Cosmetology : Emily Griffith Technical College


Our Cosmetology program will give you hands-on experience with haircutting, hairstyling, coloring, chemical relaxers, facial treatments, nail services, make-up techniques and more. Our full or part-time program allows you to take classes to better fit your schedule.

Plus, you’ll get the chance to practice and gain real-world experience working with clients on-site at Emily’s Salon & Barbershop. You’ll learn directly from industry experts and guest lecturers.

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith Cosmetology Certificate?

Graduates from Emily Griffith’s Cosmetology program use their certificate to work in jobs such as the following:

  • Salon Stylist
  • Salon Owner
  • Traveling Stylist
  • Theater/Fashion Stylist
  • Makeup Artist
  • Brand Ambassador
  • Platform Artist

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View program checklist below or download here.

  • Confirm payment. For more information regarding payment arrangements, click here.
  • Get your student ID
    • You can get your student ID at the Treasurer's Office after payment is confirmed.

  • The program is offered at our main campus: 1860 Lincoln St., Denver, CO.
  • The program is delivered in a hybrid format. Meaning some of your instruction, class time, and coursework will be completed at home and some will be done in the classroom/clinic.
    • Students are expected to be in a learning environment doing coursework for the duration of class time. Students are not allowed to work during scheduled class hours.
    • Your instructor will inform you of your on-site class hours and provide you with your virtual Google Meet link a week before class starts.
  • Due to the delivery, this program will require computer use and internet access. If you need assistance obtaining technology, please contact
  • Assignments completed virtually will be done using our learning system, Moodle. You will not be able to access Moodle until you have paid for your classes.

  • Books and kit are included and will be handed out in class. These items are non-returnable.
  • Be prepared to buy a few small supplies for your state board kit in Level 4 of your program. Your instructor will inform you of what supplies to buy.
  • Black scrubs are available for purchase from Amazon, Walmart, Crazy Scrubs, etc.

  • You must follow all school policies for in-person and virtual learning at all times.
    • The Code of Conduct and other program policies will be reviewed in class.

  • You are not allowed to miss more than 24 hours of instruction per.
    • These hours reset at each level of the program.
    • This includes arriving late and leaving class early.
  • Missed hours cannot be made-up. You will need to re-enroll in a future cohort.
    • Enrollment in future cohorts is dependent on pending space and availability.

  • Student IDs must be worn at all times while on school property and during any off-campus school activities.
  • You must wear solid (no prints) black scrubs, both tops and bottoms.
  • Hair and nails should be kept clean and groomed at all times.
  • No open-toed shoes (i.e. sandals, flip-flops, shower shoes).
  • Pants must be worn at the waist (no sagging pants).
  • Sunglasses are not to be worn during school hours, unless outside.
  • Odors from smoke, excessive perspiration, perfume, or other sources are not acceptable and will not be tolerated. Odors can be disruptive and even cause physical symptoms to clients and other students.
  • Students not following the dress code will be asked to change or leave. Being asked to leave will count as missed time.
Service Industries
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
11 Months
Full Time
Program length
20 Months
Part Time
Program length
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Her advice for other students is to "never stop thinking big! You are never too young or too old to follow your dreams!"

Irma is from Juarez, Mexico. She came to the U.S. when she was 5 years old and has lived in the U.S. for 60 years and in Denver for 30 years. 

She works as a Street Supervisor for RTD, where she writes memos about accidents and incidents reports.  She chose to study at Emily Griffith because she wanted to improve her written English. She would like to move into a lead supervisor position but she needs to be able to communicate at a higher level so that others can easily understand what she writes. 

To help her achieve her goal of becoming a lead street supervisor for RTD, Irma has taken classes that RTD offers, as well as English classes, and is learning computer skills. Her dream is to get a bachelor’s degree in management. 

Her advice for other students is to “never stop thinking big! You are never too young or too old to follow your dreams!”

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