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If you like expressing your creativity through hair and nails, consider our Cosmetology program. You'll get hands-on beauty experience in a salon environment operated by RCC and open to the public. Your course work will include instruction in all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skincare, nail care, multi-cultural practices, business/computer principles, product knowledge and other selected topics.

You can obtain an associate degree, diploma, or certificate in cosmetology from RCC. When you complete the program, you should qualify to sit for the State Board of Cosmetic Arts examination. You'll leave RCC ready to work as a cosmetologist at a major salon or even start your own cosmetology business.

[A55140]

COS courses for this A.A.S. degree program are offered day only; other courses may be offered evening, online and/or hybrid.

First Year: Fall Semester (16 Semester Hours Credit)

First Year: Spring Semester (17 Semester Hours Credit)

First Year: Summer Session (8 Semester Hours Credit)

Second Year: Fall Semester (14 Semester Hours Credit)

Second Year: Spring Semester (12 Semester Hours Credit)

Total Semester Hours Credit: 67

Humanities/Fine Arts courses approved for this program.

Students must obtain a grade of “C” or better in all COS courses to be able to progress to the next level. If a student does not earn a “C” or better in a COS course, he/she must repeat the course and earn the minimal “C” before enrolling in the higher level course.

Legal Limitations of Licensure
Students who enroll in the Cosmetology program should be aware that the application for licensure at the completion of the program might be denied or restricted by the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts. Please reference 21 NCAC 141.0401 Application/Licensure/Individuals Who Have Been Convicted of Felony at the following website: www.nccosmeticarts.com.

[A55140] 

COS courses for this A.A.S. degree program are offered day only; other courses may be offered evening, online and/or hybrid.

First Year: Spring Semester (16 Semester Hours Credit)

First Year: Summer Semester (8 Semester Hours Credit)

First Year: Fall Semester (17 Semester Hours Credit)

Second Year: Spring Semester (14 Semester Hours Credit)

Second Year: Fall Semester (12 Semester Hours Credit)

  • ENG 114 - Prof Research & Reporting
  • MAT 143 - Quantitative Literacy
  • HUM - Humanities/Fine Arts
  • SOC 210 - Introduction to Sociology

Total Semester Hours Credit: 67

Humanities/Fine Arts courses approved for this program.

* Spring admission track highly recommended for students seeking A.A.S. degree

Students must obtain a grade of “C” or better in all COS courses to be able to progress to the next level. If a student does not earn a “C” or better in a COS course, he/she must repeat the course and earn the minimal “C” before enrolling in the higher level course.

Legal Limitations of Licensure
Students who enroll in the Cosmetology program should be aware that the application for licensure at the completion of the program might be denied or restricted by the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts. Please reference 21 NCAC 141.0401 Application/Licensure/Individuals Who Have Been Convicted of Felony at the following website: www.nccosmeticarts.com.

[D55140]

COS courses for this diploma program are offered day only; other courses may be offered evening, online and/or hybrid.

First Year: Fall Semester (16 Semester Hours Credit)

First Year: Spring Semester (17 Semester Hours Credit)

First Year: Summer Session (8 Semester Hours Credit)

Total Semester Hours Credit: 41

Students must obtain a grade of “C” or better in all COS courses to be able to progress to the next level. If a student does not earn a “C” or better in a COS course, he/she must repeat the course and earn the minimal “C” before enrolling in the higher level course.

Legal Limitations of Licensure
Students who enroll in the Cosmetology program should be aware that the application for licensure at the completion of the program might be denied or restricted by the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts. Please reference 21 NCAC 141.0401 Application/Licensure/Individuals Who Have Been Convicted of Felony at the following website: www.nccosmeticarts.com.

[D55140]

COS courses for this diploma program are offered day only; other courses may be offered evening, online and/or hybrid.

First Year: Spring Semester (16 Semester Hours Credit)

First Year: Summer Semester (8 Semester Hours Credit)

First Year: Fall Semester (17 Semester Hours Credit)

Total Semester Hours Credit: 41

 Students must obtain a grade of “C” or better in all COS courses to be able to progress to the next level. If a student does not earn a “C” or better in a COS course, he/she must repeat the course and earn the minimal “C” before enrolling in the higher-level course.

Legal Limitations of Licensure
Students who enroll in the Cosmetology program should be aware that the application for licensure at the completion of the program might be denied or restricted by the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts. Please reference 21 NCAC 141.0401 Application/Licensure/Individuals Who Have Been Convicted of Felony at the following website: www.nccosmeticarts.com.

[C55140]

COS courses for this certificate program are offered day only; other courses may be offered evening, online and/or hybrid.

First Year: Fall Semester (12 Semester Hours Credit)

First Year: Spring Semester (14 Semester Hours Credit)

First Year: Summer Session (8 Semester Hours Credit)

Total Semester Hours Credit: 34

Students must obtain a grade of “C” or better in all COS courses to be able to progress to the next level. If a student does not earn a “C” or better in a COS course, he/she must repeat the course and earn the minimal “C” before enrolling in the higher-level course.

Legal Limitations of Licensure
Students who enroll in the Cosmetology program should be aware that the application for licensure at the completion of the program might be denied or restricted by the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts. Please reference 21 NCAC 141.0401 Application/Licensure/Individuals Who Have Been Convicted of Felony at the following website: www.nccosmeticarts.com.

[C55140]

COS courses for this certificate program are offered day only; other courses may be offered evening, online and/or hybrid.

First Year: Spring Semester (12 Semester Hours Credit)

First Year: Summer Semester (8 Semester Hours Credit)

First Year: Fall Semester (14 Semester Hours Credit)

Total Semester Hours Credit: 34

Students must obtain a grade of “C” or better in all COS courses to be able to progress to the next level. If a student does not earn a “C” or better in a COS course, he/she must repeat the course and earn the minimal “C” before enrolling in the higher-level course.

Legal Limitations of Licensure
Students who enroll in the Cosmetology program should be aware that the application for licensure at the completion of the program might be denied or restricted by the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts. Please reference 21 NCAC 141.0401 Application/Licensure/Individuals Who Have Been Convicted of Felony at the following website: www.nccosmeticarts.com.

In addition to the general admissions requirements for Randolph Community College, Cosmetology students must complete the following requirements:

  • Students must complete DRE 098 or be eligible to enter the program's required English courses without a co-requisite.
  • Purchase of the Cosmetology book bundle and required student kit will be made from the RCC Campus Store.
  • Purchase of shoes, uniforms, and name badges.
  • Students enrolled in the program should not be subject to color blindness or have sensitivity to chemicals.
  • Students should be physically able to use cosmetology equipment, such as scissors and clippers, and should be able to stand for long periods of time.

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

  • Determine the needs and preferences of clients in order to safely and competently deliver services as they relate to cosmetology services.
  • Demonstrate the proper practices of hair cutting and styling, shampooing, massage and scalp treatment, hair coloring and lightening, chemically restructuring hair, wig services, manicuring, pedicuring, nail application, and facial services.
  • Interact and communicate successfully with coworkers as part of a working team.

Students will gain hands-on experience through a salon environment operated by the College and open to the public. The Randolph Community College Cosmetology Center is located at 503 Industrial Park Avenue on the Asheboro Campus. The 10,865-square-foot space accommodates 44 students at a time at styling stations on the floor, plus students in three classrooms. In addition, the Center holds 10 shampoo stations, 12 dryers, facial and waxing rooms, a pedicure/manicure area with massaging pedicure chairs, a lobby/waiting area, instructor offices, and lockers and a break room for students. To effectively train Cosmetology professionals, the performance of certain functions is incorporated throughout the program. Faculty and students are required to demonstrate proficiency of these functions in the Cosmetology program. The essential functions include:

  1. Critical Thinking: critical thinking ability sufficient to gather relevant information, interpret data, recognize problems, and use a process to make informed, independent decisions that show good judgment.  For example, the ability to apply broad class concepts to unique client situations.
  2. Interpersonal Skills: interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with co-workers and clients, function and contribute as part of a team, be accountable for self and others, and maintain appropriate hygiene for a salon environment.  For example, the ability to interact effectively with other members on a team project; establish and maintain a professional relationship with clients.
  3. Communication Skills: speak English, write English, listen and comprehend written and spoken words, and communicate information and ideas so others will understand. For example, explain treatments and interventions, document actions, record client responses to treatment in a professional manner.
  4. Mobility: mobility that is appropriate for an office, salon, or classroom setting is needed. For example, mobile enough move about and to function in a salon, whether sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
  5. Motor Skills: be able to execute movements required to provide general care and treatment to clients in all settings. For example, manipulate supplies and equipment to perform services and treatments.
  6. Hearing: ability to hear sounds at a close range (within a few feet of the observer). For example, being able to hear and respond to a client, an instructor or other students in a classroom/salon setting.
  7. Visual: ability to see with normal or corrected vision, tolerate working indoors in artificial light to provide services. For example, the ability to determine hair texture and color; observe and accurately interpret client needs and assess nonverbal communication.
  8. Tactile: ability to perform physical activities that require use of hands and arms. For example, possessing finger and manual dexterity necessary to manipulate hands and feet when performing services.
  9. Weight-Bearing: none.
  10. Cognitive: cognitive ability to use logic and reason, attention to detail, and short-term and long­ term memory skills. For example, the ability to remember a concept covered in a class in a previous week of a semester.
  11. Visual Color Discrimination: visual color discrimination ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness. For example, being able to choose appropriate color and treatments for hair.

 

References: Haywood Community College and Vance-Granville Community College Technical Standards directly contributed much of this language. Minor alterations have been made as needed to relate to RCC.

Randolph Community College’s Cosmetology program complies with the rules and regulations of the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts Examiners.

N.C. Board of Cosmetic Arts
12070 Front Street, Suite 110
Raleigh, NC 27609
919-733-4117
nccosmeticarts.com

503 Industrial Park Avenue,
Asheboro, NC
336-610-HAIR (4247)

Salon Hours
Tuesdays - Fridays, 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
(All chemical services must be signed in by 11 a.m./Soft curls by 10 a.m.)

Price Lists
Cosmetology*
Nail Technology*

*Prices and times subject to change without notice.

Contact Us!

Have more questions about the Cosmetology Program? We're here to help.

Rebekah Kingston
Director of Student Success Counseling
rbkingston@randolph.edu
336-633-0376

Dean Brewer
Department Head, Cosmetology
dlbrewer14251@randolph.edu
336-610-4248