• Program Description

    The Shear Class Beauty Salon at CiTi offers students the opportunity to gain practical experience and apply classroom theory as they work toward meeting the requirements to take the New York State licensing exam. Students will have the opportunity to participate in shows, competitions and seminars. Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to work independently and with others, as well as having appropriate decision-making skills. The fast-paced environment of cosmetology can lead to a number of career opportunities.

    Program Length

    2 years (may be eligible for certification after second year)

    Industry Alignment

    New York State Cosmetology Division of Licensing Services Curriculum; New York State Education Department Cosmetology Curriculum Requirements

    Integrated Academic Coursework

    Career and Financial Management (1/2 credit per year)
    Science (1/2 credit per year)
    English (1/2 credit per year)

    Articulation Agreements

    Bryant & Stratton College

    Credential Opportunities

    Temporary Cosmetologist License (After the successful completion of 1,000 hours, which may include an additional time commitment outside of regular class hours); Test Preparation for Permanent Cosmetologist License; Technical Endorsement on Graduation Diploma

    Industry Assessments

    National Occupational Competency Testing Institute – Cosmetology

    Program Supplies, Materials, Assessments Provided

    Stylist smock; Cosmetology supply kit; NOCTI - Cosmetology Exam


    Hartman, Rose; Rovito, Ines; Fisher, Karen; Balcom, Kelly