Program Overview

Cosmetology Continuing Education

Students practice roller sets on dummy heads
The Cosmetology course is designed to educate students in the theoretical and practical skills, the safety precautions and measures, and the proper infection control and disinfection procedures to obtain licensure in the state of North Carolina. The skills obtained will allow the student to obtain an entry-level position in cosmetology or in a related field. Coursework will cover the latest in scalp treatments, roller sets, finger waves, pin curls, artificial hair, haircuts, coloring, highlights, manicures, pedicures, artificial nails, facials, and hair removal. Students will then be able to put their new skills into action by working on clients in the College's Cosmetology clinic. After passing the course, students can sit for the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Arts licensure exams.

    This is a 5-part course. The $5,550 cost of the program is broken down into five payments. The first payment of  $1909.00 is due at registration. This price includes tuition, a kit, and books. The next three payments are $907.25 and the final payment is $919.25. This course qualifies for financial assistance.

    Students must wear a uniform of navy blue scrubs, all black shoes, and wear a Durham Tech ID that identifies them as a student.


    • A US high school or college transcript.

    Students must submit proof of prerequisite prior to registration. Email Maria Steele to learn how to submit prerequisites electronically and how to register.

    Estimated Tuition & Fees


    Contact Hours



    Duke Street North Campus

    Program Stats

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    Median Salary


    Estimated Completion Time

    18 months