The Cosmetology program is fully approved by the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art and is designed to provide competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry.
Cosmetologists offer a wide range of beauty services, such as, shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling of hair. Students learn to advise clients on how to care for their hair at home and may be trained to give manicures, pedicures, and scalp and facial treatments; provide makeup analysis, and clean and style hairpieces and wigs.
Our program offers students a diploma option made up of 48 semester hours and 1500 clock hours and a certificate option made up of 34 semester hours and 1200 clock hours. Both programs are conducted in a salon environment and include instruction in all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multicultural practices, business/computer principles, product knowledge, and other selected topics.
Successful graduates of this program may find employment opportunities in the following areas:
- Beauty salons
- Barber shops
- Nail salons
- Day and resort spas
- Nursing and other residential care homes
Diploma and Certificate Requirements
Dean of Career Programs
Cosmetology Instructor/Subject Matter Expert