Department ChairMichele Edwards700 W. Abriendo Ave.719-549-3162Michele.Edwards@pueblocc.edu
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Program Start Term: Fall
Average Class Size: 16-20
Program Length: 3 semesters (Full-Time)
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Course Availability: Day & Evening Courses
Program Locations: Pueblo, Mancos
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What Will I LearnThe Cosmetology program teaches students job entry skills, customer communication, and shop procedures. Instruction includes professional ethics, business, chemistry, anatomy, bacteriology, shampoo and rinses, color theory, hair coloring techniques, permanent waving, hairstyling, hair cutting, manicures, pedicures, facials, makeup, OSHA regulations, sanitation, safety and Colorado laws. Clinical practice involves working on the public under supervision and parallels, as close as possible, actual shop procedures in order to prepare students for working in the field.
Career InformationThe Cosmetology program prepares students for careers in cosmetology, hairstyling, esthetics (facial care) and manicure (nail care). Students will receive the specialized training necessary to be prepared for a successful career with limitless opportunities for both men and women. Some of the career opportunities include Haircolor Specialist, Texture Specialist, Cutting Specialist, Salon Trainer, Distributor Sales Consultant, Manufacturer Educator, Cosmetology Instructor, Film or Theatrical Hairstylist and Editorial Stylist, and Salon Management. If you like to travel Cruise ships are a great way to see the world. Students learn the skills to keep pace with the fashion world and stand ready to meet the constantly changing demands of one of today's largest growing service industries. Those opportunities can provide both part time and full time employment in specialty areas. Salary ranges from $17,888.00 to $31,753.00, but if you are passionate about the industry the salary range is really up to the individual.
Our Experienced FacultyThe PCC Cosmetology faculty has over 87+ years combined experience in the Field of Cosmetology. Faculty members are trained teachers with expertise in Cosmetology. The diverse background of our faculty includes Cosmetologists, Nail Technicians, and Estheticians.
THC (marijuana) is part of the required 10-panel drug screen prior to admittance into any Health Professions or Public Safety program at PCC. The passage of Amendment 64 in the State of Colorado, does not overrule Federal law, which states this is still an illegal substance. Students testing positive for THC (marijuana) will not be allowed entrance or re-entrance into a Health or Public Safety program.
Gainful Employment DataCosmetology CertificateEsthetician
"The Cosmetology Program is Awesome. The instructors are always there to encourage you and help you with whatever you are doing. When you start to lose your confidence they are right there to pick you up and to make sure you can do the work..." -Cindy Bulling, Graduate 2011, Licensed Cosmetologist.