Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists provide hair and beauty services to enhance clients’ appearance.  Those who operate their own salons have managerial duties that may include hiring, supervising, and firing workers; as well as keeping business and inventory records, ordering supplies, and arranging for advertising. The cosmetology program provides students an opportunity to apply cosmetology practices and principles in a simulated salon environment. 

 Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology Examination. Students in this program meet four hours a day five times a week, and at least eight hours on one Saturday each month.

Grade level requirement: 10,11,12 (Juniors will be given preference)
Prerequisits: Completed application, a kit fee of $300.00*
Number of college credits earned: 44**
Carer opportunities: Barbers, Hairdressers, Hairstylist, Cosmetologists, Manicurists & Pedicurist.
Average salary: $22,500 annually ($10.82 hourly)***

For more information please contact CVIT

*Fee subject to change based on current program specifications

**Number of college credits may change with program improvements

***Gathered from 2010 Occupational Outlook Handbook at


Cobre Valley Institute of Technology
P.O. Box 2656
Globe, AZ 85502

Seal of Arizona

Phone:  (928) 425-9654
Mobile:  (928) 961-2446
Fax:  (928) 425-8492