Cosmetology, AAS

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Program Intro

The Cosmetology–A55140 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 that enables students to develop manipulative skills.

Course work includes 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.

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.

Curriculum Preview

SAMPLE COURSES

  • Cos 111 – Cosmetology Concepts I
    This course introduces basic cosmetology concepts. Topics include safety, first aid, sanitation, bacteriology, anatomy, diseases and disorders, hygiene, product knowledge, chemistry, ethics, manicures, and other related topics.
  • COS 112 – Salon I
    This course introduces basic salon services. Topics include scalp treatments, shampooing, rinsing, hair color, design, haircutting, permanent waving, pressing, relaxing, wigs, and other related topics.

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • COM 110 – Introduction to Communication
    This course provides an overview of the basic concepts of communication and the skills necessary to communicate in various contexts. 
  • COS 114 – Salon II
    This course provides experience in a simulated salon setting. Topics include basic skincare, manicuring, nail application, scalp treatments, shampooing, rinsing, hair color, design, haircutting, chemical restructuring, pressing, wigs, and other related topics.

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • CIS 111 – Basic PC Literacy
    This course provides an overview of computer concepts. Emphasis is placed on the use of personal computers and software applications for personal and fundamental workplace use.
  • COS 116 – Salon III
    This course provides comprehensive experience in a simulated salon setting. Emphasis is placed on intermediate-level of skincare, manicuring, scalp treatments, shampooing, hair color, design, haircutting, chemical restructuring, pressing, and other related topics.

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • COS 118 – Salon IV
    This course provides advanced experience in a simulated salon setting. Emphasis is placed on efficient and competent delivery of all salon services in preparation for the licensing examination and employment.
  • COS 117 – Cosmetology Concepts IV
    This course covers advanced cosmetology concepts. Topics include chemistry and hair structure, advanced cutting and design, and an overview of all cosmetology concepts in preparation for the licensing examination.

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • BUS 230 – Small Business Management
    This course introduces the challenges of entrepreneurship including the startup and operation of a small business. 
  • SPA 111 – Elementary Spanish I
    This course introduces the fundamental elements of the Spanish language within a cultural context. 
Cosmetology Services and Fees
Services Offered and Fees

Paying for College

What is financial aid? Financial aid is money that is given or borrowed to help pay for college. It can come from federal, state, local, school and private entities. North Carolina and the federal government award millions of dollars each year to help students pay for college. Don’t forget Scholarships! Scholarships are gifts. They don’t need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.

Paying for College
Scholarships
Tuition and Fees
Types of Financial Aid
Tyler Jenkins
TYLER JENKINS

“Thank you for your support of the LCC Foundation. Receiving this scholarship has helped me focus on earning my Associate in Arts degree without the stress of covering the cost of earning a higher education. After my time at LCC I plan to transfer to ECU to earn my bachelor’s degree in construction management.”

Bradley Scott Lanier Scholarship

Gabriel Wooten
GABRIEL WOOTEN

“With the generous donations from donors, I have been able to cover the cost of my education while attending LCC. I plan to transfer to UNC-Chapel Hill where I will work towards earning my Psychology degree. Words cannot describe how thankful I am that others have decided to invest in my education.”

LCC Guarantee Scholarship
W. Foster and Mary L. Gurley Ambassador Scholarship
Dr. Shirley L. Dove Scholarship

Kristen Joyner
KRISTEN JOYNER

“I am thankful for this scholarship because it helps alleviate the financial stress that comes with the cost of higher education. I promise to make the scholarship committee proud of their decision of giving this scholarship to me and I will not let them down.”

Lester and Geraldine White-Richard and Margaret Richardson Memorial Scholarship

Atanacio Borja Arreola
ATANACIO BORJA ARREOLA

“Earning this scholarship award has not only benefited me, but also my family. I have been able to have the cost of my tuition covered while working toward my degree in Mechanical Engineering. I have been able to work and save money to help cover the cost of my bachelor's degree, so that I can hopefully graduate debt free. I am very thankful for the donors to the LCC Foundation for helping me achieve my dreams!”

LCC Guarantee Scholarship

Christina Mendoza
CHRISTINA MENDOZA

"Receiving this scholarship affects not just me but my entire family. I am able to work towards my goal of becoming a nurse without the burden of tuition cost. I am the first in my family to attend college. I hope I can inspire others in my family to follow in my footsteps in reaching their dreams!"

LCC Guarantee Scholarship

Faith Lam
FAITH LAM

“Receiving this scholarship will help to alleviate some of the monetary strain and long work hours associated with the cost of college. Because of your generosity, I will be able to devote more time to my family, education, and future aspirations. One day, I hope to be in a position that allows me to assist other students in reaching their educational goals, just as you have done for me.”

Kathryn and Leroy Pittman Scholarship

Jaylen Rouse
JAYLEN ROUSE

“Being awarded these scholarships shows me that someone believes in me and cares about my future. I am in the Human Services program and plan to transfer to ECU to work towards my goal of becoming a school counselor. I aspire to help the youth so that they see their potential, just as others have seen mine in me.”

Bojangles Tands Scholarship

Hailey Alcock
HAILEY ALCOCK

“Thanks to the generous donations to the LCC Foundation scholarships, neither my parents nor I have to worry about covering my tuition cost during my time at LCC. I am very thankful for the opportunity to earn my education at Lenoir Community College debt-free!”

West Pharmaceutical Services Scholarship
A. Forrest and Ruth King Waller Memorial Scholarship

Madison Smith
MADISON SMITH

“This scholarship means so much to me and my family as I am the first to pursue higher education. It is because of kind people like you that a young student like me are given opportunities to help them achieve greatness.”

James C. and Angeline S. Shell Scholarship

Patrick Carr
PATRICK CARR

“I am very grateful and honored to be awarded this scholarship. It is a tremendous blessing to my family to receive this financial help. Thank you to the donors who provide so students like me are given an opportunity at higher education.”

Golden "K" Kiwanis Club of Kinston Scholarship

Brock Alcock
BROCK ALCOCK

“It is such a blessing to be given this opportunity to receive this very special scholarship. This award means I will be able to make my dreams of becoming a registered nurse come true. A passion of mine has always been a desire to help others by providing the care they need. Thank you again for helping make my dreams a reality.”

Macy Beaman
MACY BEAMAN

“I am thankful for the generous donations made to the LCC Foundation scholarships that have helped me pay for my tuition at LCC. Because I am in RIBN program, I am enrolled in the nursing program while also working towards earning my BSN through ECU. So, with the scholarships I have received, I will be able to cover the cost of earning my bachelor’s degree as well. Thank you for helping me reach my dreams of becoming a nurse!”

Kenneth Carrasquillo
KENNETH CARRASQUILLO

“This scholarship has allowed me to go to college at an affordable price and pursue my dream of becoming a registered nurse! I am so grateful for this opportunity; I don’t know if I would be in the same position I am today without this scholarship.”

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Who to Contact

For more information:
Christy Riley
Cosmetology Program Head/Instructor

Bullock (Bldg 001), Room 135
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 128
Fax: (252) 233-6879
Email: ciriley29@lenoircc.edu

For more information:
Kimberly Mitchell
Cosmetology Instructor

Bullock (Bldg 001), Room 129A
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 132
Fax: (252) 233-6879
Email: kdmitchell34@lenoircc.edu

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