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Service Industries

The Service Industries Department at Robeson Community College offers class to prepare students for jobs in the service industry sector. The service industry sector is an important part of any growing economy. The talented individuals that make up this sector provide valuable services and nonmaterial goods. Service Industries are an important part of society due to their ability to create positive experiences that provide emotional value and promote the wellbeing of those they serve. Some benefits of working in a service industry include flexible hours, improving interpersonal skills as well as fostering entrepreneurship. 

Successful completion of this course will allow you to take the licensure exam offered by the NC Board of Massage & Bodywork Therapy. High school diploma or GED required for entry into the program. There are only 16 seats available for this class. 

Next Day Class will begin August 14th. Orientation will be August 7th at 1:00pm.

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One hour massage appointments are available to the public for $20. Appointments can be scheduled with the link below. Available dates and times are listed on the booking site.

Cost & Requirements
  • Cost: $197.60
  • Requirements: High school diploma or GED
  • Textbooks: Approximately $230
  • Uniforms: Approximately $100
    • Day Class
      • Days: Monday & Thursday
      • Dates: Class begins August 14th
      • Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm
    • Night Class
      • Days: Monday & Thursday, Every Other Wednesday and One Saturday a Month
      • Dates:  Next class will begin in April 2024
      • Time: Weekdays 6:00pm – 10:00pm, Saturday 8:30am – 4:00pm

    This course is designed to provide the necessary skills to work to meet the instructional requirements to become a registered barber a established by the NC Board of Barber Examiners.  

    With the support of RCC, you will be prepared to take the state exam and get started in your barbering career. The program is located at our Comtech Campus and is currently accepting applications. 

    Students will train in an on-campus barbershop located at RCC’s Comtech Campus in Pembroke. The barber program will teach the students the essentials required in providing complete hair and skin services such as facial massages, razor shaves, modern hairstyling, haircutting, coloring, and chemical services.

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    Students provide services to the public for $5.

    • HS Diploma or GED
    • If no diploma student must score at 9th-grade reading level on the TABE test (Offered for free on Main Campus Building 14 and the ComTech campus


    Approximate Program Total: $1,650.00

    1st Semester

    Registration, Kit, & Textbooks – $1150.00

    2nd Semester

    Registration – $230.00

    3rd Semester

    Registration- $245.60


    Days:  Monday – Friday

    Dates:   Classes begin each January

    Times:  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with an online entity

    Location:  ComTech Campus in Pembroke

    This comprehensive course provides instruction and hands-on practice in the concepts and techniques of Esthetics.  Topics include safety, skin care, make-up, and other required topics. Graduates should be prepared to take the North Carolina Cosmetology State Board Licensing Exam and upon passing be licensed and qualify for employment in beauty and cosmetic/skin care salons, as a platform artist, and in related businesses.

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    Cost & Requirements
    • Cost: Registration, Textbook, & Kit – $659.60
    • Requirements: HS Diploma or GED
    • Day Class (Current Class is Full)
      • Days: Tuesday & Wednesday 
      • Dates: Next class will begin in January
      • Times:  9:00am – 4:30pm
      • Location: RCC Comtech (124 Livermore Dr. Pembroke, NC 28372)
    • Night Class (Current Class is Full)
      • Days: Tuesday, Wednesday & One Saturday a month
      • Dates: Next class will begin in January
      • Times:  5:00pm – 10:00pm
      • Location: RCC Comtech (124 Livermore Dr. Pembroke, NC 28372)

    This comprehensive course provides instruction and clinical practice in manicuring, nail building (application and maintenance of artificial nails) and pedicuring.  The course content includes nail anatomy, disorders of nails, and irregularities of nails; theory and salesmanship as it relates to manicuring; actual practice in manicuring; and arm, hand and foot massage.

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    Cost & Requirements
    • Registration, Textbook & Kit: $609.60
    • Requirements: HS Diploma or GED
    • Day Class
      • September 5th – November 30th
      • Tuesday – Thursday
      • 8:30 am – 3:00pm
      • This is a hybrid class with an online entity
    • Night Class TBD

    Natural Hair Care Specialist is a 360-hour course designed to teach how to care for natural hair without the use of chemicals such as perms/relaxers and hair color. The style techniques include braiding, twisting, wrapping, extending and locking natural hair. The coursework also include teaching the proper health, safety, and sanitation procedures to avoid spreading infections. The students will be able to apply their skills to clients who visit the clinic. After successfully completing the course, the students will be able to sit for the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art’s exam to become a licensed Natural Hair Care Specialist.


    Online registration is not available at this time. Students may register for the class in person at RCC Main Campus (5160 N. Fayetteville Rd.) Building 18.

    Cost & Requirements
    • Registration Fee & Kit: $409.60
    • Textbook: Approximately $60
    • Prerequisite: HS Diploma or GED
    • Dates: TBD
    • Days: Monday – Wednesday
    • Times: 5:00pm  – 10:00pm
    • Location: RCC Comtech Campus (124 Livermore Dr.)

    The Continuing Education Cosmetology course 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. Graduates will qualify to sit for the State Board of Cosmetic Arts examination. Upon successfully passing the State Board exam, graduates will be issued a license. Employment is available in beauty salons and related businesses.


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    Cost & Requirements

    Requirements: High School Diploma

    Total Cost: $1027.60

    Includes registration, name tag, textbook and kit


    August 28th  – December 12th

    Monday – Thursday 

    6:00pm – 10:00 pm 

    One Saturday a Month

    8:00am – 4:30pm

    This is a hybrid class with an online entity.

    Director Administrative Assistant
    Natavia Townsend Melinda Chavis
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    Phone – 910.272.3447 Phone – 910.272.3604