Personal Care Services

Do you enjoy working with different types of people?

Do You enjoy hair styling and hair care?

Do you consider yourself a wizard with hair clippers?

If so…you should check out the programs in the Personal Care Services cluster!

The Personal Care Services programs and academies prepare students for careers in the professional hair and beauty industry by providing real world experiences in state-of-the art cosmetology and barbering labs. Students participate in citywide events and activities that provide exposure to exciting professional and training opportunities in the field.


Pathways

BarberingShow More

Beginning in the fall of 2012, Barbering will launch as a three-year high school program. The program will provide interested students with the skills (i.e. hair cutting, facial razor, aseptic techniques) and real-world experience necessary for entry-level positions. Your classes will take place in a room set up like a barber shop to give you hands-on training utilizing equipment and skills currently found in industry.

Schools with Barbering

School Name Application type
Simeon Neighborhood Program
CosmetologyShow More

As a student in the Cosmetology program you will gain the skills necessary for entry-level positions in cosmetology through training that includes classroom study, demonstrations, and practical application. Your classes will take place in a room set up like a salon to give you hands-on training utilizing equipment and skills currently found in industry.

Schools with Cosmetology

School Name Application type
CVCA District-wide Application
Dunbar District-wide Application
Simeon Neighborhood Program

How to Participate

College and Career Academy Application

8th Graders
If you would like to attend a CTE Academy for high school, you should:

  • Learn about the different programs on this site
  • Choose the schools and academies you want to apply to
  • Then apply online at www.apply.cps.edu
  • 2015 application will open October 1st

Freshmen
If you are attending a high school with a CTE Academy or CTE School Option program and want to participate should speak with your counselor.

Application Information
The application process for College and Career Academies is very similar to other CPS high school programs such as Magnet and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. The academy application process is part of CPS’s Options for Knowledge program managed by the Office of Access and Enrollment (OAE).


Careers to Consider

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Certifications In Personal Care Services

  • Barbering License
  • Cosmetology Cosmetology State License
  • OSHA 10 hr General Industry

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