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SCC Cosmetology Students Receive Perfect Pass Rate for State Exam


Every Surry Community College Cosmetology student taking the North Carolina Cosmetology exam in 2018 received a passing score, according to DL Roope Administration Inc., the test facilitator.

“The average rate pass rate for the state test is 75.97 percent for the theory portion and 93.35 percent for the practical portion, ” explains Sabra Matney, Division Chair - Public Services at Surry. “Our instructors work diligently with our students to ensure their success. I'm extremely proud of their accomplishment to have a 100 percent pass rate. ”

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.

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.

For more information, go to or contact Lead instructor Robin Minton at (336) 386-3570 or You can also follow the program on Facebook @surrycosmetology.

Registration for summer and fall classes at Surry Community College begins April 8 for new curriculum students. The college is offering a Spring Open House Series for prospective students with chances to win scholarship money. Go to to learn more.

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