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.
NOTE: Courses listed in the first/third semester will be scheduled for the fall; second/fourth semester courses will be scheduled for the spring. The student is encouraged to use the curriculum planner to keep track of courses taken and those still needed. In some cases, one or more courses may be taken in a different order than indicated on the planner. However, individual course prerequisites must be observed.
Prerequisites/Corequisites – Some courses require another course be taken beforehand or at the same time. To check if a course has a prerequisite or corequisite, see the course description.
1Any mathematics course taken as a part of the requirements in any Business Program must be taken concurrently with or prior to Accounting for Managers (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.