Cosmetology School (Non-credit)

Workforce Continuing Education School of Cosmetology

Learn the art of cosmetology in Wake Tech's streamlined, non-degree School of Cosmetology program. Prepare yourself to be workforce ready by focusing solely on hands-on training and preparing for the N.C. Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners certification exam. 

Required Information Sessions

Attend a mandatory information session to learn about registration fees, admission requirements, books, kits, uniforms, and program schedule. You must attend an information session before you can register for this course.

Requirements for Registration:

  • Government-issued ID
  • Social Security number or Tax ID number
  • High School Diploma/GED or CRC and Money Order in order to register for this course.

Please email [email protected] to reserve your spot for an online information session. Please include your preferred date, time, and the best e-mail address to reach you at. A link will be sent to your e-mail address before the information session begins.

Cosmetology Information Sessions

These sessions are for Cosmetology only. View Information Sessions for Natural Hair Specialist.

No children are allowed to attend the Information Sessions.

Location Date Time Availability
Microsoft Teams 10/26/21 10:00 AM Open
Microsoft Teams 10/26/21 06:00 PM Open
Microsoft Teams 11/09/21 10:00 AM Open
Microsoft Teams 11/09/21 06:00 PM Open
Microsoft Teams 11/22/21 10:00 AM Open
Microsoft Teams 11/22/21 06:00 PM Open
Microsoft Teams 12/06/21 10:00 AM Open
Microsoft Teams 12/06/21 06:00 PM Open
Microsoft Teams 12/09/21 10:00 AM Open
Microsoft Teams 12/09/21 06:00 PM Open

For information about cosmetology hair care classes, contact  [email protected] or 919-334-1590.

Industry-recognized credential: North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts

Complete in: 18 months or less (1,696 hour program)

Non-Credit
Student Support Services

Industry Recognized Credential


Course Details & Registration Information

Bilingual Continuing Education Cosmetology I Introduction (hybrid)COS-3201U7
Este curso virtual en linea introduce conceptos básicos de la cosmetología, incluyendo el imagen profesional, sanidad (o higiene), bacteriología, anatomía, ética, ect. Otros temas relacionados serán introducidos como son las prácticas fundamentales de los servicios de cosmet...
Bilingual Continuing Education Cosmetology I Introduction (in-person)COS-3201I7
Este curso introduce conceptos básicos de la cosmetología, incluyendo el imagen profesional, sanidad (o higiene), bacteriología, anatomía, champú, relajación, ética y la manicura. Otros temas relacionados serán introducidos como son las prácticas fundamentales de los servici...
Continuing Education Cosmetology I Introduction (hybrid)COS-3201T7
Become a licensed Cosmetologist – our virtual salon will be your classroom! This introductory course (the first of a four-part series) covers basic cosmetology concepts and provides the online theory portion of your training. You’ll learn about infection control, sanitation,...
Continuing Education Cosmetology II - IntermediateCOS-3201F7
This course covers more comprehensive cosmetology concepts, such as safety, product knowledge, chemistry, manicuring, chemical restructuring, and hair coloring. To simulate a salon environment, the course includes hands-on training in basic skin care, scalp treatments, shamp...
Continuing Education Cosmetology II - IntermediateCOS-3201V7
This course covers more comprehensive cosmetology concepts, such as safety, product knowledge, chemistry, manicuring, chemical restructuring, and hair coloring. To simulate a salon environment, the course includes hands-on training in basic skin care, scalp treatments, shamp...
Continuing Education Cosmetology III - AdvancedCOS-3201X7
In this course, students will learn theory and gain practical experience in all the services offered in a cosmetic arts salon: hair cutting, styling, coloring, braiding, and shampooing; skin care; infection control; sanitation; customer service; product knowledge; and salon...
Continuing Education Cosmetology IV - AdvancedCOS-3201W7
In this course, students will learn theory and gain practical experience in all the services offered in a cosmetic arts salon: hair cutting, styling, coloring, braiding, and shampooing; skin care; infection control; sanitation; customer service; product knowledge; and salon...
Natural Hair SpecialistCOS-3104C7
This 348-hour course teaches students how to care for natural hair without using hair color, perms, relaxers, or other chemicals. The course includes styling techniques such as braiding, twisting, wrapping, extending, and locking natural hair. It also covers bacteriology and...
Pathways to Get Paid Doing Natural HairHRD-3004CA2
The care of natural hair has become a billion-dollar industry – with unlimited career opportunities! Learn about the income potential in styling natural hair, using a variety of techniques such as braids, locs, and protective styles. The course also covers the soft skills ne...
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