Cosmetology Program

  • SOC Code:  39-5012

    The Cosmetology course, sponsored by Eastern Suffolk BOCES, is located at the Harry B. Ward Technical Center (WTC) in Riverhead and the Edward J. Milliken Technical Center (MTC) located in Oakdale.

    The 1,000-hour Cosmetology course is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools.  Successful completion of this course entitles candidates to apply for and take the state licensing examination for Cosmetology. 

    If you enjoy working with people and have a desire to be artistic, then the world of cosmetology may be for you.  The Cosmetology course provides students with the skills needed for an entry-level position working in the exciting industry of appearance enhancement.  Normal enrollment includes 10 months of learning activities focused on a variety of topics.  Students will gain knowledge and develop skills in hairstyling, hair coloring, haircutting, all chemical techniques, make-up, skin care, and all phases of nail technology.  OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) certification is also included in the curriculum.  Preparation for the state board written and practical exam is an essential part of the licensed curriculum. 

    If you would like to schedule an appointment to visit one of our Cosmetology classes offered at either MTC or at WTC, please call (631) 286-6585.


    Tuition for the 2018-2019 Academic Year:

    Full-Time Tuition*                    $10,864

    Part-Time Level 1 Tuition*          $5,432

    Part-Time Level 2 Tuition*          $5,432

    Cosmetology Kit - Students will need to purchase a Cosmetology Kit at an additional cost. Kit information will be given upon registration.

     *all tuition and additional costs are subject to change


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    Financial Aid:
    The Cosmetology program at ESBOCES is eligible to participate in Title IV financial aid programs.  Students attending the Cosmetology program may be eligible for a Pell Grant and/or Direct Loans.  Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility and receive federal student aid funds.  Please click for additional financial aid information relating to the Cosmetology program.

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    Donna Singer
    Program Administrator
    Bixhorn Technical Center
    350 Martha Avenue
    Bellport, NY 11713
    Phone: 631-286-6585
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