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Cosmetology requirements [message #8473] Sat, 15 November 2014 11:50 Go to next message
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While re-reading Classic Tuck I got up to the point where Tuck, Jill and Kim sign up for Cosmetology Class. That triggered the question about how much training is required for the license.

Here's how much: 1500 hours. To put it into perspective there are 1080 working hours in an entire year of 5-day weeks of eight-hour days (or 1000 allowing for a two week vacation).
Re: Cosmetology requirements [message #8474] Sat, 15 November 2014 23:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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mkemp wrote on Sat, 15 November 2014 16:50

While re-reading Classic Tuck I got up to the point where Tuck, Jill and Kim sign up for Cosmetology Class. That triggered the question about how much training is required for the license.

Here's how much: 1500 hours. To put it into perspective there are 1080 working hours in an entire year of 5-day weeks of eight-hour days (or 1000 allowing for a two week vacation).


Perhaps the math there could be checked?

1080 / 8 = 135 (days)

135 / 5 = 27 (weeks)

Unless your planet's years are much shorter than ours, I think there's a mistake. Smile

This struck me because my rule of thumb to generate hourly wage from annual income is to divide by two and drop three zeros (100K/year = $50/hour). And vice versa: $25/hr = $50K. Roughly speaking, that is.

Anyway, the correction amounts to: if full-time (eight-hour days, five days a week, so forty hours per week), then certification can be completed in 37.5 weeks, which is less than nine months (calculating weeks-per-month at four and one third (52 / 12)).

It's more likely to be a two-year certification, at roughly half-time (in school months), or something of that nature. Or for an accelerated sort of course, two-thirds time during the school year (with other coursework, like business development) and an intensive full-time summer session to complete hours, or something like that. But a two-year cosmetology certification program would be perfectly reasonable, or even longer programs for folks who are doing it part-time while earning a living.

Amy!
icon8.gif  Re: Cosmetology requirements [message #8475] Sun, 16 November 2014 04:48 Go to previous message
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Aarrgghh! Yeah, full time is 2080, not 1080.
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