Cosmetology I & II Course Description:

Cosmetology is a two year program which offers instruction and practical experience in the skills and theory necessary to be employed as a cosmetologist. This includes care of hair, skin, nails and all related services offered in a beauty salon. Equipment used in the cosmetology laboratory is equivalent to that found in a modern shop. Students must fulfill the requirement of one thousand instructional hours. The successful completion of the program qualifies students to take the New York State Cosmetology Licensing Examination.

Career Opportunities:

  • Manicurist
  • Stylist
  • Beautician/Cosmetologist
  • State Board Examiner
  • Advanced Demonstrator/Specialist
  • Hair Color Technician

  • Wig Dresser
  • Instructor
  • Product Representative
  • Post Secondary Education 
  • College/Technical School
  • Military
  • Units of Study:

  • Safety
  • Sterilization & Sanitation
  • State Board Preparation
  • Hand and Foot Care
  • Hair Straightening
  • Hair Structure
  • Shop Management
  • Art Principles
  • Shampooing, Rinses & Conditioners
  • Hair Styling/Shaping
  • Thermal Curling
  • Manicuring
  • Hair Coloring
  • Permanent Waving
  • Care and Styling of Wigs
  • Skin and Facial Care
  • Scalp Treatment
  • Cosmetic Application


Quick Reference Guide: Human & Public Services: Cosmetology

Approved for Technical Endorsement on Regents Diploma Yes
Credits for Two Year Program 8 units for two years, 4 units for one year
Integrated Academic Credits ELA, Science
Specialized Academic Credits None
National Competency Exam NOCTI
Work Based Learning Experience Internships in local salons
Articulations Yes
Transcript Credits Available None
Prerequisite General academic foundation
Pull-Out Academics Available  MST