North Shore Community College is making changes!

You can start your application today! As always, there is no cost to apply to North Shore Community College.

For Fall 2020, most of NSCC's courses will be virtual – including online, hybrid, and videoconference – to ensure our community's safety and maintain social distancing. Targeted courses that need to occur face-to-face on campus will occur predominantly in lab based classes, using social distancing protocols.

Train for an exciting career in the beauty industry with a Cosmetology certificate.

NSCC’s Cosmetology Program is designed to provide the student with the basics of art, science, and the knowledge and skills needed in the field of cosmetology as well as the general education and fundamentals in management which may be needed in salon operation. The nine-month program follows the guidelines outlined by the Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering. Upon successful completion of 1000 hours of theory and practice required, students are ready to take the Massachusetts State Board of Cosmetology exam. Upon passing the exam students are licensed cosmetologists and ready to begin their career.

9

Months estimated to complete program

$31,200

2016 Boston-area Median Wage

1st

NSCC is top in MA for effectively serving adult learners

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Get in touch

If you have questions related to  this special admissions program, please contact info@northshore.edu or call 978-762-4188.

If you have advising-related questions, please contact cosmetology@northshore.edu or call 781-477-2215.

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Accreditation

North Shore Community College is an accredited public institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly NEASC-CIHE, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

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