• Cosmetology

    PA Department of Labor High Priority Occupation!
    The fashion-driven cosmetology field offers many opportunities for those who enjoy creativity and personal interaction with clients. Students who are motivated and passionate about fashion can earn the required hours for state licensure as a cosmetologist, nail technician, esthetician or natural hair braider.
    Sample Career Skills
    • Learn about hair styling, shampooing/ conditioning, blow drying and wet styling
    • Be introduced to skin care, nail care, basic makeup applications and nail art design
    • Develop haircutting and hair coloring skills through hands-on practice and application
    • Learn about chemical texture services, such as permanent waving and hair straightening
    • Gain additional experience practicing hair styling and nail enhancements with actual clients
    • Build a professional portfolio that includes a career plan
    • Demonstrate skills to successfully pass the Pennsylvania State Licensing Exam


  • Certifications

    Esthetician License
    Manicurist License
    Natural Hair Braider License
    Pennsylvania Skills Certificate
    Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology License

    College Credits

    Open Dual Enrollment Credits
    Delaware County Community College
    1:1 Articulation Credits
    St. Francis University

    Workplace Opportunities

    Upperclassmen may be hired at local companies, such as the Hair Cuttery, Sports Clips and Avante Salon. Co-ops allow students to work during their school day, earn real-world experience and build their resumes.
    The Department of Education provides a CIP Code to approved Programs of Study (POS).  Schools and postsecondary institutions use the CIP code to categorize the POS, outline the scope and sequence of educational offerings and develop a POS task list.