Cosmetic Arts

Cosmetology Program

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Degree Options

Associate, Diploma, and Certificate


Semesters to Complete

4 or 5

Estimated Total Cost of Program


Average Tuition per Semester

Instate – $912
Out of State – $3,216

Estimated Total Tuition

Instate – $3,656

Textbook Cost


Cosmetology Kit Cost

COS 112  – $1,459
COS 114 – $322
COS 116 – $68
COS 118 – $120
COS 223 – $140
COS 240 – $120

These are estimated prices and are subject to change.


Required Classes

COS-111, COS-112, COS-113, COS-114, COS-115, COS-116, one of the following: COS-117 or COS-240

Scheduling Options

All classes meet in person at College Station Campus in addition to online assignments to be completed outside of these meeting times.

Option 1

Classes begin in August (Fall semester) and January (Spring semester)
Monday through Friday  8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Option 2

Classes begin in August (Fall semester)
Monday through Thursday  5:30-10:30 p.m.

*Note: Schedules are subject to change.

More Information

The cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide competency-based knowledge, scientific and 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.

The cosmetology instructor curriculum provides a course of study for learning the skills needed to teach the theory and practice of cosmetology as required by the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts.

We encourage you to learn more about becoming a part of our international network of stylists and artists. Come meet our friendly licensed staff members and take a tour of our well-stocked classrooms and full-service salon labs. Once you see how we can help you in the pursuit of your cosmetology dreams, we know you will want to send us an application for admission to our programs.

For more information regarding the Cosmetology program course plans and degree offerings, visit the Rowan-Cabarrus Catalog & Student Handbook.

If you’re interested in more information regarding student fees, build your semester schedule in our Tuition Calculator.