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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 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 as skin/nail specialists, platform artists, and related business.

The listed courses, CFCC Cosmetology competencies, NC State Board Performances and a minimum of 1500 hours are required for graduation.

Cosmetology Diploma Program

Diploma Program

I. General Education Courses                         Semester Hour Credits

ENG 101 Applied Communications I ………………………..3

ENG 102 Applied Communications II ……………………….3

II. Major Courses

COS 111 Cosmetology Concepts I ……………………………4

COS 112 Salon I …………………………………………………….8

COS 113 Cosmetology Concepts II …………………………..4

COS 114 Salon II ……………………………………………………8

COS 115 Cosmetology Concepts III ……………………………4

COS 116 Salon III……………………………………………………..4

III. Required Cosmetology Diploma Electives

Students must take all electives in the set chosen (Set 1 or Set 2).

*Set 1 (*preferred)

COS 117 Cosmetology Concepts IV………………………….2

COS 118 Salon IV ………………………………………………….7

or

Set 2

COS 223 Contemporary Hair Color…………………………..2

COS 224 Trichology and Chemistry………………………….2

COS 240 Contemporary Design………………………………..2

COS 260 Design Applications ………………………………….2

Total Credits ………………………………………………………..46/47

Cosmetology Certificate Program

Certificate Program

I. General Education Courses                         Semester Hour Credits

COS 111 Cosmetology Concepts I ………………………….. 4

COS 112 Salon I …………………………………………………… 8

COS 113 Cosmetology Concepts II …………………………. 4

COS 114 Salon II ………………………………………………….. 8

COS 115 Cosmetology Concepts III…………………………. 4

COS 116 Salon III………………………………………………….. 4

II. Cosmetology Certificate Electives

Students should take a minimum of 2 SHC from the following:

COS 223 Contemp Hair Coloring……………………………. 2

COS 224 Trichology & Chemistry…………………………… 2

COS 240 Contemporary Design………………………………. 2

COS 260 Design Applications ………………………………… 2

Total Credits ………………………………………………………. 34

Cosmetology Instructor Certificate Program

Cosmetology Instructor Certificate Program

I. General Education Courses                         Semester Hour Credits

COS 271 Instructors Concepts I ………………………………….5

COS 272 Instructors Practicum I…………………………………7

COS 273 Instructors Concepts II…………………………………5

COS 274 Instructors Practicum II ……………………………….7

Total Credits ………………………………………………………. 24

Esthectics Technology Certificate Program

Esthectics Technology Certificate Program

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I. Required Courses                           Semester Hour Credits

COS 119 Esthetics Concepts I………………………… 2

COS 120 Esthetics Salon I ……………………………….6

COS 125 Esthetics Concepts II …………………………2

COS 126 Esthetics Salon II ………………………………6

Total Credits ………………………………………………..16

Esthectics Instructor Certificate Program

Esthectics Instructor Certificate Program

To enter the program, the student must be a licensed esthetician or cosmetologist.

I. General Education Courses                         Semester Hour Credits

COS 253 Esthetics Instructor Concepts I……………………..11

COS 254 Esthetics Instructor Concept II …………………….11

Total Credits …………………………………………………………..22*



Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425

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Monday-Thursday: 7:30am to 5:30pm
Friday: 8:00am to 12:00pm

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