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Do all your friends come to you for a new hairstyle? Let our Cosmetology training take your skills to the next level.

The Cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment that enables students to develop manipulative skills. Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multi-cultural practices, business/computer principles, product knowledge, and other selected topics.

Graduates should qualify to sit for the State Board of Cosmetic Arts examination. Upon successfully passing the State Board exam, graduates will be issued a license. Employment is available in beauty salons and as skin/nail specialists, platform artists, and related businesses.

New Students

The Cosmetology and Esthetics programs are very popular and seats fill quickly each semester. New students applying to these programs must first have fully completed the admissions process at CFCC.

Then, follow these steps to be registered in classes, if still available, or to secure a spot on a waitlist.

  1. Learn more about the program and request registration in courses.

    Schedule an appointment with Rob Atwood, program director, by emailing his assistant, Jean Connors at . They can share information on course availability and will assist you with registration or waitlisting.
  2. For general information and to discuss your math and English placement, schedule an advising appointment with an advisor from the Academic Advising Center.

Curriculum Information

Cosmetology, A.A.S. (A55140)
Cosmetology Certificate (C55140)
Cosmetology Diploma (D55140)
Cosmetology, Cosmetology Instructor Certificate (C55160)
Cosmetology Certificate CTE Pathway, C55140CP for High School Students
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