Cosmetology is a classroom-training program, plus a practical learning experience related to a variety of beauty treatments, including the care and beautification of the hair, skin, and nails. Students will be involved in the operation of Grant Career Center's Salon, which is open to the public. This two-year program allows students to complete all competencies necessary to meet the State Board of Cosmetology requirements, including the 1,500 training hours needed to be eligible to take the State Board of Cosmetology Exam. Cosmetology students must pass all competencies with a 75% or better. Students must pass all courses during their two-year program.
State Board of Cosmetology License - Upon completion of the program, students are required to take the Cosmetology State Board Examination. The school will provide transportation and instructor supervision for the initial attempt.
Program of Study
Hair Microbiology and Infection Control
Fundamentals of Hair Cutting and Styling
Salon Operations and Communications
2 credits — English
2 credits — Math (Algebra 2 and Advanced Math)
2 credits — Science (Anatomy & Physiology and Chemistry)
2 credits — Social Studies (American Government & Elective)
Career OpportunitiesHair Stylist / Nail Technician / ManicuristEsthetician Platform ArtistSalon Owner/Manager (after pursuing Manager’s License)Cosmetic or Equipment SalesProduct TesterChemical Texture SpecialistColor SpecialistMake-up ArtistTypical Wages• Hairstylists $8-21/hour starting wage• Nail Technician $8-15/hour starting wageIs This You?• I am attentive to detail• I am a good listener• I enjoy hands-on projects• I am creative
College Credits Earned while in high school:
- Kent State University (30 semester hours)
- Cincinnati State (in progress)