Develop a comprehensive understanding of Cosmetology including advanced techniques to deliver a variety of hair styling, skin care, and nail treatments. Complete a 1500-hour Cosmetology program required for the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology Advanced License. Complete a 300-hour course required for the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology Advanced License (Sentinel campus). Learn general salon management and operation techniques. Gain salon/customer experience in a full-service salon. Consider these qualities and skills you should possess: Creativity, customer-service, time-management, and enjoy working with others.

A 2-year program is offered (Junior-Senior) at Vanguard Campus, and a 3-year program is offered (Sophomore-Senior) at Sentinel Campus.

Course Topics

  • Anatomy/Physiology - Structure of Skin, Hair, Nails
  • Infection Control/Hygiene - Diseases and Disorders of Hair, Skin, and Nails
  • Hair Care - Hair Design, Hair Cutting, Coloring, Styling
  • Nail Care - Manicures, Pedicures, Artificial Nails, Gel Polishes
  • Skin Care - Makeup Applications, Facial massage, Preserving Health of Skin
  • Basic Business Skills - Communication Skills, Professional Image
  • Enjoy the ability to experience a local salon while participating in Internships*3- year program (Sophomore - Senior: Sentinel Campus)

Industry-Recognized Credentials

  • Ohio State board of Cosmetology License
  • Advanced License*3- year program (Sophomore - Senior: Sentinel Campus)

Career Opportunities

Entry Level (with high school diploma and career training)

State License through Ohio State Board of Cosmetology

Technical (with CTE training, associate degree, technical certification)

Advanced License - State License through Ohio State Board of Cosmetology (3-year program)

Professional (with Bachelor's degree and beyond)

Beauty Manufacturer's Representative/Image Consultant
Product Research Engineer

Crystal Webel

Program Instructor
cwebel@vsctc.org
Vanguard Tech Center

Melissa Puente

Program Instructor
mpuente@vsctc.org
Vanguard Tech Center

Melissa Null

Program Instructor
mnull@vsctc.org
Sentinel CTC

Nichole England

Program Instructor
nengland@vsctc.org
Sentinel CTC

Terese Depinet

Program Instructor
tdepinet@vsctc.org
Sentinel CTC