Delivery: Daytime classes only.
Start: Fall Semester only, Full-Time.
Prerequisite and General Education/MnTC courses are available in a mix of daytime, evening, and online classes; Fall, Spring, and Summer; Full-or Part Time.
About the Program
The Cosmetology program at Century College in White Bear Lake, Minnesota provides you with an affordable education to prepare you for an exciting career in the Cosmetology industry. A leader in Cosmetology education in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul area), the Century College Cosmetology degree and/or diploma will prepare you for your license in Cosmetology, and put you on a the path to earning a good wage in a career that you’ll love. Students will:
- Express individual creativity by providing a wide range of artistic hair, nail, and skincare services using the latest technology, trends, and name-brand products
- Operate and manage a full-service interactive salon and spa
- Work in the theater, film, and advertising fields as a make-up, hair, or nail artist
Interested in a career in Cosmetology? Schedule a program tour!
The Century College Cosmetology program offers you incredible value. You will save thousands of dollars by earning your Cosmetology degree and/or diploma at Century College compared to private, for-profit colleges or beauty schools.
While attending the Cosmetology program you will have unique opportunities to gain “real-world” experience while earning your education. The on-site Cosmetology Salon is open to the public, giving you the opportunity to work with a variety of clients. The Cosmetology program also provides you the chance to take part in industry competitions and gain leadership training via the SkillsUSA program.
Cosmetology areas of instruction include:
- Hair styling and cutting
- Hair coloring
- Permanent waving
- Chemical hair relaxing
- Nail care
- Skin care, makeup and waxing
Nail Care Technician
The Nail Care Technician certificate is currently under review for revisions and updates. Please check back for the spring 2019 semester for further information.
The Nail Care Technician certificate at Century College is a short-term program that will prepare you for licensure as a Nail Care Technician. In the program, you will be instructed in nail care theory and practical application techniques including:
- Massage of hands and feet
- Application of gel polish artificial nails
The completion of the Cosmetology degree, diploma or Nail Care Technician certificate will prepare you for the State of Minnesota written exam and certification of skills as required by Minnesota cosmetology laws and rules for licensure.
This program is licensed by the MN Board of Cosmetologists Examiners.
- Transfer Planning - Articulation Agreements
These agreements provide students with educational plans to help them transfer to four-year institutions.
- Transfer Resources
Advanced planning is critical when you transfer. Learn more about possible options.
- Bachelor Degree Planning
We partner with many institutions offering Bachelor's degrees that can be completed here, online, or at a metro location.
Potential Job Titles
- Hairstylists & Cosmetologists
- Manicurists/Nail Technicians
Hairstylists & Cosmetologists
Average Wage: $14.12/hour
Top Earners: $23.71/hour
Average Wage: $11.01/hour
Top Earners: $16.41/hour
Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area - careerwise.minnstate.edu
High School diploma or GED, State Licensing Exam, and Certification of Skills are required for licensure.