D55140 Total credit hours: 48
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 State Board of Cosmetic Arts examination. Upon successfully passing 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.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate proficiency in skill sets in cosmetology.
- Utilize math concepts when identifying and applying color.
- Demonstrate proficiency in hair color techniques.
- Apply critical thinking skills and basic cosmetology principles to recognize, analyze and solve problems.
- Demonstrate dependability and responsibility while managing self effectively.
In addition to DCCC requirements and course objectives, there are professional standards that encompass communication, motor skills, sensory and cognitive ability, and professional conduct that are essential for the competent study and practice of Cosmetic Arts. These technical standards are published in the program student handbook. Cosmetology Technical Standards (PDF)
In accordance with the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Arts, students must submit an original social security card, tax ID card, or student visa information as well as a government issued ID and proof of date of birth to Cosmetic Arts Faculty or Staff at the mandatory program orientation. You will not be able to start Cosmetology class until you complete this requirement.
A student must earn a grade of “C” or better in COS prefix courses in order to progress in the program.
Application/Licensure/Individuals Who Have Been Convicted of Felony
Any applicant convicted of a felony or charged with a felony that is still pending may apply for Board approval upon enrollment in a cosmetic art school. All documentation submitted shall have no effect on an individual’s ability to attend a cosmetic art school, take an examination administered by the Board, or apply for a license; is not binding on the Board with respect to any future application from the individual reviewed; and is not a final agency decision.