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
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
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
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!