Online Learning with CIMA

CIMA at Bella Institute

Here at Bella Institute we combine our state of the art in-person practical learning experiences with online learning through CIMA. Together they form the foundation of our competency based program that offers our students flexibility, skilled instruction, and a fast-track to graduation.

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What is CIMA?

CIMA is an online learning platform powered by Cengage. Through CIMA students can access assigned readings, videos, and activities such as quizzes to actively engage in the learning process. The online coursework is fully integrated with our in-person classes. Our instructors guide you through the online coursework and are available for questions.

CIMA is also available as an app on mobile devices, so you can learn on-the-go. Course textbooks are also available both online and off.

All of the technical areas covered include:

  • Hair Design
  • Barbering
  • Esthetics
  • Nail Technology


Our online coursework gives students freedom and flexibility without compromising quality of education. Online classes offer the opportunity to complete learning assignments at an individualized pace, which is perfect for busy schedules. Instructors customize course material, offer guidance and feedback, and are available for student questions.

Theory courses through CIMA give students the foundational information needed to succeed in our in-person learning environments and in future careers. Classes are structured to give you the information in easy-to-learn and interactive formats for all of our course offerings, from hair design to nail design. Classes are structured to naturally progress to in-person practice of information learned in our theory courses.

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