Cosmetology

Contact(s): David Smith

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 that enables students to develop manipulative skills.

Coursework includes instruction in all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multicultural 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 an apprentice license. Employment is available in beauty salons and related businesses.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the proper practices of manicuring, pedicuring and artificial nail application.
  • Demonstrate the proper practices of facials, massage, and make-up application.
  • Correctly demonstrate and perform all the proper practices of shampooing, conditioning, draping, and scalp treatments.
  • Perform the proper practices of hair cutting, styling, hair coloring, hair lightening, chemical hair restructuring, and artificial hair design.
  • Perform all services in accordance with the sanitation and disinfection procedures as set forth by the NC State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners.
  • Describe the basic skills of marketing, small business management, and record-keeping.
  • Recall the knowledge and perform the skills necessary to work as a North Carolina (NC) licensed cosmetologist.

Beginner's Department

Students shall spend 300 hours in this department before entering the advanced department and shall not work on members of the public during this 300 hours. The hours earned in this department shall be devoted to Cosmetology Study and Mannequin Practice (first semester).

Advanced Department

The hours earned in the Advanced Department shall be devoted to the studies and live model performance completions. Work in this department may be done on the public. Students with fewer than 300 hours shall not work in this department.

Transfer Students

The College reserves the right to test the student in any subjects missed in the Cosmetology curriculum due to transfer from another cosmetology curriculum. Tests to determine proficiency may be written, oral, laboratory, or any combination of these. Credits earned in this evaluation may qualify the student for advanced standing. Returning students may be requested to demonstrate proficiencies as determined by the program head.


Cosmetology Associate in Applied Science Degree – A55140

66 semester hours and 1,500 cosmetology contact hours

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Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
COS 111 Cosmetology Concepts I 4
COS 112 Salon I 8
Elective 3
Humanities Elective * 3
 Credit Hours25
Spring
ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
MAT 143
Quantitative Literacy
or Precalculus Algebra
3-4
COS 113 Cosmetology Concepts II 4
COS 114 Salon II 8
Elective 3
Social/Behavioral Science elective * 3
 Credit Hours24-25
Summer
COS 115 Cosmetology Concepts III 4
COS 116 Salon III 4
 Credit Hours8
Second Year
Fall
COS 117 Cosmetology Concepts IV 2
COS 118 Salon IV 7
 Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours66-67

Electives

BUS 151People Skills3
BUS 230Small Business Management3
BUS 270Professional Development3
COS 223Contemp Hair Coloring2
COS 240Contemporary Design2
COS 250Computerized Salon Ops1
WBL 111Work-Based Learning I1
WBL 112Work-Based Learning I2
WBL 122Work-Based Learning II2
 

*Please see the Suggested Humanities and Social/Behavioral Science Elective List for AAS Majors webpage.

The SCC Cosmetology Department will not certify any student to the State Board of Cosmetic Arts unless all graduation requirements are successfully completed.

Cosmetology 1,500-Hour Diploma Program – D55140

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Students successfully completing the following courses and 1,500 cosmetology contact hours will receive a diploma:
COS 111Cosmetology Concepts I4
COS 112Salon I8
COS 113Cosmetology Concepts II4
COS 114Salon II8
COS 115Cosmetology Concepts III4
COS 116Salon III4
COS 117Cosmetology Concepts IV2
COS 118Salon IV7
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3
COS 223Contemp Hair Coloring2
or COS 240 Contemporary Design
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy3-4
or MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra
ACA 111College Student Success1
Total Credit Hours50-51

Cosmetology Certificate Course Requirements 1,200 Hours – C55140

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Students successfully completing this program are required to pass the state board exam and work under the supervision of a licensed cosmetologist for a minimum of six months before being issued a cosmetologist license. Students successfully completing the following courses and 1,500 cosmetology contact hours will receive a certificate:
COS 111Cosmetology Concepts I4
COS 112Salon I8
COS 113Cosmetology Concepts II4
COS 114Salon II8
COS 115Cosmetology Concepts III4
COS 116Salon III4
COS 223Contemp Hair Coloring2
or COS 240 Contemporary Design
ACA 111College Student Success1
Total Credit Hours35

Cosmetology - CCP

Tuition-waived program for Career & College Promise (high school juniors and seniors)

COS 111Cosmetology Concepts I4
COS 112Salon I8
COS 113Cosmetology Concepts II4
COS 114Salon II8
COS 115Cosmetology Concepts III4
COS 116Salon III4
COS 117Cosmetology Concepts IV2
COS 118Salon IV7
COS 223Contemp Hair Coloring2
COS 240Contemporary Design2
Total Credit Hours45

Cosmetology Instructor Certificate Option – C55160

Gainful Employment Disclosure

The Cosmetology Instructor curriculum provides a course of study for learning the skills needed to teach the theory and practice of cosmetology as required by the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts.

Coursework includes requirements for becoming an instructor, introduction to teaching theory, methods and aids, practice teaching, and development of evaluation instruments.

Graduates of the program may be employed as cosmetology instructors in public or private education and business.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Describe the procedures for developing various instructional materials and teaching aids.
  • Demonstrate effective teaching practices and methods of instruction to all types of learners.
  • Develop and evaluate classroom tests as well as alternative methods of testing.
  • Perform a practical demonstration of sanitation and disinfection procedures, rules & regulations as set forth by the NC State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners.
  • Recall and perform the knowledge and skills necessary to work as a North Carolina licensed cosmetology instructor.
COS 271Instructor Concepts I5
COS 272Instructor Practicum I7
COS 273Instructor Concepts II5
COS 274Instructor Practicum II7
Total Credit Hours24