Cosmetology—Instructor Training

Certificate of Proficiency

This program provides coursework to prepare students for the Washington State Instructor Licensing exam. Students will learn to be instructors in esthetics or cosmetology programs. The focus will be on quality instruction in classroom and clinic settings.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  1. Demonstrate written skills required for the application process to obtain state licensing.
  2. Perform industry employability skills such as punctuality, reliability, decision-making, integrity and leadership.
  3. Respect the need to deliver worthy service for value received in an employer-employee relationship.
  4. Exhibit managerial skills and working knowledge of state laws.
  5. Be an effective instructor of barbering, manicuring, esthetics, or cosmetology.
  6. Provide training to students by means of instructional theory classes and practical hands on workshops.
  7. Apply supervisory knowledge in specialty field to assist the students to develop skills in the clinic lab and classroom.
  8. Observe state safety and sanitation laws and regulations and uses appropriate protective measures to provide a safe working environment.

Advisor Office Phone
Gesch, Therese WSTSC Cosmetology 360.473.0563
Business & Technology Technical 103 360.475.7360

Required Courses Credits
Complete these before enrollment into Instructor Training Courses  
BMGMT 140 Business and Personal Mathematics* 5

Choose one of the following two courses:
ENGL 100 Composition—Selected Prof/Tech/Voc* 5  
ENGL& 101 Composition I* 5 5
OLRM 220 Human Relations in the Workplace 3

Program Requirements:
COS 200 Methods of Teaching and Learning* 3
COS 201 Classroom Mgmt & Supervision* 3
COS 202 Program Development & Lesson Planning* 2
COS 203 Basic Teaching Skills* 3
COS 204 Professional Development* 3
COS 251 Cadet Clinic Lab I* 4
COS 252 Cadet Clinic Lab II* 4
COS 253 Cadet Clinic Lab III* 5
COS 254 Cadet Clinic Lab IV* 5
Total Credits Required 45

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2014-2015 Olympic College Catalog