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CVCC Cosmetology Students - Make an appointment - 828-327-7000 ext 4118









The Cosmetology Program curriculum is designed to provide competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry.

You'll learn in a simulated salon environment that helps you develop manipulative skills.

Instruction includes all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multicultural practices, business/computer principles, product knowledge and other selected topics.

Graduates should qualify to sit for the State Board of Cosmetic Arts Examination. After successfully passing the state board exam, graduates will be issued a license. Employment is available in beauty salons, spas, nail salons and related businesses.

General education courses, including English, psychology, and computer literacy, are taught on the CVCC campus. All cosmetology-related courses will be taught at CVCC Newton Center. Instruction and course materials are available in Spanish.

A diploma is awarded to graduates of this curriculum.

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2550 US HIGHWAY 70 SE • HICKORY, NC • 28602-8302 • 828.327.7000
Updated 09.25.2014: Cosmetology