Cosmetology students can take the state licensing exam at no cost once they have reached 1,000 hours of classroom instruction. This generally takes place in their senior year. Students also receive professional training and certifications throughout their student careers. These include the following mandatory trainings: Infection Control (Milady), Sanitation (Mirabella), Cosmetology (SP/2), OSHA-10 General Safety, Domestic Abuse Awareness (Milady) and Human Trafficking Awareness (Milady). Other certifications students can achieve include Contour and Brows (Mirabella), Eye Expertise (Mirabella), and SkillsUSA State Leadership Conference Awards.
Employment Opportunities Through Cooperative Education:
- Carla Rompies at Siren in Greenfield
- Lorenzo Buccaroni at Lift in Amherst
- Krista Uzdavinis at J.C. Penny in Hadley
FCTS runs a salon during limited weekday hours. Appointments are open to the public, and a mask is required. Appointments at Techniques Salon provide students with valuable real-life experience to practice and hone their skills. Please contact the Techniques Salon to make an appointment: 413-863-9561, ext. 156; or by email, Lynn Wiles or Electra Manley.
The Environmental Working Group is a community 30 million strong, working to protect our environmental health by changing industry standards. They have a free, searchable cosmetic database where you can learn about what is in the products you use: EWG Cosmetic Database