Pathfinder Tech

Cosmetology

SKILLS ACQUIRED AT EACH GRADE LEVEL

Grade 9

  • Employability skills/professional skills
  • Safety and sanitation procedures
  • Client consultation
  • Shampooing and conditioning
  • Hairstyling (wet and thermal)
  • Manicuring (paraffin treatments)
  • Braiding
  • Facials
  • Updos
  • Resume writing

Grade 10

  • Facial make-up (day, night, avant garde)
  • Hair removal and waxing
  • Haircutting
  • Pedicuring
  • OSHA 10 hr. card
  • Employability skills/professional skills
  • Safety and sanitation procedures

Grade 11

  • Client intake forms
  • Hairmax computer system
  • Razor and clipper cutting
  • Chemical texture services (perms and relaxers)
  • Artificial nail enhancements
  • Anatomy and physiology 
  • Chemistry
  • Hair Coloring, foiling, and balayage techniques
  • Advanced haircutting
  • Employability skills/professional skills
  • Safety and sanitation procedures

Grade 12

  • Stateboard exam prep
  • Advanced hair coloring techniques
  • Business and salon building
  • Wigs and hair extensions
  • Industry pathways and interviewing
  • Advanced haircutting
  • Employability skills/professional skills
  • Safety and sanitation procedures

Cosmetology

Pathfinder Cosmetology program is a progressive, technical, 3 ½ year competitive course where students study all facets of hair, skincare, and nails.. Students apply their interpersonal, technical, professional, and academic skills, with support in this increasingly competitive career. Students

experience hands on learning in a full service salon environment.  After completion of 1000 hours of instruction,students are eligible to take their MA. Cosmetology State Board exam and instructors assist in job placement. Co-op opportunities are available and encouraged.

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS
  • Beauty School Battles
  • Senior Salon Building Project
  • Skills USA
  • Color Wheel
  • Skeletal system
  • PH Scale
  • Day of the Dead Project
OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CREDENTIALS
  • OSHA
  • Barbicide certification (cCOVID barbicide)
  • Eyes on cancer certification
  • Domestic violence training certificate
  • MA. State Board exam
THIS PROGRAM RELIES HEAVILY ON THE FOLLOWING ACADEMIC SKILLS and/or DISCIPLINES
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Chemical formulas ratios
  • Geometric shapes and angles
  • Computer Skills

POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES UPON COMPLETION OF PROGRAM

Upon graduation:
  • Booth Renter
  • Salon/Spa Owner
  • Nail Tech.
  • Stylist Assistant
  • Stylist
  • Receptionist
  • Beauty Sales Associate
  • Beauty Blogger
  • Make-up Artist
  • State Board Proctor
  • Salon Manager
  • Hair Removal Specialist
  • Cosmetology Board Member
  • Med Spa
After completion of 1-2 years of post-secondary technical training (apprenticeship, certificate program or associate’s degree):
  • Barber
  • Esthetician
  • Medical Esthetician
  • Instructor
  • Platform Artist
  • Artistic Director
  • Software Developer
  • Celebrity Stylist
After completion of Advanced degree (4 year college degree or higher)
  • DESE Certified Cosmetology Instructor
  • ABCH Certified Colorist 
  • Accredited Cosmetology School Owner

Pathfinder provides a robust program of essential academic coursework to ensure students’ readiness upon graduation to pursue an array of career pathways, as well as prepare students to be successful, independent members of society. Beyond core offerings in English, mathematics, science, and social studies, Pathfinder students may also elect accounting, health and wellness, and foreign language options. In addition to traditional college and career readiness driven academic courses, students may engage in Honors, Advanced Placement, and Dual Enrollment opportunities.

Pathfinder offers a wide range of vocational technical programs. We have expanded our offerings to include 15 unique programs. These exciting programs give students a competitive advantage both in college and in the workforce. Our programs are designed to help students create and follow pathways to a career of their choice.  Pursue your passion and enjoy your education!

The Cooperative Education Program at Pathfinder is an optional experience for seniors and juniors (second half of the school year) having a minimum 1,000 hours in their technical area. Through a cooperative arrangement between the school and employer, the student will receive job placement related to their technical area of study during their “shop week” with wages paid by the employer. To be eligible, a student must have the recommendation of their technical program teachers, meet the required grade, attendance, and discipline standards. The student must also have their OSHA 10-hour card. Some technical areas may require additional certifications prior to entering the program.

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413-283-9701 Ext. 247
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