Project Description

Cosmetology Post Secondary Diploma Program

1250 Clock Hours

Start Date : January 5, 2021 and July 26, 2021

Cost : $10,860.00

Schedule : Mondays-Thursdays 9:00AM-3:00PM

Cosmetology involves a broad range of specialty areas; including hairstyling, nail technology, and esthetics. It is defined as the art and science of beautifying and improving skin, nails, and hair; and also includes the study of cosmetics and their application. Students develop skills in hair cutting and styling, permanent waving, hair coloring, and chemical relaxing for men and women, along with nail and skin care skills.

The Cosmetology program at the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology includes units of instruction in the history of the field, general science. hair care. skin care. nail care. and business skills.

Students will have the opportunity to obtain a professional PA state license.  1,250 hours of training must be completed prior to being eligible for the license examination for cosmetology.

Career Opportunities Include:

  • hair color specialist
  • texture specialist
  • haircutting specialist
  • salon trainer
  • distributor sales consultant
  • manufacturer educator
  • artistic director
  • education director
  • cosmetology instructor
  • film, theatrical, & editorial stylist
  • creative director
  • salon management

Our Adult Cosmetology program runs a Cosmetology Salon, which is open from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm from Monday through Thursday, where clients can have their hair cut, colored, permed, and styled. Students can also perform manicures, pedicures, facials, and other services. Call for an appointment now!  814-359-2793 Ext.161

Course Name Clock Hours
Lecture Lab Externship Instructional Hours
Orientation to Cosmetology 16.0 4.0 0.0 20.0
Dispensary Operations 8.0 40.0 0.0 48.0
Sanitation Procedures for Cosmetology 8.0 42.0 0.0 50.0
Scalp and Hair Treatments 8.0 40.0 0.0 48.0
Hair Shaping 8.0 40.0 0.0 48.0
Hair Styling 8.0 40.0 0.0 48.0
Permanent Waving 8.0 40.0 0.0 48.0
Hair Relaxing 8.0 40.0 0.0 48.0
Curl Reformation for Flat-Cell/Over-Curly Hair 8.0 40.0 0.0 48.0
Hair Coloring 8.0 42.0 0.0 50.0
Hair Lightening 8.0 42.0 0.0 50.0
Manicuring and Pedicuring 24.0 176.0 0.0 200.0
Face Care 76.0 224.0 0.0 300.0
Wig and Hairpiece Care 8.0 40.0 0.0 48.0
Reception Duties 8.0 8.0 0.0 16.0
Salon Management 24.0 40.0 0.0 64.0
State Board Prep 8.0 40.0 0.0 48.0
Career Readiness 24.0 36.0 0.0 60.0
8.0 0.0 0.0 8.0
TOTAL: 276.0 974.0 0.0 1,250.0
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