(PDE APPROVED TECH PREP PROGRAM)
The Cosmetology Program is an instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills related to the cosmetology industry in a variety of beauty treatments including the care of the hair, skin, and nails. Instruction includes training in giving shampoos, rinses and scalp treatments; hair styling, setting, cutting, coloring, tinting and lightening; permanent waving; facials; manicuring; and hand and arm massaging. The Program includes instruction in bacteriology, anatomy, hygiene, sanitation, salon management including record keeping and customer relations. Instruction is designed to qualify students for the licensing examination upon successfully completing 1,250 hours of instruction. The Program consists of a list of PDE required tasks and additional local or value added tasks.
Related Occupations /Employment Opportunities:
For participation in the program, students are required to purchase a kit with the items mandated by the State Board of Cosmetology and MCTI.
Students are also required to purchase a uniform selected by MCTI.
Skin Care Specialist
Ability to Work
Independently and in
Career/Technical Educational Teachers Secondary Schools
Hairdressers, Hairstylists and Cosmetologists
Certification available to qualified students:
Pennsylvania Department of State, State Board of Cosmetology