Adult Cosmetology Programs

Mission of the Postsecondary Cosmetology Programs
The postsecondary cosmetology programs at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical School are designed to prepare the graduate for an entry-level position in the field of cosmetology.

Tri-County offers two different programs in the field of cosmetology for adults.  The Aesthetics program trains students to analyze and cleanse skin through a variety of techniques. Aestheticians can be found in spas,  salons, and in medical settings.  The Adult Cosmetology  program trains students to provide personal care services that include caring for people’s hair, skin, and nails.

Please review the course descriptions below to see if our programs are the right fit for you!  Additional information for each program is available in the catalog/Handbooks accessible via the link on the right of this page.

Cosmetology Program Details below

Aesthetics Program Details below

Adult Cosmetology Program

The full course of instruction consists of 1,000 hours as required by the MA State Board of Registration of Cosmetologists. All phases of cosmetology will be introduced during the first half of the year. These are hair styling, cutting, permanent waves, coloring, manicuring, and skin care. Students will perfect these basic skills by hands-on training when we offer services to the public. Students are expected to maintain regular attendance and satisfactory progress and must maintain a 75% average.

Day Program
September – June
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

*Application for admission begins January 15.
*Class size is limited to 15 students.
*Registrants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program the student will:
• Explain and apply safety and sanitation procedures necessary in the cosmetology profession.
• Communicate effectively to perform client consultations.
• Competently perform basic hair, nail and skin care services.
• Successfully apply knowledge and procedures to perform the MA Cosmetology Licensing Examination

Admission Requirements

Applicants will:
• Be 18 years or older as of the first class date (Birth certificate may be required).
• Include G.E.D/HiSet Certificate, Official High School Transcripts, High School Diploma, Official College Transcript OR Diploma.
• Complete and submit the Tri-County Postsecondary Application for admission available through the Adult Education office or website.
• Once accepted into the program to secure enrollment, all students must pay a registration fee of $100.
• In accordance with current state law, applicants must submit Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) release form. The form will be provided by Tri-County for student consent. Students must provide a current Driver’s License or other Government issued photo identification to be copied at the time of completion.
• Class size is limited to 15 students. Registrants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Physical Exam & Immunizations

Health Requirements

Current Physical Exam (Massachusetts School Heath Record and Certificate of Immunizations form to be completed by Physicians office). Tetanus booster every ten years, three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine, polio vaccine series, Measles, Mumps and rubella vaccines and one dose of Varivax or a history of Chicken Pox disease.

Registration Process

Prospective students are required to fill out an Admission Application and submit it to the Adult Education Office. Your application will be reviewed and you will receive written notice of acceptance into the program. Once accepted into the program to secure enrollment, all students must pay a registration fee of $100.

– Include GED Certificate or Hi-Set Certificate, Official High School Transcripts, High School Diploma, Official College Transcripts OR College Diploma

The application can be submitted in person, via email (Valorie@tri-county.us), Fax 508-528-3698 or via mail delivery.

Please mail completed applications to:

Tri-County RVTHS
Post-Secondary Education Registration
147 Pond Street
Franklin, MA 02038

Tuition and Fees

Upon acceptance, a minimum initial payment must be made. The remaining tuition balance is due at the first day of school unless the student chooses to enroll in the monthly payment plan program. The kit fee is determined in August before classes start. Payment for the kit is due when classes begin. Students with tuition in arrears will not receive credit for the hours accrued.

Day Session Tuition and Fees (2020-2021) – Out Of District
Tuition (Kit and supplies additional) $9290
Kit and Supplies – approximately (Due at first class) $975

**Kit includes textbooks (Milady series), mannequins and cosmetology supplies including scissors, blow dryer, curling/straightening irons, combs, brushes, curlers, perm rods etc.

Day Session Tuition and Fees (2020-2021) – In-District *
Tuition (Kit and supplies additional) $5950
Kit and Supplies – approximately (Due at first class) $975

**Kit includes textbooks (Milady series), mannequins and cosmetology supplies including scissors, blow dryer, curling/straightening irons, combs, brushes, curlers, perm rods etc.

Day Session Tuition and Fees (2019-2020) – Out Of District
Tuition (Kit and supplies additional) $8,990
Kit and Supplies – approximately (Due at first class) $975

**Kit includes textbooks (Milady series), mannequins and cosmetology supplies including scissors, blow dryer, curling/straightening irons, combs, brushes, curlers, perm rods etc.

Day Session Tuition and Fees (2019-2020) – In-District *
Tuition (Kit and supplies additional) $5650
Kit and Supplies – approximately (Due at first class) $975

**Kit includes textbooks (Milady series), mannequins and cosmetology supplies including scissors, blow dryer, curling/straightening irons, combs, brushes, curlers, perm rods etc.

*In-district towns: Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Plainville, Seekonk, Sherborn, Walpole, Wrentham.

Valid proof of current (within the past 3 months) residency is required to confirm eligibility for in-district tuition. Proof of residency will be confirmed with two of the following: valid Massachusetts driver’s license, a signed lease agreement or mortgage statement, or a current employment pay stub.

Once class commences, In-District & Out of District Tuition cannot be changed
Tuition for all Tri-County Adult Education programs is subject to change for the upcoming school year.
There is a $20 fee for any returned checks.
Cabinet keys are issued to Cosmetology Day students. If keys are lost, the student will be responsible for the $20.00 replacement cost of the key set.

Tuition Payment Schedule

Once accepted onto the program to secure enrollment, all students must pay a registration fee of $100.

A tuition deposit of one/half of the tuition is required by July 15.

The remaining balance is required before the first day of classes unless the student chooses to enroll in the Payment Plan Program or complete a Financial Aid online application at (www.FAFSA.gov). Tri-County’s school code: 041220.

Kit and Supplies fee is due on or before the first class.

There will be a $20.00 charge for all returned checks

Payment Methods

Upon acceptance into the program, the following payment methods are available:

Credit Card Payments:

In Person: At the Adult Education Office

Online: After your completed application is received and you have been accepted into the program, you will be able to make payments using the online registration system. You will need to set up your username and password through the Adult Education Office.

Mail: Tri-County RVTHS Post-Secondary Education Registration
147 Pond Street
Franklin, MA 02038

*Make checks payable to:”Tri-County RVTHS” *Do NOT send cash through the mail.

*There will be a $20.00 charge for all returned checks

Adult Education Offices Hours of Operation

September – June; Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 9:00pm and Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
July and August; Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Monthly Payment Plan

FACTS Payment Plan
This payment program is available only to students enrolled in the Day and Evening Cosmetology program and Aesthetics program.

Tri-County has contracted FACTS to offer our postsecondary cosmetology and aesthetics students a payment plan option to help make tuition payment a little less stressful for themselves and their families. This payment plan offers two different monthly payment options — either automatic withdrawal from a bank account or automatic payment through a credit card. (Please note that there is an additional convenience fee charge for each credit card payment.) Students have the option of paying their tuition balance in full or of spreading the payments over either nine or ten months. Completing a simple online form is all it takes to enroll in this plan. There is a one-time $50 non-refundable enrollment fee for this service, and no additional interest is charged or fees assessed if payments are received on time.

Please note that students who have not paid the entire tuition balance on or before the first day of class must enroll in the FACTS program to set up a payment plan.

For more information about the FACTS Payment Plan at Tri-County please visit our Postsecondary Programs Page and look under “Additional Information”

Financial Aid

Federal Financial Aid, in the form of Pell Grants, is available for this program. Tri-County encourages students to apply for Financial Aid through http://www.fafsa.gov/ using Tri-County’s school code of 041220. Tri-County does not provide access to student loans at this time. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information at 508-528-5400 x111.

For more information about Financial Aid at Tri-County please visit our Postsecondary Programs Page and look under “Additional Information”

Refund Policy

Refunds are processed upon receipt of a written notice of withdrawal. Refunds are processed automatically, using the date that the written withdrawal notice is received, the amount of the refund is determined as follows:

100% of fee minus $100 withdrawal fee before the start date
60% of fee minus $100 withdrawal fee before the second class
40% of fee minus $100 withdrawal fee before the third class
There will be NO refunds after the third class

Credit card payments are generally refunded within 24-48 hours of receipt of withdrawal notice and receipt of credit card information. Refund processing for check and cash payments may take up to 6 weeks.

Transfer Policy

Students are enrolled and assigned to the Cosmetology program. Students will not be permitted to transfer to another program without just cause and written permission from the Director of Adult Education.

Transfer students from another institution will be accepted if space is available and with written approval from the Director of Adult Education. The transfer student must provide Tri-County with all the necessary documents including a Transfer of Hours Worksheet (MA Board of Cosmetology document) from the previous school attended. The student will be given a start date once all the necessary forms are received by the Adult Education office.

If a student of Tri-County requires hours to be transferred to another institution, the Director of Adult Education will provide and mail the Transfer of Hours Worksheet to said institution. As stated on the MA Board of Cosmetology document,” no hours will be transferred if the student has and owes money to the previous school.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

Aesthetics Program

The program provides training and practical experiences required to qualify students for the Massachusetts Aesthetics Licensing Exam. The full course of instruction consists of 600 hours as required by the State Board of Registration of Cosmetology. Students are required to maintain regular attendance, make satisfactory progress. Some of the subjects covered include skin analysis and consultation, anatomy and physiology, cosmetic chemistry, hair removal, and make-up application. .

Students learn the latest procedures in a hands-on, fast-paced salon environment and gain valuable experience working with clients providing various facials, skin treatments and waxing services.
 
Evening Program:
The Aesthetics program will run from October 15, 2019- May of 2021.  The schedule will follow the schools calendar for holidays and vacations. There will be a summer break with no classes in July and August.  Classes will start in September after the summer break.
 
Monday and Tuesday
4:00pm – 9:00pm
 
*Application for admission begins January 15.
*Class size is limited to 12 students
*Registrants are accepted on a first-come, first served basis

Program Objectives

This program will:

• Teach the necessary skills and techniques that make up a successful Aesthetician.
• Prepare students to successfully apply knowledge and procedures to perform the MA Aesthetics Licensing Examination.
• Adequately train students to be professionals and be able to find gainful employment in the field of skin care and aesthetics.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will:

• Safely and accurately use all the equipment and products related to the industry.
• Demonstrate the most up-to-date methods and procedures.
• Apply good health and safety rules.
• Demonstrate appropriate communication skills.
• Practice an orderly performance of all tasks and skills, establishing methodical habits without sacrificing artistic skills.

Admission Requirements

Applicants will:
• Must be 18 years or older as of the first class date (Birth certificate may be required)
• Must have a G.E.D/HiSet Certificate, Official High School Transcripts, High School Diploma, Official College Transcript OR College Diploma
• Applications for admission are available through the Adult Education office or website.
• In accordance with current state law, applicants must submit Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) release form. The form will be provided for student consent. Student’s must provide a current Driver’s License or other Government issued photo identification to be copied at the time of completion.
• Once accepted into the program to secure enrollment, all students must pay a registration fee of $100.

Health Requirements

Current Physical Exam (Massachusetts School Heath Record and Certificate of Immunizations form to be completed by Physicians office). Tetanus booster every ten years, three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine, polio vaccine series, Measles, Mumps and rubella vaccines and one dose of Varivax or a history of Chicken Pox disease.

Registration Process

Prospective students are required to fill out an Admission Application and submit it to the Adult Education Office. Your application will be reviewed and you will receive written notice of acceptance into the program. Once accepted into the program to secure enrollment, all students must pay a registration fee of $100.

– Include GED Certificate or Hi-Set Certificate, Official High School Transcripts, High School Diploma, Official College Transcripts OR College Diploma

The application can be submitted in person, via email (valorie@tri-county.us), Fax 508-528-3698 or via mail delivery.

Please mail completed applications to:
Tri-County RVTHS
Post-Secondary Education Registration
147 Pond Street
Franklin, MA 02038

*Make Checks Payable to: “Tri-County RVTHS”
*Do NOT send cash through the mail

Tuition and Fees

Tuition (Books and Supplies Included) $6990

Once accepted into the program to secure enrollment, all students must pay a registration fee of $100.

Total tuition divided by 2 = Year 1 and Year 2 tuition

Year 1:
50% of Year 1 tuition (minus $100) is due on or before July 15th
100% of Year 1 tuition must be paid in full on or before the 1st day of school unless the student chooses to enroll in the FACTS Payment Plan.

Year 2:
50% of Year 2 tuition is due on or before July 15th
100% of Year 2 tuition must be paid in full on or before the 1st day of school unless the student chooses to enroll in the FACTS Payment Plan.

• Tuition for all Tri-County Adult Education programs is subject to change for the upcoming school year.
• There is a $20 fee for any returned checks.

Payment Methods

Upon acceptance into the program, the following payment methods are available:

Credit Card Payments:

508-528-5400 x 117 Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
508-528-5400 x 126 Monday – Thursday 4:00pm – 9:00pm
In Person-

Mail-

Tri-County RVTHS
Post-Secondary Education Registration
147 Pond Street
Franklin, MA 02038
*Make checks payable to: Tri-County RVTHS
*Do NOT send cash through the mail

*There will be a $20.00 charge for all returned checks

Monthly Payment Plan

FACTS Payment Plan
This payment program is available only to students enrolled in the Day and Evening Cosmetology program and Aesthetics program.

Tri-County has contracted FACTS to offer our postsecondary cosmetology and aesthetics students a payment plan option to help make tuition payment a little less stressful for themselves and their families. This payment plan offers two different monthly payment options — either automatic withdrawal from a bank account or automatic payment through a credit card. (Please note that there is an additional convenience fee charge for each credit card payment.) Students have the option of paying their tuition balance in full or of spreading the payments over either nine or ten months. Completing a simple online form is all it takes to enroll in this plan. There is a one-time $50 non-refundable enrollment fee for this service, and no additional interest is charged or fees assessed if payments are received on time.

Please note that students who have not paid the entire tuition balance on or before the first day of class must enroll in the FACTS program to set up a payment plan.

For more information about the FACTS Payment Plan at Tri-County please visit our Postsecondary Programs Page and look under “Additional Information”

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is currently not available for the Aesthetics Program.

Refund Policy

Refunds are processed upon receipt of a written notice of withdrawal. Refunds are processed automatically. Using the date that the written withdrawal notice is received, the amount of the refund is determined as follows:

100% of fee minus $100.00 withdrawal fee before the first class
60% of fee minus $100.00 withdrawal fee after the first class
40% of fee minus $100.00 withdrawal fee after the second class
*There will be No refunds after the third class

Credit card payments are generally refunded within 24-48 hours of receipt of withdrawal notice and receipt of credit card information. Refund processing for check and cash payments may take up to 6 weeks.

Transfer Policy

Students are enrolled and assigned to the Aesthetics program. Students will not be permitted to transfer to another program without just cause and written permission from the Director of Adult Education.

Transfer students from another institution will be accepted if space is available and with written approval from the Director of Adult Education. The transfer student must provide Tri-County with all the necessary documents including a Transfer of Hours Worksheet (MA Board of Cosmetology document) from the previous school attended. The student will be given a start date once all the necessary forms are received by the Adult Education office.

If a student of Tri-County requires hours to be transferred to another institution, the Director of Adult Education will provide and mail the Transfer of Hours Worksheet to said institution. As stated on the MA Board of Cosmetology document,” no hours will be transferred if the student has and owes money to the previous school.