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Cosmetology

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. Upon successful completion graduates will be prepared 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.

Potential Careers for Graduates

Booth Rent or Commission based Salons, Spas, Nail Salons, Franchise Salons(Great Clips), Work as an Esthetician, Students may also choose to open their own Salon

Where Do Graduates Work in McDowell County and Western NC?

Graduates are able to work in various salons/spas located throughout McDowell County and Western NC as well as opening their own salon. These salons may offer various services ranging from full service salons to specialty salons such as Nails Salons, Natural Hair care, Skin care studios and more.

Typical Salary (Entry-Level)

Salaries in this field vary on a wide range, it depends on the graduates commitment to work and how quickly a clientele is built.

Career Information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the United States Department of Labor:

Degrees offered:

Cosmetology-Associate Degree

A55140

12.0401

Cosmetology-Diploma

D55140

12.0401

Cosmetology-Certificate/Pathway

C55140P

12.0401

Cosmetology Instructor-Certificate

C5516

12.0413

Related classes and additional information can be found in the MTCC Catalog.