Cosmetology is a 1500 hour program approved by the Maryland Board of Cosmetology. At the completion of the program, students must pass a written and practical examination to become licensed Cosmetologists.
A candidate must satisfactorily complete qualifying exam.
Cosmetology is approved as a Completer Program (a graduation requirement option).
Cosmetology may grant 10 student service learning hours in level one and 30 student service learning hours in level two.
- SPRING of Junior Year (3 credits) - Cosmetology I-Principles and Practices of Cosmetology
- FALL of Senior Year (3 credits) - Cosmetology II-Advanced Cosmetology
- SPRING of Senior Year (3 credits) - Cosmetology III-Mastery of Cosmetology
- Human Anatomy and Physiology taken as a prerequisite or concurrently with first semester of Cosmetology
- Psychology I
- Business Principles & Practices
- Biology and Chemistry
- Public Speaking
- Business Communications and Keyboarding
- Hair coloring, cutting, and styling
- Chemical texture: permanent waves and chemical hair relaxation
- Face/scalp treatments
- Manicuring and Pedicuring
- Human Anatomy: Apply basic concepts of anatomy and histology to cosmetology
- Business procedures: How to plan, organize and run a salon
- Customer relations: Learn proper practices needed to develop professional client relations
- Articulation: Receives Required State Certification Hours
- Barber Schools
- Cosmetology Schools for Manager Training or Teacher Training
- On-the-job Training
- Licensed Cosmetologist
- Shop Owner
For more information about careers in the cosmetology field, please check out this link to the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.