• Course Description:

    The Cosmetology Program at Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center is designed to prepare each student for a career as a licensed Cosmetologist upon graduation. The students will be provided the opportunity to practice their skills in a simulated salon environment. Students will work with mannequins, fellow students and visiting patrons. The Cosmetology Program is a 3-year course which involves a minimum of 1250 hours of competency based instruction. The Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology mandates 1250 hours of training to register for Professional State Licensure so excellent attendance is very important in this program.

    Skills Learned:

    The student will learn haircutting, manicuring, hair coloring, facials, wet hairstyling, thermal hair styling, acrylic nails, permanent waving, scalp treatments, shampooing and conditioning, sterilization and sanitation, chemical relaxers, employment skills, receptionist duties, anatomy, related math and PA Cosmetology rules and regulations.

    Related Occupations and Earnings:

    Related occupations include Hair Stylist Assistant, Receptionist, Hair Stylist and Nail Technician. Entry level earnings range between $16,850 and $24,740 statewide.

    Post-Secondary Opportunities:

    Students may choose to continue their education at institutions such as Empire Beauty School, Douglas Education Center and Laurel Business Institute.

    Grading Procedures:
    33.3% theory, 33.3% practical skills and 33.3% daily grade

    Suggested Prerequisites:
    Art Courses, Typing Courses, Algebra I & II, Geometry, College Prep English I-IV

    *Industry & Skills Certifications:

    Cosmetology State Board Exams, Licensed Nail Technician

    Student Requirements:
    Active Listening, Controlled Precision, Visualization, Creativity, Standing Dexterity


    Student Costs:
    Students are required to pay for the following items; the students’ uniform, shoes, cosmetology kit, and state board fee.

    Text Book:

    Milady’s Standard Cosmetology Textbook, theory workbook, practical workbook and State Board Exam Review Book

    Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center

    Mrs. Nenni & Mrs. Iezzi – Cosmetology

    Phone Number – 724-925-3532 x. 1330 & 1329

    Office Hours: 7:15am to 8:00am

    11:45am to 12:00pm

    2:30pm to 2:45pm

    Please leave a voicemail message outside of these times.

    * Cost, if applicable, may be the responsibility of the Student.