In order to graduate, the student must complete 1500 hours of course study and score 70% or better on the written final examination. He/she must also satisfy all financial obligations to the University. After completing this program, the student will receive a diploma and is eligible to take the North Carolina State Board Exam for Licensing as a Cosmetologist and is certified to obtain profitable employment in a beauty salon or any other related field.

1500 Hour Full-time program: 14 − 17 months at 24 hours per week

1500 Hour Part − time program: 15 − 18 months at 22 hours per week

The objective of the Cosmetology program is to teach each aspiring Cosmetologist the necessary technical skill which will enable him/her to pass the NC State Board of Cosmetic Arts Examination.

Students who complete the Cosmetology program will be eligible to take the state board exam for licensure.