Program Requirements


Grade level: 10, 11, 12

School: Kent

Program Length: Two Years

Credit at Kent:

Level I: CP English (1cr); Cosmetology 1A (1.5cr); Cosmetology IB (1.5cr)

Level II: CP English (1cr); Cosmetology IIA (1.5cr); Cosmetology IIB (1.5cr) Cosmetology II Capstone (1cr)

Program Description


If you are artistic and interested in hair styling, makeup analysis and nail care, here’s a program that allows you to apply your talents and your interests.  Instructors and students are kept up to date in this rapidly changing profession by attending shows and conferences, hosting guest artists and participating in competitions.  As soon as you complete this two-year program you can apply to take the State Board exam and become a licensed Cosmetologist.  You’ll be qualified for immediate employment, performing professional grooming services related to the care of hair, skin and nails.  Who knows — some day you could become a famous make-up artist or a salon owner!  

Program Overview


Program Time

  • Two years

  • 5 periods daily

General Working Conditions

  • Working with people and equipment

  • Standing for long periods

  • Working with chemicals

  • Working with hands at shoulder height

Areas of Concentration

  • Styling and care of the hair using many tools and products

  • Shaping and cutting the hair

  • Permanently waving or relaxing the hair

  • Hair tinting and lightening

  • Dispensing and controlling supplies

  • Office procedures

  • Cleaning and styling wigs

  • Manicure, pedicure and sculpture nails

  • Facial treatments and make-up

Additional Requirements

  • Good health and posture

  • Good attendance

  • Good finger dexterity

  • Sense of form and artistry

  • Non-allergic to chemicals

  • Communicate orally and in writing

Youth Leadership Organization

  • Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA)

Helpful Background

  • Art

  • Biology

  • C.P. English

  • General Science

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