Columbia College

Fairfax, VA

8300 Merrifield Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031

Welcome to Columbia College

You aspire to work in cosmetology. Or, you dream of becoming a massage therapist. For either career direction, you belong at Columbia College, an accredited school in Washington, D.C., that's approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and the national Council on Occupational Education (COE).

Our Program

Our Cosmetology program teaches you hair design, nail artistry and facial makeup. You can take intensive courses designed to develop and enhance your skills, help you discover your personal technique, refine your professional business etiquette, and explore new industrial trends.

The Cosmetology Features:

• A 1,500-hour Cosmetology certificate program
• A 2-year accredited degree program
• Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
• An F-1 Student Visa for international students

Our Massage Therapy program can prepare you for a career as a massage therapist. Gain tremendous knowledge of the human body's structure and function through theory and applications of therapeutic massage.

The Massage Therapy program features:

• 600 hours of massage therapy training
• Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
• AN M-1 Student Visa for international students

The big day. Your state board Exams

Everything about your time at Columbia College prepares you for the day you take the Virginia State Board of Cosmetology examination for licensure or the certification exam offered by the Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).

That's our goal from day one, and we do what we can to make it attainable and affordable by offering day or evening classes and, for those who qualify, helping them secure available federal financial aid.

Whether your destiny is cosmetology or massage therapy, you can develop your skills through the systematic education offered at Columbia College.

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