kit                                   $   1500

(See Appendix B)        

Tuition                                                                          $15,000

                                                                                                  

Cosmetology Operator Program Total                                      $ 16,600

 

Esthetician Program

 

Registration fee                                                            $    100

Book, Uniform, and Training Kit                                   $ 1200

(See Appendix B)

Tuition                                                                           $ 8,400

                                                                                                  

Esthetician Program Total                                                        $9,700

 

 

Nail Technician Program

 

Registration fee                                                            $ 100

Book, Uniform, and Training Kit                                   $ 400

(See Appendix B)

Tuition                                                                        $ 2,500

                                                                                                   

Nail Technician Program Total                                                 $3,000

 

NOTE: The purchase of training kits, supplies, and books from the school is

optional; students may purchase these items in the open market if they so desire.

 

Fees and Hourly Rates for Transfer Students

 

Registration fee                        Hourly Rate

 

Cosmetology Operator Program           $ 100                                        $ 10.00

Esthetician Program                            $ 100                                        $ 14.00

Nail Technician Program                      $ 100                                        $ 10.00

 

These fees cover the registration fee and tuition only; they do not include training kit, books, supplies or school uniform.

 


Other Fees

 

Hourly fees for students who re-enroll:

 

Cosmetology Operator Program           $10.00/Hour

Esthetician Program                            $14.00/Hour

Nail Technician Program                      $10.00/Hour

 

Additional Copies of Transcripts          $ 3.00/Transcript (First transcript is issued free of charge)

Reinstatement Fee                                $ 50.00

 

 

PAYMENT TERMS

 

  1. The registration fee is due upon signing of the contract/enrollment agreement.

 

  1. The tuition and fees for the training kits, books, supplies, and school uniform can be paid in advance or through pre-determined and agreed upon monthly installments. Monthly installments are due on the first working day of the month. A 5% charge will be due on all monthly installments that are paid after the 10th day of the month.

 

  1. While the Institute will design a payment plan to suit the student’s need, within reasonable limits, the student is ultimately responsible for paying all tuition and fees (except for payments made on behalf of the student by Federal financial aid programs and/or State of Maryland grants, where applicable).

 

  1. The school will begin requesting Federal financial aid disbursements on behalf of qualifying students after a student has been approved to receive financial aid by the U.S. Department of Education. The school will process student applications for Federal financial aid, including applications for direct loans and transmit such applications electronically to the U.S. Department of Education (DE). DE determines whether or not a student qualifies to receive Federal financial aid and the award amount. Processing of student applications for Federal financial aid could take several weeks to complete, especially when student information must be verified at Department of Education request. A student applying for Federal financial aid including direct loans who withdraws from school before Federal financial aid is approved, or before the first financial aid disbursement is collected on the student’s behalf by the school, will be considered as a self-paying student and will be personally and fully responsible for all payments due the school at the time of student withdrawal.

 

  1. Where applicable, financial aid awards including direct loans will be credited to recipient student accounts within three working days after disbursements have been authorized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or State of Maryland scholarship funds. The Institute will maintain and safeguard records pertaining to financial aid awards, where applicable. Both hard-copy and electronic records will be maintained.

 

  1. The Institute will supply all equipment and training kits to students, and all products used for client services including perm waves, relaxer, hair color, setting lotions, gel, makeup, and wax. Students are responsible for training kit replacements, hair spray, and designer styling aids.

 

  1. All outstanding tuition and fees must be paid in full before a student is eligible to receive any transcripts, certificates, diplomas, or an application for a State license.

 

Selection of students for Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Program:

 

The school will use the following U.S. Department of Education criteria (in 34 CFR 676.10) for selection of students for FSEOG awards. 

 

  1. In selecting among eligible students for FSEOG awards in each award year, the school will select those students with the lowest expected family contributions who will also receive Federal Pell Grants in that year.
  2. If there are FSEOG funds remaining after giving FSEOG awards to all the Federal Pell Grant recipients at the institution, the school will award the remaining FSEOG funds to those eligible students with the lowest expected family contributions who will not receive Federal Pell Grants.

 

  1. A reasonable portion of the allocation FSEOG will be offered to Part-time and independent students who demonstrate financial need to the school satisfaction.

 

 

REFUNDS

 

Student Refunds

 

  1. If the Institute closes or discontinues a course or a program, the Institute shall refund to each currently enrolled student monies paid by the student for tuition and fees and monies for which the student is liable for tuition and fees.

 

  1. All fees paid by a student shall be refunded if the student is not accepted by the Institute or if the student chooses not to enroll in the Institute within seven (7) calendar days after having signed a contract, regardless of whether or not the student has actually started training.

 

  1. If the student chooses not to enroll after the 7-day cancellation period, before instruction is started, and in the absence of mitigating circumstances, the Institute may retain the

            registration fee (i.e., cosmetology operator, nail technician, and esthetician students $100). A full refund will be made, however, if the student has mitigating circumstances and can no longer enroll.  Mitigating circumstances in support of a full refund must be submitted by the student in writing.   

 

  1. If the student withdraws after the 7-day cancellation period expires, and after instruction has begun, refunds shall be calculated based on the total tuition specified in the student contract except that the registration fee and the fee for training materials including books, uniform, and training kits provided to the student by the school will not be included in the refund calculation or refunded. The minimum percentage of paid tuition that the Institute shall refund to the student who withdraws, or is terminated after the 7-day cancellation period has expired and after instruction has begun, is as follows:

 

 


PROPORTION OF TOTAL COURSE

OR PROGRAM TAUGHT                                                           % TUITION

BY DATE OF WITHDRAWAL:                                                    REFUNDED:

 

            LESS THAN 10%                                                                      90% REFUND

10% UP TO BUT NOT INCLUDING 20%                          80% REFUND

20% UP TO BUT NOT INCLUDING 30%                          60% REFUND   

30% UP TO BUT NOT INCLUDING 40%                          40% REFUND

40% TO 50%                                                                             20% REFUND

More than 50%                                                                          No REFUND

 

  1. Students will be considered withdrawn or are terminated if: (a) They notify the school of their intent to withdraw in writing; (b) They fail to attend classes for three consecutive weeks without an advance request by the student and written approval by the school in writing for an excused leave or absence; or (c) They fail to meet the attendance and academic progress requirements as stipulated in the school catalog. In all of these cases, the official date of withdrawal/termination will be the last date of attendance. Newly registered students that don’t show up for classes within three consecutive weeks from their scheduled commencement date will be considered no-shows and the scheduled starting date for their class will be considered as their “unofficial” cancellation/withdrawal date.

 

  1. A refund due the student shall be based on the date of withdrawal or termination and paid within thirty (30) days from the date of withdrawal or termination. The date of withdrawal or termination is the last date of attendance by the student.

 

  1. In the case of an official leave of absence, if a student fails to return to training by the end of the leave of absence, a refund due the student shall be based on the date of withdrawal or termination and paid within 30 days of the scheduled last day of the leave of absence.

 

  1. The fee for books, uniform, and training kits is non-refundable because once issued by the school, these items become the property of the student.

 

Return of Federal Financial Aid (Title IV) Funds:

 

If a student withdraws, drops out, is dismissed, or takes a leave of absence before completing 60% of the scheduled hours for a payment period or term, the  school is required by federal statute to do a Return calculation to determine how much of the disbursed financial aid funds was earned by the student. For students who withdraw after completing 60% of the scheduled hours, all disbursed funds are considered earned and there are no unearned funds. However, even in this case the school must still complete a Return calculation in order to determine whether such students are eligible for a post-withdrawal disbursement.

 

The Return calculation is based on the percentage of earned financial aid using the following current Federal policy and guidelines.

 

Percentage of payment period or term completed = scheduled hours as of the withdrawal date divided by total hours scheduled in the payment period. Funds are returned to the appropriate federal program based on the percentage of unearned aid using the following formula: Aid to be returned = (100% of the aid that could be disbursed minus the percentage of earned aid) multiplied by the total amount of aid that could have been disbursed during the payment period or term.

 

If a student earned less aid than was disbursed, the school would be required to return a portion of the funds and the student would be required to return a portion of the funds. Students should be aware that when Title IV funds are returned, the student borrower may owe a debit balance to the school.

 

If a student earned more aid than was disbursed to him/her, the school would owe the student a post-withdrawal disbursement which must be paid within 120 days of the student’s withdrawal.

 

The school must (and will) return the amount of Title IV funds for which it is responsible no later than 45 days after the date of the determination of the date of the student’s withdrawal.

 

Refunds are allocated to the following Title IV programs that are currently applicable to the school, in the order given:

           

* Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loans (other than PLUS loans)

 

* Subsidized Direct Stafford Loans

 

* Direct PLUS Loans

 

* Federal Pell Grants for which a Return of funds is required

           

The school, in consultation with its outside financial aid contractor, will use the above policy, formula, and the appropriate U.S. Department of Education forms to calculate the percentage of earned financial aid by students who withdraw, drop out, are dismissed, or take a leave of absence prior to the end of a paying period or term.  On the basis of such calculation, the school will determine the eligibility and disposition of disbursed financial aid funds for a withdrawing student consistent with the U.S. Department of Education policy and guidelines discussed above.

 

SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS REQUIREMENTS

 

The satisfactory academic progress policy is consistently applied to all students enrolled in the school, whether receiving Federal Title IV funds, partial funding assistance, or self-paying.  Satisfactory Academic Progress in attendance and academic work is a requirement.  Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to continue eligibility for Title IV funding.  The policy complies with the guidelines established by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) and the federal regulations established by the United States Department of Education. This policy is printed in the school catalog to ensure that it is provided to all applicants prior to enrollment.

 

Evaluation Periods 

 

Students will be evaluated for satisfactory academic progress status based on the scheduled hours completed at the following points:  

 

PROGRAM 1ST EVALUATION 2ND EVALUATION 3rd EVALUATION
Cosmetology Operator 450 900 1350
Esthetician 150 300 450
Nail Technician 100 200 ——

 

 

Evaluations will determine if the student has met the minimum requirements for satisfactory academic progress. The frequency of evaluations ensures that students have ample opportunity to meet both the attendance and academic progress requirements of at least one evaluation by midpoint of the academic year or program, whichever occurs sooner. 

 

Attendance Progress

 

Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of the hours possible based on the applicable attendance schedule in order to be considered maintaining satisfactory attendance progress. Attendance is monitored monthly and reported to the student and recorded in the student’s permanent record every month.  Satisfactory academic progress evaluations are conducted at the end of each evaluation period, as stated in the above chart, to determine if the student has met the minimum requirements. The attendance percentage is determined by dividing the total hours accrued by the total number of hours scheduled. At the end of each evaluation period, the school will determine if the student has maintained at least an 80% cumulative attendance since the beginning of the course which indicates that, given the same attendance rate, the student will graduate within the maximum time frame allowed.

 

Maximum Time Frame

 

The maximum time that a student must complete the program is 125% of the programs published length.

 

PROGRAM PROGRAM LENGTH MAXIMUM TIME FRAME
Cosmetology Operator 1500 Clock Hours  1875 Clock Hours
Esthetician   600 Clock Hours    750 Clock Hours
Nail Technician   250 Clock Hours    312 Clock Hours

 

Students that do not graduate within the maximum time frame for their training program (Column 3 in the above table) will be charged the applicable hourly rate for the remaining training hours required for graduation.

 

The maximum time allowed for transfer students who need less than the full course requirements or part-time students will be determined based on 80% of the scheduled hours.

 

Academic Progress 

 

Students are assigned theory study and practical assignments.  Theory is evaluated by written exams.  Students are evaluated upon completion of each unit of study, and/or practical assignment. All quizzes and tests are graded using a scale of 1 to 100 with 75% being the minimum acceptable grade.  Grades are recorded and averaged at the end of each evaluation period, and entered in the student permanent record. Practical work on manikins, models and clients are graded using a letter grade scale which is converted to a percentage.  The minimum grade requirement if the student is to graduate is a 75%. Numerical grades are considered according to the following grading scale (Practical and Theory): 

 

A=95%-100%   

B=85%-94%

C=75%-84%

F=0%-74%

 

Determination of Progress 

 

Students meeting requirements at the end of each evaluation period will be considered making Satisfactory Progress.  In order for a student to be considered making Satisfactory Progress, the student must meet both attendance (80%) and academic (75%) minimum requirements. 

 

Students meeting the minimum requirements for academics and attendance at the evaluation point are considered to be making satisfactory academic progress until the next scheduled evaluation. Students will receive a hard-copy of their Satisfactory Academic Progress Determination Report at the time of each of the evaluations. This report notifies the student of any evaluation that may impact the student’s eligibility for Title IV aid.  Students deemed not maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress may have their Title IV Funding interrupted, unless the student is on warning. 

 

The school will record on an each individual student’s permanent record form each student’s daily attendance and record of academic achievement on a regular basis, which is at least every evaluation point.

 

Warning: Students who fail to meet minimum requirements for attendance or academic progress are placed on warning and considered to be making satisfactory academic progress while during the warning period.  The student will be advised in writing on the actions required to attain satisfactory academic progress by the next evaluation. If at the end of the warning period, the student has still not met both the attendance and academic requirements, he/she will be determined as NOT making satisfactory academic progress, will be deemed ineligible to receive Title IV funds, as applicable, and will be terminated from the program unless financial arrangements are made with the school.  The institution’s policy does allow for a probationary period. 

 

Reestablishment of Status 

 

A student determined NOT to be making Satisfactory Progress may reestablish Satisfactory Progress by:  1) Making up missed tests and assignments and increasing cumulative grade average to 75% or better, and 2) Increasing cumulative attendance to a minimum of 80%.

 

Reinstatement of Financial Aid

 

Title IV aid will be reinstated to students who have reestablished Satisfactory Progress at the next scheduled evaluation. 

 

Make-Up Work Requirement

 

Students are required to make up all work missed, including theory classes, quizzes and tests. Tests may be repeated once and the second grade will be used in determining the grade average. Incomplete work and tests will be converted to a 0% if not made up for by a specified time.  Monday is designated by the school as a make-up day for all programs.

 

Exams missed due to absence must be made-up on the first day the student returns to school. Failure to take exams on time will result in a zero (0) grade. It is the student’s responsibility to understand the make-up work policy and to act accordingly.

 

 

Course Incompletes, Repetitions and Non-Credit Remedial Courses 

 

Course incompletes, repetitions and non-credit remedial courses do not apply to this institution and have no effect on the institution’s Satisfactory Progress Policy.

 

Transfers

 

Transfer hours from another institution that are accepted toward the student’s educational program are counted as both attempted and completed hours for the purpose of determining when the allowable maximum time frame has been exhausted.  SAP evaluation periods are based on scheduled contracted hours at the school.

 

If a student wishes to withdraw and transfer to another school for any reason, the following

requirements shall have to be met: (1) The student shall submit to the school a written transfer

request signed by the student; and (2) If the student has met all curriculum and financial

obligations, the school will notify the student, in writing, of the hours and grades completed and

certify the number of hours to the school the student requests.

 

Notification to the VA of Status of VA Students

 

The school will notify the VA of any change in the enrollment status of students certified to receive veteran’s education benefits. This includes when the student is placed on attendance and/or academic probation, changes schedules, or terminates training.

 

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE POLICY

 

Approved Leave

 

A student may be granted a LOA for any of the following reasons:

  • Financial Hardship
  • Medical Issues
  • Death of a family member or a personal friend/partner

 

 

The LOA must be requested and approved in writing prior to LOA occurring.  In addition the student is required to list the reason for the LOA as well as provide supporting documentation.  Emergency LOA, without prior written request, may be granted provided the student completes the LOA form and returns it to the Institute via mail or in person within reasonable resolution of the emergency.  On the day the student returns from a LOA the student is required to inform the office of their return. 

 

The maximum time permitted for a LOA is 60 calendar days within a 12 month period.  If the student does not return from the LOA by the designated date, the student will be dropped from the Institute and the student’s loans will go into immediate repayment. 

 

If enrollment is temporarily interrupted due to a pre-approved Leave of Absence (LOA), the student will return to school in the same academic progress status the student held prior to the LOA. Hours elapsed during a LOA will extend the student’s contract period and maximum time frame by the same number of days taken the student was on the LOA without any penalty to the student, and the LOA will not be included in the student’s cumulative attendance percentage calculation.

 

Leave Without Approval

 

Students who do not show up to school for fourteen (14) calendar days without prior approval, will be terminated.  Students who wish to return must re-enroll in accordance with the school re-admission policy.

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS & CERTIFICATION

           

A certificate of completion, a course transcript, and a record of attendance will be issued to the student who meets the following requirements:

 

  1. Completion of the required hours of study (1500 hours for the cosmetology operator program, 250 hours for the nail technician program, and 600 hours for the esthetician program);

 

  1. Satisfying the Attendance Requirement of not less than an 80% attendance rate and the Academic Requirement of not less than a 75% grade average;

 

  1. Payment of all financial obligations to the school, as specified in the student’s enrollment agreement/contract.

 

  1.          Attending an exit interview with the school Director to complete administrative work and to schedule a time for the Maryland State Board of Cosmetology licensing examination that students have to pass to qualify for state certification.

 

MARYLAND STATE BOARD EXAMINATION

 

The school prepares the cosmetology operator, esthetician, and nail technician students for the Maryland State examination administered by Maryland State Board of Cosmetologists.

 

Students who elect to take their licensing examination in a state other than the State of Maryland must still prepare and pass the School’s “mock” version of the Maryland State Board of Cosmetologists examination.

 

Criminal convictions may affect a student’s ability to be licensed, certified or registered.

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES/EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE

 

The school does not guarantee any student a job or a salary after graduation, however, the school provides information to the students on local employment opportunities. The curricula for all programs offered by the school include some basic instruction on searching, applying and interviewing for new jobs. In addition, local salon owners and their representatives are also periodically invited and do make recruiting visits to the school.  Announcements of job vacancies in the local salons are also posted in the school.

 

As in any field of endeavor, opportunities exist for those who are prepared.  The following are sample occupations that graduates may consider for entry level jobs: hair stylist, hair color technician, esthetician, nail technician, makeup artist, beautician, demonstrator, cosmetics sales agent. Students can access the link http://www.onetonline.og to research the occupations they are interested in. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides updated information for Standard Occupational Classifications (SOC) codes, including  occupational profiles and descriptions, knowledge and skills required, and state and national wages and trends, by occupation and/or position. As an example, the DOL website at http://www.careerinfonet.org posts information for the SOC codes and occupations of interest to our students.

 

2012 Wages

(Based on Information on the DOL Website)

 

Occupation/

SOC Code

 

National Median Wage

Hourly/Yearly

Maryland Median Wage

Hourly/Yearly

Cosmetologists (Hairdressers)/

39-5012

 

 

$12.88/$26,790

 

$14.11/$29,350

Estheticians (Skin Care Specialists)/

39-5094

 

 

$15.25/$31,720

 

$15.85/$32,970

Manicurists/Pedicurists/

30-5092

 

$10.31/$21,440

 

 

$10.58/$22,000

Makeup Artists/

39-5091

 

$32.49/$67,580

 

$12.56/$26,120

 

 

STUDENT RIGHTS & PRIVILEGES

 

Students and prospective students may obtain from the Maryland Higher Education Commission information regarding the performance of each approved program. This includes but is not limited to information regarding each program’s enrollment, completion rate, placement rate, and pass rate of graduates on any license examination. The Maryland Higher Education Commission may be contacted at 6 N Liberty Street, 10th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201; Telephone: 410-767-3301 or (800)974-0203. In addition, students will have the following privileges.

 

Right to Privacy/Release of Information

 

The Institute complies with the U.S. Department of Education “Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1874 (FERPA).  A copy of FERPA is given to the student during the orientation session, and a copy of the fact sheet is placed on the bulletin board.  The Institute may provide access to student and other school records as required for any accreditation process initiated by the Institute or NACCAS. The Institute will release no information in the student record to third parties without the written consent of the student (or parent or guardian if the student is a dependent minor) in response to each third party’s request, unless otherwise required by law.

 

Information in the student school record will be provided to the student, or parent or guardian if the student is a dependent minor, with a 24- hour advance notice to the school Director (Note: official transcripts will not be released until the student fully meets his/her financial obligations to the school).

 


Student Counseling

 

Students are entitled to counseling sessions with the school Director, when necessary to discuss academic difficulties encountered by the student (e.g., attendance, grades, etc.).  The school Director will provide counsel to the student on how the situation could be improved. Additionally, the Institute maintains a resource file of outside social agencies to refer students for counseling and advise on other, non-academic concerns, and keeps a record of referrals made.

 

Complaints/Grievances

 

A student who has a complaint or a grievance about the school should submit them in writing to

the school Director.  The school Director will review and discuss the complaint/grievance with

the parties involved and take action to resolve the matter as soon as possible, but not more than one month from the date of receipt of the written complaint/grievance.  In the rare event that the complaint/grievance is not resolved within one month from the date of the written submittal to the school Director, the student should inform the Maryland Higher Education Commission, 6 N Liberty Street, 10th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201; telephone: 410.767.3300 or 800.974.0203,

and NACCAS, at 3015 Colvin Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, Telephone: 703.600.7600. Please note:  NACCAS does not accept complaints or grievances against the Institute without evidence that the school’s internal grievance policy has been exhausted.

 

 

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES AND CONDUCT

 

In addition to maintaining satisfactory progress status requirements including both attendance and academic requirements and timely payment of their tuition dues, students must also abide by all the school policies outlined in this School Catalog including the following school policies.

 

School Dress Code

 

All students must adhere to the following school dress codes. The dress code for the cosmetology operator and nail technician programs is a black and white uniform Tee shirt, worn over black or white pants or a skirt, and black or white closed toe shoes (required for safety). Stockings are required when skirts are worn. Uniform Tee shirts are included in the student training kit provided by the school, and additional shirts can also be purchased from the school if needed. The dress code for the esthetician program: all-white uniform and black or white closed toe shoes (required for safety). Students not adhering to the school dress code will be clocked out and sent home to change.

 

Promptness & Readiness to Work

 

Students are expected to come to school on time, and be ready to participate in all activities.  The theory class starts promptly at 9:10 AM daily. There is no theory class on Saturday. Students that arrive past 9:10 will not be allowed to clock in until 10:10 AM, and will have to make up for missed work. Repeated tardiness or absence from the theory class will result in termination/expulsion.

 

Students must have all their items in school and must be ready to work. This includes having uniform, training kit, books, notebooks and all other working materials. Students who “forget” their work materials will be sent home to get them.

 

Borrowing and lending is discouraged. Students must mark their belongings. Students must provide their own locks if they want to use school provided lockers. The school is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.

 

Students must behave in a professional manner.  Students are expected to be working on manikins, clients, models, written work, watching technical videotapes, or reading trade journals. The only exceptions are during designated break times and during lunch time.  Students will be clocked out if they refuse to follow school policies including refusal to serve clients, for not being on task, or being disruptive and insolent. Persistent refusal to adhere to a professional conduct will be a cause for termination/expulsion.

 

Changing Schedules

 

Students are not allowed to attend classes on a different schedule than the one for which they originally contracted, unless they formally change their schedule by signing an addendum to the contract. Under special circumstances, students may attend a different session to make up missed hours and work but permission must be obtained in writing and in advance. The Institute reserves the right to limit the number of times a student may attend a different session.

 

Safety & Hygiene

 

Safety and sanitation are emphasized at the Institute. This is consistent with principles the student must learn to appreciate and practice throughout his/her career. Consequently students are expected to follow instructions at all times, and keep their work area safe and clean. Part of

this includes student participation in performing assigned cleaning chores throughout the clinic and school at the end of the day.

 

Student Conduct/Discipline

 

Students are expected to abide by all school policies and rules and to behave and represent the school in a professional manner.  This includes having a positive attitude, respecting other people’s space and property, politeness, appropriate language and topic of conversation, moderated tone of voice. The use of cell phones and headphones during theory and practical classes is not permitted.

Violations of established school rules and policies will result in student discipline, suspension, and/or dismissal. If the violation is of a serious nature, the student will be counseled by the responsible teacher. If the violation is repeated the student is suspended for five business days and must have a conference with the School Director before returning. 

 Termination Policy

 

Each of the following conducts can constitute sufficient grounds for expulsion:

 

(1)        Acts of violence and verbal abuse of school personnel, classmates, clients.

 

(2)        Persistent refusal to abide by school rules and policies.

 

(3)        Using or dealing with drugs or alcohol on the school premises.

 

(4)        Theft or cheating.

 

(5)        Disruptive behavior.

 

(6)        Unsatisfactory attendance or unsatisfactory academic progress as determined by the School.

 

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

 

The Institute is an equal opportunity school with respect to both education and employment. The school programs and policies are consistent with pertinent federal and state laws and regulations on non-discrimination regarding ethnic origin, race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, financial status, and sex. The Institute 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-FREE AND ALCOHOL-FREE POLICY

 

The Institute is committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free environment.  The school has participated in Montgomery County’s drug and alcohol prevention programs, and has periodically offered drug and alcohol prevention classes sponsored by the Montgomery County Government.

 

The institution fully supports the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse.  Since the school is eligible to participate in Federal Title IV Financial Aid programs, the school certifies to the Department of Education that it operates a drug free campus.  Students are provided with an informative pamphlet that outlines the hazards of drug abuse. A list of agencies and phone numbers is maintained in the administration office and is provided to any student requesting assistance in this area.

 

OFFICIAL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

 

President’s Day

Martin Luther King’s Birthday

Independence Day

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day

New Year’s Day

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

 

School will close for inclement weather that makes transportation hazardous. During inclement weather, the school will close according to the Montgomery County Public Schools announced schedule. For additional information call the school for a recorded announcement. Also listen to WTOP 1500 AM.

 


STUDENT PARKING

 

The school has plentiful free parking in the Lakeforest Mall parking lot. 

 

 

OUTCOME RATES (2014)

 

Completion Rate Licensure Rate Placement Rate
100% 100% 96%

 

 

OCCUPATIONS

 

You are at the threshold of opportunity.  Apply yourself and the possibilities are limitless.  Enter the classroom with an open mind as you begin your course of study.  The following vocations are options you may want to consider upon graduation from our programs:

 

Cosmetology Operator                                                 Nail Technician

Professional Stylist                                                      Nail Technician

Skin Care Specialist                                                     Salon Owner or Manager

Makeup Technician

Nail Technician                                                            Esthetician

Independent Contractor                                                Skin Care Specialist

Platform Artist                                                              Makeup Technician

Product Representative                                                Salon Owner or Manager

Salon Owner or Manager

State Board Member/Examiner

Business Trainer

 

TRAINING is the important first step to an enjoyable, successful career in one of the above areas.  If you like to work with people, and have the aptitude for the field, an education may be your pathway to a secure income and a solid future.

 

 

CAREER CONSIDERATIONS

 

The Institution wants to ensure that students interested in pursuing a career in the cosmetology field consider all aspects of such a decision.  Persons who want to become professionals in this field must:

  • Have finger dexterity and a sense of form and artistry
  • Enjoy dealing with the public and be able to follow a client’s direction
  • Keep abreast of the latest hair, skin, and nail care techniques and technological innovations
  • Work long hours while building a personal clientele in order to earn the desired income
  • Make a strong commitment to the educational process and complete the course of study
  • Learn the skills necessary to operate a personal business

 

Applicants and students should be aware that:

 

  • The work can be physically demanding because of long hours standing over a stylist’s chair or an esthetics treatment bed.

 

  • There will be exposure to various chemicals and fumes that may cause allergic reactions or could be harmful if used incorrectly.

 

  • The practice of safety and infection control is essential for effective and successful performance within the industry.

 

  • Methods of compensation vary and may include straight salary, salary plus commission, straight commission, sliding scale commission, retail commission or independent contracting (renting space and equipment from an existing salon or spa).

 

  • The 2007 Job Demand Survey commissioned by NACCAS indicated that nationally, the average salon professional’s salary is $35,973.

 

 

MAXIMUM LENGTH OF PROGRAMS

 

Students are expected to complete their training by the scheduled completion date in their contracts, and

all programs must be completed within 1.25 times the contracted period (see program durations below). The

following are the durations in calendar weeks for different programs and courses (with one week added for

official holidays). 

 

COSMETOLOGY OPERATOR PROGRAM (1500 HOURS): 

Course                                   Minimum (Not less than, weeks)     Maximum (Not more than, weeks)

FT (40 hours/week)                            39                                                                           49

FT (30 hours/week)                            51                                                                           64

FT (24 hours/week)                            64                                                                           80

PT (16 hours/week)                            95                                                                           119

 

ESTHETICAN PROGRAM (600 HOURS):

Course                                   Minimum (Not less than, weeks)                     Maximum (Not more than, weeks)

PT (16 hours/week)                            36                                                                           45

 

NAIL TECHNICIAN PROGRAM (250 HOURS):

Course                                   Minimum (Not less than, weeks)                     Maximum (Not more than, weeks)

PT (16 hours/week)                            16                                                                           20

 

 

MARYLAND STATE BOARD LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Cosmetology Operator:  Must be at least 17 years of age and have completed 9th grade or G.E.D.  Applicant must submit proof of completion of 1500 hours of training in a cosmetology school or 24 months as a registered apprentice in a licensed beauty salon.

 

  • Esthetician:  Must be at least 17 years of age and have completed the 9th grade or G.E.D. Applicant must submit proof of completion of 600 hours of training in a cosmetology school or 12 months as a registered apprentice in a licensed beauty salon.

 

  • Nail Technician:  Must be at least 17 years of age and have completed 9th grade or G.E.D.  Applicant must submit proof of completion of at least 250 hours of training in a cosmetology school or 8 months as a registered apprentice in a licensed beauty salon.


 

APPENDIX A

SCHEDULED CLASS STARTING & COMPLETION DATES

(January through December 2017)

 

A1. Cosmetology Class Schedule (1500 Hours)

 

 

Scheduled Starting Dates

Scheduled Completion Dates

 

40-Hour Session    30-Hour Session    24-Hour Session    16-Hour

Session   

January 10, 2017 10/29/2017  1/9/2018 3/6/2018 11/28/2018
February 14, 2017 11/23/2017  1/26/2018 4//22/2018 12/14/2018
March 14, 2017 12/31/2017 3/5/2018 6/29/2018 1/22/2019
April 11, 2017 2/3/2018 3/27/2018 7/22/2018 2/14/2019
May 9, 2017 3/1/2018 4/24/2018 8/19/2018 3/14/2019
June 13, 2017 4/14/2018 5/29/2018 9/23/2018 4/18/2019
July 11, 2017 5/10/2018 6/20/2018 10/14/2018 5/9/2019
August 8, 2017 6/7/2018 7/19/2018 11/11/2018 6/6/2019
September 12, 2017 7/11/2018 8/23/2018 12/16/2018 7/12/2019
October 10, 2017 8/9/2018 9/20/2018 1/15/2019 8/9/2019
November 14, 2017 9/13/2018 10/18/2018 2/13/2019 9/5/2019
December 12, 2017 10/11/2018 11/26/2018 3/12/2019 10/3/2019

 


 

A2. Esthetician Class Schedule (600 Hours)

 

 

Scheduled Starting Dates

 

Scheduled Completion Dates

(16-Hour Session)

 

January 10, 2017 10/4/2017
February 14, 2017 10/31/2017
March 14, 2017 11/28/2017
April 11, 2017 12/19/2017
May 9, 2017 1/17/2018
June 13, 2017 2/21/2018
July 11, 2017 3/14/2018
August 8, 2017 4/11/2018
September 12, 2017 5/16/2018
October 10, 2017 6/13/2018
November 14, 2017 6/30/2018
December 12, 2017 8/8/2018

 


 

A3. Nail Technician Class Schedule (250 Hours)

 

 

Scheduled Starting Dates

                                               

 

Scheduled Completion Dates

(16-Hour Session)

 

January 10, 2017 5/6/2017
February 14, 2017 5/31/2017
March 14, 2017 7/15/2017
April 11, 2017 8/5/2017
May 9, 2017 9/2/2017
June 13, 2017 9/30/2017
July 11, 2017 10/28/2017
August 8, 2017 11/25/2017
September 12, 2017 12/30/2017
October 10, 2017 1/27/2018
November 14, 2017 3/3/2018
December 12, 2017 3/20/2018

 

 


 

APPENDIX B

TRAINING AIDS &TRAINING KIT

 

Appendix B1. Training Aids & Training Kit for the Cosmetology Program

(Cost $2,000):

 

Training Aids:

e-Tablet

Milady’s Standard Cosmetology 2008

Theory Workbook for Milady’s Standard Cosmetology 2008

Exam Review for Milady’s Standard Cosmetology 2008

Uniform Tee Shirt (2)

 

Training Kit:

Mannequins (2) and clamp (1)

Blow dryer

Curling iron (2)

Brushes (5)

Color tint kit    

Tint bottle

Spray bottle

Large tooth comb

Butterfly clips (12)

Double prong clips (1 box)

Single prong clips (1 box)

Duck bill clips (1 pack)

Rattail combs (12, 1 box)

Hair cutting/styling combs (12, 1 box)

Flat iron (1)

Long white perm rods (3 dozen)

Long gray perm rods (3 dozen)

Long pink perm rods (3 dozen)

Roller set tray (1 box)

Shampoo cape

Hair cutting shears

Thinning shears

Hair cutting razor

Electric clipper

Large hand mirror

Hard rubber styling comb

Hard rubber rattail comb

            Manicure bowl

Manicure brush           

Polish kit

Orangewood stick

Nail metal file

Metal cuticle pusher

Cuticle nipper

Cuticle scissors

Tweezers

Case    

 

Appendix B2. Training Aids & Training Kit for the Esthetician Program

(Cost $1500)

 

Training Aids:

e-Tablet

Milady’s Standard: Fundamentals for Estheticians

Theory Workbook for Milady’s Standard: Fundamentals for Estheticians

Exam Review for Milady’s Standard: Fundamentals for Estheticians

Uniform Tee Shirt (2)

 

Training Kit:

Daily Microfoliant® 2.6 oz.

UltraCalming™ Cleanser 16.9 oz.

Active Moist 6 oz.

Colloidal Masque Base 6 oz.

Massage Cream 6 oz.

Calming Botanical Mixer 4 oz.

Solar Defense Booster SPF50 1.7 oz.

Multi-Active Toner 16 oz.

MultiVitamin Power Recovery® Masque 2.5 oz.

Special Cleansing Gel 16.9 oz.

PreCleanse 5.1 oz.

Concealing Spot Treatment 0.33 oz.

Scaling Fluid 8 oz.

Post Extraction Solution 8 oz.

MultiVitamin Power Exfoliant 30 tubes

Exfoliant Accelerator 35 6 oz.

Welcome Pack

Dermalogica Fan Masque Brush

Facial Sponges 2-pk

The Book

Professional Exfoliation Brochure

Face Mapping® Sheet 25-pk

Bag

 


Appendix B3. Training Aids & Training Kit for the Nail Technician Program

 (Cost $600):

 

Training Aids:

Milady’s Standard Nail Technology

Theory Workbook for Milady’s Standard Nail Technology

Exam Review for Standard Nail Technology

Uniform Tee shirt (2)

 

Training Kit:

            Manicure bowl

Sanitizing jar

Manicure brush           

Silk wrap

Nail polish remover

French manicure polish

Fast dry top coat

Traditional base/top coat

Red nail polish

Hand lotion

Cuticle solvent

Cuticle oil

Orangewood stick

Nail metal file

Metal cuticle pusher

Cuticle Nipper

Cuticle scissors

Tweezers

Emery boards

Case    

Traditional sculpture kit, including practice fingers, tips, nail glue, sculpture powder and liquid, primer, block buffer coarse, fine block buffer, 3 sided buffer, coarse flexible file, dappen dishes, sculpture brush, nail forms

Bag