C55140HS Total credit hours: 34
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.
Upon successful completion of all courses in this CCP pathway, the student will be awarded a Career and College Promise Certificate from DCCC. Once students complete the certificate, they can continue their coursework towards a diploma. Graduates with a diploma 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.
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 this program. 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.