2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Jul 12, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook

Cosmetology (A55140), AAS


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Purpose


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.

Awarding of Non-Course Credit


Students holding a current license with the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Arts or reciprocity with our State Board (for out of state license) and a minimum of three (3) years of verifiable experience are eligible to receive non-course credit for COS 117  and COS 118 .

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.
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 .
3. The Major Electives can be satisfied by taking six (6) hours from the following: BUS 110 BUS 125 , or BUS 137 

Program Curriculum (Fall Start)


First Semester (Fall)


Class Hours 5 | Lab Hours 24 | Credit Hours 13


Second Semester (Spring)


Class Hours 7| Lab Hours 24 | Credit Hours 15


Third Semester (Summer)


Class Hours 5 | Lab Hours 14 | Credit Hours 10


Fourth Semester (Fall)


Class Hours 5 | Lab Hours 21 | Credit Hours 12


Class Hours 14 or 15 | Lab Hours 0-6 | Credit Hours 15-18


Program Curriculum (Spring Start)


First Semester (Spring)


Class Hours 5 | Lab Hours 24 | Credit Hours 13


Second Semester (Summer)


Class Hours 6 | Lab Hours 14 | Credit Hours 11


Third Semester (Fall)


Class Hours 7| Lab Hours 24 | Credit Hours 15


Fourth Semester (Spring)


Class Hours 5 | Lab Hours 21 | Credit Hours 12


Class Hours 14 or 15 | Lab Hours 0-6 | Credit Hours 15-18


Total Credit Hours 65-66


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