***Spring classes will continue meeting through alternative instructional methods and end on time (May 5). Extracurricular activities remain suspended until further notice. For general information, call the PCC Student Coronavirus Hotline at (252) 493-7245, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.***04


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.

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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.

Admission Requirements

  • Must be high school graduate or equivalent
  • Take the cosmetology placement test (Basic Math and Word Recognition) contact Anita Stroud at 252.756.3050 or astroud@email.pittcc.edu to schedule your placement test
  • Transfer students should provide a copy of their skills and hours transcript from their former cosmetology program. This skills and hours transcript must be approved to receive credit for those hours and advance in the PCC program.
  • Attend mandatory orientation


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.

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.

Nail Technician
Salon or Spa Manager
Wedding and Event Stylist
Makeup Artist
Film and Theater Stylist
Platform Artist

Hair Styling
Permanent Waving
Finger Waving
Facial Treatments
Salon Management
Appointment Scheduling
Laws & Guidelines of NC Salon Businesses