Cosmetic Arts - Career & College Promise

Career & College Promise
Steps to Enroll & Program Information


Admissions Process

Step 1: To begin your journey, follow the steps of the Career & College Promise admissions process for high school students.

Step 2: Registration for Cosmetology students work a little differently than for students in other programs. Your recruiting & enrollment advisor and program chair will help guide you. Applicants will be notified of program acceptance and registration.

Step 3: Complete your application through the Cosmetology Applicant Tracking (C.A.T.) system. Allow a minimum of two-weeks for your submission to be processed.

Step 4:  Review the Cosmetology Programs Booklet.

Step 5:  Check your student and personal emails often for important communication.

Books & Supplies

When you are registered for the course, you will see fees and will have the option to set up a payment plan with the College. These fees include tuition, books and supplies. Your books and supplies will be delivered to you by your instructor on the first day of class. This gives your instructor the opportunity to check your supplies to make sure the kits are complete, as these are non-refundable once opened.

Note: To see a full cost summary, visit the infographic associated with your program. All costs are subject to change. Additional supplies and kit purchases will be required in subsequent semesters.

Cosmetology 55140

COS 111 & 112 classes

Textbook: Pivot Point + Pivot Point toolkit + mannequins

Esthetics C55230

COS 119 & 120 classes

Textbook: Pivot Point, Esthetics includes L.A.B. + Esthetics kit

Esthetics kit

Manicuring/Nail Technology C55400

COS 121 & 222 classes

Textbook: Milady Standard Nail with MindTap + Manicuring kit

Manicuring/nail tech kit


All programs wear “scrub” type uniforms with black pants. Closed-toe, water resistant, black shoes and socks – comfortable for long periods of standing.

Good suggestion: The cost of scrubs and shoes depend on brands, stores, etc. Shop around for the best deals! Also, purchase multiple tops and pants to avoid excessive laundry.

A Rowan-Cabarrus Community College student ID must be visible at all times and considered part of your mandatory uniform. A black or matching lab coat is optional.

Cosmetology Uniforms

Medium/platinum gray top

“Scrub” type black pants

Closed-toe, water resistant, comfortable black shoes

Esthetics Uniforms

Teal top

“Scrub” type black pants

Closed-toe, water resistant, comfortable black shoes

Manicuring/Nail Technology Uniforms

Royal blue top

“Scrub” type black pants

Closed-toe, water resistant, comfortable black shoes

Optional Embroidered Jacket

(Only Approved Uniform Outerwear)


Size XS to XL = $27.00

Size 1XL to 3XL = $29.40

Size 4XL – 5X = $31.80

*Includes the embroidered logo for the program you are enrolled in.

You may also add your name for an additional $3.00

RCCC Cosmetology, Esthetics and Nail Technology embroidered jackets can be tried on and purchased at:

Carolina Uniforms
930 Cloverleaf Plaza
Kannapolis, North Carolina 28083


We, the faculty at RCCC Cosmetology Center, look forward to meeting you and giving you the joy of a new career opportunity. Please visit our website for more information on the College or follow us on our Facebook page – Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Cosmetology, Esthetics and Nail Technology.