Service learning and community partnerships
Since Service Learning began in 2006, our students have offered complimentary cosmetology services to interested residents in local homeless shelters and abused women's shelters.
In fall 2006, Century's Cosmetology students participated in SkillsUSA, a national organization focusing on leadership and industry standards. We became an official chapter at the national level of the SkillsUSA organization in 2007.
Since its inception at Century College, cosmetology has had gold medal winning students each year, allowing Century College to be represented at the national conference in Kansas City, Mo.
In 2009 Century college took the first national medal in cosmetology in over 40 years of Minnesota’s history of being involved with the SkillsUSA organization.
In 2010 adviser Thom Costa was named Minnesota’s post-secondary adviser of the year for all the accomplishments Century College Cosmetology has achieved.
We offer special packages of services for children and teens 17 and under for special events such as birthdays. Our package includes hairstyle, make-up, and nail polish.
Our Cosmetology department provided a fun learning opportunity for the children in Century's Busy Bees Day Care Center. The children received a special package of services from the cosmetology students, and experienced a beauty salon in action.
Each semester, Cosmetology program faculty and staff sponsor a fundraiser to support the John Dalton Scholarship for Century's cosmetology students.