Beauty and Wellness

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This program is part of the Business Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management
Beauty and Wellness

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 30 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.

Associate Degree

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.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Beauty and Wellness program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Beauty and Wellness

Career Opportunities

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


* Career and wage information provided by Lightcast using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Lightcast’s proprietary analytical processes. Lightcast’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

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.

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Before signing up for classes, you will want to meet with a career navigator. A career navigator can help you explore this program and find the career path that suits you best. You can connect with this program's career navigator, Joy Henry, via the button to the right.

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.

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.

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