The Cosmetology program prepares students to become the creative, well-trained professionals demanded by today’s beauty industry. This exciting program offers training in all aspects of professional cosmetology, from skin, nails, hair design, and sculpting to advanced coloring. Complete barbering skills with up-to-date cuts, including fades and straight blade shape-ups, are part of the curriculum. Students will explore salon operations, marketing and retail, hygiene and communication skills in this lecture and “hands-on” training program. After the first two semesters, students can qualify for a New Jersey State Student Permit, which will allow students to start as an entry-level stylist. Committed students can qualify to take the New Jersey Board licensing examinations in Cosmetology upon completion of the program. Our cutting-edge curriculum and learning community will keep students engaged while building the technical skills and expertise needed to be successful.
Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
- Perform hair care services for all types of hair including hair analysis, cutting, styling, coloring and lightening, permanent waving, and chemical relaxing.
- Perform barbering services with up-to-date cuts, including fades and straight blade shape-ups.
- Perform nail services including manicuring and pedicuring.
- Perform basic skincare services including skin analysis, facials, makeup application, and superfluous hair removal.
- Exhibit knowledge of decontamination control, public hygiene, and special sanitation procedures used for the protection of the client and the operator.
- Demonstrate customer service skills, self-growth, and personal development.
- Perform salon business such as front desk operations, dispensary inventory and loss prevention, resume building and interviewing skills, self-marketing and basic knowledge of starting a salon business.
- Demonstrate critical thinking and communication skills.
- Possess the necessary skills to pass the New Jersey State licensure written and practical exams required for a professional license to work in the Cosmetology industry.
- COSM 201 - Practical Application II Credits: 4
- GHMN 000 - Humanities Credits: 3
- GSOC 000 - Social Science Gen Ed Requirement Credits: 3
- GNED 000 - General Education Requirement Credits: 6
Humanities/Social Science General Education Requirements
Choose from the list of approved courses in the College catalog
Technical Studies Core or Technical Studies Required Courses (Recommended)
Technical Studies credits may be earned for corporate, industrial, or
military training programs after review by a faculty assessor of
related program. Individuals without sufficient technical training
experience must select courses in one of the programs/options
listed below to satisfy the Technical Studies credit requirements. All
courses should be selected with assistance from a faculty advisor.
Technology General Education Courses (Recommended)
Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved General Education courses in the College catalog.
Sussex has embraced a practice of directed self-choice whereby students are encouraged, through guided conversations with an advisor, to best determine their readiness for this course. Students should be aware that Developmental Studies exist and are available to help strengthen skills and encourage success. Pursuing testing and/or developmental courses is entirely up to the student. Further, testing, though providing a valuable reference point for reflection, does not create for the student an obligation to follow Accuplacer recommendations.
The exception to this is where students seek enrollment in higher-level math courses. Students wishing to enroll in the following math courses are required to take and adhere to placement guidance from, the Advanced Algebra and Functions test, as part of Accuplacer, through the college’s testing center, for admission into any of the following courses: MATH 110, MATH 112, and MATH 113. Please note, courses in other disciplines may also require advanced mathematics placement. Students should check with their advisor.