LJIC Mission


Educational Mission

LJIC-CREST

La’ James International College (LJIC) is family owned and operated and has been educating students for almost 50 years. LJIC has eight accredited locations in Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Davenport, Des Moines, Fort Dodge, East Moline, IL and Fremont, NE. Students learn in dynamic facilities complete with elite spas.

La James International College has a history for innovation and excellence. We are an industry leader in concept, appearance and the ability to fulfill our mission to ENROLL, EDUCATE, GRADUATE and PLACE. No matter which program you have selected for your personal JOURNEY TO SUCCESS – Cosmetology, Massage Therapy, Esthetics or Nail Technology – LJIC offers you the opportunity to embrace the vision, transform your desires into goals and your time into results!

 

ENROLL students with the confidence, ability and desire to achieve academic advancement and personal goals.

EDUCATE to produce a well-trained professional who will be prepared with the necessary education to enter any phase of the Health and Beauty Industry.

GRADUATE students with the skills and attitudes focused on winning.

PLACE to assist students into highly productive salons and spas that will continue to develop their education and offer financial resources and opportunities

LJIC Accreditation

National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences (NACCAS)

NACCAS is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a national accrediting agency for postsecondary schools and programs of cosmetology, arts and sciences, electrology, and massage.

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation means that a school has met national standards of educational performance that have been established by an impartial nongovernmental agency. The accrediting of schools by professional, national, and regional associations of like schools (schools with similar objectives and subject content) has long characterized the American educational scene. Through the years, accreditation of schools has been the most authoritative and reliable index of a school’s concern for integrity toward its students and quality education.

Why Accreditation is Important

Accreditation is the process of evaluating a school or educational training program to determine whether it meets standards set up by an accrediting organization. When you attend an accredited institution, you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality. It’s not easy to become or remain an accredited institution. The rules and regulations are strict, precise and designed to protect students. Here are some of the benefits:

  • A reliable indicator of quality
  • Approved program of study
  • Qualified instructors

For more information about our graduation rates, median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit this link.

LJIC Memberships

  • American Association of Cosmetology, AACS
  • American Massage Therapy Association, AMTA
  • Cosmetology Educators of America, CEA
  • Iowa Cosmetology Schools Association, ICSA
  • Iowa Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, IASFAA
  • Midwest Association of State Financial Aid Administrators, MASFAA
  • Nebraska Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers, NACRAO
  • Iowa Association for College Admission Counseling, IACAC
  • Iowa College Access Network, ICAN
  • Local Chambers of Commerce in LJIC Campus Areas

LJIC is licensed or approved by:

  • Iowa Department of Public Health
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
  • State of Nebraska Credentialing Department
  • Veterans Educational Benefits
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Iowa Work Force
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