Virginia College at Montgomery

Montgomery, AL

Montgomery, AL

6200 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, AL 36117

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Now you can prepare for great opportunities in the dynamic field of Cosmetology. If you are creative, enjoy working with people, and like working with hair, nails and skincare, you can turn your interests into a rewarding career. Top artists can earn good incomes in beauty-industry careers.

You’ll learn about:

  • Haircutting and styling
  • Wigs and hair enhancements
  • Facials and makeup
  • Manicure and pedicure
  • Salon management
  • Salon ownership
  • Careers in product marketing and education

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Cosmetology 1 Year - Diploma

Virginia College's Cosmetologist Advanced Certificate program offers students the eligibility to take the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology licensing examination for cosmetology. This constitutes five continuous quarters of excellent attendance.

The program is designed to provide a basic understanding of cosmetology and to successfully pass the cosmetology examination given by the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology. Subjects and skills will provide an exceptional learning experience that prepares the student with a solid background of practical hands-on training directly related to the cosmetology industry.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student should be able to:

  • Understand and follow laws, rules, and regulations of Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology o Utilize standard sanitation and safety precautions.
  • Communicate, analyze, and perform cosmetology services in a professional manner.
  • Perform basic wet hair styling, thermal hair styling, hair designing, and artificial hair additions.
  • Perform basic and advanced hair shaping with the use of multiple hair shaping implements.
  • Analyze scalp and hair; select correct chemical texturizing products, and proper use of chemicals and techniques.
  • Identify all types of hair coloring and effects on the hair and perform procedures for hair coloring and lightening.
  • Recognize skin disorders and perform skin care services within cosmetology limits.
  • Recognize nail disorders and provide nail care services within cosmetology limits that include; manicures, pedicures, nail tips, nail wraps, acrylic nails, and creative nail art.
  • Safely and effectively perform basic massage techniques involving hair and scalp, face, hands, arms, shoulders, neck, feet, and lower legs.
  • Use theory and practical salon management skills to complete a successful job search.

Concentration Electives (includes):

  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Microcomputer Fundamentals I
  • Externship
  • Employment Recruitment, Selection, Training, and Development
  • OSHA Compliance in Health

Salon Management
Salon Management 2 Year - Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Salon Management programs consists of:

Cosmetology IV (includes):

  • Follow all sanitary and safety precautions.
  • Attend and participate in Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology review classes in preparation for state board exam.
  • Perform clinical work and laboratory work in all phases of cosmetology assigned under the supervision of licensed cosmetology instructors.
  • Complete special assignments and projects.

General Education (includes):

  • English Composition I
  • College Mathematics.
  • Effective Speaking
  • Introduction to Psychology

Concentration Electives (includes):

  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Microcomputer Fundamentals I
  • Externship
  • Employment Recruitment, Selection, Training, and Development
  • Compliance in Health

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