Course of Study

All Sessions

1000hrs, begin the first school day of every module with approval. Located at Western Suffolk BOCES Northport Campus.

Day Program

Complete in approximately 10 months, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


  • Hair Cutting
  • Hair Coloring
  • Professional Requirements/Nails
  • Skin Care
  • Hair/Scalp Analysis
  • Hair Styling

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Western Suffolk BOCES wants all students to succeed in the programs it offers. To earn a certificate of completion, Western Suffolk BOCES has established criteria for both attendance and academic progress outlined below. Students must meet these SAP requirements for pre-licensure. All other relevant policies are available in the Cosmetology Handbook of Western Suffolk BOCES (handbook ca be accessed here). Students must acknowledge their understanding of all stipulations and terms before admittance.

Students will have a formal evaluation of their academic progress throughout each module. Students who meet the minimum requirements for attendance and academic performance are considered to be making satisfactory academic progress until the next scheduled evaluation. Students who come under “Warning” status may come out from under that status by meeting minimum attendance and academic requirements by the time of the subsequent evaluation period. Title IV funding will continue until the next evaluation period following a first “Warning” issuance. If a student receives a subsequent warning status, he/she will no longer be eligible for Title IV funding. 
Students may be granted a leave of absence from their program for reasons deemed acceptable and necessary. If enrollment is temporarily interrupted for a leave of absence, the student will return to school in the same progress status as he or she had prior to the leave of absence. Hours elapsed during a leave of absence will extend the student’s contract period and maximum time frame by the same number of days taken in the leave of absence and will not be included in the student’s cumulative attendance percentage calculation. Being granted a leave of absence in no way reduces the obligation on the part of the student to complete his or her program in the allotted time frame. All programs must be completed within the 150% time frame of the program’s scheduled hours.
Students who withdraw prior to completion of the course and wish to re-enroll will return in the same satisfactory academic progress status as at the time of withdrawal, assuming there is adequate time left to complete the program within the 150% time frame. Noncredit, remedial, and repeated courses do not apply to the Satisfactory Academic Performance evaluation criteria at this institution.
Transfer Hours
Transfer hours from another institution that are accepted toward the student’s educational program are counted as both attempted and completed hours for the purpose of determining when the allowable maximum time-frame has been exhausted. With regard to Satisfactory Academic Progress, a student’s transfer hours will be counted as both attempted and earned hours for the purpose of determining when the allowable maximum time frame has been exhausted.
Students in the Cosmetology Program must maintain a minimum grade of 75% and a minimum attendance record of 90%. All missed classes, modules and sections must be made up and they must be made up within the 150% time constraint.

Cosmetology Make-Up Hours

If you lack hours to meet NYS licensing requirements, you may be able to enroll in our State Board Preparation class and take the hours you need! Transfer credits can also be evaluated and credit given if approved. Must successfully complete a module’s minimum hours to receive credit. Call (631) 261-3600 x204 for an appointment. Open enrollment.

Cosmetology State Board Prep Course

Take this course to help you prepare for the NYS Licensure Practical Test. Call 631- 261-3600 for appointment to confirm your eligibility.


Kathleen Burke, Instructor
Kristine M. Shanteau, Training Coordinator
Dr. Stephanie Engelmann, Principal