2021-2022 Catalog

Cosmetology A.A.S.

A55140

 

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.

Completion of the WPCC Cosmetology Program does not guarantee that the student meets all Board requirements (1200 to 1500 clocked hours in Cosmetology study) for licensure. 

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Apply infection control procedures to the salon environment according to NC State Board of Cosmetic Arts Examiners
  • Practice effective communication skills during a client consultation 
  • Practice proper steps of manicuring and pedicuring
  • Demonstrate correct practices of skin care
  • Perform basic hair manipulation techniques 

General Education

Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry

3

FA, SP, SU
PSY 150General Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU

English/Communications

Select 3 semester hours credit from the following
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COM 110Introduction to Communication

3

FA, SP
COM 120Intro Interpersonal Com

3

COM 231Public Speaking

3

FA, SP, SU
ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting

3

FA, SP, SU

Mathematics

Select 3 semester hours credit from the following
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MAT 110Math Measurement & Literacy

3

FA, SP
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy

3

FA, SP, SU

Humanities/Fine Arts

Select 3 semester hours credit from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 111Art Appreciation

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 111Theatre Appreciation

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 126Storytelling

3

FA, SP, SU
MUS 110Music Appreciation

3

FA, SP
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics

3

FA, SP, SU
REL 110World Religions

3

FA, SP

Major Courses

Core Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COS 111Cosmetology Concepts I

4

FA, SP
COS 112Salon I

8

FA, SP
COS 113Cosmetology Concepts II

4

FA, SP
COS 114Salon II

8

FA, SP
COS 115Cosmetology Concepts III

4

SU
COS 116Salon III

4

SU
COS 223Contemp Hair Coloring

2

FA, SP

Other Major Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COS 117Cosmetology Concepts IV

2

FA, SP
COS 118Salon IV

7

FA, SP
COS 225Adv Contemporary Hair Coloring

2

FA
COS 260Design Applications

2

FA, SP

Other Required Courses

Select 7 semester hours credit from the following courses
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BUS 110Introduction to Business

3

FA, SP
BUS 125Personal Finance

3

FA, SU
BUS 137Principles of Management

3

FA, SP
BUS 230Small Business Management

3

SP
COS 119Esthetics Concepts I

2

SP
COS 121Manicure/Nail Technology I

6

FA, SP
COS 222Manicure/Nail Tech. II

6

FA, SP
COS 240Contemporary Design

2

SP

Total Credit Hours: 69