Asnuntuck Community College is offering a 54-week cosmetology (hairdressing) program that begins August 21.


The program, which takes just over a year to complete, offers small class sizes offering students personal attention from instructors.


Students receive training in both theory and practical experience which prepares them to take the Connecticut State Board Examination.


To obtain a license in Connecticut, students must successfully complete 1,500 hours in hairdressing and cosmetology education, as well as pass the State of Connecticut exam. Asnuntuck’s program includes 200 hours of classroom instruction and 1,300 hours of clinical instruction which trains students to provide a wide variety of services including cuts, highlights, color, and blowouts.  


Students can apply for Massachusetts Cosmetology licensure after earning licensure in Connecticut. 


For more information on the Cosmetology program, visit . CT State Asnuntuck hosts its own Spa & Salon which provides the public with various services in the clinic throughout the year, allowing Asnuntuck students to have hands-on work experience.


The campus offers various health care and personal services career certificates with potential SNAP scholarships available to those who qualify. The 14 noncredit career programs available at Asnuntuck include Medical Billing & Coding; Pharmacy Technician; Patient Care Technician; Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); Electrocardiogram (ECG) Technician; Dental Assistant; Central Sterile Processing Technician; Ophthalmic Assistant; Veterinary Assistant; Esthetician; Nail Technician; Personal Trainer; Cosmetology/Hairdressing and Medical Interpreter Programs.


To learn more and/or register call 860-253-3028 or email


Located in Enfield, CT State Asnuntuck offers associate degrees, certificates and short-term workforce training to prepare students for careers, transfer opportunities, and lifelong learning.


Asnuntuck is among 12 former community colleges in Connecticut that will merge on July 1 to become CT State Community College, one of the largest community colleges in the country and largest in New England, dedicated to quality, access, and affordability. CT State students will be able to apply once and take classes at any campus. In addition to Asnuntuck, other locations include Capital (Hartford), Gateway (New Haven & North Haven), Housatonic (Bridgeport), Manchester, Middlesex (Middletown & Meriden), Naugatuck Valley (Waterbury & Danbury), Northwestern Connecticut (Winsted), Norwalk, Quinebaug Valley (Danielson & Willimantic), Three Rivers (Norwich), and Tunxis (Farmington) Community Colleges.