This 16-credit Certificate of Recognition requires 200 hours of training and 300 hours of documented professional work experience in cosmetology or esthetics. It is the responsibility of the student to provide documentation of the 300 hours of professional work experience when students apply to take the State of Washington Department of Licensing Instructor Licensing exam.
This program is designed to prepare students to become effective instructors of Cosmetology or Esthetics. The focus is on teaching and learning theory and practical applications to deliver quality instruction in classroom and lab settings. For acceptance into the program, the student must complete an enrollment application available at the West Sound Technical Skills Center.
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Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
- Prepared to pass the written and practical skill requirements of the Cosmetology or Esthetics Washington State licensing examination.
- Exhibit managerial skills and working knowledge of Cosmetology or Esthetics Washington State laws.
- Demonstrate effective teaching strate- gies and techniques for Cosmetology or Esthetics content through educational seminars and consultation.
- Demonstrate effective teaching strategies and techniques to assist Cosmetology or Esthetics student in developing clinic skills.
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