Admission

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.

Program Outcomes
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.

Occupational Outlook
Graduates should qualify to sit for the State Board of Cosmetic Art examination. Upon successfully passing the State Board exam, graduates will be issued a license. Employment is available in beauty salons and related businesses.

Important Program Information

Admissions:
Contact Jennifer W. Wells, Director of Programs (919) 209-2107 for program information and how to complete the enrollment process.
Read and/or complete and return all information sent to you from Student Services.

Financial Aid:
Contact Financial Aid (919) 209-2036 as soon as possible to inquire/apply for any loans, grants, scholarships, etc. Keep track of your Financial Aid status to check for approval. It is important to get approved before the last day to pay so you will not be purged from the computer system.

Advising/Registration:
Upon acceptance contact Jennifer W. Wells(919) 209-2107 or Tim Galloway(919) 209-2039 for advising and registration information.

Additional Program Information

The JCC Cosmetology Salon is open to the public. Advanced students provide services under the careful guidance of instructors.

Degree and Diploma programs are offered in the Cosmetology curriculum and may be completed in up to five semesters.

Degree Program: Associate's in Applied Science: Cosmetologist Curriculum: 1500 hours in the cosmetology program, completion of the NC State Board required performances, and fifteen additional general education credit hours.

Diploma Program: Cosmetologist Curriculum: 1500 hours in the cosmetology program, completion of the NC State Board required performances, and additional realted courses; college orientation course, communication skills and psychology.

A.A.S. or diploma choices have no bearing on the skills taught in the college. Graduates of the program are skilled in hair styling, hair cutting, sculptured nails technology, skin care, permanent waving and relaxing, and hair color. Upon completion of the program and after attaining a passing score on the State Board Exam, graduates are qualified to work in cosmetology salons and related businesses throughout North Carolina.

Uniform Policy

Cosmetology/Manicurist Students:

  • Black uniform top (Standard V-neck scrubs, design and fabric required)
  • Black uniform pants (hemmed to the correct length)
  • Black socks or hose must be worn
  • Black leather tennis shoes or black nursing shoes (black Crocs™ accepted-without holes preferred)
  • Black uniform jacket and/or black smock (aprons accepted - black color only)
  • Nametag - see below
    *Uniforms can be purchased at local uniform stores, online or anywhere scrubs are sold. (Cost varies upon location purchased.)
    Due to sanitation rules and regulations, outside coats and/or sweaters cannot be worn. No shirts, etc, with a hood are allowed. Students who are cold natured must layer with a black short-sleeved shirt, long sleeved shirt, and/or turtle neck under their uniform top. Layers on top of uniform can be a black uniform jacket and/or black smock.

Esthetics Students:

  • White uniform top (standard v-neck scrubs, design and fabric required)
  • White uniform pants (hemmed to the correct length)
  • White socks or hose must be worn
  • White leather tennis shoes or black nursing shoes (black Crocs™ accepted-without holes preferred)
  • White uniform jacket and/or white smock
  • Nametag - see below
    *Uniforms can be purchased at local uniform stores, online or anywhere scrubs are sold. (Cost varies upon location purchased.)
    Due to sanitation rules and regulations, outside coats and/or sweaters cannot be worn. No shirts, etc, with a hood are allowed. Students who are cold natured must layer with a white short-sleeved shirt, long sleeved shirt, and/or turtle neck under their uniform top. Layers on top of uniform can be a white uniform jacket and/or white smock.

Cosmetology Instructor Students:

  • White uniform top (Standard V-neck scrubs, design and fabric required)
  • Black uniform pants (hemmed to the correct length)
  • Black socks or hose
  • Black leather tennis shoes or black nursing shoes (black Crocs™ accepted)
  • Black uniform jacket and/or black smock (Aprons accepted - black color only).
  • Nametag - see below
    *Uniforms can be purchased at local uniform stores, online, or anywhere scrubs are sold. (Cost: varies upon location purchased).

Nametag

  • Silver with black lettering
  • JCC college logo
  • First and last name displayed
    • COS 111-118: "Cosmetology" must be engraved below student name.
    • COS 3101: "Nail Technician" must be engraved below student name.
    • COS 3102: "Esthetics" must be engraved below student name.
    • COS 3106: "Cosmetology Student Instructor" must be engraved below student name.

Nametags may be purchased at:
Smithfield Sign Design
331 E. Peedin Rd, Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-9436
(Cost: $9.50 + tax = $10.14)

Textbooks and Supply Kits are available at the JCC Bookstore

Cosmetology Students:
Milady's Standard Cosmetology MindTap Software Access
Milady's Standard Cosmetology Textbook
*Approximate cost: $300 (one time purchase, used for all core Cosmetology classes)

Cosmetology Instructor Students:
Milady's Master Educator Student Course Book, 3rd Edition
Milady's Master Educator Exam Review Book
*Approximate cost: $190 (one time purchase, used for all instructor classes)

Manicuring Students:
Milady's Standard Nail Technology 7th Edition
Milady's Standard Nail Technology Student Workbook Milady's Standard Nail Technology Exam Review Book
*Approximate cost: inquire at JCC Bookstore - (919) 209-2104

Esthetics Students:
Milady's Standard Esthetics Textbook, 2013
Milady's Standard Esthetics Workbook
Milady's Standard Esthetics Exam Review Book
*Approximate cost: inquire at JCC Bookstore - (919) 209-2104

Supply Kit

Cosmetology Students Only:
Kit includes all necessary supplies/manikins to begin Cosmetology and is available at the JCC Bookstore.
Kit must be purchased from JCC Bookstore. Exceptions only for transfer students.
*Approximate cost: $900 (one time purchase, kit is used for all classes and career ready)

Manicuring Students:
Deluxe Student Nail Kit
Deluxe Practice Hand with Suction Base Holder
*Kit must be purchased from JCC Bookstore. Exceptions only for transfer students.
*Approximate cost: inquire at JCC Bookstore - (919) 209-2104

Esthetics Students:
Deluxe Student Esthetics Kit
*Kit must be purchased from JCC Bookstore. Exceptions only for transfer students.
*Approximate cost: inquire at JCC Bookstore - (919) 209-2104

*Please note: Additional supply purchases and replacements will be necessary throughout ALL programs.

For more information, contact:
Admissions Office - (919) 209-2128

Director of Cosmetology Programs
Jennifer W Wells
(919) 209-2107