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    COSMETOLOGY

     
    12.0401  COSMETOLOGY /COSMETOLOGIST, GENERAL

    (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.

     

    Specialized Equipment:

    Related Occupations /Employment Opportunities:

    Personal Qualifications:

    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.

    Manicurist

    Hairdresser

    Hairstylist

    Manager

    Skin Care Specialist

    Ability to Work

    Independently and in

    a Team

    Problem Solving

    Analytical Skills

    Creativity

    Patience

    Endurance

     
     
    CAREERS:
     
    Career/Technical Educational Teachers Secondary Schools 

    Hairdressers, Hairstylists and Cosmetologists

     

     


    Certification available to qualified students:
     

    Industry Certification

    Provider Name

    Cosmetologist

    Pennsylvania Department of State, State Board of Cosmetology