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49 Pa. Code § 7.129. Curriculum requirements.

§ 7.129. Curriculum requirements.

 (a)  Except as provided in subsection (b), a school’s cosmetology curriculum, excluding electives, must comprise a minimum of 1,250 hours, and cover the following subjects; the accompanying breakdown of hours by subject is recommended:

BASIC COSMETOLOGY CURRICULUM

Recommended

Hours
Professional Practices 50
 Bacteriology, Disinfection, Sanitation
 Professional Attitude
 Business Practices
 PA Cosmetology Law
Sciences 200
 Histology
 Trichology
 Chemistry
 Physiology
 Cosmetic Dermatology
 Electricity
Cosmetology Skills—Cognitive and  Manipulative 1,000
 Shampooing and Conditioning
 Hair Shaping
 Hair Styling/Fingerwaving
 Chemical Texturizing
 Permanent Waving
 Hair Coloring
 Hair Straightening
 Skin Care
 Nail Technology
 Temporary Hair Removal
 Scalp Treatment
 Care of all hair types and textures
 Makeup
Total 1,250


 (b)  A school’s cosmetology curriculum for a student who holds a barber’s license issued by the State Board of Barber Examiners must comprise a minimum of 695 hours and cover the subjects in subsection (a); the following breakdown of hours by subject is recommended:

Recommended

Hours
Professional Practices 15
Sciences 80
Cosmetology Skills—  Cognitive and Manipulative 600
Total 695

 (c)  A school’s teacher curriculum, excluding electives, must comprise a minimum of 500 hours and cover the following subjects; the accompanying breakdown of hours by subject is recommended:

TEACHER CURRICULUM

Recommended

Hours

 Teaching Techniques for Subjects Related To   Cosmetology Curriculum 300
 Student Teaching 100
 Professional Practices 25
 Salon Management Theory 75
Total 500


 (d)  A school’s esthetics curriculum, excluding electives, must comprise a minimum of 300 hours and cover the following subjects; the accompanying breakdown of hours by subject is recommended:

ESTHETICS CURRICULUM

Recommended

Hours
Professional Practices 40
Sciences 100
Facial Treatments 100
Temporary Hair Removal 10
Makeup 50
Total 300


 (e)  A school’s nail technology curriculum, excluding electives, must comprise a minimum of 200 hours and cover the following subjects; the accompanying breakdown of hours by subjects is recommended:

NAIL TECHNOLOGY COURSE OUTLINE

Recommended

Hours
Professional Practice25
Sciences75
Nail Treatments 75
Pedicuring 25
Total 200


 (f)  A school’s natural hair braiding curriculum, excluding electives, must comprise a minimum of 300 hours and cover the following subjects; the accompanying breakdown of hours by subjects is recommended:

NATURAL HAIR BRAIDING COURSE OUTLINE

Recommended

Hours
Professional practices, including sanitation 50
Sciences, including scalp care and anatomy 125
Cognitive and manipulative skills related to natural  hair braiding 125
Total 300



Authority

   The provisions of this §  7.129 amended under sections 5 and 11 of the act of May 3, 1933 (P. L. 242, No. 86) (63 P. S. § §  511 and 517).

Source

   The provisions of this §  7.129 adopted September 12, 1975, effective September 13, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 2391; amended May 24, 1991, effective May 25, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 2479; amended December 1, 2006, effective December 2, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 7247; amended January 9, 2009, effective January 10, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 219. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (324170) to (324172).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  7.128 (relating to mandatory offering of cosmetology curriculum); and 49 Pa. Code §  7.132 (relating to apprentice curriculum).



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