Cosmetology Training Program – Dorsey College

If you’ve always dreamed about becoming a cosmetology professional you should begin your training in our cosmetology training program in Michigan. The instructors at Dorsey College are here to help prepare students to develop and refine their skill sets. We understand you’re ambitious and ready to begin your career.  We’re here to help make it a reality.

Classes Designed to Enhance Your Technique

Our curriculum at Dorsey College emphasizes real-world application along with classroom instruction. As a cosmetology student with us, you can put your new skill-set to practice in our industry-current beauty clinics. That’s right, you can gain valuable exposure training with actual clients!

Use this experience to advance your techniques in areas that can include hair coloring, permanent waving, hair styling and so much more! At Dorsey College, you’re encouraged to explore your unique style and creativity while helping others look their best!

Dorsey College has conveniently located campus locations that offer this training. However, no matter which location you choose, each team of experienced instructors can help you develop your potential from the classroom and beyond.

Find A Campus Near You

The Cosmetology diploma program is offered at the following Dorsey College campus locations:
Madison Heights
Dorsey College - Madison Heights, MI, Campus (Main Campus)
Dorsey College - Roseville, MI, Campus (A branch campus of Madison Heights)

Dorsey School of Beauty in Taylor, MI

Dorsey School of Beauty, located in Taylor, MI, is a sister school of Dorsey College.  Dorsey School of Beauty in Taylor, MI is institutionally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS).  To learn more about Dorsey School of Beauty Taylor, you can click here.

This Program Includes:

  • An in-depth focus on cosmetology theory and real-world practice (in our supervised on-campus clinics).
  • Coursework that is designed to enhance your development of practical and technical skills.
  • The use of professional cosmetology, facilities, and equipment. Found in actual work environments.
  • A Cosmetology student kit, which contains various tools used in the industry and textbooks,) is provided by Dorsey College.

Can your program help prepare me for a Cosmetology career?

Yes, preparing the next generation of hair stylists is our goal! Our cosmetology program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue entry-level positions in the cosmetology industry, once licensed. Each cosmetology student in our program will be required to complete 1,500 clock hours of training to meet state requirements. From there, graduates can take the cosmetology license exam in hopes of beginning their new career upon licensure.

Dorsey College has determined that its Cosmetology program curriculum is sufficient to fulfill educational requirements for licensure in the State of Michigan only. No academic determinations have been made for any other state, district, or US territory regarding licensure requirements.

As licensure is required for employment by the State of Michigan, Dorsey College will pay the cost one time for graduates of this program to challenge the state licensure exam, contingent upon the graduate meeting Dorsey College’s exam preparation requirements.

Job Outlook

A career as a licensed cosmetologist can provide you with the creative freedom and career flexibility you’ve always wanted. Graduates of our Cosmetology program (once they become licensed) are eligible to seek entry-level employment positions.  These positions may include hairstylists, or nail care specialists, platform or makeup artists, among many other positions. Jobs in this field can be found in hair salons, spas, and other cosmetology related businesses.  For more information, please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Cosmetology Frequently Asked Questions

Want to learn more about:

  • What Cosmetologists Do
  • Becoming a Cosmetologist
  • The Dorsey College Cosmetology program

Check out our Cosmetology FAQ page!


Dorsey College is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. This applies to the Madison Heights campus, (which serves as the main campus) and the Roseville campus (a branch campus of Madison Heights).

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Ready to explore your career training options at Dorsey College?

We can’t wait to see your success story unfold. You have the potential and our passionate instructors are ready to help you every step of your cosmetology school journey. To learn more about our Cosmetology training and upcoming classes, request information.


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