Cosmetology I Instructor: Andrea Bogan
Cosmetology II Instructor: Kim Lingg

Program Goal: Cosmetology is an exciting career that requires a wide range of skills. Artistic ability, as well as technical and communication skills are critical to success. The Cosmetology program teaches students the competencies and professional skills necessary to pass the New York State Board practical and written licensing exams.

Curriculum: Students attend the program for two years. A clinic open to members of the local community provides students with real life experience in their field. Only licensed cosmetologists may work in salons in New York State. To sit for the licensing exam, students must complete a minimum of 1,000 hours of approved instruction.

*To obtain the 1000 hours required by NYS students must attend a summer session

Curriculum Areas/Units of Study:

  • Properties of the Hair and Scalp
  • Shampooing, Rinsing, Conditioning
  • Hair Cutting
  • Artistry in Hair Styling
  • Permanent Waving
  • Hair Coloring
  • The Artistry of Artificial Hair
  • Manicures, Pedicures, and Nails
  • Skin Care, and Make up Application
  • Salon Business Practices

Dual Credit (3 Credits Each): Finger Lakes Community College (BUS 120: Introduction to Business, BUS 131: Personal Money Management, MAT 110: Mathematics of Money)

Articulation Agreement: Bryant and Stratton College (BUS 100: Business Principles)

Job Outlook (US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook):