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Programs >> Human Services Pathway

Human Services Programs

Pickens Technical College is the ideal institution in Aurora, CO for students to learn skills that can prepare them for a health & human services career. Our flexible learning environment allows students from all walks of life to learn at their paces, working toward certificates that will serve as foundations for their human services career. We accept high school students as well as adults who have a passion for the industry. The Aurora Public Schools Board of Education governs Pickens Technical College, which is accredited by the Council of Occupational Education. After completing our certificate programs, students can enter the workforce with specialized skills and strategies that will help guarantee success. Contact us today to learn more about our human services programs.

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Cosmetology

Cosmetology is a 2 year program focused on teaching students how to:

  • Perform services such as: perms, cuts, blow-outs, and relaxer services.
  • Basic techniques of esthetician, barber, and nail services.
  • Sanitize tools, equipment, facilities or work areas.
  • Apply solutions to hair for therapeutic or cosmetic purposes.
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Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts is a 1- year program focused on teaching students skills for entry level work in commercial kitchens, hotels and restaurants. Students learn:

  • Recipe conversion, event planning and menu planning
  • Breakfast, meat, fish, poultry and starch cookery
  • Garde Manger and Pastry Arts
  • Soup and stock preparation
  • Alternative diet options
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Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education is a 1 year, high school-student only program focused on teaching students how to:

  • Maintain student records.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Monitor student performance and development progress.
  • Supervise school or student activities.
  • Design age appropriate lessons and activities.
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Esthetician

Esthetician is a 1 year program focused on teaching students how to:

  • Perform treatments such as: facials, waxing, microderm, chemical peels.
  • Assess skin conditions.
  • Provide cosmetic advice for clients.
  • Sanitize tools, equipment, facilities or work areas.
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Executive Internship

The Executive Internship Program is a 1 semester, high school-student only program focused on providing students with a real-world workplace environment to learn the following:

  • Write resumes.
  • Interview for internships and jobs.
  • Best practices for the workplace.
  • What type of work and careers they would like to pursue.
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Nail Technician

Nail Technician is a 1 year program focused on teaching students how to:

  • Sanitize tools, equipment, facilities or work areas.
  • Perform pedicures and manicures.
  • Treat nails by shaping, decorating, or augmenting.
  • Maintain client information or service records.
  • Schedule appointments.

Start Your Journey at Pickens Technical College Today

At Pickens Technical College, we want to help you begin your journey toward a fulfilling health & human services career in Aurora, CO. We have friendly instructors with significant industry experience who strive to help students succeed. If you have ambitions of becoming a nail technician, barber, chef, esthetician, or cosmetologist, let us help you realize those dreams.

Contact us today to learn more about our admissions process, financial aid, and human services programs at Pickens Technical College.

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