North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center
(360) 565-1533

Cosmetology Course Outline

Description: This 1620 hour course prepares  students for the skills necessary to pass the Washington State Board written  and practical examination necessary for licensing, and the competency to obtain  an entry level position in the Cosmetology field. Each student must purchase a kit $500.00, this will include all tools necessary for your training and become the property of the student. The tools are of a quality that students may take them for use in the professional field upon graduation.

Hours: Students choose Morning or Afternoon Classes and will need to commit to a 3 hour block the first year and a 5 hour block the second year. Students must also attend summer school between the first and second year to have hours enough to complete the course in a two year time frame. Students who graduate high school and have not completed their program hours must enroll through Peninsula College and pay for their remaining hours. Students may choose between:

  • 1st Year Students (3 hour block class)
    • 10:00am - 1:00pm or 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Summer (attend 180 hours)
  • 2nd Year Students (5 hour block class)
    • 9:00am - 2:00pm or 1:00pm - 6:00pm


  • Theory of the practice of cosmetology, barbering, manicuring and esthetics services.  
  • Manicuring/Pedicuring services.
  • Esthetics services, including facials, waxing & makeup application.
  • Shampooing/Scalp  & Hair analysis, including draping, brushing, scalp manipulation,  conditioning and rinsing.
  • Hair  Cutting and trimming, including use of scissors, razor thinning shears and  clippers.
  • Hair  Styling, including wet, dry and thermal styling, braiding and the use of  styling aids.
  • Facial  Hair, including beard and mustache cutting, trimming, design and eyebrow,  ear and nose hair trimming.
  • Artificial  Hair, to include extensions and wig fitting & care.
  • Permanent  Waving/Texture services, to include sectioning, wrapping, preperm test  curl, solution application, processing test curl and neutralizing.
  • Chemical  relaxing, including sectioning, strand test and relaxer applications.
  • Hair  coloring/lightening, including predisposition test and strand test, and  measurement, mixing, application and removal of chemicals.
  • Disinfection of individual work stations, individual equipment and tools and proper use and  storage of linens and supplies.
  • Diseases  & disorders of the scalp, hair, skin and nails.
  • Safety, including proper use and storage  of chemicals, implements and electrical appliances.
  • First  aid as it relates to cosmetology, barbering, manicuring and esthetics.
  • Business  Management & Communication, skills necessary to own or work in a salon,  retail sales, client relations, advertising and employee/employer communication  skills.

no more than 25% of  skills training using mannequins

© 2015 North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center
905 West 9th Street
Port Angeles, WA 98363
(360) 565-1533