Cosmetology - Riverland


Would you like a career that gives most graduates their choice of jobs right away?

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 Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist 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.

    What Will I Study?
  • Introduction to Hair Design
  • Manicuring Techniques
  • Hair Coloring Techniques


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    Student Schedule

Our student schedules allow our students to hold jobs outside of their class time. Students also are able to take advantage of Riverland College’s college schedule and are able to take enjoy breaks from class and spend time with their families. All of this and still finish in 15 months!

Our student schedule is as follows:
  • Monday 8-3:15
  • Tuesday 8-3:15
  • Wednesday 8-3:15
  • Thursday 12:00-7:15


    Program Scholarships

The college offers several scholarships for students to help with the cost of their education.


Faculty Highlight

Riverland instructors are licensed by both the Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist 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!

Rhonda BeselRhonda Besel
Cosmetology Instructor

Lisa SimonLisa Simon
Cosmetology Instructor

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Last Updated: May 5, 2020

    Quick Facts
  • Diploma
  • 60 Credits | Three Semesters and One Summer Session
  • Location: Austin
  • Offering: Fall, Spring

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