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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
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.