Get the knowledge and hands-on professional skills to succeed in the people-focused profession of cosmetology. The increasing demand for cosmetology services means a growing number of jobs for cosmetologists with both general and specialized skills.
Choose from a number of varied career opportunities by earning M State's 58-credit diploma in Cosmetology, taught on our Wadena campus by instructors with years of industry experience. Students practice their skills on customers in the campus clinic/salon and can choose to be general cosmetologists or specialize in areas including perming and cutting, hair care and coloring, or skin and nail care.
Clinic hours earned in the campus salon will count toward the 1,550 clinic hours required for a cosmetology license in Minnesota.
This program is eligible for the Minnesota Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program. Participating students will have their tuition and fees paid after Federal Pell and Minnesota State grants have been applied to their accounts.
There is no separate application for this grant. Interested students apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or, for undocumented students, the Minnesota Dream Act Application. Funding is limited, so submit the FAFSA as early as possible since applicants will be ranked by their application date.
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Cosmetology (North Dakota) Certificate
Cosmetology is the art, science and business of beauty care and thus offers students a variety of career opportunities. Students completing the program can choose to be general cosmetologists or to excel in an area of expertise such as perming and cutting, hair care and coloring, or skin and nail care.This program welcomes both men and women. Students of the Cosmetology program will receive a combination of classroom and laboratory work with the opportunity to practice their skills on mannequins and actual customers in the campus clinic/salon. Acquired cosmetology hours or credits earned and documented from other licensed colleges, whether in- or out-of-state, may be accepted upon approval of the Minnesota Board of Cosmetologists. Graduates holding a valid cosmetology license are also eligible for employment on tourist ships and in other unique employment settings. Academically, courses in chemistry, English, math and business are necessary in preparing for a career in cosmetology.The Board of Cosmetologists, which is the cosmetology licensing body, requires 1,550 hours of clinical time in order to become licensed in the State of Minnesota. Upon completion of 1,550 hours and passing of the state exam, a license will be issued. (Note: 33 credits in Salon Practicum is the maximum number of credits which can be applied toward the diploma.)
This program provides the student with the 250 additional hours and educational requirements needed to satisfy the North Dakota cosmetology licensure guidelines. Students must have completed 1550 hours for licensure in Minnesota or already have a current license and have worked in Minnesota less than 3000 hours.
Hairdresser, Hairstylist, and Cosmetologist regional wage
Graduates will find career opportunities as a hair dresser, hairstylist, cosmetologist, barber, or manicurist and pedicurist.
Description: Provide beauty services such as shampooing, cutting, coloring and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp. May apply makeup, dress wigs, perform hair removal and provide nail and skin care services.
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1,383 Employed in your area
53 Estimated annual job openings
235 Approaching retirement age
The average retirement age in the U.S. is 65 years old. Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists in the 55-64 and the 65+ categories are 1-10 years away from retirement. When older workers retire, there will likely be a demand for new workers.
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Last modified: April 5th, 2016 at 10:22am