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2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

CSMO-104 Nail Technology Theory I

Credits 12 / 6 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into ACRD 080 . Co-requisite: CSMO-105 .
This course is an introduction to the 400 hour State Specialty License for Nail Technology (Manicuring). It provides beginning instruction into the theory of Nail Technology and lays the foundation for CSMO-105  Nail Technician Lab I. In addition the student will be using the StrengthsFinder 2.0 to identify their top five Strengths or Themes which will be used to engage in class activities. Documentation will be added to a Strengths-based portfolio.

Course Outcomes
1. List the principles that contribute to personal and professional success 2.  Explain the concept of self-management 3. Explain how to set long- and short-term goals 4. Define ethics 5. List the characteristics of a healthy, positive attitude 6. Identify the four types of nail implements and/or tools required to perform a manicure 7. Explain the safety, sanitation, and disinfection requirements preformed during a basic and conditioning manicure 8. Name the five nail applications and the correct application for each 9. Define and understand aromatherapy 10. Understand professional hygiene 11. Explain the ergonomically correct postures and movements for nail technicians 12. Complete the Strengths Finder 2.0 Assessment 13. Identify the supplies needed for nail tips and why they are needed 14. Describe the three types of nail tips 15. Explain the proper procedures and precautions for applying and removing nail tips 16. Explain acrylic nail enhancement chemistry and how it works 17. List the supplies needed for acrylic nail enhancements application 18. Explain the golden rule of human relations 19. Explain the importance of effective communication for a successful client consultation 20. Define talent, themes, and strengths based on the Strengths Finder 2.0 assessment 21. Describe the proper procedure for maintaining healthy acrylic nail enhancements 22. Explain the difference between the application of odorless and traditional acrylic products 23. Identify and define their strengths (themes) 24. Discuss their strengths with other students 25. List the equipment and materials needed for a pedicure and explain each 26. Explain how to give a proper foot massage 27. List the types and classifications of bacteria 28. Explain Universal Precautions 29. Identify the difficulties associated with affirming one’s own themes of talent 30. Discuss the role of their themes of talent in their personal behavior 31. Explain the benefits of using silk, linen, fiberglass, and paper wraps 32. Define no-light gels and the proper procedure for applying 33. Describe the structure and composition of nails and how they grow 34. List and describe the disorders and irregularities of nails 35. Explain the various diseases of the nail and how they should not be treated in the salon 36. Explain the difference between organic and inorganic chemistry 37. List the different forms of matter 38. Explain the difference between solutions, suspensions and emulsions 39. Describe how their themes or strengths of talent work together 40. Compare and contrast themes of talent, including those other than their own.