What We Do

This course prepares students to enter the cosmetology workforce with knowledge in all areas required by the Vermont State Board of Cosmetology. Students will learn the theory behind the hands on aspects of the industry including hair cutting, color, chemical texturizing, waxing, skin care, nail services including artificial nails, and makeup application. Students will also perform and master these services in the CVCC in-house salon, while adhering to state regulations. Students will also learn about anatomy and physiology, chemistry, electricity, infection control, professional image, and business practices, just to name a few.


Successful students in this program have these academic opportunities available to them.

  •  Students who have successfully completed 1500 hours can sit for the VT Licensing Exam for Cosmetology (second year of program required)

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See the link above to our Program of Studies for further information about this program, including...

  • Textbook
  • Recommended Reading Level
  • Recommended Math Skills
  • CVCC Safety Exam

and more!