Albemarle, NC – Eight (8) students in the cosmetology program at Stanly Community College (SCC) have completed their training and 1,500 contact hours. Students are now able to take the State Board of Cosmetic Arts examination, and, upon passing, will become licensed cosmetologists in the state of North Carolina. Once licensed, students will be able to pursue employment opportunities in beauty salons and other related businesses.

David Smith, SCC Program Head, Cosmetology Technology, stated, “We are very proud of our instructors Tammy Coble, Linda Hatley, Gena Trogdon, and Kimberly Herrin for the high level of knowledge and teaching they provide. Our students are able to learn a variety of skills in the beauty industry. We invite you to visit us at the Morton-Moffitt Cosmetology Center and enjoy one of the many services provided by our students.”

Coursework for this program includes instruction in all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multicultural practices, business/computer principles, product knowledge, and other selected topics.

High school students can also enroll in Cosmetology classes through the Career and College Promise program. These classes are tuition-free and offered on the Albemarle campus at the Morton-Moffitt Cosmetology Center (MMCC). The MMCC offers affordable salon services to the public. The services are performed by students and supervised by instructors. Please visit for information as to when public services will reopen.

Registration is open for fall classes at Stanly Community College and classes start on August 18. Please call (704) 991-0376 or (704) 991-0154 for more information, or visit the College’s website at