Shared Time

Dates and Deadlines:

Application CLOSED

Application Deadline: April 8, 2024

Cosmetology Program Admission Criteria

Freehold Location

21 Robertsville Road,
Freehold 07728

Phone: 732-462-7570
Fax: 732-294-0569

Mrs. Deborah Obst
Mrs. Elyse McMahon

Hazlet Location

417 Middle Road,
Hazlet 07730

Phone: 732-264-4995
Fax: 732-264-3846

Mrs. Kimberly Castello

Neptune Location

105 Neptune Boulevard,
Neptune 07753

Phone: 732-431-7245
Fax: 732-897-1676

Mrs. Francis Verdi

Keyport Location

280 Atlantic Street,
Keyport 07735

Phone: 732-739-0592
Fax: 732-739-1470

Mrs. Catherine Quinn
Mrs. Wynette Williams

High School Program Description

The HIGH SCHOOL program consists of two years and is designed and driven by the philosophy that a career and technical background provides students with an added dimension to their intellectual and emotional development, the tools necessary for self-discovery, and the skills needed for success. The curriculum will allow students to develop skills related to the services of the hair, skin, and nails. Skills are learned through theoretical instruction, demonstrations, practical work, and by working with fellow learners.

Career Pathways


  • Hair Designer and Coloris

  • Nail Technician

  • Skin Specialist (Esthetician)

  • Make-Up Artist

  • Marketing, Sales & Distribution

  • Salon Business and Ownership

Program Requirements

  • Grades (50%)

  • Attendance (50%)

  • Recognition of mandatory program costs and obligations (uniform, kit, and licensing fees)

  • 1,000 hour accumulation for state licensure and course completion

  • Receptivity to New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology’s Regulations, Statues, and Laws

Program Skills And Tasks

This course meets the licensing requirements for the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology:

  • Demonstrate proper safety techniques

  • Prepare and effectively use EPA Registered Disinfectants/Chemicals

  • Maintain Client Records

  • Prepare tools and materials for designated procedures

  • Perform and demonstrate proficiencies within all hair, skin, & nail service procedures (i.e. Haircutting, Facials, Manicures)

  • Maintain theoretical concepts for State Board licensure

  • Resume/ Portfolio Development

Important Qualities

Detail oriented: Cosmetologists must follow specific rules and protocols to protect the general public.

Interpersonal skills: Cosmetologists must work closely with the general public and others within the industry. Strong communication skills, self-management, and development of a professional image including professional ethics, and personality development must be well developed.

Listening skills: Cosmetologists must have good listening skills, including reflective listening, to consider each client’s individual needs.

Organizational skills: Cosmetologists must have excellent organizational and time management skills. (i.e. record keeping, appointment booking)

Continuing Education

  • Universities & Community Colleges (Business)

  • Vidal Sassoon Academy

  • Paul Mitchell Schools

  • Make-Up Designory (MUD)

  • Christine Valmy Education

  • Advanced Courses available for each discipline

High School Credits Earned

Level 1

Cosmetology 1

10 credits

CTE Math I

5 credits

ICTE Science I

5 credits

Level 2

Cosmetology 2

10 credits


5 credits

ICTE Science II

5 credits


40 credits

Certificates Upon Graduation

  • MCVSD Program Certificate of Completion

  • New Jersey State Cosmetology License
    (Upon passing written/practical exam)

**The Division of Consumer Affairs requires that applicants for professional and occupational licenses provide, as part of their application, either a Social Security Number or an Individual Tax Identification Number. This information is necessary to ensure an applicant's compliance with applicable tax laws. In addition, the Division's boards and committees are obligated to ensure that licenses and permits are not provided to non-qualified aliens because Federal law limits the issuance of professional licenses to U.S. citizens and qualified aliens. Please be aware that in order to sit for the state licensing exam all students must have a valid social security number or tax number ID number, a valid government issued photo ID and a secondary proof of identification (does not need to be a photo ID), and a high school diploma; a home educated diploma will not be recognized for licensure. Home-educated students must obtain their High School Equivalency Diploma to apply for their New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology license.

The following is a list of acceptable documents that may be used to establish a student's identity and eligibility to be licensed by the Board and/or to renew his or her license:

  • Primary ID (w/ Photo)- Choose one

    • State Driver's license or nondriver's ID

    • US Passport

    • Military ID

    • I-551 Permanent Resident Card

    • I-571 Refugee Travel Document

    • I-688 Temporary Resident Card

    • I-688A Employment Authorization Card

    • I-688B Employment Authorization Document

    • I-766 Employment Authorization Card

  • Secondary ID- Choose one

    • State Driver's license or nondriver's ID

    • Utility or credit card bill (w/in past 90 days)

    • Checking or Savings Account statement from bank (w/in past 60 days)

    • Original lease or rental agreement

    • Property tax bill, statement, or receipt

    • Any letter or correspondence received from the IRS or state tax office (w/in past year)

    • First-class mail received from any federal, state, or local gov't (w/in past 6 mos)

Call 800-733-9267 at least 3 weeks in advance if you cannot provide the required documentation.

Questions about your immigration status and whether or not it is a qualifying status under federal law should be directed to the USCIC at: 1-800-375-5283. More information

Additional Information
NJ State Board of Cosmetology & Hairstyling
NJ Licensing Requirements
PSI Website