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Central Arizona Valley
Institute of Technology

Our Cosmetology Program

Did you know that the average cosmetology school costs $10,000-$15,000 in tuition? The CAVIT Cosmetology program continues to be one of the best investments a student in Pinal County can make in his or her future. CAVIT offers the 1,000 Hairstyling program to first year students that concentrates on hair and color services. Students successfully completing the 1,000 hour program will be eligible to take the licensed hairstyling exam given by the state of Arizona.

Program Highlights

  • Experience and manage a professional full-service interactive salon and spa environment.
  • Express individual creativity by providing a wide range of hair and color services.
  • Work with professional cosmetologists using advanced techniques in preparation for state licensure.

Career Focus

  • Prepared for state licensing cosmetology exam and further education.

2019-2020 Entrance Requirements

  • Must have obtained ten high school credits.
  • Must have successfully completed two years of English.
  • Display a good attendance record.
  • Must possess a Social Security card.
  • Must be 16 years of age by July 22, 2019.
  • No criminal record.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Bronze - Customer Service Secondary Contest, 2018 SkillsUSA State Conference
  • Gold - Job Skill Demo Postsecondary Contest, 2017 SkillsUSA State Conference
  • Gold - Outstanding SkillsUSA Chapter Award, 2017 SkillsUSA State Conference
  • Gold, Silver, Bronze - Cosmetology Secondary Contest, 2017 SkillsUSA Region 3 Conference
  • Gold - Cosmetology Postsecondary Contest, 2017 SkillsUSA Region 3 Conference
  • Gold - Outstanding SkillsUSA Chapter Award, 2016 SkillsUSA State Conference
  • Gold - Chapter of Distinction Chapter Award, 2015 SkillsUSA State Conference
  • Gold - Outstanding SkillsUSA Chapter Award, 2014 SkillsUSA State Conference
  • Gold - Outstanding SkillsUSA Chapter Award, 2013 SkillsUSA State Conference

Related Career Specialties

  • Barber
  • Cosmetology School Director
  • Esthetician
  • Hairstylist and Cosmetologist
  • Instructor
  • Nail Technician
  • Professional Makeup Artist
  • Salon Owner
  • Skin Care Specialist
  • Spa Owner

Post-Secondary Opportunities

After successfully completing the CAVIT Cosmetology program, students may pursue an associates of applied science (AAS) degree in cosmetology with Eastern Arizona College (EAC). Students who have obtained their AZ Board of Cosmetology license may receive up to 44 college credits towards their AAS in cosmetology (at no cost) after completing at least 16 college credits with EAC.