Making people see their inner beauty. What could be a more fulfilling job? That is the task of cosmetologists who provide beauty services that range from caring for the cosmetic condition of hair and nails and nails to waxing and messaging skin.
The Cosmetology program at the Capital Region Career & Technical School puts students on the fast track for a career in the beauty industry with program alumni doing everything from working in high-end salons to make-up design for Hollywood studios.
Upon graduation, students can pursue a vast array of careers including cosmetology salon or school owner, platform artist, electrologist, hair colorist/specialist, hair stylist, makeup artist or demonstrator, manicurist/nail technician, skin care specialist, product educator/demonstration, salon manager or research technician.
Fast Facts (for cosmetologists and barbers)
Information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
How Capital Region BOCES CTE can get you there
Capital Region BOCES teaches students the competencies and professional skills
necessary to pass the New York State Board practical and written
Students attend the Cosmetology program for two years, including a required summer school session (120 hours), to satisfy the state requirement of 1,000 hours of training. Students engage in hands-on learning where theory is applied and skills and competencies are strengthened. A clinic open to members of the local community provides students with real life experience in their field.
The program features integrated academics including English/language arts, applied math and science, and practical chemistry, for which some schools grant high school credit in addition to the career and technical program credit.
College articulation agreements: