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Cosmetology

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. Coursework 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 successful passing of the State Board exam, graduates will be issued a license. Employment is available in beauty salons, and as skin/ nail specialists, platform artists, and related businesses.

Cosmetology (A55140), Associate of Applied Science

AAS Degree Requirements (68 Credit Hours)

Fall Semester (13 Credit Hours)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 1
COS 111 Cosmetology Concepts I 4
COS 112 Salon I 8
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 13

 

Spring Semester (15 Credit Hours)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
COS 113 Cosmetology Concepts II 4
COS 114 Salon II 8
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 15

 

Summer Semester (6 Credit Hours)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 6

 

Fall Semester (16 Credit Hours)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
BUS 125 Personal Finance 3
COS 115 Cosmetology Concepts III 4
COS 116 Salon III 4
COS 240 Contemporary Design 2
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 16

 

Spring Semester (18 Credit Hours)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3
COS 117 Cosmetology Concepts IV 2
COS 118 Salon IV 7
MAT 110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 18

 

Developmental Requirements:

ENG 111:

  • ENG 002

State Co-Requisite ENG 011

MAT 110:

  • MAT 003

State Co-Requisite MAT 010

Other Expenses: Each Cosmetology student will be required to purchase a basic kit, supplies, and textbooks for approximately $1850.00, as well as, black uniforms, black shoes, and a nametag.

Note:

  1. COSMETOLOGY HAS A STRICT ATTENDANCE POLICY; A MINIMUM NUMBER OF HOURS MUST BE COMPLETED TO SIT FOR THE STATE BOARD OF COSMETIC ARTS EXAMINATION.
  2. STUDENTS WHO EARN THE ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE AND/OR COMPLETE 1,500 HOURS ARE ELIGIBLE TO SIT FOR THE COSMETOLOGIST STATE BOARD EXAM

  3. STUDENTS WHO EARN THE CERTIFICATE or DIPLOMA AND/OR COMPLETE 1,200 HOURS ARE ELIGIBLE TO SIT FOR THE APPRENTICE STATE BOARD EXAM.

  4. TO COMPLETE THE DEGREE IN 5 SEMESTERS; STUDENTS MAY NEED TO ENROLL IN ONLINE OR HYBRID COURSES.

  5.  SUMMER COSMETOLOGY CLASS AVAILABILITY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

*FOR MORE INFORMATION ON NORTH CAROLINA'S STATE BOARD OF COSMETIC ARTS LICENSING PROCESS REFER TO WWW.NCCOSMETICARTS.COM.

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