• About the Program (CIP Code: 12.0401)

    A student in the Cosmetology program will be introduced to the skills surrounding careers in the beauty industry. Purchase of a cosmetology kit is required. Competence in hair care, hair cutting, skin care, and nail care are obtained through learning techniques and practice on mannequins. Advanced practice on classmates and then clients will take place in the school’s salon. All hours earned during daily class, evening class, and summer school are applied to the 1250 hours of instruction needed for the PA State Board of Cosmetology State Board Certification. State licensing can be pursued once the required number of hours is in place.


    Hair Cutting, Shaping, and Styling
    Permanent Waving and Relaxing
    Hair Coloring
    Hair and Scalp Treatments
    Skin Care and Make-Up
    Manicuring Services
    Related Anatomy and Chemistry
    Salon Procedures
    State Board Preparation


    Recommended High School Courses:

    Mathematics - Basic Math, Algebra I and II, Geometry
    Computer Basics
    Biology, Chemistry, Psychology

    Principles of Accounting



    Industry Recognized/Providers

    • Cosmetologist/PA Dept of State Board of Cosmetology
    • S/P2-Cosmetology/S/P2


    BCAVTS Additional and/or Details to Industry Recognized/Providers

    • Academy Pro
    • Hair Extensions
    • Air Brush Makeup
    • PA Beauty
    • Brazilian Blowout
    • S/P2 Soft Skills


    • PA Cosmetology State Board

    Transfer of Hours:

    Accumulating 900 hours of cosmetology instruction allows the student to sit for the written cosmetology exam as offered by the PA State Board of Cosmetology. Once the student passes the State Board of Cosmetology examination and earns 1250 hours in the Cosmetology program the student will receive their state license. 

    Students unable to complete the 1250 hours of required instruction may transfer the accumulated hours of instruction to another licensed teaching center of cosmetology.

    Articulation Agreements:

    • BC3 (Butler County Community College)
    • Douglas Education Center
    • Empire Beauty Academy
    • Fountain of Youth Academy of Cosmetology
    Upon successful completion of the NOCTI skill and written exams, students may receive six technology credits from Butler County Community College’s Industrial Management Technology program.