Spruce Grove Composite
High School (10–12)

Cosmetology

Introductory Cosmetology

Prerequisite: None

5+ Credits

The introductory level of Cosmetology gives students the chance to explore both the hairstyling and esthetics components of Cosmetology. They learn basic hairstyling, hair care, roping, knotting and braiding techniques, as well as skin care and manicuring.

The course fee goes towards supplementing the cost of some products used and maintaining the tools and equipment used by the students.

Intermediate Cosmetology

Prerequisite: 5 credits in Introductory Cosmetology

5+ Credits

In the Intermediate level of Cosmetology, students can choose their own courses from the 10 credits of hairstyling and 10 credits of esthetics being offered. Students can focus on one of the areas, or have a more general experience and take some courses from both. This class may be taken more than once if the student would like to explore more of the available credits.

The hairstyling credits include:

  • Haircutting
  • Colouring
  • Chemical texturizing
  • Advanced styling
  • Hair care

The esthetics credits include:

  • Nail art
  • Facials
  • Manicuring & pedicuring
  • Hair removal
  • Theatrical makeup & body adornment

To complete the entire Cosmetology curriculum and gain advanced standing towards an apprenticeship and certificate, you need follow a specific set of courses and take all three levels of Cosmetology.

The course fee goes towards supplementing the cost of some products used and maintaining the tools and equipment used by the students.  

Advanced Cosmetology

Prerequisite: 5 credits in Intermediate Cosmetology

5+ Credits

In the Advance level of Cosmetology, students will choose their courses from the available senior hairstyling and esthetics credits. These courses focus on more in-depth techniques and client services to prepare students for a career in a Cosmetology-related field.

The courses that are available at this level include:

  • Gel and acrylic nails
  • Men’s haircutting
  • Body treatments
  • Hair colour removal
  • Advanced esthetics services
  • More in-depth courses that build on basic knowledge from Introductory and Intermediate Cosmetology

This class may be taken more than once if the student would like to explore more of the available credits.

The course fee goes toward supplementing the cost of some products used and maintaining the tools and equipment used by the students.

Cosmetology Career Studies

If you are interested in pursuing a career in Cosmetology, please refer to the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) page.