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Cosmetology

In CPTC's cosmetology program, you'll get hands-on experience with real customers. Our beauty school will train you in all aspects of professional cosmetology, from hair design and sculpting to advanced coloring.

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Visit the Program

Our next program info session for Cosmetology is December 14 at 3 p.m. in Building 8 Lobby . Come meet the instructors, see the classrooms, and learn how you can get started!

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You can start the Cosmetology day program any quarter. For the evening program, you can start fall or winter quarter.

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How Much It Costs

For program costs, visit the Tuition and Fees page.

Costs are estimated and are not guarantees.

You can learn more about financial aid and scholarships right here. Or view our full tuition & fees breakdown.

How Long It Takes

Cosmetology Degree 

6 quarters with a minimum of 1600 hours of study.

Hair Designer

5 quarters with a minimum of 1500 hours of study.

Evening classes are available.

Up to 25% of the curriculum can be taught online.

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

Potential Careers

Cosmetologist

In Washington, median pay for cosmetologists is

$28,700 per year.

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Career Pathway

This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net

What You'll Learn

  • Hair Design
  • Hair Cutting
  • Advanced Coloring
  • Corrective Coloring
  • Advanced Straightening 

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Stories About Our Cosmetology Program

CPTC Cosmetology Student Receives Matrix Scholarship

For most Clover Park Technical College students, Sept. 27 was simply the second day of fall quarter classes. For fifth-quarter cosmetology student Jazzmyn Miller, it was quite a bit more special. Representatives from Matrix and Salon Centric interrupted Miller’s afternoon cosmetology class to award her with flowers, balloons and – most importantly – a $5,000 scholarship check as part of the “Imagine All You Can Be” program.

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CPTC’s Haircuts Help Students Get “Ready to Learn”

More than 100 local kids will sport a fresh look heading into the new school year thanks to a group of Clover Park Technical College cosmetology students and alumni who spent several hours cutting hair Saturday morning as part of the annual Caring For Kids Ready to Learn Fair.

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CPTC Joins Springbrook Summer Block Party

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One of the best places to spend a sunny Friday afternoon is in a park enjoying the warm weather and building relationships. That’s how a group of Clover Park Technical College students, faculty and staff spent several hours on Friday, July 29, offering free haircuts, face painting and numerous other activities to local residents at Lakewood’s Springbrook Park.

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Degrees & Certificates

Cosmetology AAT Degree

Type: AAT Degree
Avg. # of Quarters: 6
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Cosmetology Hair Designer AAT

Type: AAT Degree
Avg. # of Quarters: 5
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Meet the Instructors

Loree Chiaro, an instructor at Clover Park Technical College near Tacoma
Loree Chiaro
Loree has been licensed since 1970 and opened her own salon in 1976. She started teaching for CPTC in 1996, primarily leading classes at Washington Corrections Center for Women.
Contact Loree Chiaro
loree.chiaro@cptc.edu
253-589-5640
Trish Maguire, an instructor at Clover Park Technical College near Tacoma
Trish Maguire
Trish has worked in cosmetology for 19 years and has been teaching since 2004, when she started subbing in the Northwest Technical High School Cosmetology program. She loves facilitating students in learning all the exciting things about cosmetology industry.
Sandy Frederick, an instructor at Clover Park Technical College near Tacoma
Sandy Frederick
Sandy Frederick has had her Cosmetology, Barber, Esthetician and Manicurist license since 1980. She worked behind the chair as a stylist and salon owner until 1985, when she got her instructor’s license. Sandy brought her years of teaching and salon experience to CPTC when she became an instructor here in 1998.
Contact Sandy Frederick
sandy.frederick@cptc.edu
253-589-6053
Connie Lind, an instructor at Clover Park Technical College near Tacoma
Connie Lind
Connie A. Lind has been working in the cosmetology industry for 42 years, and she’s an alumni of CPTC. She’s a licensed WA State Cosmetology/Esthetics/Manicurist/Barber Operator & Instructor.
Contact Connie Lind
connie.lind@cptc.edu
253-589-6027
Denise Klug, an instructor at Clover Park Technical College near Tacoma
Denise Klug
Denise has been a licensed cosmetologist since 1978 and has held her instruction license since 1991. She's owned two salons and has received multiple skill awards, including the Northwest International Stylist award for seven consecutive years. She's held the position of vice president of the Washington State Cosmetology Association for eight years. She takes as many advanced classes as possible and passes that knowledge along to her students.
Contact Denise Klug
denise.klug@cptc.edu
253-589-6021
Michelle Ganyon, an instructor at Clover Park Technical College near Tacoma
Michelle Ganyon
Michelle holds her Washington State Salon Operator and Cosmetologist/Esthetics/Manicurist/Barber/Instructor licenses. She has worked in the cosmetology industry since 1990 and started teaching at Clover Park Technical College in 1999. She takes great pride in adapting teaching techniques and strategies to fully unlock each student's true potential.
Contact Michelle Ganyon
michelle.ganyon@cptc.edu
253-589-6026