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  Program Description


Thompson Road Campus
6820 Thompson Road, Syracuse NY
Phone:  (315) 433-2635

Cortlandville Campus (Cortland)
1710 NYS Route 13, Cortland NY
Phone:  (607) 758-5260

Cosmetology is a two-year program that instructs students in the theory and practical skills necessary to prepare them for a career in the cosmetology field and/or post-secondary education. Students are provided with hands-on training and experience to pursue employment opportunities in such roles as cosmetologists, nail technicians, estheticians, hair stylists, salon managers and small business owners.

As part of the required 1,000 hours of instruction over a two-year period, students are provided with clinical experiences in addition to the opportunity to apply for their New York State Cosmetology License and earn a Career and Technical Endorsement on their diploma by successfully passing a technical assessment.


Technical Skills
  • Professional ethics & work attitudes
  • Hygiene, bacteriology, sterilization & sanitation
  • Conditioning & corrective hair treatments
  • Nail care/technology
  • Hair coloring & lightning
  • Hair styling & shaping
  • Chemical texture services
  • Esthetics 
  • Techniques in barbering 
Available Academic Credits
  • 3 CTE per year
  • 1 science or math per year
Industry Certification
  • NYS Cosmetology License
Career Opportunities 
  • Stylist
  • Salon manager
  • Salon owner
  • Nail Technician
  • Esthetician*
  • Image Consultant*
  • Platform artist*


*Advanced Employment - additional training may be necessary
Continuing Education Partners
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College
  • Onondaga Community College
  • Bryant & Stratton College
  • Onondaga School of Massage Therapy
  • Johnson & Wales