Cosmetology Instructor

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[C55160] Certificate

The Cosmetology Instructor curriculum provides a course of study for learning the skills needed to teach the theory and practice of cosmetology as required by the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts.

Course work includes requirements for becoming an instructor, introduction to teaching theory, methods and aids, practice teaching, and development of evaluation instruments.

Graduates of the program may be employed as cosmetology instructors in public or private education and business.



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

  • Identify theories of education, develop lesson plans, demonstrate supervisory techniques, and assess student performance in a classroom setting.
  • Demonstrate salon services and instruct and objectively assess the entry-level student.
  • Develop lesson plans, demonstrate supervision techniques, assess student performance in a classroom setting, and keep accurate records.
  • Demonstrate competence in the areas covered by the Instructor Licensing Examination and meet program completion requirements.


  • General College admissions requirements.
  • Should not be subject to color blindness, inability to sit or stand for long periods, or overly sensitive to chemicals.
  • Purchase book and kit from RCC Campus Store.
  • Specific uniform and shoes are required.
  • Current N.C. Cosmetology license.