The Cosmetology program puts students on the fast track for a career in the beauty industry. Program alumni are now enjoying careers in high-end salons, doing makeup design for Hollywood studios and much more.

Academic prerequisites:

  • 10th grade reading level
  • 8th grade math level

Suggested prerequisites:

  • Ability to meet physical demands of profession
  • Ability to communicate
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Keyboarding
  • Introduction to computers
  • Science
  • Art

Who is eligible to attend?

Typically juniors and seniors from our 24 component school districts who are interested in career training as part of their high school experience are eligible to enroll.

How do I enroll?

The first step is to meet with your home school guidance counselor to learn how Career & Technical Education can benefit your career path. Your counselor can then help you arrange a tour of our Albany (Colonie) or Schoharie campuses, or the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen. They can also help you begin the enrollment process.

Where can I learn more?

Send an email indicating your interest to or call 518-862-4816. Read more about our school