Gogebic Community College


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Cosmetology Program Overview

  • Certificate Program
  • 1.5 Years
  • Main Campus - Ironwood


Cosmetology is a three-semester program, combining theory with a practical internship. Many respected advanced educators visit the school to give demonstrations in their subject of expertise. Field trips are also taken to experience in-salon situations as well as trade shows and seminars.

The cosmetology program is approved by the Michigan Board of Licensing and Regulation and prepares students to take the State Licensing Board Examination. A completely equipped cosmetology laboratory and classroom is utilized by students under the direction of a licensed cosmetology instructor.   

Unique Features

  • Gain the knowledge & skill to earn a MI or WI cosmetology license.
  • Attain the training to earn a cosmetology instructors license or a manicurist license.  


  • State regulations require completion of a minimum of 1,500 hours of training and at least 75% average grade in each subject before the student is eligible to take the licensing exam.  


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Courses at Gogebic

Prefix Title Credits
COL 102 College and Career Success 1
COS 101 Lab I 10
COS 102 Theory I 6
Prefix Title Credits
COS 103 Lab II 10
COS 104 Theory II 6
Prefix Title Credits
COS 105 Lab III 10
COS 106 Theory III 6
Total Credits: 49

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