Beauty Career Training Focused on Skill Mastery Not Hours in a Classroom
Beau Monde Academy is America’s ONLY Accredited Competency Cosmetology School offering Federal Financial Aid to those who qualify!
Beau Monde Academy of Cosmetology is a locally and independently-owned competency-based school. Our focus is preparing future stylist for a successful career in the beauty industry. We are the only accredited competency Cosmetology College in the United States offering Financial Aid to those who qualify.
What is Competency?
Competency simply means that progression through each program is based on the measurement of skill and mastery rather than time (clock hours). Competency allows students to move through their program of study as quickly as they are able to demonstrate mastery in the skill at hand.
Benefits of Competency
The Only Thing That Can Never Be Retrieved is Time
Our competency programs allow students the opportunity to complete their course of study in up to half the amount of time as a traditional clock hour program. See the chart below for competency/clock hour comparison.
You Are in the Drivers Seat
Our competency training allows the student to be in control of their progress. With Pivot Point LAB and our Steps To Success students are able to navigate their way to licensure.
Fast track learning allows students to graduate and start a career in the beauty industry quickly. We know going to school has hidden costs in transportation (gas, parking etc.), childcare, and lack of income. The flexibility to graduate sooner means less of these costs.
Competency vs Clock Hour
|Competency (estimated hours/weeks)||Traditional Clock Hour Program|
|Cosmetology||1150 hours||33 weeks||2300 hours|
|Hair Design||850 hours||25 weeks||1700 hours|
|Barbering||675 hours||20 weeks||1350 hours|
|Nail Technology||300 hours||9 weeks||600 hours|
|Esthetics||250 hours||8-10 weeks||500 hours|
|Hair Design + Esthetics||975 hours||28 weeks||1950 hours|
|Hair Design + Nail Technology||1025 hours||30 weeks||2050 hours|
|Esthetics + Nail Technology||425 hours||13 weeks||850 hours|
How Does it Work?
Most traditional learning models hold time constant (clock hours) and let learning vary. In contrast, CBE holds learning constant and lets time vary. Learn more about how Competency-Based Education works at Beau Monde Academy of Cosmetology.
Is Competency-Based Training Right For You?
Our friendly and knowledgeable Beau Monde Academy Admissions Representatives are here to help. Book a Tour today to determine the ideal program and career path for you.