155 Ayers Street, Barre VT 05641

Phone: (802)-476-6237

Fax: (802)-476-4045

What We Do

This course prepares students to enter the cosmetology workforce with knowledge in all areas required by the Vermont State Board of Cosmetology. Students will learn the theory behind the hands on aspects of the industry including hair cutting, color, chemical texturizing, waxing, skin care, nail services including artificial nails, and makeup application. Students will also perform and master these services in the CVCC in-house salon, while adhering to state regulations. Students will also learn about anatomy and physiology, chemistry, electricity, infection control, professional image, and business practices, just to name a few.



Successful students in this program have these academic opportunities available to them.

 - Students who have successfully completed 1500 hours can sit for the VT Licensing Exam for Cosmetology (second year of program required)


Vermont Proficiency-Based Graduation Indicators

While covering a full curriculum of content specific to this trade, students in this program will be trained and assessed on the following high school-level academic proficiencies using the following indicators from Vermont’s Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements. CVCC is currently in the process of aligning additional proficiency indicators for literacy and other academic areas; contact the Instructor for updates and more information. For more information about Vermont’s Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements, visit the VT Agency of Education’s website here.

- Math: 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1f, 2b, 2c, 2d, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5d, 5f, 5n

- Science: 1a, 1f, 1d, 1e, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3f



Cosmetology students use these industry-recognized texts, although others might be used throughout the year.

 - Pivot Point Cosmetology Textbook and Lab- Pivot Point

 - Milady Standard Cosmetology- Cengage Learning


Recommended Reading Level

Textbooks and the majority of class texts in this course are written at the following grade level. The first number correlates to the grade level and the decimal refers to the monthly progress throughout the year. For example, an 11.3 would translate to an “11th grade reading level, approximately 3 months into the school year.”

- 11.5 (Pivot Point Text and Lab)

- 14.0 (Milady Text)


Recommended Math Skills

Successful students in this program should expect to master these math skills. Previous preparation and training in these areas are critical for academic success in this program.

 - Fahrenheit temperature

 - Measure length and angles

 - Fractions, decimals, percentages

 - Ratios and proportions

 - Probability

 - Calculate wages

 - Money and financial management

 - Reading scales and gauges

 - Time management

 - Basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)


CVCC Safety Exam

Every CVCC Program begins the year with a Safety Exam. Students are required to pass this safety exam before they can participate in program lab settings. For more information about these exams, contact the CVCC School Counseling Coordinator.

- Safety and Infection Control (examination content from Vermont State Salon Regulations)


Instructor Information

Instructors: Christina Currier and

Cindy MacRitchie

 Christina Currier: ccurrcvcc@u61.net

Cindy MacRitchie: cmacrcvcc@u61.net

Phone: (802).476.6237 ext. 2020

Phone (customer line): (802).476.3012

The Central Vermont Career Center does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color,

national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status in

admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.

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Vermont Tech Community College of Vermont
Culinary Institute of America New England Culinary Institute Allen Lumber Paul Mitchell Vermont Works for Women Adobe Cody Chevrolet 802 Toyota

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