Cosmetology involves the study and practice of beauty treatments including hairstyling, nail care, skin care and makeup. A cosmetologist can choose to specialize in one or more of these areas. Fashion-forward, self-expressive students will be interested in our Cosmetology program, which will train them for licensing and employment in related fields. In this program, students will learn to apply and sharpen their technical and interpersonal skills. Instruction in human anatomy and physiology provides students with a deeper understanding of the scientific aspects of hair, skin, and nail care.


This two-year program allows students interested in the field of Cosmetology to begin their training by earning approximately 700 hours of the 1500 hours required for a Maine Cosmetology license over the two years.  These hours will transfer to post-secondary Cosmetology schools and enable students to begin their studies with a portion of the program completed.



Professional Licenses /Certifications
700 hours of the 1500 hours required for licensure


Skills/Knowledge Acquired
Hair styling and shampooing techniques
Hair coloring and cutting techniques
Safe usage of chemicals
Sanitation procedures
Nail care
Salon business management


Learn and apply practices for scalp care
Complete basic haircuts
Perform various blowdry styling techniques
Provide manicures and pedicures

Career Opportunities (with further education)
Hair Stylist
Makeup Artist
Salon Manager
Massage Therapist