What Our Students Learn
- Discuss service options or needs with clients
- Straight edge razor shaves
- Cutting client hair, with emphasis on clipper cuts
- Sanitize tools, equipment, facilities or work areas
- Employment opportunity in this field is 4 times higher than the national average of a job
- Entry level salaries start at $25,000 and up
- Median salary is $32,000
- 10% of workers earn $54,000 or more
- Students spend 50% of their time learning concepts in a classroom, and 50% of their time in the salon with hands-on practical work
- Students gain experience in a fully equipped salon environment with industry-grade equipment
- An on-site internship is built into the curriculum
- Enrollment options are available for both high school students and post-secondary students
- 2 years of classes
Accredited Certificate Courses (50 credits)
All credits earned at Pickens technical college are recognized by the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), and are eligible for transfer to other colleges within the state of Colorado.
Introduces various types of hair, scalp treatments, and shampoos. Focuses on recognition and treatment of disorders of hair and scalp, product knowledge, and proper massage techniques to help control these disorders and cleanse the hair and scalp. Covers terminology dealing with hair structure, scalp, and hair disorders. Training is provided in a lab or classroom setting.
Introduces the general principles of shaving to include hair texture, grain of the beard, and analysis of the skin. Theory is combined with the practical application of proper shaving procedures and cutting strokes used on the face.
Focuses on theory and practical training related to mustache and beard designing and trimming. Practical applications are incorporated in specialized classes or in a supervised salon.
Introduces theory pertaining to the law of color, theory of color, chemistry of color, product knowledge, and analysis of hair and scalp. Focuses on basic techniques and procedures for the application of hair coloring.
Emphasizes theory and practical application of color products, formulations of color, and level and shades of color.
Introduces theory relevant to patron protection angles and degree and analysis of hair textures related to hair cutting. Covers proper use and care of hair cutting implements. Introduces basic hair cutting techniques using scissors, razor, clippers, and thinning shears. Training is provided in a classroom or lab setting with students training on mannequins or models.
Focuses on theory related to facial shapes and head and body forms to determine the appropriate haircut. Practical application of hair cutting techniques are explored in specialized classes or in a supervised salon setting.
Combines theory with the practical application of air forming curling iron, finger waving, soft pressing, and hard pressing.
Focuses on the accepted methods of styling hair, air forming, finger waves, and hair pressing.
Focuses on the analysis of hair and scalp, proper equipment, and product knowledge. Covers basic techniques in permanent waving and chemical relaxing. Incorporates training in a classroom or lab setting on mannequins or models.
Focuses on theory and practical application of permanent waves and chemical relaxers in specialized classes or supervised salon setting. Students practice different wrapping techniques that are required by trend styles.
This course covers laws, rules, and regulations governing the beauty industry in Colorado and accountability for the student, licensed individuals, salons, and school owners.
This course covers various methods of sanitation, disinfection; and principles of workplace safety, infection control, and prevention. Topics presented in this course include classroom study of bacteriology, chemistry of cleaning versus disinfecting products that are used in the cosmetology industry, and terminology dealing with infection control.
This course focuses on the theory and daily practice of proper methods of disinfection, sanitation, and safety procedures as related to all phases of cosmetology. Topics presented in this course include terminology and training of disinfection, sanitation and safety procedures, and customer service in a supervised salon setting or specialized class.
Emphasizes basic understanding of facial massage manipulations and the study of skin in both practical and theory applications. Covers the benefits derived from proper facial massage and a good skin care routine.
Focuses on practical application dealing with anatomy, skin disorders, skin types, and facial shapes. Students help patrons select proper skin care treatments.
Focuses on advanced theory and practical training of hair, scalp treatments, and shampooing in a supervised salon setting. Advanced techniques prepare the student for employment. Covers student preparation for the State Licensing Exam on theory and practical procedures.
Focuses on advanced training in shaving, honing, and stropping Practical and theory application is completed in specialized classes or supervised clinical training. Student will be prepared for State Licensing Exam.
Provides continued instruction in advanced practical techniques for hair coloring with emphasis on recognition of color problems and color correction procedures. Covers advanced techniques and product knowledge to prepare the student for employment. Provides instruction for the State Licensing Exam pertaining to hair coloring.
Provides theory and advanced techniques in all phases of hair cutting to ready the student for employment. Covers student preparation for State Licensing Exam on theory and practical procedures. Training is a combination of supervised work and specialized classes.
Focuses on theory and advanced techniques in all phases of hair styling to prepare the student for employment. Training is a combination of supervised salon (clinical) work and specialized classes. Includes student preparation for the State Licensing Exam relating to hairstyling.
Focuses on advanced techniques to prepare the student for employment and examines changes in current industry standards. Provides instruction in specialized classes or a supervised salon setting. Covers student preparation for the State Licensing Exam pertaining to permanent waves and relaxers.
Knowledge and skills necessary to build a successful business. Topics covered in this course include basic business management, interpersonal skills, basic techniques in salesmanship and customer services, job readiness skills, and professional ethics.
This course covers infection control theory and practice of proper methods of sterilization, disinfection, sanitation, and safety procedures as related to all phases of the industry. Topics for this course include terminology and training of disinfection, sanitation, and safety procedures. The individual’s responsibility to provide a safe work environment is practiced.
This course covers advanced training on decontamination and safety practices in a supervised salon and/or classroom setting and primarily focuses on student preparation for the Colorado State Board Licensing Examination in decontamination and safety for all aspects of the industry. Topics for this course include Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for schools and salons.
Emphasizes anatomy, skin disorders, skin types, and facial shapes. Students guide patrons on selection of proper skin care treatments. Covers student preparation for State Licensing Exam on theory and practical procedures.
Visit Our Salon!
Interest in affordable hair, nail, and skin services? Want to help support our in-training cosmetologists, estheticians, nail techs, and barbers? The Pickens Salon offers:
- Hair Services
- Nail Services
- Spa/Skin Services
- Barber Services