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.
- Major Code: CO12
- Award Level: Diploma
- Location: Griffin and Flint River Campuses
- Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
- Minimum Length of Program: 5 terms
- Minimum Credit Hour for Graduation: 55
General Admission Requirements
- Submit completed application and application fee
- Be at least 16 years of age
- Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope.
- Meet assessment requirements
Applicants must meet general admission requirements as well as the following program admission requirements.
- Successfully complete (or transfer in) ENGL 1010, MATH 1012, EMPL 1000 or PSYC 1010, and COMP 1000/COLL 1500 with a minimum grade of C in each course.
It is the responsibility of the student to notify cosmetology program advisors via e-mail when all program admission requirements have been met. (For verification, please include full name and student ID number) With this notification, the student will be placed on the COSM program-ready list. Once eligibility has been confirmed by program advisors, students will then be eligible to register for COSM Occupational Courses. The number of students allowed into COSM classes is limited. Classes will be filled by students from the COSM program-ready list.
If a student changes his/her declared major from Cosmetology to a different diploma, and then back to Cosmetology, the latest program application date will be used to determine placement on the eligibility list.
Southern Crescent Technical College allows students, regardless of criminal history, to enroll in the Cosmetology Program once they have met entrance requirements. Students with a criminal background may complete the cosmetology program of study, graduate from the college, and be eligible to take the practical and written portion of the state exam, but could be denied state licensure. The access is not denied on the behalf of Southern Crescent Technical College, but rather by the policies and procedures of the State of Georgia as it pertains to state licensure.
A minimum grade of C for each course is required to receive a Cosmetology diploma from SCTC.A minimum grade of C for each course is required to receive a Cosmetology diploma from SCTC.
Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks.
|State Licensure Exam:|
|State Board License||$35.00|
The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.
Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.
Note: A minimum grade of C for each course is required to receive a Cosmetology diploma from SCTC.
|MATH 1012||Foundations of Mathematics||3|
|ENGL 1010||Fundamentals of English 1||3|
|COLL 1500||College Success and Career Exploration OR||3|
|COMP 1000||Introduction to Computers||3|
|EMPL 1000||Interpersonal Relations and Prof. Development OR||2|
|PSYC 1010||Basic Psychology||3|
|COSM 1000||Introduction to Cosmetology Theory||4|
|COSM 1010||Chemical Texture Services||3|
|COSM 1020||Hair Care and Treatment||3|
|COSM 1050||Hair Color||3|
|COSM 1060||Fundamentals of Skin Care||3|
|COSM 1070||Nail Care and Advanced Treatments||3|
|COSM 1080||Physical Hair Services Practicum||3|
|COSM 1090||Hair Services Practicum I||3|
|COSM 1100||Hair Services Practicum II||3|
|COSM 1110||Hair Services Practicum III||3|
|COSM 1120||Salon Management||3|
|COSM 1125||Skin and Nail Care Practicum||2|
|COSM 1115*||Hair Services Practicum IV*||2|
*Note: Student will only attend class for first five weeks of the fifth term.
Within the cosmetology industry there are numerous career opportunities, such as the following:
Master Cosmetologist, Haircolor Specialist, Texture Specialist, Haircutting Specialist, Salon Trainer, Distributor Sales Consultant, Manufacturer Educator, Artistic Director, Education Director, Film/Theatrical/Stylist, Creative Director, Salon Owner, Platform Artist.
Kimberly Rawlins/Griffin Campus
Department Chair for Professional Services
Cosmetology Program Coordinator
Deanne Allen/Flint Campus
Susan Allen/Flint Campus
Kelly Evans/Griffin Campus
Jeannie Kimbell/Griffin Campus