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Educational Objectives/Mission Statement

At BRIDGES BEAUTY COLLEGE, INC., our educational objective and mission is to offer training that prepares the successful student to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the licensing exams and to prepare graduates to seek and find employment in the beauty industry. Our graduating students should be able to function effectively in one of the many specialty areas such as: Hair Stylist, barbering, Hair Colorist, Manicurist, Make up Artist, or as a Beauty Salon Operator. Normal progression should move him or her to positions such as Beauty Salon Manager, Beauty Salon Owner, Cosmetology Teacher, Supervisor, Director, or School Owner.


History

BRIDGES BEAUTY COLLEGE, INC. was founded in 1971 and has established itself as a progressive and respected vocational training institution. Our facility is a spacious (11,287 sq. ft.) air-conditioned, one-story building, which offers separate classrooms, and 'on campus' administrative and financial aid offices. The laboratory area provides the students with modern equipment and a variety of professional supplies that enhances their 'hands on' practice and product knowledge. Students also learn reception desk skills, such as answering the telephone and operating the cash register as a required part of their training and to prepare them for this aspect of salon activity. Our objective is to help the student become "salon-ready". In addition to our pleasant laboratory environment, the school provides the student with lockers, individual workstations and a student lounge for the students' use with eating and rest areas. Other educational and supportive features include: Video library (over 125 educational videos), photography room (for glamour shots), trichoanalysis microscope (hair analysis), skin care room with dermal lights, dermal scope, steamer and 5 large facial beds, testing room and three restrooms.

Learning Resources

When students are not busy with classes or client work, they may take time to spend in our Video Library. The school has three TVs with DVD/VCRs and a wide variety of instructional videos and books, which can be checked out from our Audio Visual Library.

Other Facilities

Vending machines and a large lunch room with tables, chairs, 2 microwaves, and a refrigerator are also available to our students. Three restrooms and a water fountain are conveniently located in the front and back of the building.

For Handicapped Students

Access for handicapped students to the institution's facilities is available at the college. This institution does offer programs for the handicapped student depending on the physical ability of the handicapped student.

Accreditation

This institution is accredited by the NATIONAL ACCREDITING COMMISSION OF CAREER ARTS & SCIENCES, 4401 Ford Ave., Suite 1300, Alexandria, VA, 22302, (703) 600-7600, an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education for Cosmetology Accreditation. As an accredited institution, qualified students may apply for and receive financial assistance for tuition and other costs.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

BRIDGES BEAUTY COLLEGE, INC. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, financial status, age, ethnic origin area or residence in its admissions, instruction, or graduation policies.