The Pitt Community College Cosmetology program is one of the most distinguished and affordable programs in Eastern NC. Our PCC Hair Styling Academy offers 1500 hours of training through classroom hours as well as supervised practical experience. Students can earn their required hours and be eligible for the North Carolina Cosmetic Arts Board licensing examination in just one year!
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.
Students can schedule a placement test and register at anytime during the year. New classes begin 4 times throughout the year – January, April, July, and October. Refer to the course schedule for specific dates.
Costs associated with the program include tuition which is $185.55 per semester for 4 semesters, uniforms (black scrubs), books (approximately $214), and a cosmetology kit.
You must be prepared to purchase a cosmetology kit on the first day of class. The kit can be purchased through Pitt Community College at the cost of $642. You may purchase a cosmetology kit elsewhere but all the items must be comparable to the PCC kit. In addition, your kit must be approved by PCC prior to the first day of class. PCC accepts cash, money orders, and debit/credit cards.
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