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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
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.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
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
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.
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
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66 semester hours and 1,500 cosmetology contact hours
*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.
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.
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