Are you a cut above the rest? Northland Pioneer College is now accepting students for its Introduction to Cosmetology course this fall in Show Low, Winslow and St. Johns. Fall cosmetology classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 1.
The Introduction to Cosmetology 10-credit-hour course provides demonstration and hands-on instruction in all competencies necessary to perform cosmetology services, going beyond the basic hair cutting and styling and covering the areas of manicure, pedicure, tinting, facials, ethics and shop management. The introductory course provides state-mandated 300 hours of instruction and is the foundation for other courses required to meet the 1600-hour training requirement for state licensure.
Applicants must be at least 16 years old and present a high school diploma, GED® or proof of at least completion of 10th grade. Applicants must also present an Arizona state ID or picture identification and verify their U.S. residency status. Your local NPC campus or center can provide details about required documentation.
Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Start by completing the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid at fafsa.ed.gov. It can take 4 to 6 weeks to complete the online process. To ensure your financial aid is available before classes begin, have all of your documents filed by April 15.
NPC's program prepares students to successfully complete the state licensing exams at nearly a third of the cost of attending classes at 55 other public cosmetology training centers in Arizona. Classroom and hands-on instruction combine to prepare the serious student for the cosmetologist state exams.
For additional information about NPC's cosmetology program, call Chloe Reidhead, (800) 266-7845, ext. 6702, or drop in to NPC's cosmetology centers in Show Low at 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs; 1400 E. Third St. in Winslow; or 955 W. 13th West (by the airport) in St. Johns.
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