Barbering students demonstrating cutting a woman's hair.
Career Programs » FCTC CATE Programs » Cosmetology


The Cosmetology Program is designed to prepare students to qualify and successfully complete all requirements for a South Carolina Cosmetology license. Students receive training that follows the guidelines and regulations established by the South Carolina Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Cosmetology Board.
The course of study includes Sanitation and Safety, Professionalism and Salon Management, Sciences of Cosmetology, Professional Hair Care Skills, Professional Nail Care Skills, Professional Skin Care Skills, and Unassigned Specific Needs.
Instruction in chemistry, bacteriology, anatomy, and physiology of the face, head, arms, and hands is incorporated by means of theory and practical application on both mannequins and live models.
  • South Carolina Cosmetology License
    • Cosmetology 1
    • Cosmetology 2
    • Cosmetology 3
    • Cosmetology 4