|ST||101||Safety, Personal & Professional Development||1|
|ST101: Safety, Personal & Professional Development provides the student with an overview of the requirements of a safe working environment in which to practice hairstyling. Topics in the program focus on general and personal safety, hygiene, and infection control, understanding of provincial regulations and understanding of the professional ethics that should be practiced and adhered to in teh hairstyling profession.|
|This course provides the student with an overview of the requirements of client communication and customer client service in a salon environment.|
|This course provides the student with an overview of the requirements, care and use of the equipment necessary for the hairstyling professional and the professional requirements in a salon.|
|ST||104||Properties of Hair & Scalp||1|
|This course provides an overview of the anatomy of the hair and its function and of hair types and conditions. The correct use of various hair analysis methods and tools and the recording of the findings are also considered.|
|ST||105||Draping, Shampooing & Treatments||3|
|This course provides and overview of the draping, shampooing methods and treatments used in the care, styling and treatment of all hair types.|
|ST106: Hair cutting provides the student with an overview of the basic types of haircuts for men and women and an understanding of the theory and fundamentals of hair cutting. Students also learn to identify how to cut varying types of hair textures.|
|ST107: Hairstyling provides the student with the foundations and skills to effectively style client's hair from wet to dry. Students also learn how to use hair products for a specific style and hair textures.|
|This course provides the student with an introduction to chemical texturizing (perm waving) and hair relaxing and curl reforming.|
|This course provides the student with an introduction to hair coloring techniques and the effects it has on the hair.|
Before the practicum, students who successfully complete all other courses are prepared to challenge the first year hairstylist apprenticeship exam. Following the practicum, successful students can complete the remaining portion of the 1,400 hours of trade work experience required by the Alberta Apprenticeship Board.
Note: The apprenticeship term is two years (two 12 month periods) that include a minimum of 1,400 hours of on-the-job training and 10 weeks of technical training each year. High school students can earn credits towards apprenticeship training and a high school diploma at the same time through the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP).