SCC cosmetology students complete training

Published 1:47 pm Monday, February 22, 2021

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Nine students in the cosmetology program at Stanly Community College have completed their training and 1,500 contact hours. Students are now able to take the State Board of Cosmetic Arts examination and upon passing will become licensed cosmetologists in the state of North Carolina. Once licensed, students will be able to pursue employment opportunities in beauty salons and other related businesses.

“Our students are very excited about taking the state board exams,” said David Smith, program head for the cosmetology program at SCC. “This year, our students have been earning a 100 percent pass rate for the theory portion of the exam, which is up 29 percent from last year. Our instructors are working diligently to ensure students are receiving an excellent education and are prepared as they enter into their professions.”

Coursework for this program includes instruction in all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multicultural practices, business/computer principles, product knowledge and other selected topics.

Cosmetology Technology graduates from left: Marena Douangkham of Mt. Gilead and Tilwanna Polk of Norwood.

High school students can also enroll in Cosmetology classes through the Career and College Promise program. These classes are tuition-free and offered on the Albemarle campus at the Morton-Moffitt Cosmetology Center (MMCC).

The MMCC offers salon services to the public. The services are
performed by students and supervised by instructors. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, salon services for the public continue to be closed. Visit for information as to when public services will reopen.

Cosmetology Technology graduates from left: Briley LaFollette of Locust, Danielle Adams of Locust and Chloe Bledsoe of Charlotte. Not pictured: Viridiana Murillo of Charlotte.