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A powerful, exciting educational transformation is about to take place in the beauty industry. Mesa Community College, in partnership with the iconic beauty house of L’Oreal and Arizona’s legendary ROLFS Salons of the Future, is now offering a degree designed to help you deliver innovative, intelligent client experiences while offering the knowledge for you to earn the financial rewards your talent deserves.
The Associate in Science in Beauty and Wellness degree is focused on preparing hair and beauty artists to succeed in today’s market and discover the business strategies to thrive in a modern salon. This pioneering, online program builds knowledge and offers skills in finance, marketing and communication as well as critical thinking and organizational leadership, empowering you to elevate your career.
As a licensed beauty professional, you can receive up to 31 credits at no cost toward your 60-68 credit associate’s degree by enrolling as an MCC student for the Beauty and Wellness program. If you choose to continue with your Beauty and Wellness education, after earning your associate’s degree at MCC, you may follow a transfer pathway to Arizona State University to earn a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) - Personal Care Emphasis. All classes are available online, so you can work while earning your degree. Learn and study on your own time, which is anytime that’s convenient for you.
MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.
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Successful completion of a degree within the Beauty and Wellness program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
Manicurists and Pedicurists
You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.
Resources For You
Get credit for your industry training. MCC offers Prior Learning Assessments (PLA) for students with existing industry certifications, licenses, and approved corporate training. Access the forms below and attach proof of training/certification when you submit your request. Please note, in order to access and complete the PLA forms, you must be an active MCC student and have an MEID.
- Prior Learning Assessment for Beauty Industry State Licenses
- Prior Learning Assessment for Lead | ROLFS Global Institute Training
ASU Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) - Personal Care Emphasis - Take your next step towards an advanced degree.
Lead | ROLFS Global Institute - Serves as a bridge supporting and expediting the pathway for beauty professionals pursuing higher education.