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 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.
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 NorthCarolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners.
2. The Humanities/Fine Arts Elective for the Associate Degree Program can be satisfied by taking one of the following courses: ART 111 , MUS 110 , MUS 112 , REL 110 , REL 211 , REL 212 , or REL 221 .