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- The Collins Career Center Cosmetology Program provides education and skills training to students
desiring a position in the cosmetology field. The goal of the Cosmetology Program is to prepare
students to pass the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology licensure examination. Students will be eligible
to sit for this exam upon successful completion of the program.
- Cosmetology is the art and science of beautifying hair, skin, and nails. Cosmetologists provide
beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair. Additionally, cosmetologists
may train to give manicures, pedicures, scalp and facial treatments; provide skin and makeup analysis;
and clean and style wigs and hairpieces.
- The Cosmetology Program at Collins Career Center provides a curriculum, which includes theory, skills,
and salon ethics required to become a licensed cosmetologist. Students practice techniques in a practical
work-supervised salon setting including: hair cutting and styling, nail care including manicures and
pedicures, chemical and skin care services. By building upon a foundation of cosmetology theory, students
will gain valuable hands-on experience in beauty culture practice.
- Students work both in the classroom and in lab, under salon conditions.
- The Collins Career Center Cosmetology Program is divided into two (2) certificate areas of specialization.
- The Cosmetology Certificate options provide the student with the knowledge and basic skills required to
become a licensed cosmetologist. This program area is 1500 clock hours in length and covers the following areas of study:
- Sanitation & Bacteriology
- Scalp Care
- Hair Techniques
- Skin Care
- Salon Operation and Communications
- Cosmetology Laws and Rules
- This area of specialization expands on the cosmetology certificate. In addition to learning the basic
knowledge and skills required to become a licensed cosmetologist, this program provides students with the
knowledge necessary to manage their own salon or work as an independent contractor for already established
salons. This program makes the following careers available: salon owner, distribution consultant, instructor,
salon management and many more career opportunities. This program offers training in advanced techniques,
additional cosmetology laws and rules, and public health and safety issues. This program is an additional 300 hours
in length to the Cosmetology certificate program.
- The Nail Technician Program is designed for the student who is preparing for a career in manicuring, pedicuring
and nail application. This program is 200 clock hours in length and covers the following areas of study:
- Sanitation and Bacteriology
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Hand, Arm, and Leg Massage
- Manicuring Procedures
- Artificial Nails
- Specialized Equipment
- Salon Operations & Communications
- Cosmetology Laws and Rules
Nail Technician Management
- This area of specialization expands on the Nail Technician Certificate. In addition to learning the basic
knowledge and skills required to become a licensed nail technician, this program provides students with the knowledge
necessary to manage their own nail salon. This program offers training in advanced techniques, additional cosmetology
laws and rules, and public health and safety issues. This program is an additional 100 hours in length to the Nail