Overview of the Cosmetology programs and the admissions process
Associate's and Diploma Degrees
A-B Tech offers associate's degree and diploma programs in Cosmetology. The curriculum includes classroom study and hands-on fundamentals. Cosmetology students gain practical experience under the direction of College faculty in the Mountain Tech Spa, an on-campus salon located in the Birch Building (#3 on our campus map).
Cosmetology is one of our Limited Programs. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about the current application dates, refer to our Selective and Limited Programs webpage. Your first step will be to complete a general application to the College. You will also need to demonstrate college placement in English and math. College placement can be met in multiple ways. Visit www.abtech.edu/placement to learn more about your placement options.
Cosmetology Instructor Program
We also offer a Cosmetology Instructor Certificate program. This is a program for currently-licensed cosmetologists to learn the skills to teach Cosmetology, as required by the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts. It's a limited program that accepts students on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information about this program or to check on the next start-date, refer to our Selective and Limited Programs webpage.
You can find more information about these programs by going to abtech.edu/academic-programs and clicking on your specific program of interest, or by contacting Tambra Luppino at (828) 398-7674 or firstname.lastname@example.org.