Germantown High School offers a variety of career and technical courses designed to help students excel in whatever they may choose to do: whether that be a field requiring a university degree, or one requiring a technical college certification. Over the next few days, we’ll be highlighting several of these courses.
All courses in the Cosmetology program of study have been revised to address and prepare students for postsecondary and industry standards. Cosmetology is designed to prepare students for careers in cosmetology by developing an understanding of efficient and safe work practices, salon business concepts and operations, hair techniques and chemical services, facial and skin care procedures and state board theoretical practical application. Laboratory facilities and experiences simulate those found in the cosmetology industry. Students may acquire hours to transfer to a postsecondary institution to complete the requirements needed to be eligible to take the Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology examination for a Tennessee Cosmetology License.
The Cosmetology occupation group is projected to grow by 20.95 percent in Tennessee between 2014 and 2022. Job opportunities are strongest in urban and suburban areas of Tennessee. The job outlook for this program of study in Tennessee is as follows: 38.6 percent increase for skincare specialists, 21.3 percent increase for manicurists and pedicurists, and a 17.4 percent increase for hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists by 2022. Occupations with the greatest number of annual average openings include hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists.