• Cosmetology

    Department: Career and Technical Education
    Campus: Aston and Folcroft campuses and Upper Darby High School
    School of: Hospitality, Tourism and Human Services
    Instructors: Jen Travaglini, Kelli Barnes, Kenyatta Smith and Tina Stanley
    CIP Code: 12.0401

    Guided by industry professionals and an interactive, student-driven curriculum, Cosmetology focuses on the fundamentals of the profession. This enables students to confidently begin working with hair, skin and nails early in their training. Technical skill development blends with applied sciences to guide them toward a successful career as a salon professional. During this three-year, 1250-hour training program, students learn hair sculpture, color application, chemical texture and skin and nail procedures. We study a wide variety of scientific applications, such as chemistry of cosmetics, biology, human anatomy and physiology. Upon completion, graduates are fully prepared to take the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology examination.

    Students should expect to invest approximately $400 in specialized tools, uniforms, kits and reference books for this 3-year program.

    Industry Certifications a Student May Earn

    • OSHA-10
    • Pennsylvania Cosmetology License

    Career Opportunities

    with 4 year college degrees or higher

    • Beauty Magazine Writer
    • Product Line Research/Development
    • Sales Executive

    with 2 year college degrees

    • Business Owner
    • Salon/Spa Manager

    with certifications and/or licensing

    • Hair Stylist
    • Skin Care Specialist
    • Make-up Artist
    • Nail Technician

    College Credit Opportunities

    Articulation Agreements

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