2015-2016 Catalog & Handbook 
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2015-2016 Catalog & Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cosmetology (D55140) Diploma

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The Cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide competencybased 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 related businesses.

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions

A high school diploma (or equivalent), satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalent) and a minimum GPA in English and mathematics are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, RCC offers pre-college courses to prepare students for the Cosmetology curriculum.

Program Curriculum

First Semester (Fall)

Class Hours 7 | Lab Hours 24 | Credit Hours 16

Second Semester (Spring)

Class Hours 7 | Lab Hours 24 | Credit Hours 15

Summer Session

Class Hours 4 | Lab hours 12 | Credit Hours 8

Third Semester (Fall)

Class Hours 2 | Lab Hours 21 | Credit Hours 9

Total Credit Hours 48

Additional Curriculum Notes

  1. Students are required to complete all cosmetology courses with a “C” or better and acquire 1500 clock hours to qualify for the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners.

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