Cosmetology

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.

Graduation requires the listed courses, HCC Cosmetic Art Competencies, NC State Board of Cosmetic Arts requirements, and 1500 hours and have a 2.0 GPA or higher before making application to take the licensing exam.

Suggested Schedule for 2014-2015 (Updated Apr 10, 2014)

Associate In Applied Science Degree (AAS) A55140

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
COS-111 Cosmetology Concepts I 4 0 0 4
COS-112 Salon I 0 24 0 8
COS-260 Design Applications 1 3 0 2
Total: 14
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACA-111 College Student Success 1 0 0 1
COS-113 Cosmetology Concepts II 4 0 0 4
COS-114 Salon II 0 24 0 8
COS-223 Contemp Hair Coloring 1 3 0 2
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3 0 0 3
Total: 21
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
BIO-111 General Biology I 3 3 0 4
or BIO-160 Introductory Life Science 2 2 0 3
COS-115 Cosmetology Concepts III 4 0 0 4
COS-116 Salon III 0 12 0 4
COS-240 Contemporary Design 1 3 0 2
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 0 3
Total: 16-17
Fall Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
BUS-280 REAL Small Business 4 0 0 4
COM-120 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3 0 0 3
or COM-231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
COS-117 Cosmetology Concepts IV 2 0 0 2
COS-118 Salon IV 0 21 0 7
Total: 16

Total Credit Hours: 67-68

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Diploma in Cosmetology D55140

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
COS-111 Cosmetology Concepts I 4 0 0 4
COS-112 Salon I 0 24 0 8
Total: 12
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
COS-113 Cosmetology Concepts II 4 0 0 4
COS-114 Salon II 0 24 0 8
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
Total: 15
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
COS-115 Cosmetology Concepts III 4 0 0 4
COS-116 Salon III 0 12 0 4
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3 0 0 3
Total: 11
Fall Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
COS-117 Cosmetology Concepts IV 2 0 0 2
COS-118 Salon IV 0 21 0 7
Total: 9

Total Credit Hours: 47

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