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The course is designed for full-time and part-time classes. Twelve hundred or fifteen hundred hours are required, along with numerous skills before receiving a certificate of completion. A state board exam is administered before licenses can be rendered. 

We offer a complete cosmetology course, including skills of haircutting, styling, permanent waving, hair coloring, relaxing, facials, manicuring, pedicuring, make-up and much more. 

Students completing the basic curriculum satisfactorily will advance to the clinic to complete remaining hours under instructor's supervision. 



This comprehensive course provides instruction and clinical practice in manicuring, nail building (application and maintenance of artificial nails) and pedicuring. The course content includes nail anatomy, disorders of nails, and irregularities of nails; theory and salesmanship as it relates to manicuring; actual practice in manicuring; and arm, hand, and foot massage. 

Manicurist student must complete 300 hours in an approved beauty school or college before applying to the State Board of Cosmetic Arts for examination. Students enrolled only in manicuring shall only perform services directly to the prescribed course in manicuring. 

Please note, this is a comprehensive course to provide training for those persons interested in becoming registered manicurists only and not desiring to become licensed cosmetologists. 



The Esthetician (Skin Care) Programs consists of facial manipulations, facial for dry, normal, and oily skin types, packs and mask. It also includes make-up application, waxing, tweezing, and the study of skin disorders and diseases. This course is designed for full-time and part-time classes, which includes theory and practical application. Six hundred hours (600) are required. 


Tanning Bed 

In this course, students will be taught North Carolina Regulations re: Training Booths, Skin and Ultraviolet Radiation, FDA requirements for manufacturers, FDA Product Labeling Standards, Tanning Operator Training Facility Operations. 

Student must be at least 16 years old to take this class. Certificates of completion for persons under the age of 18 years will be held at Wilkes Community College until their 18th birthday. 

Effective May 1, 1993, the registrant shall not allow operation of tanning equipment by individuals who have not completed the formal training covering the topics outlined in Rule. 1418 (g) North Carolina Regulations for Protection against Radiation. The registrant shall maintain records of operator(s) training. 


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