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Target Student: Grades 11 & 12
Course Length: 2 years
Credits: Up to 4 per year in CTE
or a combination of CTE and
integrated academic credit for
career & financial management,
English and science
Bohlen Tech Center Course Syllabus (Click Here)
Sackett Tech Center Course Syllabus (Click Here)
Employability Profile (Click Here)
Instructors at Bohlen Center:
Kathy Piche                   
Cathleen Freeman
Instructor at Sackett Center:
Sharon M. Smith

Cosmetology  (Bohlen & Sackett Career & Tech Centers)

Artistic ability, communication skills, stamina and dedication to helping clients look and feel their best…sound like you? If so, BOCES’ two-year Cosmetology program may be just what you’re looking for to help put you on the road to success in this demanding career area. You’ll work in a real salon environment, learning the latest techniques in hair cutting, perming, hair coloring, pin curls, roller placement, manicuring, artificial nails, skin care and much more. In addition, you’ll develop the computer, business and management skills that will give you the edge upon entering the workforce. Time is also dedicated to reviewing New York State Cosmetology Licensing Exam procedures and the necessary requirements for obtaining a license .


Sample units of study

  • Introduction to cosmetology
  • Bacteriology
  • Shampoos and rinses
  • Hair styling
  • Hair coloring and relaxers/perms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Nail structure/Artificial nails
  • Hair removal
  • Facials/massage and skin care
  • Salon management
  • Basics of chemistry and electricity

Career opportunities

  • Hair stylist
  • Manicurist/Pedicurist
  • Salon owner
  • Make-up artist
  • Skin or nail technician
  • Desairology (funeral cosmetology services)
  • Hair show coordinator
  • State licensing examiner
  • Platform artist
  • Esthetician (skin care)
  • Color technician
  • Perm technician

College/other partners

  • Bryant & Stratton College
  • North Country Community College
  • Students can also earn the necessary 1,000 hours of New York State-required training necessary to apply for a Cosmetology License Exam.


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Last Modified on December 23, 2016