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Program Description
Cosmetology is governed by the State Board of Cosmetology and prepares students to be licensed in the field of Cosmetology. The program prepares individuals to take the Maryland State Board of Cosmetology Licensure test. Students are instructed in the art and science of cosmetology as well as all aspects of the industry. Emphasis is placed on safety, sanitation and hygiene as well as State Board of Cosmetologists’ rules and regulations. Related areas of instruction include human relations; anatomy and physiology; mathematics and measurement; analysis, diagnosis and histology of hair, skin and nails; chemistry which includes chemical textured hair services; fundamentals of electricity; product knowledge; customer relations; and employability skills. Salon management is an integral part of the classroom and clinical experience.  The 1,500 hour program includes classroom instruction, clinical experience, related mentored work- based learning experience and a senior capstone project.

Possible Certifications and College Credits
Maryland State Board of Cosmetologists Certification

Course Sequence
Principles and Practice of Cosmetology
Advanced Cosmetology- Theory and Application
Mastery of Cosmetology

Sample High School Schedule

   9th Grade  10th Grade  11th Grade  12th Grade
 1 Elective Principles & Practice of Cosmetology Theory & Application of Cosmetology Master of Cosmetology
 2 Health/Fitness For Life Requirement Principles & Practice of Cosmetology Theory & Application of Cosmetology Master of Cosmetology
 3 Fine Arts Requirement  Financial Literacy  Theory & Application of Cosmetology Master of Cosmetology
 4 Science Requirement Science Requirement Theory & Application of Cosmetology Master of Cosmetology
 5 History Requirement History Requirement  History Requirement Elective
 6 English Requirement English Requirement  English Requirement English Requirement
 7 Math Requirement Math Requirement  Math Requirement Math Requirement
8 Technology Education Requirement Elective Science Requirement Elective

  *Note: The schedule above is a sample only. Students should always review course selections with school counselors and refer to the current Charles County Public Schools High School Program of Studies.*

High Schools that Offer the Program
North Point High School- Students apply in 8th grade