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 North Carolina (NC) Board of Cosmetic Arts examination. Upon successfully passing the NC Board exam, graduates will be issued a license. Employment is available in beauty salons and related businesses.
The Mountain Tech Spa, an on-campus spa facility, provides practical experience for Cosmetology students under the direction of College faculty.
The Cosmetology program is approved by the:
North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners
1207 Front Street, Suite 110
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: (919) 733-4117
Fax: (919) 733-4127
Specific Program Requirements
- General college admission requirements.
- Submission of proper documentation is required by the Spa Therapies and Operations Department and the NC Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners prior to class start. Required documentation includes Hepatitis B record, current government-issued photo ID showing date of birth, and social security card.
- Completion of required Hepatitis B vaccine. First dose to be completed by the first day of class. Second Hepatitis B vaccine to be completed at least one month after the first dose. Third dose must be completed six months after the first.
- To earn hours, Cosmetology students must be physically present in the laboratory. When leaving a laboratory, students must clock out.
- Students enrolled in the program should not be pregnant, be color blind, or have sensitivity to chemicals.
- Students should be physically able to use cosmetology equipment such as clippers and shears and be able to stand for long periods of time.
The Cosmetology evening program differs in length and course sequence.
Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: ACA, BUS, CIS, and COS