• Human Services Career Pathway


    Instructors: Jo Ann McLaughlin and Maura Duncan

    CIP Code: 12.0401

     This program is designed to be in compliance with the rules, regulations and state-mandated curriculum of the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology.  Instruction is provided in a variety of beauty treatments, including the care and beautification of the hair, skin, and nails.  Included in this curriculum is: training in shampooing, hair styling, haircutting, hair coloring and bleaching, chemical texturizing, facials, manicures and pedicures, nail technology, bacteriology, chemistry, electricity, anatomy and physiology, hygiene, sanitation, salon management, and communication skills.  Students completing all of the requirements, including the 1,250 hours of instruction, are eligible to receive selected PA State Board of Cosmetology Licenses upon successful examination. Upon issuance of a professional license by the PA State Board of Cosmetology, students are qualified for employment in a full service salon or advanced licensing and teaching. Other options include collegiate study in business or marketing, providing employment opportunities as manufacturers’ representatives and/or small business owners.


Career Pathway Wheel for Cosmetology

    PA State Board of Cosmetology Licenses



    Bucks County Community College

    Pennsylvania College of Technology



    Ability to adhere to strict safety regulations

    Color perception and accurate vision

    Effective communication skills

    Fine motor skills

    Good interpersonal skills

    Good organizational skills

    Mathematics fundamentals, including liquid measurements

    Read and interpret technical material at grade level