The Pamlico Community College cosmetology program is taught in a simulated salon so students can get hands-on experience with the fundamentals and artistic side of the craft. Students will learn the principles and procedures of working with hair, nails, skin and associated chemicals and imaging, as well as the business end, including computers and product knowledge. The certificate option requires 34 credit hours and 76 class hours to complete, while the diploma program requires 48 credit hours and 104 class hours. Upon completion, graduates will be qualified to sit for the State Board of Cosmetic Arts exam. If they pass, they'll be issued a license and qualified to work.