Welcome to a very exciting and fulfilling world of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences.
This career path offers endless opportunity to those who have a passion for their art, strive for success and are willing to dedicate themselves to their career. We are proud to be a part of your exciting journey and we are committed to helping you become a successful part of this elite group.
A quality technician in the beauty industry is always in demand; financial security can be yours in good times or bad. The beauty profession is big business. Every working day at least 3,000,000 women and men attend their favorite beauty salon, barber shop or spa. They spend millions of dollars each year on beauty services. Top rewards go to those men and women who acquire the cutting & styling techniques, skin care and manicuring skills through the education provided at our school. The school is designed to help you better understand your position in the future. If you love working with people and are willing to devote the time and energy necessary for success, then this is the field for you.
The licensed professional may choose from a variety of jobs within the Cosmetology/related field(s). The following vocations are options that may be considered upon graduation.
COSMETOLOGIST: Professional Stylist, Skin Care, Platform Artist, Product Representative, Salon Owner or Manager, State Board Member/Examiner, Image Consultant, Retail Specialist.
ESTHETICIAN: Skin Care Specialist, Spa Professional, Body Treatment Technician, Product Representative, Retail Specialist, Salon Owner or manager, State Board Member/Examiner, Makeup Artist.
MANICURIST: Nail Technician, Spa Professional, Nail Art Specialist, Product Representative, Retail Specialist, Salon Owner/Manager, State Board Member/Examiner.
INSTRUCTOR: Student Salon or Classroom Instructor, Salon Owner/Manager, State Board Member/Examiner, Director of Education, School Administrator, Owner. NOTE: Requires a valid Cosmetology License.
Training is the important first step to an enjoyable, successful career in one of the above areas. If you like to work with people, and have an aptitude for the field, an education in the professional beauty industry can be a pathway to a successful and secure income and a solid future.
The Chico Beauty College is represented in the following professional and community organizations:
California Cosmetology Association National Cosmetology Association Chico Chamber of Commerce California Cosmetology Coalition
The Chico Beauty College is located at 1356 Longfellow Avenue, in the Longfellow Shopping Center, Chico, California. It comprises over 7200 sq. ft., which includes a large lecture room, classrooms for both theory and practical demonstrations, a 3500 sq. ft. main clinic area, dispensary, reception/retail area, student lounge and patio, library/media room, rest rooms, conference room, Instructor’s and Administrative offices.
The college is modern in design and function, spacious, air-conditioned, and furnished with up-to-date equipment and professional products. Parking facilities for both students and patrons are adjacent to the college. The atmosphere provides an ideal environment for the teaching and learning of all phases of the Art and Science of Cosmetology.
THE CHICO BEAUTY COLLEGE INSTRUCTS 100% OF ITS STUDENTS IN A FULLTIME CONTRACTUAL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH BUTTE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, TO TEACH ALL PHASES OF COSMETOLOGY, (i.e., COSMETOLOGY, MANICURING, ESTHETICS, & INSTRUCTOR TRAINING). THE CHICO BEAUTY COLLEGE DOES NOT ENROLL PRIVATE STUDENTS, PARTIME STUDENTS OR NIGHT STUDENTS. NO TUITION IS CHARGED TO STUDENTS BY THE CHICO BEAUTY COLLEGE, (SEE FEE SCHEDULE pg.12.)
Chico Beauty College Students are not assessed the STRF fee as mentioned below, because your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program or other payer, such as Butte Community College and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party.
STUDENT TUTION RECOVERY FUND STATEMENT
California law requires that, upon enrollment, a fee will be assessed the institution in relation to the cost of tuition (Education Code Section 98343). These fees support the student tuition recovery fund (STRF), a special fund established by the California Legislature to reimburse students who might otherwise experience a financial loss for example:
a) The closure of the institution
b) The institution’s breach or anticipatory breach of the agreement for the course of instruction
c) A decline in the quality or value of the course of instruction within the 30-day period before the institution’s closure
The fund protects only California students. Institutional participation is mandatory.
It is important that enrollees keep a copy of any enrollment agreement, contract, or application to document the total amount of tuition paid. Such information may substantiate a claim for reimbursement from the STRF, within one year of the Bureau’s service on the student of their rights under the STRF, or if no notice of rights are served to the student, within four years of the institution’s closure.
You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you:
You are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and
Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party.
You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if either of the following applies:
1. You are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program, or
2. Your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party."
The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency programs attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education.
You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:
The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.
The school's failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school.
The school's failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other costs.
There was a material failure to comply with the Act or this Division within 30 days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau.
An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act."
However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.
For further information or instructions contact:
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833
888-370-7589 Fax 916-263-1897 Web site: www.bppe.ca.gov
Mr. Morrison gained State and National recognition during the 1960-80’s as a Platform Artist, lecturer, and instructor. He is the recipient of over 20 awards in competition hairdressing on the State and National levels. He has served the National Cosmetology Association in committees, as President of his local affiliate and Director on the State level.
Mr. Morrison has been licensed as a Cosmetologist and Cosmetology Instructor since 1964, and holds Life Time Standard Designated Teaching Credentials in: Adult Education, Community College Instructing and Supervising in the field of Cosmetology and Barbering.
Mr. Morrison currently owns one Beauty College and one Salon.
Marguerite J. Morrison – Co-Owner/Manager of Chico Beauty College
Marguerite Morrison has been affiliated with the Beauty College since 1976 and brings to her students over 40 years of experience in the fashion and beauty industry. She is a former model, businessperson, personnel director, fashion consultant, and coordinator.
Mrs. Morrison gives freely of her time and energy counseling her students as well as working on community projects and committees involving Senior Citizens and mentally handicapped adults.
Mr. MacLellan has been involved in the Cosmetology Profession since licensed as a Cosmetologist in 1963. He has served as Stylist, Salon Manager, and Salon Owner and since 1968 School Owner and Instructor.
Mr. MacLellan brings to our schools over 30 years experience in chemical waving, hair coloring, cutting, styling, and make-up, from the everyday basics to high fashion and theatrical. His interests are on creating special looks for fashion, runway, and photographer’s models. Recently he has been actively involved in the exciting world of professional hairstyling competitions on a State and National level. Mr. MacLellan is an expert in teaching the fine art of communication.
Kim Reynolds – Administrator/Instructor
Ms. Reynolds has been involved in the cosmetology profession since licensed in 1985 as a cosmetologist. She has served as a stylist, instructor, and administrator, She works with the community and Butte Community College on projects and gives freely her time and energy helping students with any type of issues that they may have as a student and even after they have graduated.
The faculty and staff members have been selected for their educational backgrounds, experience, dedication, and concern for students of cosmetology. All faculty members are licensed Cosmetology Instructors by the Board of Cosmetology and hold valid Certificates of Authorization for Service as issued pursuant to California Education Code Section 94311.1. Supervising Instructors are holders of Lifetime Standard Designated Teaching Credentials in Adult Education and hold Lifetime Community College Instructor Credentials for Cosmetology and Barbering.
Ronald J. Morrison Officer/Owner/Administrator/Instructor
Chico Beauty College (Licensed 1964)
LeRoy MacLellan V.P./Administrator/Instructor
Chico Beauty College (Licensed 1962)
Kim Reynolds Administrator/Instructor
Chico Beauty College (Licensed 1985)
Paula Grieco Supervisor/Instructor
Chico Beauty College (Licensed 1962)
Jerri Ramirez Instructor Chico Beauty College (Licensed 1986)
Michael Williams Instructor Chico Beauty College (Licensed 1990)
Mia McMillian Instructor Chico Beauty College (Licensed 2004)
Kim Deter Instructor Chico Beauty College (Licensed 1969)
Linda Story Instructor (Licensed 1989)
Jill Wing Instructor Chico Beauty College (Licensed 2005)
Cheryl Overton Instructor Chico Beauty College (Licensed 1983)
Debra Armstrong: Instructor (Substitute)
Chico Beauty College (Licensed 1989)
PHILOSOPHY AND GOALS
Our objective is to offer a solid, academically balanced program of cosmetology, manicuring, esthetician, and instructor training education. Instructors are trained to meet the needs of individuals rather than teach to the “class average”. Our programs are structured to allow for the introduction of new techniques, trends, and styles as they are developed. This combination of sound academic standards and professional flexibility provides our graduates with capabilities and confidence. Our goal is:
• To graduate people who will be able to pass the California State Board Exam and receive license.
• To train with up-to-date product knowledge and professional/technical skills.
• To encourage positive attitudes and train students in the fine art or communication.
• To stress and encourage development of good health and safety rules for the practice of Cosmetology.
• To develop an orderly performance of all tasks and skills, establishing methodical habits without sacrificing artistic skills.
• To graduate students who will secure and retain gainful employment in the field of Cosmetology, Manicuring, Esthetics, and Instructor Training.
NOTE: ALL STUDENTS SEEKING ADMISSION MUST MEET THE EDUCATIONAL REQUIRMENTS TO ATTEND CHICO BEAUTY COLLEGE AS A FULL TIME BUTTE COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT. PLEASE CONTACT BUTTE COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR ADMISSION REQUIRMENTS. 530-895-9015 The Chico Beauty College, admits as regular students those persons who are at least 17 years of age and who have a High School Diploma or the recognized equivalent of a High School Diploma G.E.D, as required by Butte Community College.
For those applicants who do not have a High School Diploma or a G.E.D. and are beyond the age of compulsory education in California (18 years old), and who have completed High School through the 10th grade, may be admitted to our school through the interview process. Desire, determination, and motivation are necessary traits along with a passing score of 70 on our state recognized aptitude test by Milady Publishing Company. (This Aptitude Test is given to all applicants on or before the first day of training.)
The California State Board of Cosmetology requires students to be at least 16 years old to enroll for training, but reach 17 years old to apply for the State licensing exam. Minimum education requirements for Cosmetology, Manicuring, and Esthetician programs is completion of the 10th grade; for Instructor training, a High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalency required in addition to holding a valid California Cosmetology License.
ABILITY TO BENEFIT POLICY
Chico Beauty College does accept students without a high school diploma or its equivalent provided they are able to meet all other admission requirements required by Butte Community College. A prospective student in this category will be admitted only upon meeting the following requirements: Student must be beyond the age of compulsory school attendance (18 for California) and have the ability to benefit from the training offered.
ADMISSION TESTING Students who possess a High School Diploma or its G.E.D. equivalency may take an industry developed Cosmetology Student Aptitude Test, published by Milady.
Students admitted having completed 10th grade only may receive basic classes or tutoring to help compensate for their lack of High School education; these classes are available during the evening at Butte College.