Cosmetology School (Non-credit)

Workforce Continuing Education School of Cosmetology

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 N.C. Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners certification exam. 

Required Information Sessions

Attend a mandatory information session to learn about registration fees, admission requirements, books, kits, uniforms, and program schedule. You must attend an information session before you can register for this course.

Requirements for Registration:

  • Government-issued ID
  • Social Security number or Tax ID number
  • High School Diploma/GED or CRC and Money Order in order to register for this course.

Please email [email protected] to reserve your spot for an online information session. Please include your preferred date, time, and the best e-mail address to reach you at. A link will be sent to your e-mail address before the information session begins.

Cosmetology Information Sessions

New Cosmetology classes will be offered in January 2023

These sessions are for Cosmetology only. View Information Sessions for Natural Hair Specialist.

No children are allowed to attend the Information Sessions.

Information Session for Cosmetology class offerings will begin in June 2022.

Location Date Time Availability

For information about cosmetology hair care classes, contact  [email protected] or 919-334-1590.

Industry-recognized credential: North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts

Complete in: 18 months or less (1,696 hour program)

Student Support Services

Industry Recognized Credential

Course Details & Registration Information

Continuing Education Cosmetology II - IntermediateCOS-3201F71 available classes
This course covers more comprehensive cosmetology concepts, such as skin and nail theory to include the study of diseases and disorders of the skin and nails, basic chemistry, electricity, haircutting and hair coloring. To simulate a salon environment, the course includes ha...
Natural Hair SpecialistCOS-3104C72 available classes
This 348-hour course teaches students how to care for natural hair without using hair color, perms, relaxers, or other chemicals. The course includes styling techniques such as braiding, twisting, wrapping, extending, and locking natural hair. It also covers bacteriology and...
Bilingual (Spanish & English) Continuing Education Cosmetology III - AdvancedCOS-3201N7
Este curso es bilingüe, inglés y español. Los estudiantes aprenderán la teoría y obtendrán la experiencia práctica en todos los servicios ofrecidos en un salón de artes cosméticas: corte, peinado, coloración, trenzado y el lavado de cabello; el cuidado de piel, el control de...
Continuing Education Cosmetology III - AdvancedCOS-3201X7
In this course, students will learn theory and gain practical experience in all the services offered in a cosmetic arts salon: hair cutting, styling, coloring, braiding, and shampooing; skin care; infection control; sanitation; customer service; product knowledge; and salon...
Pathways to Get Paid Doing Natural HairHRD-3004CA2
The care of natural hair has become a billion-dollar industry – with unlimited career opportunities! Learn about the income potential in styling natural hair, using a variety of techniques such as braids, locs, and protective styles. The course also covers the soft skills ne...
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