Instructor: Mrs. Nicole Shearer
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This program is designed in compliance with the rules, regulations and state-mandated curriculum of the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology. Cosmetologists practice the art and science of improving beauty through the care and treatment of skin, hair, and nails. Graduates of this program are well-prepared cosmetologists with excellent employment prospects.
The curriculum provides hands-on training in bacteriology/sterilization, manicuring, artificial nails, draping of clients, shampoo, scalp treatment, hairstyling, haircolor, permanent wave/chemical relaxers, haircutting, facials/make-up, mock state boards, wigs, receptionist duties, salon management, electricity,
anatomy/ physiology and ethnic hair care.
GCCTC students, under the supervision of a licensed instructor, hold cosmetology clinics that are open to the public. The clinics provide students with real world experience by performing basic salon services for customers such as haircutting, styling, permanent waves, various color services, manicuring, and facials. The clinics provide students with invaluable experience that helps further prepare them for the workplace.
Instruction of 1,250 hours qualifies the student for the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology licensing examination. Upon successful completion of the examination, the student then becomes a licensed cosmetologist or nail technician in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is qualified for employment in a full service salon or advanced licensing in teaching.
All cosmetology programs are set by the state. If a student does not wear the designated uniform or have his/her kit for class, the student will not be able to work in the clinical setting and will not receive hours for that day. In order to become licensed in any program area, the student must complete state mandated hours and pass a state examination.
If you have the following interests, then this program may be for you:
If you have the following skills, then this program may be for you:
|Industry Certification||Uniform/Equipment Requirements|
|Cosmetologist State License
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
|Career Potential Upon Completion of the Program||Career Potential with further Education and Training|
|Career Technical Student Orgranization||Post-secondary Options|
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