About the Program
Those with creative talent and the desire to help people look and feel their best will enjoy the Cosmetology program at the Coshocton County Career Center. In this program, students learn and practice personal care techniques involving the hair, skin and nails.
Students in the program learn both the hands-on side, as well as the business side of salon operations. In addition to textbook study and hands-on lab work, students will have the opportunity to attend trade shows, seminars and advanced product training classes to learn more about emerging products and technologies.
Primary instruction includes effective client consultation, sanitation and safety procedures, hair cutting and styling, chemical hair treatments and hair tinting/coloring. Students also study and perform manicures, spa pedicures and facials.
Related instruction includes acryllic and gel nail applications, makeup application, hair removal, braiding and hair extensions, including wigs
As a completer of the 2-year Cosmetology program at the Coshocton County Career Center, you will take the Ohio State Cosmetology Board exam at the end of your second year. If you score 75% or higher on the exam, you will earn your cosmetology license, which will allow you to work as a licensed cosmetologist in many states.
This two-part exam is given each summer. It is composed of both a written and a hands-on skills test. Students who maintain a B-average in the program usually have no difficulty passing the exam on the first attempt.
As a completer of Coshocton County Career Center’s two-year Cosmetology program, and as a licensed cosmetologist, you will have the opportunity to work in a salon or day spa in a number of possible positions.
Length of Program: 2 Years
Career Pathways: Salon Receptionist, Manicurist / Pedicurist, Product Demonstrator / Educator
If, during your junior year, you have maintained an acceptable GPA and attendance record, you may qualify for an early-placement work option during your senior year.
Placed in a job through this program, you will have the chance to practice the skills you have learned during your first year of study. Depending on your ability and interest, you can participate in job shadowing or internships at area salons. This work experience will compose a large part of your final lab grade. Not only will you receive program credit, but you will also have the opportunity to build employability skills, garner trust and a positive work reference from your employer.
Should you wish to further your education in this area, as some Career Center graduates do, you will find that the time you invested in the Cosmetology program will be of great value. With further training, you can pursue a career in salon management, product sales, or related disciplines such as massotherapy or makeup artistry.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the Career Center – especially during my senior year. We were well-prepared, taking our State Boards. Recently, I’ve had the chance to give back to the program by judging students during some of their local competitions, which has really been fun!”
- Jennifer Wahl, 1989 Cosmetology Program Completer, Stylist, Jillian’s Salon, Coshocton, Ohio
AssociationsAs a student in the program, you will also have the chance to join and participate in SkillsUSA – the student association for several career-technical programs at the Career Center. This involvement will give you an opportunity to improve your leadership and interpersonal skills and to compete in local, regional, state and national skills contests.
COSHOCTON COUNTY CAREER CENTER
COSHOCTON COUNTY JOINT VOCATIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
23640 AIRPORT ROAD, COSHOCTON, OH 43812-9599
The Coshocton County Career Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.
The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Rick Raach, Superintendent, 23640 Airport Road, Coshocton, OH 43812,
740/622-0211, ext. 1104
For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit
http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.
Mrs. Darla Wagner has been emplyed by Coshocton County Career Center since 1997.
In addition to her teaching licensure from The Ohio State University, Mrs. Wagner has two licenses from the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology: a Manager’s License, which she earned in 1981, and an Instructor’s License, earned in 1985.
Mrs. Wagner worked for nine years as a licensed stylist. She began her teaching profession at Mid-East Career and Technology Center in Zanesville, in 1985. She taught there for nine years and then was hired at Knox County Career Center, where she taught Employability Skills for three years.
Mrs. Wagner maintains strong affiliations with the local salon industry to provide her students with meaningful learning experiences in the form of both internships and early release work programs.
Mrs. Wagner is also a certified instructor with the Look Good…Feel Better organization. This non-medical, brand-neutral public service program teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients to help them improve their self-image and appearance through complimentary group, individual, and self-help beauty sessions, designed to create a sense of support, confidence, courage, and community.
Mrs. Wagner also encourages strong community service work through her program and has gotten her students involved in many efforts to help local residents in need, including working with The Mentoring Center of Coshocton.
Mrs. Wagner says, “I firmly believe that all of my students are special and unique in their own ways! Daily, I strive to look at the best in every student.”
Mrs. Wagner’s favorite quote is:
“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”.
– John C. Maxwell