Diploma, 60 Credits
Riverland program graduates have many job opportunities waiting when they complete the program. Imagine the pleasure of being able to choose the job you really want. This career offers constant variety and challenges as licensed professionals stay in touch with the latest style trends.
Cosmetology is the art and science of beauty care and is regulated by the Board of Barber and Cosmetology Examiners. Students must complete 1,550 hours of cosmetology training in a licensed school, pass a state board written test and the Certification of Skills test to become licensed. Training covers all aspects of hair and skin and nail care in a state of the art salon environment. Minnesota statutes and rules, laws, chemistry, anatomy, trichology, dermatology, and safety/sanitation are key elements of this program. Students also take classes in retailing, business fundamentals and workplace human relations.
Riverland instructors are licensed by both the Board of Barber and Cosmetology Examiners and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Our typical student to teacher ratio is just 17 to 1, which means plenty of personal attention. We focus on students as individuals rather than as a group. You can look forward to being ready to style your career in the way that suits you best!
Upon enrollment you must have
People who work in this career often:
Licensed cosmetologists can choose from a wide range of career directions. Options include: stylist, chemical technician, manicurist, esthetician, manager of a salon or salon owner, sales representative, instructor, platform artist, design team, recruiter, trainer, movie production stylist or make-up artist and theatrical work. This career always has something new to offer as it represents the latest trends in fashion. Graduates talk about the satisfaction of helping customers look better and feel better about themselves.
In Minnesota, there are 10,210 workers employed in this large career.
Where do Hairdressers and Cosmetologists most often work?
The Cosmetology open house is for potential students interested in starting their training in January (or August!) Come and meet the instructors, chat with our students one on one, and talk with our admission and financial aid departments!
Explore the world of Cosmetology! Meet instructors and students, tour our salon, get admission and financial aid information, enjoy prizes and refreshments, and receive a free manicure.
The Salon at Riverland Community College offers a wide variety of services at affordable prices, available to community