Blue Ridge NAVIT

Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology
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This is a course of study which trains persons to be beauty operators, hairstylists, beauticians, and cosmetologists. Some related occupations include makeup artists, styling/cosmetic supply sales, shop owner, beauty consultant, and instructor. Local career opportunities exist in all communities. Cosmetology is open to juniors and seniors only who must be able to prove the receipt of at least 10 Grade H.S. credits (a State Board requirement). The student must complete the state requirement of 1600 clock hours in the cosmetology classroom. This includes working thirteen to fifteen Saturdays throughout the year in addition to meeting during summer months before and after the traditional semester.

ASSET Test Minimum Scores:

  • Special Screening Tests held in November and April to include ASSET test along with GATB.

General Prerequisites:

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship
  • A minimum of ten (10) High School credits
  • Students must complete in full the NPC Application Packet for this program

Suggested Courses:

  • Cluster Class Human Services & Pubic Safety
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Human Resource or Service type courses

Credits Students will receive:

Semester 1
Course NameCourse No.No. of Credits
Manicuring ICOS 1014
Theory of Cosmetology ICOS 1053
Permanent Waving, Shampooing and Hairstyling ICOS 1105

Semester 2
Course NameCourse No.No. of Credits
Manicuring IICOS 1024
Permanent Waving, Shampooing and Hairstyling IICOS 1114
Haircutting, Scalp Treatment, Tinting, and Facial ICOS 1205

Semester 3
Course NameCourse No.No. of Credits
Theory of Cosmetology IICOS 1063
Permanent Waving, Shampooing, and Hairstyling IIICOS 1125
Haircutting, Scalp Treatment, Tinting, and Facial IICOS 1215

Semester 4
Course NameCourse No.No. of Credits
Manicuring, Hand, and Arm MassageCOS 1182
Haircutting, Scalp Treatment, Tinting, and Facial IIICOS 1225
InternshipCOS 1984
Special TopicsCOS 2993

Periods that the class will meet:

  • Classes will be taught at NPC during periods 1 and 2, 8:00 to 11:00 am Monday thru Friday.
  • Transportation will pick up students in front of Blue Ridge High School at 7:30 am. The van will then pick up students at NPC at 11:00 am and return to Blue Ridge High School by 11:25am

Costs for the program:

  • $400 (refundable upon program completion) towards cost of consumable kit.
  • Students are responsible cost of uniforms, passport photos, identification tags, and state board exams.
  • The NAVIT program will pay the tuition and fee for the classes.
  • NPC and NAVIT will provide the text.


  • Absence for High School activities will have to be pre-approved by NPC Instructor.
  • More than three absences will put students at risk for no college credit. This includes a possible loss of tuition for the next semester.

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