Phagans | School of Hair Design

Career Development

Length: 100 clock hours, approximately three weeks on a 35-hour per week schedule.

Description: Career Development is the study of business-related methods and procedures. It includes career options, resumes and interviewing, salon visits, basic bookkeeping, advertising and sales, drug awareness, goal setting and networking.

Format: Career Development is divided into four units; freshman, sophomore, junior and senior. Each unit consists of academic, academic/laboratory and clinic/laboratory. Evaluations are an on-going part of study. Four hours of the course have been designated for written and practical evaluations. Students are required to maintain progress records throughout the course.

Course Goals

  • Qualify to take the Oregon State Board of Barbers and Hairdressers written exam, which covers the subjects of career options, resumes/interviewing, basic bookkeeping, advertising and sales, drug awareness and business taxes.
  • Perform the tasks related to the business portion of their career.
  • Have an awareness of personal self worth, pride and professionalism.
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Units of Instruction

Orientation 4
Debt Management 4
Professionalism 20
Resumes/Interviewing 6
Setting Up a Business 10
Advertising/Promotions 4
Time Management 4
Salon Reception & Operations 20
Salaries/Taxes 16
Salon Business 2
Professional Ethics 1.5
Total Units
Academic/Lab 88
Academic 3.5
Clinic/Lab 8.5
Total Hours 350

Program Information

Grading Scale

Student grades will be based on theory assignments, theory exams, practical assignments and practical exams. Students must achieve a grade of C (75%) or better to be considered acceptable according to the following grading scale:

A 90% to 100% Superior
B 80% to 89% Execellent
C 75% to 79% Satisfactory
F 74% or less Unsatisfactory

Hourly Breakdown of All Courses

Hair Design
Nail Technology
Safety & Sani.
H + E + N 1,450 250 350 150 100 2,300
H + E 1,450 250 - 150 100 1,950
H + N 1,450 - 350 150 100 2,050
H 1,450 - - 150 100 1,700
E + N - 250 350 150 100 850
E - 350 - 150 100 600
N - - 350 150 100 600
B 1,100 - - 150 100 1,350
C - - - - - 1,000
H = Hair Design, E = Esthetics, N = Nail Technology, B = Barbering, C = Cadet Instructor

All courses (except Cadet Instructor) each contain the required units of 100 hours of Career Development and 150 hours of Safety and Sanitation. If you have already completed one or more of the courses and want to return to complete another subject, you must complete at least the following hours, plus have an evaluation of your prior hours to credit to the Career Development and Safety & Sanitation requirements:

Gainful Employment

The occupational outlook for cosmetology careers is very promising. The salon industry continues to grow and continues to employ large numbers of professionals. In the latest national survey conducted for the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, there were 1,682,641 professionals employed in the nation’s 370,250 beauty salons, barber shops, skin care salons and nail salons. New employees were difficult to find. Approximately 3 out of every 4 salon owners that looked for new employees reported difficulty in finding new applicants. Recent trends indicate a steady demand for licensed professionals in the industry.

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