Proprietary schools have sole discretion as to offering clock or credit hour programs. Career technical schools shall comply with ODE/ board cosmetology program course outlines.
(A) Prior to implementation all schools shall submit course outlines for any and all courses taught within a program for board approval.
(B) Upon enrolling in a school of cosmetology, a cosmetology student shall be assigned to study theory and perform non-clinic practice. A student shall not perform any service on a patron until they are certified to do so.
(C) All schools shall ensure each program offered is comprised of at least twenty-five perbcent theory and non-clinic practice.
(D) All schools shall ensure each program offered is comprised of at least fifty perbcent clinic work performed on patrons, other students or mannequins. For clock hour schools at any time patrons are not available the student shall receive credit for clinic work so long as the student is actively engaged in training within the clinic related to the course of study.
(E) Any school that wishes to implement distance education as part of its curriculum, must maintain accreditation through a recognized national accreditation organization, such as the "National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences" or the "American Association of Cosmetology Schools," and must adhere to the following guidelines:
(1) The contracted course or program length must meet the board requirements set forth in rule 4713-5-03 of the Administrative Code. No practical or clinical instruction is permitted and no more than twenty-five per cent of the theory portion of the required hours may be completed through distance education. If distance education is made available to students, the student contract must clearly state that any hours attained in this manner may not be recognized by other states or schools if a student transfer situation arises.
(2) The school must determine if prospective students have the skills and comprehension to succeed in a distance education environment and maintain in each student's record, documentation of the method used to determine the student's skill and comprehension.
(3) The school must provide to students the textbooks, supplementary instructional materials, and any additional equipment necessary to fulfill the program and course requirements.
(4) The school must make available to students and teachers access to technical support for the educational course(s) or program(s) during the designated educational timeframe established by the school to complete the assigned distance education materials.
(5) Observable, measurable, and achievable student performance outcomes shall be identified so that courses and programs offered through distance education can be compared to courses and programs with similar subject matter and objectives, whether offered by distance education methods or traditional means. Schools must track and record these milestones in such a manner as to allow an agent of the board access during an inspection to review the record for progress of any student engaged in distance education.
(6) The school shall be responsible for the quality of the courses of study and programs offered through distance education methods and the achievement of expected and acceptable outcomes, irrespective of any contractual arrangements, partnerships, or consortia entered into with third parties for the provision of components of a distance education program or course of study.
(7) The instructional staff that provides instruction in distance education programs must have the qualifications, experience, and credentials to support the program or course of study.
(8) Any exception to this rule shall require a majority vote by a quorum of the members of the board.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/18/2010 and 12/23/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4713.08(A)(13)
Rule Amplifies: 4713.44, 4713.45
Prior Effective Dates: 1/26/97, 8/1/99, 8/05/01, 5/01/03