Cosmetology, Barbering and Nail Tech
The Cosmetology and Barber program falls under the Human Services career cluster. Examples of careers related to Cosmetology include but are not limited to: Barbers, Cosmetologists, Hairdressers, & Hair Stylists, Education Specialists, Color Specialists, Nail Technicians, Skin Care Specialists/Estheticians, Electrolysis Technicians, and Massage Therapists. This course allows students to explore the field of cosmetology while integrating theory with practical application in the salon. Students will gain a deeper understanding of key scientific concepts related to skin, hair, and nails, disease and infection, biology, chemistry, and anatomy. In addition to learning the foundations of each specific element; head manipulation, shampooing, sanitation, hair styling, hair cutting, manicures, nail art, pedicures, facial and massage, student may select a more specific course of study such as clipper cuts, advanced hair cutting, nail technology or makeup application. In addition to practical experiences in our salon, students will participate in community service activities, field trips and analyze perspectives of various industry related guest speakers to enhance their learning. Students are expected to earn the minimum 1500 requirement to be eligible to take the State Board Licensing exam and obtain a Cosmetology License upon graduation.
For a more comprehensive list of related careers go to: careertech.org/sites/default/files/CCFrame-HumanServices_0.pdf
Students should be eligible to take the Department of Health Written State Board Licensing Exam after successfully completing this program of study.