2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Cosmetology Diploma (D55140)

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 North Carolina 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 as skin/nail specialists, platform artists, and related businesses.

All applicants for a diploma in cosmetology must have completed all courses, 1500 hours (as specified), and live performances and mannequin services. Students must have an overall average of 2.0 or higher to receive the certificate.

When Cosmetology students leave the laboratory, they must clock out. To earn hours in Cosmetology, students must be physically present in the laboratory.

Course and Hour Requirements

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COS 111Cosmetology Concepts I
4
0

4

COS 112Salon I
0
24

8

COS 113Cosmetology Concepts II
4
0

4

COS 114Salon II
0
24

8

COS 115Cosmetology Concepts III
4
0

4

COS 116Salon III
0
12

4

Select One:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COS 117Cosmetology Concepts IV
2
0

2

and

COS 118Salon IV
0
21

7

or

COS 240Contemporary Design
1
3

2

Total Major Hours: 34-41

General Education Courses

Communications: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COM 110Introduction to Communication
3
0

3

(COM 110 or higher)

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

General Education: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
HUM 110Technology and Society
3
0

3

PHY 121Applied Physics I
3
2

4

Total General Education Hours: 6-7

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 40-48

Suggested Sequence of Courses

Some courses are split over more than one term and are offered in the evening. Both the AB and BB sections of the course must be completed to earn full course credit.

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COS 111Cosmetology Concepts I
4
0

4

COS 112Salon I
0
24

8

Communications Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
7
24
15

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COS 113Cosmetology Concepts II
4
0

4

COS 114Salon II
0
24

8

General Education Course*
3
0-2

3-4

Total Credit Hours:
7
24-26
15-16

Summer Term

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COS 115Cosmetology Concepts III
4
0

4

COS 116Salon III
0
12

4

Total Credit Hours:
4
12
8


SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COS 117Cosmetology Concepts IV
2
0

2

and

COS 118Salon IV
0
21

7

or

COS 240Contemporary Design
1
3

2

Total Credit Hours:
1-2
3-21
2-9

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 40-48

TOTAL CONTACT HOURS REQUIRED BY THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF COSMETIC ART EXAMINERS: 1500