Albany and Schoharie campuses

Cosmetology students learn the competencies and skills needed to pass the New York state practical and written licensing exams through a program that meets the state-required 1,000 hours of instruction.

Students attend Cosmetology for two years. They apply theory and skills, and strengthen competencies through hands-on experiences including a clinic open to the community and a salon internship. Academics are integrated, and students may earn college credits.

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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