Cosmetology students learn skills necessary to become a licensed professional in a salon. Major topics include hairstyling, haircutting, perming, chemical relaxing, hair coloring, manicuring, facials and makeup. Students learn the theory and procedures about these topics. When finished with the program and state-mandated hours, students must take and pass a state board exam to receive a cosmetology license.

Program Specifics

Two Year Program
Year One: Half Day 8:05 A.M.- 10:40 A.M. OR 11:35 A.M.-2:10 P.M. (36 weeks // 3 credits)
Year Two: 8:05 A.M.- 2:10 P.M. (36 weeks // 7.5 credits)

CIP Code

Mrs. Michele Werni

Program Costs
Students are required to purchase the following at an estimated cost of $600:

  • White Uniform Shoes
  • Cosmetology kit including uniform
  • State Board Test
Students must obtain a health certificate from a doctor of their choice prior to entering the program.

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Student Certifications


National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) provides industry-based credentials and partner industry certifications for students enrolled in career and technical education programs.


Cosmetology certification program covers beauty topics including hair care, nail care, and personal hygiene, as well as business management knowledge pertaining to salons.


Manicurist certification provides students with working knowledge to shape and polish individuals’ nails along with a practicing skillset pertaining to hair, skin, and hand & arm massage.

College Articulation and Credits


SOAR programs of study prepare today’s student for tomorrow’s high demand and high wage careers.

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Career Opportunities

Students can be employed while in high school through the Cooperative Education program. Qualified students may obtain paid employment after successful completion of classroom training. This program expands the school curriculum by providing students with additional skills through supervised work experience at local businesses. The employment is scheduled during the time the student would be in attendance at the Career and Technology Center.


  • Receptionist
  • Shampoo Person
  • Sales Representative
  • Manicurist
  • Pedicurist
  • Makeup Artist
  • Skin Care Specialist
  • Hairstylist
  • Cosmetologist
  • Platform Artist
  • Salon Manager
  • Salon Owner
  • Cosmetology Teacher


  • Holiday Hair
  • The Hairworks
  • JC Penney Salon
  • Mia Testarossa
  • Hair Cuttery
  • Salon Element
  • Sheer Elegance
  • Artistic Edge

Salary Ranges

PositionPA Projected Employment Growth 2014-2024 Entry SalaryAvg PA SalaryExperienced Salary
Skincare Specialist11%$21,110$37,910$46,310

Lori Peters, CTC Graduate Testimonial

“The education I received at the CTC is the reason I’ve been successful in business for the last 14 years.”

Lori Peters
CTC Graduate
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Samantha Hickernell, CTC Graduate Testimonial

“The biggest value of the program was that I was prepared to go out in the workforce right after graduation. I didn’t need any additional training since I had already completed the required hours necessary for my license.”

Samantha Hickernell
CTC Graduate
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