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COSMETOLOGY  (CIP Code: 12.0401)


Cosmetology students learn the competencies and skills needed to pass the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology practical and written licensing exams through a program that meets the state-required hours of instruction.  Students must complete 1250 hours of instruction, with at least a 75% grade average, before they are eligible to take the State Board of Cosmetology license examination. After completing 900 hours, students are able to apply for the state exam. The state will not issue a license until 1250 hours have been successfully completed. The program covers instruction in a) Cosmetology (hair care), b) Esthetics (skin care and make-up), c) Nail Technology, and d) Salon Management. Students apply theory and skills and strengthen competencies through hands-on experience which includes a salon open to the community.

What you will learn:

Theory, Scalp & Shampoo Treatments,Hair cutting/coloring/styling, Chemical hair reconstruction, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Customer Relations, Salon Management, Receptionist duties.

Note: All students who need a physical education credit should make every attempt to schedule it at their sending school. The only physical education class available for cosmetology students at North Montco is an independent study course due to the hour requirement for the certification.

All Cosmetology hours expire four years from the enrollment date. If 1250 hours of instruction are not completed by a student's graduation date, hours will need to be accrued independently at a private institution in order to be eligible to obtain State Board of Cosmetology certification for Pennsylvania.

 Instructors:  Mrs. Mary Alice LaBar (

                   Mrs. Nicole Lucas (

                   Mrs. Lauren Marco (

                   Mrs. Marcyanne Raybold (

student curling mannequin hair
student drying mannequin hair
student putting clip in mannequin hair
student with mannequin with clips in the hair