Cosmetology Instructor Certificate

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The Cosmetology Instructor curriculum provides a course of study for learning the skills needed to teach the theory and practice of cosmetology as required by the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts.              

Course work includes requirements for becoming an instructor, introduction to teaching theory, methods and aids, practice teaching, and development of evaluation instruments.

Graduates of the program may be employed as cosmetology instructors in public or private education and business.

The Cosmetology Instructor 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

  1. General college admission requirements.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To earn hours, Cosmetology Instructor students must be physically present in the laboratory. When leaving a laboratory, students must clock out.
  5. Students must be able to differentiate between colors with or without reasonable accommodations and be comfortable working directly with chemicals found in products used in the cosmetology industry.
  6. Students should be able to use cosmetology equipment such as clippers and shears and be able to stand for prolonged periods with or without reasonable accommodations.
  7. Applicants of the Cosmetology Instructor program should hold a current NC Board of Cosmetic Arts Examiners Cosmetologist license


Courses requiring a grade of "C" or better:  COS

First Semester

COS 271
5 Credit Hour(s)
COS 272
7 Credit Hour(s)

Second Semester

COS 273
5 Credit Hour(s)
COS 274
7 Credit Hour(s)

Curriculum is based on the 2020-21 catalog.

  • 24 Total Credit Hours Required
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