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Program Overview

The Cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide competency-based knowledge, scientific/ artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop manipulative skills.

Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multi- cultural practices, business/computer principles, product knowledge, and other selected topics.

Image. Now Registering Spring Classes. Deadline is December 23, 2020. Classes start Janruary 6, 2021.

Employment Opportunities:

Graduates should qualify to sit for the State Board of Cosmetic Arts examination. Upon successfully passing the State Board exam, graduates will be issued a license. Employment is available in beauty salons and related businesses.

High school diploma or GED required for admittance to the Cosmetology programs.

Advanced Standing Status

A prospective student who holds a current NCSB Cosmetology license and has at least five years of cosmetology experience may be given curriculum credit for the following courses: COS 111, COS 112, COS 113, COS 114, COS 115, and COS 116 for a total of 32 semester hours toward the AAS degree in Cosmetology.

Students must provide the following items to receive credit:

  • A current North Carolina State Board (NCSB) Cosmetology license.
  • A signed letter from their employer stating they have at least five years of cosmetology experience or a notarized letter saying they have worked privately for five years.

Program Contacts:

Robin Minton

Director - Cosmetology

Degree Curriculum

Fall Semester

ACA-111 College Student Success 1
COS-111 Cosmetology Concepts I 4
COS-112 Salon I 8
ENG-110 Freshman Composition 3

Spring Semester

COS-113 Cosmetology Concepts II 4
COS-114 Salon II 8
COS-119 Esthetics Concepts I 2
MAT-110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3

Summer Semester

COS-115 Cosmetology Concepts III 4
COS-116 Salon III 4

Fall Semester

COS-117 Cosmetology Concepts IV 2
COS-118 Salon IV 7
COS-223 Contemp Hair Coloring 2
ENG-115 Oral Communication 3

Spring Semester

BUS-151 People Skills 3
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 3
COS-260 Design Applications 2
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
PSY-118 Interpersonal Psychology 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 69 Hours

Diploma Curriculum

Fall Semester

ACA-111 College Student Success 1
COS-111 Cosmetology Concepts I 4
COS-112 Salon I 8
ENG-110 Freshman Composition 3

Spring Semester

COS-113 Cosmetology Concepts II 4
COS-114 Salon II 8
PSY-118 Interpersonal Psychology 3

Summer Semester

COS-115 Cosmetology Concepts III 4
COS-116 Salon III 4

Fall Semester

COS-117 Cosmetology Concepts IV 2
COS-118 Salon IV 7

Total credits needed to graduate: 48 Hours

Learning Outcomes

Cosmetology students will:

  • Master sufficient knowledge to pass the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners Theory and Clinical Exam.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic business, record-keeping and accounting skills and the ability to succeed as a small business owner.
  • Analyze client needs and information to provide a professional, customized client service.
  • Demonstrate professional skills, self-confidence and behaviors commensurate with industry expectations.
  • Perform appropriate services depending upon client needs, including manicures, pedicures, facials, artificial nails, makeup application, and cutting, coloring, styling, perming, and relaxing hair.

Program Costs

Diploma In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $3,885.00 $13,101.00
Books and Supplies $1,356.50 $1,356.50
Total Cost $5,241.50 $14,457.50

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