Cosmetology 2009-2010 Program Overview The Cosmetology program offers a wide variety of career opportunities as a stylist, salon owner, cosmetic technician, nail care technician and manufacturing or field representative. Students practice on other students, models or mannequins prior to gaining practical experience with clients in Century's own clinic. Upon completion of the Cosmetology program, students are required to take the state licensure examination. Students must have a high school diploma or GED before licensure. The remaining credits are clinicals done in Century College's Cosmetology clinic. Financial Aid Financial aid is available to those who are eligible. Students must apply for financial aid early as it can take 6-8 weeks to be processed. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information and a free financial aid application. General Education Courses: In addition, students completing the diploma and certificate will be required to take 3 credits in the following subjects: English Composition or Communication Costs In addition to tuition costs, supplies for the program will cost approximately $650. Fees, charges and policies are as of the publication date and subject to change. General Education Courses: Program Options Program Name: # of Credits, # of Semesters Cosmetology (Associate in Applied Science Degree): 72 cr, 5 ½ sem Cosmetology (Diploma): 55 cr, 3 ½ sem Nail Care Technician (Certificate): 16 cr, 1 sem For the AAS degree, students select a minimum of 20 credits in the following areas: English Composition Communication Science/Mathematics History/Social and Behavioral Sciences Humanities/Fine Arts Placement Services Some placement assistance may be provided by program advisors/instructors and advisory committee members from the field. Career Services Important Telephone Numbers Admissions Office Counseling & Career Center Financial Aid Office Program Instructors: Karen Berkner Mary Buker Thom Costa Pat Hurd Jan Keapproth (651)773-1700 (651)779-3285 651)779-3305 (651)779-3911 (651)747-4069 (651)779-3912 (651)747-4068 (651)747-4067 Assistance with resumes, job searching, interviewing skills, and networking is available during usual hours or by appointment. Check our website for current tuition rates. Curriculum at-a-glance The curriculum will include the following areas of study. Major Courses: Salon Preparation Hair Care Chemical Control Hair Color Hair Cutting Hair Styling Nail Care Procedures Artificial Nail Procedures Skin Care and Cosmetics Nail Structure and Disorders Thank you for choosing Century College to begin building your future success. We’re glad that you are here! As Minnesota's largest two-year community and technical college, Century offers students the state's most comprehensive selection of professional and technical career programs as well as academic transfer options. Century College offers over 60 different career programs. At Century College, our faculty and staff are also committed to assist you in the development of a LifePlan. The GPS LifePlan will be a useful tool to help you navigate your college experience and get you where you want to go. Century College is known for having a nationally respected teaching faculty, friendly and supportive learning environment and affordable tuition. Through Century's strong relationship with the business community, many of our students are offered employment opportunities while still enrolled at Century College. We're here to help you succeed in your career goals. We are confident your experience at Century College will be a rewarding one. Discover Century’s other great Service Career programs. Automotive/Commercial Vehicle Auto Body Technology Auto Service Technology Criminal Justice Education Horticulture Human Services Investigative Sciences Law Enforcement Paraeducation Public Safety Sports Facility Management Cosmetology Higher Education. Lower Tuition. Century College. Welcome!