Cosmetology

Next class starts: August 15, 2024

View full schedule here.

Registration Eligibility: Adults & High School Seniors

High school students must be age 17 or older. Learn more.

Transfer Credit Opportunity

Credit hours for completing this program can be transferred to UVU and USU. Learn more.

Locations

Lehi Campus - Building A
Spanish Fork Campus - Building A

87%

Completion Rate

85%

Placement Rate

The Cosmetology program is designed to prepare students for employment in cosmetology barbering, hair design, skin and nail care. This program prepares students for employment in a salon and/or to open a new salon business.

Students in this program develop communication, professional behavior, and the core skills of working in a salon business. Students work with salon guests in a well-equipped salon and perform skills with the newest techniques, products, and equipment in the industry. Students learn to communicate with customers; analyze skin, hair and nails; and perform the duties of hair cutting, coloring, styling, chemical texture services, and basic skin and nail care.

This program includes 1600 clock time hours of instruction as required by the State of Utah for licensure. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to take the National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology/Barbering Licensure, and examination required for licensure.

This program is eligible for Financial and Veterans Aid! Learn more

For more information, contact the Senior Program Coordinators.
Employee photo Darlene Durrant
Darlene Durrant (Lehi)

ddurrant@mtec.edu

Employee photo Shelly Merryweather
Shelley Merryweather (Spanish Fork)

smerryweather@mtec.edu

Adults and high school seniors. High school students must be age 17 or older.

Registration dates for Lehi and Spanish Fork campuses
PRE-REGISTRATION OPENS:January 10, 2024March 6, 2024May 30, 2024August 19, 2024October 23, 2024January 8, 2025
PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSES:March 1, 2024May 24, 2024August 9, 2024October 18, 2024January 3, 2025February 28, 2025
NEXT START DATE:May 28, 2024August 15, 2024October 21, 2024January 6, 2025March 3, 2025May 27, 2025
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HOW IT WORKS

  • APPLY TO MTECH AND RECEIVE STUDENT ID NUMBER
  • FULFILL ALL ENTRANCE ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS
  • SUBMIT PRE-REGISTRATION FORM (a new form must be submitted for every selection date.  For every previous submission, students will earn additional opportunities to be selected.)  
  • If chosen, you will be notified via email on the registration date to confirm your placement.
  • If chosen as an alternate, you will be put on a waitlist and any students vacating their spot may enable you to register.
  • Each time you submit a pre-registration form and are not chosen, your chances will increase on the next selection/registration date.
  • All pre-registration forms must be submitted by 5:00 pm the Friday before the registration date. No submissions will be accepted after that date and time.
  • Satisfy Entrance Requirements with Testing Center
  • Pre-Registration Form must be completed prior to each start date for lottery draw. Meet with a counselor after being accepted into the program.
SECTIONCAMPUSROOM #START DATEEND DATESTART TIMEEND TIMEDAYS
MAY 2024 DAYLehi Campus – Building A 1045/28/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements8:00 AM4:30 PMM-F
7:00 AM3:00 PMSat
Spanish Fork Campus – Building A 1135/28/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements8:00 AM4:30 PMM-F
7:00 AM3:00 PMSat
MAY 2024 NIGHTLehi Campus – Building A1045/28/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements4:30 PM9:00 PMM-Th
7:00 AM3:00 PMSat
Spanish Fork Campus – Building A1135/28/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements4:30 PM9:00 PMM-Th
7:00 AM3:00 PMSat
AUGUST 2024 DAYLehi Campus – Building A1048/15/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements8:00 AM4:30 PMM-F
7:00 AM3:00 PMSat
Spanish Fork Campus – Building A1138/15/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements8:00 AM4:30 PMM-F
7:00 AM3:00 PMSat
AUGUST 2024 NIGHTLehi Campus – Building A1048/15/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements4:30 PM9:00 PMM-Th
7:00 AM3:00 PMSat
Spanish Fork Campus – Building A1138/15/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements4:30 PM9:00 PMM-Th
7:00 AM3:00 PMSat
OCTOBER 2024 DAYLehi Campus – Building A10410/21/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements8:00 AM4:30 PMM-F
7:00 AM3:00 PMSat
Spanish Fork Campus – Building A11310/21/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements8:00 AM4:30 PMM-F
7:00 AM3:00 PMSat
OCTOBER 2024 NIGHTLehi Campus – Building A10410/21/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements4:30 PM9:00 PMM-Th
7:00 AM3:00 PMSat
Spanish Fork Campus – Building A11310/21/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements4:30 PM9:00 PMM-Th
7:00 AM3:00 PMSat
JANUARY 2025 DAYLehi Campus – Building A1041/6/2025Varies depending on completion of program requirements8:00 AM4:30 PMM-F
7:00 AM3:00 PMSat
Spanish Fork Campus – Building A1131/6/2025Varies depending on completion of program requirements8:00 AM4:30 PMM-F
7:00 AM3:00 PMSat
JANUARY 2025 NIGHTLehi Campus – Building A1041/6/2025Varies depending on completion of program requirements4:30 PM9:00 PMM-Th
7:00 AM3:00 PMSat
Spanish Fork Campus – Building A1131/6/2025Varies depending on completion of program requirements4:30 PM9:00 PMM-Th
7:00 AM3:00 PMSat
MARCH 2025 DAYLehi Campus – Building A1043/3/2025Varies depending on completion of program requirements8:00 AM4:30 PMM-F
7:00 AM3:00 PMSat
Spanish Fork Campus – Building A1133/3/2025Varies depending on completion of program requirements8:00 AM4:30 PMM-F
7:00 AM3:00 PMSat
MARCH 2025 NIGHTLehi Campus – Building A1043/3/2025Varies depending on completion of program requirements4:30 PM9:00 PMM-Th
7:00 AM3:00 PMSat
Spanish Fork Campus – Building A1133/3/2025Varies depending on completion of program requirements4:30 PM9:00 PMM-Th
7:00 AM3:00 PMSat
MAY 2025 DAYLehi Campus – Building A1045/27/2025Varies depending on completion of program requirements8:00 AM4:30 PMM-F
7:00 AM3:00 PMSat
Spanish Fork Campus – Building A1135/27/2025Varies depending on completion of program requirements8:00 AM4:30 PMM-F
7:00 AM3:00 PMSat
MAY 2025 NIGHTLehi Campus – Building A1045/27/2025Varies depending on completion of program requirements4:30 PM9:00 PMM-Th
7:00 AM3:00 PMSat
Spanish Fork Campus – Building A1135/27/2025Varies depending on completion of program requirements4:30 PM9:00 PMM-Th
7:00 AM3:00 PMSat
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Total hours: 1600

*Note: Day start times will vary based on enrolled course

Course Descriptions
 
Course NameCourse HoursCourse CreditsExternship/Clinical/ WBL CreditsTuition ($120/credit)Course FeesIndustry Exam Fee
Cosmetology/Barbering/Hair Design Basics12040$480.00$1,390.00
Barbering Basics6020$240.00$159.00
Cosmetology/Hair Design Chemical Services Basics9030$360.00$45.00
Esthetics and Nails Basics6020$240.00$68.00
Advanced Training and Skills9030$360.00$213.00
Cosmetology/Barbering Intermediate Theory and Practice9030$360.00$159.00
Professional Development, State Laws, and Industry Specific Continuing Education9030$360.00$209.00
Advanced Training and Skills II9030$360.00$125.00
Advanced Training and Skills IV10030$360.00$125.00
Cosmetology/Barbering Clinical I13503$360.00$80.00
Cosmetology/Barbering Clinical II13503$360.00$102.00
Cosmetology/Barbering Clinical III13503$360.00$102.00
Cosmetology/Barbering Clinical IV13503$360.00$112.00
Cosmetology/Barbering Clinical V13503$360.00$107.00
Cosmetology/Barbering Clinical VI13503$360.00$107.00$254.00
TOTALS:16002618$5,280.00$3,103.00$254.00
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Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the first course in the program. While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.

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Tuition/FeesCost
Tuition:$5,280.00
Application Fee: $0.00
Registration Fee:$40.00
Total Course Fees:$3,103.00
Required Materials:$80.00
Industry Exam Fee:$254.00
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Course-by-course cost breakdowns can be found on the “Courses” tab above.

Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the first course in the program. Fees and materials may be required upfront, while some may be paid later throughout the program.

While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.

Required MaterialsQuantityNotes (ISBN numbers, etc)Cost
Cosmetology KitIncluded in Course FeesIncluded in Course Fees
TextbooksIncluded in Course Fees
State Board Kit Rental1Required for State of Utah Practial Exam. If kit is returned with all equipment student will receive a $40 refund. Does not include any consumable supplies to be returned$80.00
Computing device with audio/video capabilities and online connectivityA portion of some courses will be done online. Students will be required to provide their own device with audio and video capabilities as well as their own internet connectivity. Students should be prepared to complete up to 8 hours of online learning each week they are in the Program.$0.00
Total Cost of Required Materials$80.00
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Optional MaterialsQuantityNotes (ISBN numbers, etc)Cost
Additional Mannequins up to 10 additional mannequins may be required. Each mannequin is apprximately $45$450.00
Total Cost of Optional Materials $450.00
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  • MTECH Program Certificate in Cosmetology
  • Healthcare Provider BLS and First Aid Certification
  • Preparation to for the State of Utah written and practical exam to be licensed as a Cosmetologist.

At MTECH, you will join an exclusive group of graduates who benefit from a commitment to excellence shared by everyone at the school. From instructors who deliver a relevant, industry-driven curriculum to academic counselors focused on ensuring you have the tools you need to succeed, we all share the same goal: your success as a student.

Unfortunately we are not taking transfer students. However, you are welcome to enroll as a new student.

No, students will not be able to come in both day and night. Students will only be able to attend one schedule.
When students register for one schedule (day or night) they will not be able to change to the other schedule.
Students must stay in their chosen schedule for the entire program.

High school students need to complete their required high school classes so they have time for the Cosmetology program. High school students usually take their first periods of the day at their high school, then come to MTECH afterwards.

Program length
Up to 22 months
Total cost
$8,757
Lehi Campus - Bldg. A
Spanish Fork Campus - Bldg. A
Program length
Up to 22 months
Total cost
$8,757
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Course Descriptions

Cosmetology/Barbering/Hair Design Basics
The Cosmetology/Barbering/Hair Design Basics course presents basic cosmetology practices, demonstrations of technical procedures and practical application of cosmetology skills. Students learn the basics of infection control with safety and sanitation; properties of the hair and scalp; principles of hair design; shampooing, conditioning, draping, hair and scalp treatments, haircutting; hairstyling and to identify the responsibilities of the cosmetologist. Critical thinking skills are also developed. Students demonstrate competency through assignments testing and practical applications. This course is part of a required series to prepare students to take the National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology Licensure Examination (NIC test).
Barbering Basics
The Barbering Basics course covers barbering theory for the following subjects: history of barbering , tools and equipment, professional straight razor shaves, facial hair design, and haircutting and styling techniques for short hair. With instructions, students perform demonstrations and practical applications for each subject. Students demonstrate competency through assignments, testing and practical applications.
Cosmetology/Hair Design Chemical Services Basics
The Cosmetology/Hair Design Chemical Services Basics course covers the basics of chemical services such as chemical relaxer theory and techniques, color theory and techniques, and perming theory and techniques. Students receive instructions, perform demonstrations, and perform practical applications for each of these basic cosmetology and hair design related chemical services. Theory for each subject is covered and students are required to demonstrate competency through practical application, assignments, and testing.
Esthetics and Nails Basics
The Esthetics and Nail Basics course presents basic esthetic and nail service practices, theory, instruction, demonstrations of technical procedures, and practical application of cosmetology esthetic skills. Students learn hair removal, facials, and makeup procedures. Students also learn how to perform manicures, pedicures, gel polishes, nail care, and nail enhancements Students demonstrate competency with assignments, tests, and practical skills.
Cosmetology/Barbering Intermediate Theory and Practice
In the Cosmetology/Barber Intermediate Theory and Practice course, students learn additional theory and practical applications related to the skin, hair, and nails. The disorders and diseases related to the skin, hair, and nails are also covered. Additionally, students learn structures of the skin including anatomy and physiology of the human body, basic electricity, and light therapy. Students work on practical skills to improve haircutting, hair color applications, different hair styling techniques, and additional esthetic skills. Students demonstrate competency with assignments, tests, and practical skills.
Advanced Training and Skills
In the Advanced Training and Skills course, students receive advanced training and education in braiding, hair extensions, wigs, haircutting, hair coloring, and hair styling. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in the basic and intermediate courses. Students work to improve timing and skill level on services performed in the clinical setting. Additionally, students learn and practice applications of basic esthetics and advanced nail techniques.
Professional Development and Industry, State Laws, and Specific Continuing Education
In the Professional Development and Industry, State Laws, and Specific Continuing Education course, students learn additional skills to prepare to become a professional in their chosen cosmetology/hair design field. Students learn about the history and career opportunities in the industry. Students learn and practice life skills and understand the importance of keeping a professional image which is expected of a cosmetologist/barber. They incorporate and practice good communication skills with fellow workers, employees, and clients. They also learn how to open, run and operate their own salon business and create a professional portfolio. Students are taught about the different laws and rules associated with the cosmetology/barbering related fields and prepare to take the state written and practical exams. Students demonstrate competency with assignments, tests, and practical skills.
Advanced Training and Skills III
The Advanced Training and Skills III course covers additional testing and State Board preparation. This course also builds on the knowledge and skills learned in previous courses. Students continue working on timing and skill level for services performed in the clinical setting. Students demonstrate competency with assignments, tests, and practical skills. Students focus on all cosmetology services from previous courses.
Cosmetology/Barbering Clinical I
In the Cosmetology/Barbering Clinical I course, students begin to provide salon services in the clinical setting. This course provides practical experience and learning in a real salon setting. Students perform the services learned in previous courses on clients. This course helps prepare students for client work and building a clientele.
Cosmetology/Barbering Clinical II
The Cosmetology/Barbering Clinical II course provides practical experience and learning in a real salon setting. Students perform the services learned in previous courses as they perform a variety of services on clients. This course will help prepare students for client work and building a clientele.
Cosmetology/Barbering Clinical III
The Cosmetology/Barbering Clinical III course provides practical experience and learning in a real salon setting. Students perform the services learned in previous courses as they perform a variety of services on clients. This course helps prepare students for client work and building a clientele.
Cosmetology/Barbering Clinical IV
The Cosmetology/Barbering Clinical IV course provides practical experience and learning in a real salon setting. Students will perform the services learned in previous courses as they perform a variety of services on clients. This course will help prepare students for client work and building a clientele.
Cosmetology/Barbering Clinical V
The Cosmetology/Barbering Clinical V course begins to provide salon services in the clinical setting. This course provides practical experience and learning in a real salon setting. Students perform the services learned in previous courses as they perform a variety of services on clients. This course helps prepare students for client work and building a clientele.
Cosmetology/Barbering Clinical VI
The Cosmetology/Barbering Clinical VI course provides practical experience and learning in a real salon setting. Students perform the services learned in previous courses as they perform a variety of services on clients. This course helps prepare students for client work and building a clientele.
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