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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.

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.

Resources:

Technical Standards:

Program Contacts:

Robin Minton

Director - Cosmetology

Degree Curriculum

1st Fall Semester

WBL-110 World of Work 1
COS-111 Cosmetology Concepts I 4
COS-112 Salon I 8
ENG-110 Freshman Composition 3

1st 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

2nd Fall Semester

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

2nd 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

Students on financial aid should speak with their financial aid advisors before enrolling in less than 12 credit hours per semester.

Diploma Curriculum

1st Fall Semester

WBL-110 World of Work 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

2nd Fall Semester

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

Total credits needed to graduate: 48 Hours

This certificate is offered to high school students through the Career and College Promise program (D55140X).

Students on financial aid should speak with their financial aid advisors before enrolling in less than 12 credit hours per semester.

Workforce Certificate Courses

Cosmetology

COS-3201A Cosmetology I - Theory
COS-3201B Cosmetology I – Salon
COS-3201C Cosmetology II – Theory
COS-3201D Cosmetology II – Salon
COS-3201E Cosmetology III – Theory
COS-3201F Cosmetology III – Salon
COS-3201G Cosmetology IV – Theory
COS-3201H Cosmetology IV – Salon

Total credits needed to graduate: 1520 Hours

Learning Outcomes

  • 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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