May 27, 2024  
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2020-2021 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technical Trades - Cosmetology Management Option, A.A.S.

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Technical Trades - Cosmetology Management Option (314B)
Associate in Applied Science Degree

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. Successful completion of this program may potentially lead to professional licensure/certification. Licensure/certification may be global, national, or state-specific. This program meets requirements for the State of Pennsylvania. Requirements for other states may vary.

Courses listed in the first/third semester will be scheduled for the fall; second/fourth semester courses will be scheduled for the spring.

Program Competencies 

The student/graduate will be able to:

  • Apply the four basic managerial functions to plan, organize, lead, and control in a cosmetology environment.
  • Apply the law to consumer product and service liability inherent in the cosmetology environment.
  • Market cosmetology products and services through advertising and sales promotions.
  • Use customer service strategies and problem solving techniques common in the day-to-day operation of a salon or cosmetology business.

Minimum - 60 credits

Third Semester (15/17)

Fourth Semester (15)

Cosmetology Certification 15 credits 2


1 Any mathematics course taken as a part of the requirements in any Business Program must be taken concurrently with or prior to Survey of Accounting (ACCT 110) or Financial Accounting (ACCT 203).

2  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.

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