# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Beauty Salon Assistant (8546/36 weeks)

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Beauty Salon Assistant (8546/36 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8546
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:10–11

The Beauty Salon Assistant course prepares students for work as an assistant in a salon. Students study and prepare in a clinical lab setting, learning practical and manipulative skills. The program emphasizes safety and sanitation, shampooing and conditioning, retailing, inventory control, and receptionist work. This is an introduction to human services careers in salon environments. After completion, students may decide to enroll in a cosmetology or barbering program to pursue licensure.

Note: Beauty Salon Assistant may be offered as a complement to an existing concentration sequence in any Career Cluster. In some instances, where noted, it may be combined with specific courses to create concentration sequences.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Human Services
    • Personal Care Services

Available Credentials

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.