Hair Designer (Certificate)

Program Description

The Hair Designer Technical Certificate of Credit is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the field of hair design. 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, hair and scalp diseases and disorders, hair treatments and manipulations, hair shaping, hair styling, artificial hair, braiding/intertwining hair, chemical reformation and application, hair coloring, hair lightening, reception, sales, management, and work ethics. The curriculum meets state licensing requirements of the State Board of Cosmetology.

Program Details

  • Major Code: HD21
  • Award Level: Technical Certificate of Credit
  • Location: Flint River Campus
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 3 terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 36

Program Requirements

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

Note: Students enrolled in the Cosmetology Diploma program MUST meet the general and program admissions requirements for Cosmetology.

Grading Standards

A minimum grade of "C" for each course is required to receive a Hair Designer TCC from SCTC.

Approximate additional costs other than tuition:

Note: The following costs are approximations and are subject to change:

Item Cost
Tools/equipment/supplies $665.00
Uniforms $90.00
State licensure exam - Testing $109.00
State licensure exam - License $35.00

Program Courses

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.


Term Course Title Credits
First Term
COSM 1000 Introduction to Cosmetology Theory 4
COSM 1010 Chemical Texture Services 3
COSM 1020 Hair Care and Treatment 3
COSM 1030 Haircutting 3
COSM 1040 Styling 3
Second Term
COSM 1050 Hair Color 3
COSM 1080 Physical Hair Services Practicum 3
COSM 1090 Hair Services Practicum I 3
COSM 1120 Salon Management 3
Third Term
COSM 1100 Hair Services Practicum II 3
COSM 1110 Hair Services Practicum III 3
COSM 1115 Hair Services Practicum IV 2

Program Advisor