Major ID: 054D
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer - online only CHSN 1698 & CHSN 1699
The Cosmetology Diploma program meets the requirements for licensure by the Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners.
Cosmetology services include the cleaning, conditioning, shaping, reinforcing, coloring and enhancing of the body surface in the areas of head, scalp, face, arms, hands, legs and feet.
Science courses provide a good background for the skills taught in hair analysis and treatment. Physical requirements include finger dexterity, negative allergic reaction to cosmetic preparations and artistic flair for creative design. The professional cosmetologist should enjoy working with the public and in a team atmosphere. People skills and time management skills are essential.
Licensing or certification exams are independent of graduation requirements.
The job outlook is good for cosmetologists. Increasing population, incomes, and demand for cosmetology services will stimulate job growth. In addition, numerous job openings will stem from rapid turnover in salons and the large size of the occupation. The rapid growth of nail salons and full-service spas will generate numerous job openings for cosmetologists skilled in hair, skin, and nails.
After cosmetology students complete 1550 hours of skills and theory training and pass the written exam given through the State designated testing service and skills certification, they are eligible for licensure through the Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners. Cosmetologists work in a variety of settings including beauty salons and full service spas.
- Graduates will perform basic skin services including skin analysis, facials, makeup application, and hair removal.
- Graduates will perform haircare services on all hair types including hair analysis, cutting, styling, coloring and lightening, permanent waving, and chemical relaxing.
- Graduates will perform natural and artificial nail services including manicuring, pedicuring, acrylic, and sculptured nails.
Students attend full-time and can complete the program in three semesters.
This program meets Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners requirements.
Textbook and Supply Costs
Students should expect to spend approximately $3,700.00 for cosmetology kits, supplies, and books. This cost is in addition to tuition and fees
Be prepared to purchase student cosmetology kits the first day of class from the book store. Financial aid must have been completed.
All books MUST be purchased before classes begin.
Cosmetology Student Handbook/ Agreement Form
All new and returning students will need to access D2L Brightspace PRIOR to the first day of classes to read the Cosmetology student handbook. After you have read the handbook, you must print and sign Student Agreement Form, Hepatitis B Vaccination/Declination Form and Rollabout Form and return them to your instructor on the first day of class before you will be admitted to class. You will need to perform this task prior to the first day of each semester. Please direct questions to the assigned instructor of your first class.