Cosmetology

The Cosmetology program is a comprehensive competency based three year program designed to develop skills used by cosmetologists. Students who wish to enter the program must do so by the start of their sophomore year. The Cosmetology program is certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration of Cosmetologists. Upon successful competition of the course, which includes the requirement of 1000 instructional hours, students are prepared to take the Board of Registration of Cosmetologists license exam.

All of the professionals in the field of Cosmetology work closely with the public and are regulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure Board of Registration of Cosmetologists. This Board also sets the curricula requirements and regulates the schools which train candidates in these occupations. The Board protects the health and safety of the public by maintaining high standards for the industry.

Students in the Cosmetology program are introduced to career opportunities in the field of cosmetology which includes hair stylist, manicurist, skin care specialist, cosmetic chemist, and make-up artist. The curriculum, following the guidelines set by the Board of Registration of Cosmetologists, emphasizes toxic use. Under the supervision of licensed instructors in a state of the art equipped classroom/shop, students will learn techniques and skills necessary for success in the beauty industry along with the sciences of the profession including anatomy, physiology, and chemistry. The level one student is exposed to the basic fundamentals of hairdressing. After 250 hours, level two students are able to perform hands-on non-chemical services on clients. Chemicals are introduced to level three students after completing 400 hours. Qualified level four students who have mastered skills in all phases of cosmetology will have the opportunity to extend their learning experience into the world of work in an area salon as part of the Co-operated Education Program.

Course Objectives

– Using industry standards students will learn the following competencies:
– Integrated academics through project based learning
– Create a portfolio
– Recognize career pathway opportunities
– Interact safely in a shop environment
– Incorporate the use of industry standard technology and software
– Read, understand, and communicate in the language of the field
– Organize and research information
– Develop a professional appearance, exemplary work ethic and superior communication skills
– Develop customer relations
– Determine customers needs and process work orders
– Use technology to seek diagnostic techniques and repair procedures, parts information and labor rates

Instructors

CTEC NEWS – September and October 2015 Cosmetology:

CTEC NEWS – September and October 2015 Cosmetology:

  • Oct.  26th a representative from Hairlines presented a Paul Mitchell color class to the seniors.
  • Students held a Yankee Candle fundraiser to support the two scholarships named for two students from their program that have passed away.
  • The Salon is now open and taking appointments.
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Cosmetology Spring Newsletter 2015

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Cosmetology Spring Newsletter 2015

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Cosmetology Fall Newsletter

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Cosmetology Newsletter 6-2014

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First Cosmetology Newsletter 2014

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Graduated Senior Cosmeteology Students 2014

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Cosmetology Senior News

We would like to congratulate the Seniors (Class of 2014) that have taken and passed their Cosmetology State Board Test, and also wish the remainder of Seniors scheduled for their exam the best of luck.

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Sophomore Cosmetology Students Up-do Competition 6-13-14

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Vocational Student of the Year – Lisa Walden

Vocational Student of the Year – Lisa Walden

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Lisa Walden, a Cosmetology student from Southwick.

During the past four years Lisa has been able to maintain an A average in both her technical and academic studies, and is a member of the “National Honor Society”. She has a maturity level that is unique for someone her age and is always willing to accept new challenges and responsibilities. During her four years at CTEC Lisa has accomplished the rare feat of being selected four times as the “Student of the Month” in her Cosmetology program. This “self-starter” is also a former “Skills USA” district “Gold Medalist” and is the recipient of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship Award. An active member of her church Lisa even assists in some of the technical aspects of her worship service. Lisa hopes to start a non-profit organization in the future which will provide free Psychological services for children and families. Following graduation Lisa will be pursuing a degree in Psychology from either Howard, or Hofstra University in the fall.

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