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The Cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide scientific/artistic principles, and hands on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry. The curriculum competency-based knowledge 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. Students must maintain an average of “C” in all Cosmetology classes to comply with the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art.

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 Opportunities

Employment is available in beauty salons and as skin/nail specialists, platform artists, and related businesses.


Students may be required to take one or more developmental English or math courses prior to the required course(s) depending upon their SAT, ACT, COMPASS or ASSET test scores.

Technical Standards

Students enrolling in the program must meet specific emotional, behavioral, physical, and cognitive standards. This information is found in the admissions office.

Students qualifying for special accommodations to these standards must contact the Coordinator for Special Needs and Counseling at 336-506-4130 for more specific information.