Cosmetology, General (CIP 12.0401) - Overview
The Cosmetology Program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills related to experiences in a variety of beauty treatments including the care and beautification of the hair, complexion and hands. Instruction includes training in giving shampoos, rinses and scalp treatments; hair styling, setting, cutting, dyeing, tinting and bleaching; permanent waving; facials; manicuring; and hand and arm massaging. Bacteriology, anatomy, hygiene, sanitation, salon management including record keeping and customer relations are also emphasized.
This program is 1250 hours in total with class scheduled Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 2:30pm (additional clinical hours are required to be completed beyond this schedule to ensure completion of the 1,250 hours). This program requires specific tasks to be completed within the 1,250 hours to receive the certificate of completion. The student, upon completion of 1,250 hours is eligible to take the Pennsylvania State Cosmetology Licensing Exam.