This program prepares students for careers in the Cosmetology industry. The curriculum enables students to receive credit for their cosmetology license while being offered theoretical management and marketing skills required to successfully own and/or manage a salon. Courses provide skill development in all facets of managing a salon and salesmanship, with emphasis in customer service and communication skills. Typical employment positions are salon owner, salon manager, salon sales consultant, manufacturer sales representative, or distributor’s sales representative.
Courses listed in the first/third semester will be scheduled in the fall; second/fourth semester courses will be scheduled in the spring.
a Business Math must be taken PRIOR to or concurrently with Basic Accounting/Accounting I.
b Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on college placement exam or completion of preparatory course.
c Accumulating 1250 hours of cosmetology instruction allows the student to sit for both the written and oral cosmetology exam offered by the PA State Board of Cosmetology. Once a student has earned the cosmetologist certification, documentation must be provided to the Registration Office before credits will be applied to the BC3 transcript. The student may be prepared to acquire the cosmetology certification before the fourth semester. Students will receive the cosmetology certification off campus; the academic courses will be offered by the College.