With 100 percent passing rate for the past five years in a row for the N.C. State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners for Cosmetology Licensure, each year, two to six Sampson Community College students enter the workforce as they begin their career in cosmetology.
“Our student’s success, is our success,” Loreta Mathis Jones, Cosmetology Department chair said.
Admitting new students each fall and spring semester, including during the upcoming registration day of Jan. 5 2016, the Cosmetology degree program at Sampson Community College takes about two years to complete. This Cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide competency based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry.
The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop manipulative skills. 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.
Offering a wide variety of services that are affordable to the community, Jones and each cosmetology instructor, teaches that customer service is top priority and puts that lesson into action as students serve the community.
“On a first come first basis, upon arrival, clients sign in and indicate how they would like to be ‘pampered’ for that day,” Jones said. “Services include pedicures, manicures, hair color, cuts and styles. Clients may enjoy up to two services per visit. The instructor assigns students on a rotating system to ensure everyone gets equal access to our services.”
“We are extremely pleased with our recent grade of A-93 that we earned from the N.C. State Board of Cosmetic Art. The Cosmetology department serves clients everyday Monday thru Thursday from 9:15-11 a.m. for regular services. From 9:15-10 a.m., we also provide chemical services for the patrons.”
Recently, the SCC Cosmetology students held a hair competition for the beginner Cosmetology students. It gave them an opportunity to showcase the skills learned in their first semester of Cosmetology, before moving to the advanced floor. For the recent competition, there were two categories: Most Creative and Total Overall Look. A total of 140 votes were cast from SCC students and faculty/staff and Antonia Mondragon was the winner in both categories.
For more information about the Cosmetology Department or to schedule an appointment, contact Jones at 910-592-8081 ext. 6014 or email at [email protected]