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
New Cosmetology classes will be offered in January 2023
These sessions are for Cosmetology only. View Information Sessions for Natural Hair Specialist.
No children are allowed to attend the Information Sessions.
Information Session for Cosmetology class offerings will begin in June 2022.
For information about cosmetology hair care classes, contact [email protected] or 919-334-1590.
Course Details & Registration Information
- The student will be able to state the difference between cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization.
- The student will be able to identify infection control procedures in the salon.
- The student will learn to select wisely, care for, and use properly the commercial products that are related to the application of natural hair treatments.
- The student will develop the technical skills required in the practice of a natural hair beauty culture.
- The student will be able to identify and create protective styles techniques for natural hair.
- The student will prepare for state board examinations in order to obtain a license to practice natural hair.
- Week 1 & 2
Class Introductions, student handbook, class rules/expectations, and kit inventory.
Use Natural Hair Curriculum
Definition of (14a) Natural Hair Care
Infection Control and Blood Exposure Procedures as defined in 21 NCAC subchapter 14H.
Chapter 2 Infection Control explain all that does not apply for our State within Chapter 2 of Milady
Demo, teach, and practice Infection Control and Blood Exposure Procedures.
Introduce and explain Rubrics
Performance Evals testing at end of two weeks using approved SB Rubrics
- Week 3
Review Infection Control and Blood exposure procedures
Bacteriology and Board laws, regulations, Board website, and licensure scope of practice (use Natural Hair Curriculum)
Teach 21 NCAC 14H. 0403 and Demo Station Set up of workstation using 21 NCAC 14H. 0403 North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Arts Rules and Regulations on how to
Maintain a safe working environment.
1. Sanitation, Disinfection Procedures, and Safety Procedures.
2. Station Set up
3. Show and tell; Single use implements
4. Show and tell how to dispense or remove products for use from containers
End of week
End of week Student Evaluations:
Blood Exposure Self and Client
Cont' Performance Evals testing
- Week 4
Chapter 1 & Shampooing and Draping
Demo and teach
1. Draping, Shampoo and Condition Manikins
2. Sectioning for Scalp Treatments
- Week 5
Review Shampoo and draping/scalp analysis
A. Purpose and chemistry of shampoos and conditioners
B. Scalp conditioning services
D. Scalp Massage
E. Scalp and hair analysis
I. Client consultation/contact
D. Analysis to provide proper service.
Chapter 3 Personal and Professional Success & Blow dry and thermal Iron
Demo and teach Blow Dry and Thermal Iron
Station Set up
Blow Dry and Thermal Iron
Performance Evaluation (End of week)
- Week 6 & 7
Review: chapter 3
Chapter 4 The Professional Consultation
a. Procedures; ex.Scientific Brushing
b. How to service clients with special needs
Chapter 5 Hair Types, Structure, and Textural Differences
Hair structure and growth cycle
1. Hair type and wave pattern
Midterm Test- Chapters 1-5 on Friday
Introduce Performance Sheets
Teach and demo Twisting techniques
Chapter Test- Friday
Cont' Performance Evaluation Testing
- Week 8
Review: Chapt. 4&5
C. Record keeping
Theory: Chapter 6 Hair and Scalp Diseases and Disorders
Identify and Discuss different Bacterias and Scalp Infections
Teach and Demo Wrapping and extending techniques
2 strand overlap
3 strand overbraid and underbraid
Station Set up
- Week 9
Review chapter 6
Chapter 7 Basic Anatomy, Physiology, and Nutrition
Anatomy of the head and neck
Teach and Demo Single Box braids and braid removal
- Week 10
Review: Chapt 7
Face shape and structure and anatomy of head and neck
Chapter 8 Shampoo, Conditioners, Herbal Treatments, and Rinses
Practical: Demo Consultations
- Week 11
Review chpt 8
Chapter 9 Textured Hair is Manageable and Protective Styles
A. Purpose, definitions, and techniques for Loc Grooming
B. Tools, implements, and materials needed
Practical: Teach and Demo knots and locs
- Week 12
Review chpt 9
Chapter 10 Natural Hair and Braiding Sculpting Techniques
Practical: Teach and Demo Track and sew weft
Feed- in cornrows
- Week 13
Review Chpt 10
Small Business Class
Moc State Board prep
Lock style and procedures
A. Purpose, definitions, and techniques
1. Comb technique
2. Palm roll
B. Tools, implements, and materials
C. Placement, design, and direction
D. Developmental phases
- Week 14
Mock State Board Practice
- Week 15
Review previous chapters
Physiology and Trichology
Teach and Demo Wig Making and adding hair extensions
Placement, design, and direction
Adding extensions-NO Glue
- Week 16
Small Business Center/ Business Class
Review for Final
- Week 17
Mock State Board Practical Exam
Review and prepare students for the State Board Exam and go over the application procedure for DL Roope.
Project Sheets due
- Small Business Center/ Business Class
Practice and Prepare for Mock State Board Practical
Latch hook Crochet needle
Curved weaving hair extension needle
Hair on weft for sew-in weave
- Attendance 90% or above
- Natural Hair Care Specialist