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Program Length:

1,000 clock hours, approximately 25 weeks on a 35-hour per week schedule.


The Cadet Instructor course is designed for the certified practitioner for a career in training and supervising hair design, esthetics and nail technology students. Successful completion of the course leads to registration with the Oregon Department of Education as a vocational school instructor.


Cadet training is divided into four units: freshman, sophomore, junior, senior. Each unit consists of academic and academic laboratory. Evaluations are an on-going part of the study and Cadet students are required to maintain progress records throughout the course.

Course Goals

  • To provide students with a solid foundation in the basic skills of teaching hair design, nail technology and/or esthetics.
  • To provide students with strong student relations and problem solving skills.
  • To enable students to pass the school’s written and practical evaluations.
  • To enable students to become employed as instructors in the field of hair design, esthetics and/or nail technology.
  • To prepare students not only in terms of technical skills and knowledge, but also in professionalism and attitude.
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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:

A90% to 100%Superior
B80% to 89%Excellent
C75% to 79%Satisfactory
F74% or lessUnsatisfactory

Program Hours

Textbook Disclosure


2016, 13ST EDITION
ISBN 13: 978-1-2857-6941-7

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11860 SE 82nd Ave
Happy Valley, OR
(503) 652-2668