Start an Exciting Career in the Cosmetology Field at Miller-Motte Technical College Roanoke, VA

If you enjoy applying makeup and learning about new beauty products, then the Cosmetology Diploma program at Miller-Motte Technical College in Roanoke, Virginia, could be for you. Our Cosmetology program has helped students from Roanoke, Cave Spring, Blacksburg and Rocky Mount gain the skills needed to start a promising career. You can too!

You can earn your Cosmetology Diploma from Miller-Motte Technical College and be prepared to work in the field of Cosmetology in as little as 12 months. 


Projected job growth 2012 - 2022*


We provide our graduates with Lifetime Career Assistance.


We’ll help you every step of the way making enrolling simple and stress-free.

How to Become a Cosmetologist in Roanoke, VA

The Cosmetology program we offer combines both classroom and hands-on instruction. You’ll learn valuable skills such as how to properly style and cut hair and mix dyes. You’ll also learn special techniques to cut and paint nails.

Classes in the Cosmetology program include:

  • Cosmetology Fundamentals: This series of three classes provides a foundation for your Cosmetology education and training. You’ll learn about hair sculpture and design, nail art and basic chemistry.
  • Salon Experience: As part of our program, we give you the opportunity to practice your skills in a simulated salon setting.
  • State Board Preparation: This course focuses on preparing you for the state board certified Cosmetologist exam so you can earn your license.

You can turn your passion into a career. Learn how we can help you become a licensed Cosmetologist so you can do what you love every day. For more information, download our Course Catalog.

Potential Careers Available with Cosmetology Education and Training

Our Cosmetology program is designed to teach you the skills and information needed to prepare for state board Certification. Once you earn your Certification, you can explore a number of exciting career opportunities available in the job market. For example, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be a 16% increase in the need for Manicurists and Pedicurists by 2022.

After graduation, you could work as one of the following:

Manicurists and Pedicurists

Manicurists and Pedicurists provide hand and foot care for their clients, including service for special events. They shape and polish nails to make sure they reflect clients’ desired style.


Hairstylists meet new people every day and boost their confidence by cutting, styling and coloring hair to help them achieve the look they want. Hairstylists also give clients advice on products and techniques for caring for their hair at home.


Cosmetologists refresh their clients’ looks using their expert makeup knowledge and application advice. They also offer hair removal and wig dressing services.

Start Your Career with Our Cosmetology Education and Training

Miller-Motte Technical College Roanoke gives you the hands-on experience you need to turn your passion into a career. For more information about how you can help others look and feel great, call 800.705.9182 or click here to request more information about the Cosmetology program at Miller-Motte Technical College.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Manicurists and Pedicurists,
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