Shampoo Technician (ST11)  Technical Certificate of Credit

Campus Locations: Vidalia, Swainsboro

The Shampoo Technician Technical Certificate of Credit introduces courses that prepare students for careers in the field of cosmetology as shampoo technicians. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes specialized training for safety, sanitation, state laws, rules and regulations, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, structure of the hair, diseases and disorders of the hair and scalp, hair and scalp analysis, basic hair and scalp treatments, basic shampooing techniques, reception and sales, salon management, employability skills, and work ethics. Graduates receive a Shampoo Technician Technical Certificate and are employable as a shampoo technician, cosmetology salesperson, salon manager, or salon owner.

The standard curriculum for the Shampoo Technician Certificate program is designed for the semester system. The certificate generally takes two (2) semesters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 15 credit hours. 


  • Submit a completed application;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
  • Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.

Program Costs

Costs are estimates and are subject to change.

  • Tuition/Fees: $1,551
  • Books/Supplies: $600
  • Kit: $248
  • Uniform/Lab Coat/Shoes $175
  • Supply Fee: $30
Curriculum Outline (15 hours)
Occupational Courses (15 hours) 15
EMPL 1000

(Prerequisite: Provisional admission) Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today's rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.

COLL 1040

(Prerequisite: None) This course is designed to provide tools to assist students to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic and professional success in their chosen occupational/technical program of study. Topics include: Computer Applications/Technology Skills, Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Money Management, Study and Test Taking Skills, Stress Management and Wellness, Communication Skills, and Career Exploration.

COSM 1000

(Prerequisite: Program admission) Introduces fundamental theory and practices in the cosmetology profession. Emphasis will be placed on professional practices and safety. Topics include: state rules, and regulations; state regulatory agency, image; bacteriology; decontamination and infection control, chemistry fundamentals, safety, Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance, and anatomy and physiology.

COSM 1020

(Co-requisite: COSM 1000) Introduces the theory, procedures and products used in the care and treatment of the scalp and hair, diseases and disorders and their treatments and the fundamental theory and skills required to shampoo, condition, and recondition the hair and scalp. A $30 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of hair care and scalp care products.

COSM 1120

(Co-requisites: COSM 1000) Emphasizes the steps involved in opening and operating a privately owned salon. Topics include law requirements regarding employment, taxpayer education/federal and state tax responsibilities, law requirements for owning and operating a salon business, business management practices, and public relations and career development.


Cosmetology Instructor
Vidalia Campus - Building A, Office 311


Cosmetology Instructor
Vidalia Campus - Building A, Office 311


Cosmetology Instructor
Swainsboro Campus - Building 2, Office 2162/2151

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