Minimum credits: 29
Length: 3 semesters, including a summer term
Hairstylist/Cosmetologist: $23,710 - 36,060
Job growth: 10% from 2014 to 2024
Manicurist/Pedicurist: $22,980 - 27,110
Skincare Specialist: $30,090
*Median salaries & job growth nationwide as of 2015. BLS.gov
Division: Workforce Services
Award: Career Studies Certificate
Plan Code: 221-190-03 CIP Code: 51.0999
The Career Studies Certificate in Cosmetology prepares students for entry-level work in the personal services industry. Graduates are prepared to sit for the state board exam in cosmetology, after which they may work as a hairstylist, beautician, or nail technician in a salon setting, or start their own business.
Program Outcomes: Graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of hair & skin care.
- Understand manicuring and pedicuring.
- Be prepared to gain a cosmetology license.
- Understand salon management.