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Cosmetology Diploma (D55140)


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.

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.

In addition to tuition, cosmetology students are required to purchase text books and a Cosmetology Kit $1200. Students must also purchase two sets of solid black or solid white scrub uniforms at an estimated cost of $35 each, and malpractice insurance at $32 per year.

Course Sequence

First Fall Semester Course List
Course Course Name Class Lab Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 0 1
COS 111 Cosmetology Concepts I 4 0 4
COS 112 Salon I 0 24 8
Total 5 24 13
Spring Semester Course List
Course Course Name Class Lab Credit
COS 113 Cosmetology Concepts II 4 0 4
COS 114 Salon II 0 24 8
COS 115 Cosmetology Concepts III 4 0 4
Total 8 24 16
Summer Semester Course List
Course Course Name Class Lab Credit
COS 116 Salon III 0 12 4
COS 117 Cosmetology Concepts IV 2 0 2
Total 2 12 6
Second Fall Semester Course List
Course Course Name Class Lab Credit
COS 118 Salon IV 0 21 7
Communication Elective 3 0 3
Humanities Elective 3 0 3
Total 6 21 13

Total Credits: 48

Communication Elective– Choose one of the following:

UGETC: ENG 111, COM 120 ENG 110

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective– Choose one of the following:

UGETC: ART 111, MUS 110, MUS 112, MUS 210

Gen Ed: HUM 115

Employment Competencies

Communication – The ability to effectively exchange ideas and information with others through oral, written, or visual means.
Integrity and Professionalism – Workplace behaviors that relate to ethical standards, honesty, fairness, respect, responsibility, self-control, criticism and demeanor.
Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork- The ability to work effectively with others, especially to analyze situations, establish priorities, and apply resources for solving problems or accomplishing tasks.

General Education Outcomes

Rockingham Community College has three general education outcomes:

Communication: Students will communicate using the conventions appropriate for the intended academic or professional audience.

Information Literacy: Students will locate, evaluate, and use appropriate information for academic and professional tasks.

Critical Thinking: Students will analyze information and ideas and develop reasoned solutions to academic or professional problems. 

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