All Pathways

The cosmetology pathway prepares you to earn state licenses. You will learn theory and practical applications as outlined in state regulations governing the practice of cosmetology by completing the steps for safe and effective cosmetic art services. Advanced students provide supervised cosmetic arts services to the public.

Course Sequence

Principles of Business

Cosmetology I

Cosmetology II

Entrepreneurship I

Industry Certification

Cosmetology License

Students will be eligible to take the Cosmetology license upon completing the program.


List of schools

North Mecklenburg High School West Charlotte High School West Mecklenburg High School


College and Career Promise

Through local partnerships and classroom curriculum, we are motivating youth to consider careers in manufacturing and preparing them with the skillsets and knowledge to succeed in the workforce industry after high school, and college. The CTE department connects local and regional manufacturers with local high schools to establish or build manufacturing education programs that will grow the workforce in the local communities. Students who experience the Advanced Manufacturing Pathway enter college or move into post-secondary careers with essential advanced manufacturing knowledge and expertise. partner corporations provide grants, scholarships, and apprenticeships for students who continue their education in theAdvanced Manufacturing industry.

What Should I Do Next?

Take the Junior Achievement Career Quiz here.

Talk to the Pathway Development Coordinator or Counselor at your school!