Program Description: The Cosmetology program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the field of cosmetology. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes specialized training in safety, sanitation, state laws, rules, and regulations, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, skin, hair, and nail diseases and disorders, hair treatments and manipulations, hair shaping, hair styling, artificial hair, braiding/intertwining hair, chemical reformation and application, skin and nail care, hair coloring, hair lightening, reception, sales, management, math, reading, writing, interpersonal relations development, computer skills, employability skills, and work ethics. The curriculum meets state licensing requirements of the State Board of Cosmetology. Program graduates receive a Cosmetology diploma and are employable as a cosmetology salesperson, cosmetologist, salon manager, or a salon owner.

Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will drape for a basic shampoo.
• Students will perform a retouch relaxer.
• Students will perform a retouch color.

Program Offered at the Following Sites: Moultrie-Veterans Parkway, Moultrie-Industrial, Thomasville, Tifton, Select High Schools

Length of Program: Four (4) Semesters.

Cost of Program: Day Program. Evening Program.

Gainful Employment: Datasheet

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Cosmetology, Diploma.

Credits Required for Graduation: 57 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

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Credit Hours

1. Basic Skills Courses (8-9 hours)
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
And one of the following (2-3 hours)
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development 2
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology (3)
And one of the following (3 hours)
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
MATH 1013 Algebraic Concepts (3)
MATH 1015 Geometry and Trigonometry (3)
2. Institutional Credit (3 hours)
COLL 1500 Student Success
McDonald, Sonja
Cosmetology Faculty - TCHS
School of Professional Services
High School Only
O: (229) 391-2607
Sledge, Hope
Cosmetology Faculty
School of Professional Services
Tift County High School
Tompkins, James
Cosmetology Faculty
School of Professional Services
O: (229) 391-2659
Tompkins, Paul
Cosmetology Program Chair
School of Professional Services
Moultrie Veterans Parkway
O: (229) 217-4168
Walden, Cora
Cosmetology Faculty
School of Professional Services
O: (229) 225-5004