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cosmetology staff
The staff: (from left) Ken Harris, Mary Hatchell,
Jeannette Bobbitt and Laurie Moseley.

A long-awaited day is here for administrators and students alike at Halifax Community College. HCC received the final approval from the State Board of Cosmetic Art to open the sparkling new cosmetology school at the college campus when State Board representatives made an on-site visit and inspection. The approval came just in time for Spring Semester classes to begin on January 4.

Halifax Community College had already received approval from the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges to offer Cosmetology at the Weldon campus but awaited the final approval from the State Board of Cosmetic Art for licensure. Licensure approval was delayed until all of the new construction could be completed and all of the fixtures, equipment, etc. were installed.

Halifax Community College will offer Cosmetology--a one-year diploma program designed to provide competency-based knowledge and hands-on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment, enabling students to develop skills and their own professional style.

Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multi-cultural practices, business/computer principles, product knowledge, and other selected topics.

Graduates should qualify to sit for the State Board of Cosmetic Art examination. Upon successfully passing the exam, they will be issued a license. Employment is available in beauty salons and related businesses.

Plans are to offer a second program, Cosmetology Instructor, in the fall of 2000. The Cosmetology Instructor program is a certificate program, designed to prepare graduates as cosmetology instructors in public or private education and business.

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to stop by for a look at the state-of-the-art facility. You may also want to treat yourselves to some of the professional services!