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The Cosmetology program offers instruction and practical experience in the skills and theory necessary to be a licensed cosmetologist. Students acquire skills necessary for success in the field of cosemetology, which includes care of the hair, skin and nails. To gain practical experience, students work ina salon environment and perform services for community members.
Upon completion of the required 1,000 hours (which includes after school or summer sessions). students are eligible to take the New York State Cosmetology Licensing Exam. Students entering the program must purchase a cosmetology kit and a uniform.
Academic Credit  
Please check with your school or CTE Guidance Counselor on additional academic credits available within this Career and Technical Education course.
Nail Tech
Career Opportunities
  • Salon Operator/Owner
  • Salon Manager
  • Educator
  • Hair Care Specialist
  • Cosmetologist
  • Esthetician
  • Nail Technician
  • Demonstration Artist
  • Product Educator
  • Product Specialist
  • Beauty Editor
  • And Many More
Units of Study  
Professional Requirements - History and Opportunities - Life Skills - Your Professional Image - Communications for Success - Infection Control: Principles and Practice - Anatomy and Physiology - The Basics of Chemistry and Electricity - Properties of the Hair and Scalp - Principles of Hair Design - Shampooing, Rinsing and Conditioning - Haircutting - Hairstyling - Braid Extensions - Wigs and Hair Enhancements - Chemical Texture Services - Hair Coloring - Histology of the Skin - Hair Removal - Facials - Facial makeup - Nail Structure and Growth - Advanced Nail Techniques - The Salon Business - Seeking Employment - On the Job (Internship)
Articulation Agreements and Dual Enrollment  
The St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES, partnering with post-secondary education institutions, has agreements that provide students with possible college credits and/or incentives if they choose to pursue post-secondary education and training.
Articulated Credit  North Country Community College   Dual Enrollment None available at this time

No student shall, on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, disability, age or weight, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subject to unlawful discrimination under any career and technical education program or activity.

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