Non-degree Cosmetology School

Learn the art of cosmetology in Wake Tech's streamlined, non-degree School of Cosmetology program. Prepare yourself to be workforce ready by focusing solely on hands-on training and preparing for the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners certification exam.

Required information sessions

Attendance at an information session providing details of registration fees, admission requirements, books, kits, uniforms and program schedule is mandatory before you can register for this course.

Email [email protected] or [email protected] to request an invitation for the virtual meeting of your choice. Please indicate your preferred date and time. A link will be emailed to you before the information session begins.

Registration requirements

The following items are needed to register:

  • Government-issued ID
  • Social Security number or tax ID number
  • High school diploma or equivalency, or career readiness certificate
  • Money order to pay for registration

For more information about Cosmetology hair care classes, email [email protected] or call 919-334-1590.

Industry-recognized credential: North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts

Complete course in: 18 months or less

Industry Recognized Credential

Financial assistance available

Don't have enough money to pay for a course? Right now, Wake Tech's Propel program offers scholarships that cover the cost of registration, fees, books, course-specific supplies and credentialing exams.

NOTE: Scholarship applications are currently closed and will reopen July 1.

Course details and registration information

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