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AVI Career Training has programs leading to certifications in Esthetics, Cosmetology, Permanent Cosmetic Tattooing and Instructor. Contact us or stop by to take a tour of our facility and meet the staff.




AVI Career Training offers the following programs

Financial Aid Eligible Programs


Cosmetology

Objective:To train students in the challenging and fast-growing field of cosmetology. Students will gain competence in all aspects of the field of cosmetology to include: The study of skin care, nail care, hair care, hair shaping, chemical designing and relaxing, permanent waving and hair coloring, business theory and ethics. The student will be prepared to pass the state board examination to obtain their license to practice and transition to the workforce.

Occupations Available: Numerous positions are available in the field of cosmetology such as: owner or manager of a salon, the entertainment industries, as well as working as an instructor.

Textbook: Milady Standard Cosmetology, 13th Edition, Milady, New York, 2016. ISBN-13: 9781285769417

Cosmetology 1500 CL. Hrs.
Theory: 690 Cl., Practical 810CL. Total: 1500Cl Hrs.
Courses Theory Practical Total
Orientation 60 30 90
Manicuring & Pedicuring 30 45 75
Shampooing & Rinsing 15 15 30
Scalp Treatments 15 30 45
Hair Styling 120 120 240
Hair Cutting 135 175 310
Permanent Waving Chemical Relaxing 135 190 325
Hair Coloring & Bleaching 120 135 255
Skin Care & Make up 30 45 75
Wigs, Hairpieces & Related theory 15 15 30
Salon Management 15 10 25
TOTAL Cl. 690 810 1500

Clinical Requirements: Minimum performance of 10 hair and scalp treatments; 20 hair styling; 15 tinting; 10 bleaching and frosting procedures; 10 temporary rinses; 10 semi-permanent color; 25 cold permanent waving or chemical relaxing; 20 hair shaping; 5 wig procedures; 30 finger waving and thermal waving; 15 manicures/pedicures; 5 facials and waxing procedures; and 20 sculptured nails procedures. Observation and weekly evaluations will be conducted.

Basic Esthetics 600

Objective: The program prepares the student to become a professional esthetician. You will be competent in all aspects of treating the skin, caring for the client, business theory and ethics, as well as manual and machine facial techniques. The student will be prepared to pass the Virginia State Board examination to obtain their license to practice and transition to the workforce.

Occupations Available: Numerous positions are available for the licensed esthetician including resorts, local salons, the leisure and entertainment industries as well as working with Dermatologists.

Textbook: Milady Standard Esthetics: Fundamentals, 11th Edition, Milady, New York, 2013. ISBN-13: 9781111306892

Additional Video Series: Milady’s Professional Skin Care.

Clinical Requirements: Minimum of 25 Facials, 15 Waxing, and 10 Body treatments performed and logged on the general public in our Salon. The student will complete a personal skin care regimen throughout the duration of the course. It is the responsibility of the student to purchase prescribed products for daily use at home. Observation and weekly evaluations will be conducted. Students will have the opportunity to work on each other, as well as clients visiting the salon.

Esthetics 600 CL. Hrs.
Theory: 390cl, Practical 210Cl.Total 600Cl Hrs.
Courses Theory Practical Total
Orientation & business topics 30   25
Laws and Regulations 10   10
General Sciences 60 15 80
Applied Sciences 75 20 95
Skin Care 150 105 255
Make-up 35 30 65
Body & other treatments 10 10 20
Hair Removal 20 30 50
State laws, rules & regulations 10   10
TOTAL Cl.

390

210

600

Clinical Requirements: Minimum of 25 Facials, 15 Waxing, and 10 Body treatments performed and logged on the general public in our Salon. The student will complete a personal skin care regimen throughout the duration of the course. It is the responsibility of the student to purchase prescribed products for daily use at home. Observation and weekly evaluations will be conducted. Students will have the opportunity to work on each other, as well as clients visiting the salon.

Master Esthetics 600

Objective: The program prepares the student to become a master esthetician and to be competent in all aspects of treating the skin with chemical acid peels, microdermabrasion, and IPL facials with micro current treatments, caring for the client, business theory and ethics, as well as manual and machine facial techniques. Advances in cosmetic chemistry, advanced anatomy and physiology, stone therapy, ultrasound facial treatments, treating ethnically diverse skin, Causes and treatments of hyper pigmentation, Understanding rosacea and skin sensitivities, salon/business management, advances facials using machines, acne treatments and management, and aromatherapy.

Occupations Available: Numerous positions are available for the professional Master Esthetician including Med Spas, resorts, local salons, as well as working with dermatologists and Plastic surgical treatment offices or other medical doctors.

Textbook: Milady Standard Esthetics: Advanced, 2nd Edition, Milady, New York, 2013

Additional Suggested Readings: Lymphatic Drainage Massage, by Ramona Moody French, Microdermabrasion, by Pamela Hill Additional Handouts to be given by the instructor.

Clinical Requirements: Minimum of 25 Regular facials, 25 Microdermabrasion Facials, 25 Lymphatic Drainage Massage and 25 Glycolic treatments procedures treatments performed and logged on the general public in our Salon/Spa.

Master Esthetics 600 CL. Hrs.
Theory: 390Cl, Practical 270Cl.Total 600Cl Hrs.
Courses Theory Practical Total
Orientation, Advanced subject & Infection Control 45   45
State laws, rules & regulations 10   10
Advanced anatomy & physiology 65   65
Advanced skin care & advanced modalities 30 60 90
Advanced procedures chemical exfoliation 135 135 270
Lymphatic Drainage 45 75 120
TOTAL Cl. 330 270 600

Instructor 400

Objective: To master the subject matter, be able to impart this knowledge to others using the latest teaching principles, and to become an instructor.

Textbooks: The Standard Milady Educator, Milady Publishing Corporation, Bronx, New York, 2002 edition.

The student instructor observes and assists experienced/ licensed instructors in the performance of their duties as part of their practical learning process.

The profession is in need of well-trained, qualified teachers. This course of study is planned to present a program for the training of the personnel required to supply the need of education in the field. In addition, the course will include information on preparing a resume for seeking and obtaining employment as well as preparing for the state board exam. Instructors should attend a Continuing Education Seminar, at least once every two years.

Instructor400 CL. Hrs.
Theory: 180cl, Practical 220Cl.Total 400Cl Hrs.
Courses Theory Practical Total
Orientation 5   5
Curriculum 5   5
Course outline and development 10   10
Lesson planning 10   10
Classroom management 5   5
Teaching techniques 15   15
Methods of instruction 15   15
Learning styles 5   5
Learning disabilities 5   5
Teaching aids 5   5
Developing, grading and administering examinations 15   15
School administration 5   5
Record keeping 5   5
Laws and regulations 15   15
Presentation of theoretical subjects 30 30 60
Presentation of practical subjects 30 30 60
Supervision of clinic floor   80 80
Practicum teaching   80 80
TOTAL CL. 180 220 400

Permanent Cosmetic Tattooing 90

Objective: To teach students to apply permanent cosmetic tattooing such as eyeliner, lip liner and eyebrows. Vocational competencies attained by a graduate are to help those that would benefit from this service. This is a comprehensive course with high emphasis on sanitation, sterilization to prevent the spread of communicable skin and blood related diseases. The student will be prepared to pass the state board examination to obtain their license to practice and transition to the workforce

Occupations Available: There are job opportunities for permanent cosmetic tattooing artists in beauty salons, skin care salons, plastic surgeons’ offices, and other industries.

Textbooks: Milady’s Permanent Makeup: Tips and Techniques by Pamela Hill, R.N.

Clinical Requirements: Observation and hands-on training with evaluations will be conducted. Students will work on each other, as well as on clients and on models visiting the salon.

Each student should bring a volunteer for practice and perform a total of 50 procedures required for Virginia Licensure.

Permanent Cosmetic Tattooing 90 CL. Hrs.

Theory: 30 Cl, Practical 60 Cl Total 90Cl Hrs.
Courses Theory Practical Total
Virginia tattooing laws and regulations. 3   3
Machines and devices. 2 2 4
Needles. 2 2 4
Anatomy. 5 4 9
Color theory. 2 4 6
Transmission cycle of infectious diseases 3   3
Immunization. 3 3
Sanitation and disinfection. 2 5 7
Transmission Cycle of Infectious Diseases 3 3
Safety. 3 2 5
Anesthetics 3 1 4
Equipment 3   3
Professional standards. 2   2
Permanent cosmetic tattooing. 7 30 37
TOTAL Cl. 40 50 90