Cosmetology : Emily Griffith Technical College

Cosmetology

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

Thinking about applying? Get the program checklist or flyer.

Service Industries
$11,486
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
11 Months
Full Time
Program length
2/14/2023
Next Start Date
3/6/23, 5/10/23
Available Start Dates
20 Months
Part Time
Program length
2/14/2023
Next Start Date
3/6/23, 5/10/23
Available Start Dates
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Course Information

Required Courses

COS 1003 Introduction to Hair and Scalp

Introduces various types of scalp treatments, shampoos, and conditioners. This course covers hair and scalp disorders, product knowledge, and proper massage techniques. This course provides training in a lab or classroom setting.

Start Date: 02/14/2023
Instructor: Kelley Berzinkskas
COS 1003 Introduction to Hair and Scalp

Introduces various types of scalp treatments, shampoos, and conditioners. This course covers hair and scalp disorders, product knowledge, and proper massage techniques. This course provides training in a lab or classroom setting.

Start Date: 03/06/2023
Instructor: Shirley Reinhardt
COS 1003 Introduction to Hair and Scalp

Introduces various types of scalp treatments, shampoos, and conditioners. This course covers hair and scalp disorders, product knowledge, and proper massage techniques. This course provides training in a lab or classroom setting.

Start Date: 05/10/2023
Instructor: Kelley Berzinkskas
COS 1010 Introduction to Haircoloring

Introduces theory pertaining to the law of color, theory of color, chemistry of color, product knowledge, and analysis of hair and scalp. This course covers basic application techniques and procedures for the application of haircolor.

Start Date: 03/15/2023
Instructor: Kelley Berzinkskas
COS 1010 Introduction to Haircoloring

Introduces theory pertaining to the law of color, theory of color, chemistry of color, product knowledge, and analysis of hair and scalp. This course covers basic application techniques and procedures for the application of haircolor.

Start Date: 04/24/2023
Instructor: Shirley Reinhardt
COS 1010 Introduction to Haircoloring

Introduces theory pertaining to the law of color, theory of color, chemistry of color, product knowledge, and analysis of hair and scalp. This course covers basic application techniques and procedures for the application of haircolor.

Start Date: 06/12/2023
Instructor: Kelley Berzinkskas
COS 1011 Intermediate I: Haircoloring

Expands on haircoloring theory and practical application of color products, formulations of color, level and shades of color. Students will learn application techniques in a specialized class or in a supervised salon setting.

Start Date: 05/24/2023
Instructor: LaVonya Todd Washington
COS 1020 Introduction to Haircutting

Introduces haircutting theory relevant to patron protection, angles, elevations, and the analysis of hair textures as related to hair cutting procedures. This course covers proper use and care of hair cutting implements, basic hair cutting techniques using various cutting implements, and disinfection and sanitation procedures as they relate to haircutting.

Start Date: 03/06/2023
Instructor: Kelley Berzinkskas
COS 1020 Introduction to Haircutting

Introduces haircutting theory relevant to patron protection, angles, elevations, and the analysis of hair textures as related to hair cutting procedures. This course covers proper use and care of hair cutting implements, basic hair cutting techniques using various cutting implements, and disinfection and sanitation procedures as they relate to haircutting.

Start Date: 04/06/2023
Instructor: Shirley Reinhardt
COS 1020 Introduction to Haircutting

Introduces haircutting theory relevant to patron protection, angles, elevations, and the analysis of hair textures as related to hair cutting procedures. This course covers proper use and care of hair cutting implements, basic hair cutting techniques using various cutting implements, and disinfection and sanitation procedures as they relate to haircutting.

Start Date: 05/31/2023
Instructor: Kelley Berzinkskas
COS 1021 Intermediate I: Haircutting

Expands on basic haircutting theory incorporating facial shapes, head and body forms to determine the appropriate techniques required to complete a client haircut. Students will apply hair cutting techniques in specialized classes or in the supervised salon.

Start Date: 05/10/2023
Instructor: LaVonya Todd Washington
COS 1030 Introduction to Hairstyling

Combines theory with the practical application of hairstyling. This course covers roller placement, hair molding and shaping, pin curls, finger waves, comb-out techniques, air forming, thermal straightening, or curling for short to long hair.

Start Date: 02/22/2023
Instructor: Kelley Berzinkskas
COS 1030 Introduction to Hairstyling

Combines theory with the practical application of hairstyling. This course covers roller placement, hair molding and shaping, pin curls, finger waves, comb-out techniques, air forming, thermal straightening, or curling for short to long hair.

Start Date: 03/14/2023
Instructor: Shirley Reinhardt
COS 1030 Introduction to Hairstyling

Combines theory with the practical application of hairstyling. This course covers roller placement, hair molding and shaping, pin curls, finger waves, comb-out techniques, air forming, thermal straightening, or curling for short to long hair.

Start Date: 05/17/2023
Instructor: Kelley Berzinkskas
COS 1031 Intermediate I: Hairstyling

This course covers the accepted methods of styling hair, air forming, roller sets, finger waves, pin curls, braiding, and hair pressing.

Start Date: 06/12/2023
Instructor: LaVonya Todd Washington
COS 1040 Introduction to Chemical Texture

Introduces a combination of theory and practice focusing on the analysis of hair and scalp, proper equipment and product knowledge. Includes basic techniques in permanent waving and chemical relaxing. Provides training in a classroom or lab setting on mannequins or live models.

Start Date: 04/03/2023
Instructor: Kelley Berzinkskas
COS 1040 Introduction to Chemical Texture

Introduces a combination of theory and practice focusing on the analysis of hair and scalp, proper equipment and product knowledge. Includes basic techniques in permanent waving and chemical relaxing. Provides training in a classroom or lab setting on mannequins or live models.

Start Date: 05/09/2023
Instructor: Shirley Reinhardt
COS 1040 Introduction to Chemical Texture

Introduces a combination of theory and practice focusing on the analysis of hair and scalp, proper equipment and product knowledge. Includes basic techniques in permanent waving and chemical relaxing. Provides training in a classroom or lab setting on mannequins or live models.

Start Date: 06/22/2023
Instructor: Kelley Berzinkskas
COS 1041 Intermediate I: Chemical Texture

Emphasizes theory and practical application of chemical texture, including permanent waves and chemical relaxers, in a supervised salon setting. Students will practice different wrapping techniques required by trend styles in a classroom or salon setting.

Start Date: 06/15/2023
Instructor: LaVonya Todd Washington
COS 1050 Laws, Rules, and Regulations

This course covers laws, rules, and regulations governing the beauty industry in Colorado and accountability for the student, licensed individual, salons, and school owners.

Start Date: 07/17/2023
Instructor: LaVonya Todd Washington
COS 1060 Introduction to Infection Control &Prevention

This course covers various methods of sanitation, disinfection; and principles of workplace safety, infection control and prevention. Topics presented in this course include: classroom study of bacteriology, chemistry of cleaning versus disinfecting products that are used in the cosmetology industry, and terminology dealing with infection control.

Start Date: 05/02/2023
Instructor: Kelley Berzinkskas
COS 1060 Introduction to Infection Control &Prevention

This course covers various methods of sanitation, disinfection; and principles of workplace safety, infection control and prevention. Topics presented in this course include: classroom study of bacteriology, chemistry of cleaning versus disinfecting products that are used in the cosmetology industry, and terminology dealing with infection control.

Start Date: 07/06/2023
Instructor: Shirley Reinhardt
COS 1060 Introduction to Infection Control &Prevention

This course covers various methods of sanitation, disinfection; and principles of workplace safety, infection control and prevention. Topics presented in this course include: classroom study of bacteriology, chemistry of cleaning versus disinfecting products that are used in the cosmetology industry, and terminology dealing with infection control.

Start Date: 07/24/2023
Instructor: Kelley Berzinkskas
COS 2003 Intermediate I: Hair and Scalp

This course covers theory and practical training in shampoos, rinses, and conditioners and examines advanced techniques to prepare the student for employment. Instruction includes preparation for the Colorado State Board Licensing Examination for shampoos, rinses, and conditioners.

Start Date: 05/10/2023
Instructor: LaVonya Todd Washington
COS 2079 Seminar/Workshop

This course provides students with an experiential learning opportunity.

Start Date: 07/17/2023
Instructor: LaVonya Todd Washington
EST 1010 Introduction to Skin Care

This course covers the study of skin in both theory and practical applications for skin care professionals. Topics included in the course are: skin structure and function, massage manipulations while providing facials and the benefits derived from a proper facial, and good skin care routines. Training is conducted in a classroom or lab setting using manikins or models.

Start Date: 04/20/2023
Instructor: Kelley Berzinkskas
EST 1010 Introduction to Skin Care

This course covers the study of skin in both theory and practical applications for skin care professionals. Topics included in the course are: skin structure and function, massage manipulations while providing facials and the benefits derived from a proper facial, and good skin care routines. Training is conducted in a classroom or lab setting using manikins or models.

Start Date: 06/12/2023
Instructor: Shirley Reinhardt
EST 1010 Introduction to Skin Care

This course covers the study of skin in both theory and practical applications for skin care professionals. Topics included in the course are: skin structure and function, massage manipulations while providing facials and the benefits derived from a proper facial, and good skin care routines. Training is conducted in a classroom or lab setting using manikins or models.

Start Date: 07/12/2023
Instructor: Kelley Berzinkskas
EST 1011 Intermediate Skin Care

This course covers skin care and practical application pertaining to anatomy, skin disorders, skin types and facial shapes. Students will help patrons to select the proper skin care treatment(s). Practical and theory application can be done in specialized classes or supervised salon setting using models or customer service.

Start Date: 07/06/2023
Instructor: LaVonya Todd Washington
NAT 1010 Introduction to Nail Care

This course covers the proper use of implements used in manicures and pedicures. Theory and practical application of proper set-up, safety, sanitation, nail shapes, anatomy, product knowledge and terminology dealing with manicures and pedicures is covered. Training is done in a classroom or lab setting using models or other techniques.

Start Date: 04/10/2023
Instructor: Kelley Berzinkskas
NAT 1010 Introduction to Nail Care

This course covers the proper use of implements used in manicures and pedicures. Theory and practical application of proper set-up, safety, sanitation, nail shapes, anatomy, product knowledge and terminology dealing with manicures and pedicures is covered. Training is done in a classroom or lab setting using models or other techniques.

Start Date: 05/17/2023
Instructor: Shirley Reinhardt
NAT 1010 Introduction to Nail Care

This course covers the proper use of implements used in manicures and pedicures. Theory and practical application of proper set-up, safety, sanitation, nail shapes, anatomy, product knowledge and terminology dealing with manicures and pedicures is covered. Training is done in a classroom or lab setting using models or other techniques.

Start Date: 06/29/2023
Instructor: Kelley Berzinkskas
NAT 1011 Intermediate I Nail Care

This course covers theory and practical application dealing with different types of manicures, pedicures, nail art, and massage techniques. Theory and practical application of procedures, products, nail shapes, and maintenance of natural nails is covered. Students learn to recognize different nail disorders and their proper treatment. Training is done in a specialized class or in supervised salon (clinical) setting, using models or customer service. Proper sanitation and sterilization as it pertains to all aspects of manicures, pedicures, and nail art is taught.

Start Date: 06/27/2023
Instructor: LaVonya Todd Washington
EMILY’S STORIES


“Emily Griffith is a good place to study,” says Gabriella. “Teachers are very nice and they help you all of the time when you have questions.”

Gabriella Montes has wanted to be a nurse ever since she was a little girl. She moved to Colorado when she was 11 from Ciudad Juarez in Mexico. When one of her brothers got sick a few years ago, she gave him one of her kidneys. “Helping him then and in the future is one of my biggest motivations for becoming an LPN,” explains Gabriella. 

She has been working in healthcare in a variety of roles. She completed training in Medical Bilingual Assisting with Pima Medical Institute as well as Nurse Assisting with Lutheran Family Services. She has work experience as a bilingual Medical Assistant and a phlebotomist, and she currently works as a CNA. But she still wanted to become a full-fledged nurse. 

A friend recommended the Practical Nursing program at Emily Griffith, but she needed some help with the reading and math tests. So she took classes in our Adult Education program. 

“Emily Griffith is a good place to study,” says Gabriella. “Teachers are very nice and they help you all of the time when you have questions.”

There’s also a special place called the Student Success Center where everybody can study. That’s where she goes to study extra hours before class starts.

Gabriella recently passed the math test to get into the LPN program thanks to the help she received through the Adult Education program. She says it has been challenging to balance work, family, and school but she says, “It’s not easy but with time and dedication, you can do it!” 

Her advice to other students? “Don’t let anyone stop you!” 

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