Admission process for the Cosmetology program is open

Mandatory Cosmetology Entrance Exam CASA Testing

*One Stop clients: CASAS testing completed through One Stop

Program Description

THE CMCTS Post Secondary Cosmetology Program is approved by the NJ State Board of Cosmetology/Hairstyling and the NJ Department of Education and is specifically designed to prepare students to meet the NJ licensing requirements. This comprehensive 1,000+ hour program completely prepares you for the written and practical exams you need to pass to be granted a NJ license. Lecture, demonstration and hands-on application of skills/techniques comprise this exciting and lucrative career-oriented program. Styling, hair care, perms, barbering, coloring, waxing and facials as well as manicures and pedicures are all facets of the course of study. A professional toolkit and access to online exam prep is included in the tuition. Mid-course you will be applying your skills when the classroom becomes a working salon.



  • High School diploma or equivalent (foreign transcripts must be evaluated and translated)
  • Passing the CASAS test
  • 18 years of age or older by October 15th of the enrolling year

* Please check with the licensing agency to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for licensure in your field.

Skills and Topics covered are

  • State laws, rules and regulations
  • Sanitation/Sterilization
  • Skin care
  • Hair care
  • Barbering
  • Color processing
  • Hair statement
  • Manicure and Pedicure

The Cosmetology/Hairstyling Program is a full time, ten-month program. The program is a twilight program with classroom hours Monday through Thursday, 1:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The 2020-2021 Cosmetology program is scheduled to begin in September 2020 and conclude June of 2021.

Cosmetology Candidates will need the following

  • A copy of their Birth Certificate
  • A copy of Marriage Certificate, or legal document supporting any name change from the Birth Certificate
  • Tuition Agreement for the 2020-2021 year.
  • Uniforms, textbooks and testing fees are included in the tuition. Field trips are not covered in the tuition.


The in county tuition for the 2020-2021 class is $4,750. Tuition may be paid in installments as follows:

  • August 1, 2020          $900
  • September 1, 2020    $550
  • October 1, 2020         $550
  • November 1, 2020     $550
  • December 1, 2020     $550
  • January 1, 2021         $550
  • February 1, 2021       $550
  • March 1, 2021           $550

Uniforms, textbooks and testing fees are included in the tuition.