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    PA Department of Labor High Priority Occupation!
    Students in the Cosmetology program learn to be a cut above the rest in the beauty industry. With appropriate scheduling and good attendance, students can earn the required hours for state licensure as a cosmetologist, nail technician, esthetician or natural hair braider. The fashion-driven cosmetology field offers many opportunities for those who enjoy creativity and personal interaction with clients.
    Program Concentrations: 
    • Facials
    • Hair Styling
    • Manicures and pedicures
    • Personal hygiene
    • Sterilization
    Career Options: 

    Many cosmetologists begin their careers prior to licensing by working as spa and salon receptionists and shampoo assistants. You can also become a salon owner, cosmetologist, cosmetology teacher, chemical/texture specialist, esthetician, manicurist, makeup artist, nail technician or natural hair braider.

    Female student stands next to a hair styling station.
Three TCHS students practice hair styles on dummies.
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    Esthetician License
    Manicurist License
    Natural Hair Braider License
    Pennsylvania Skills Certificate
    Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology License
    Open Dual Enrollment Credits
    Delaware County Community College
    1:1 Articulation Credits
    St. Francis University
    Click here for more information on opportunities to earn college credit.
    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.