Hair Designer (HD21) Technical Certificate of Credit


Campus Locations: Vidalia, Swainsboro

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 texture services, hair coloring, hair lightening, reception, sales, management, and work ethics. The curriculum meets state licensing requirements of the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers. This program prepares individuals to work as a hair designer, color specialist, platform artist, film, or theater stylist, hair design educator/instructor. The standard curriculum for the Hair Designer Certificate program is designed for the semester system. The certificate generally takes three (3) semesters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 36 credit hours.

Requirements

  • 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: $4,653
  • Books/Supplies: $600
  • Kit/Supplies: $1,200
  • Liability Insurance: $12 a year
  • Uniform/Lab Coat/Shoes: $175
  • Licensure Exam: $144
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination (optional): Approximately $260
  • Supply Fee: $330

The Technical College System of Georgia's Cosmetology curriculum is approved by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers. Graduates of the Hair Designer Technical Certificate of Credit are eligible to take the Hair Designer Licensure Exam.

Curriculum Outline (36 hours)
Occupational Courses (36 hours) 36
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.

4
COSM 1010

(Co-requisite: COSM 1000) Provides instruction in the chemistry and chemical reactions of permanent wave solutions and relaxers, application of permanent waves and relaxers. Precautions and special problems involved in applying permanent waves and relaxers will be emphasized. Topics include: permanent wave techniques, chemical relaxer techniques, chemistry, physical and chemical change, safety procedures, permanent wave and chemical relaxer application procedures, hair analysis, scalp analysis, permanent wave procedures (in an acceptable time frame), relaxer application (in an acceptable time frame), and Hazardous Duty Standards Act Compliance.  A $30 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of permanent wave solution and chemical relaxer.  

3
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.

3
COSM 1030

(Co-requisite: COSM 1000) Introduces the theory and skills necessary to apply haircutting techniques, advanced haircutting techniques, proper safety and decontamination precautions, hair design elements, cutting implements, head, hair and body analysis, and client consultation. A $30 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of supplies needed to complete the requirements for the course.

3
COSM 1040

(Co-requisite: COSM 1000) Introduces the fundamental theory and skills required to create shapings, pin curls, fingerwaves, roller placement, blow dry styling, thermal curling, thermal pressing, thermal waving, artificial hair and augmentation, and comb-outs. Laboratory training includes styling training on manikins. Topics include: braiding/intertwining hair, styling principles, pin curls, roller placement, fingerwaves, skip waves, ridge curls, blow dry styling, thermal curling, thermal pressing, thermal waving, artificial hair and augmentation, comb-outs and safety precautions. A $30 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of chemicals and supplies needed to complete the requirements for the course.

3
COSM 1050

(Co-requisite: COSM 1000) Introduces the theory & application of temporary, semi-permanent, demi-permanent/deposit only, and permanent haircolor, hair lightening, and color removal products and application. Topics include: principles of color theory, hair structure, color tone, classifications of color, hair lightening, color removal, application procedures, safety precautions, client consultation, product knowledge, hair color challenges, corrective solutions, and special effects. A $30 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of haircolor products, lighteners, and toners.

3
COSM 1080

(Prerequisites: COSM 1000, COSM 1020, COSM 1030, COSM 1040) Provides laboratory experiences necessary for the development of skill levels required to be a competent cosmetologist. The allocation of time to the various phases of cosmetology is required by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers. This course includes a portion of the required hours for licensure. Topics include hair and scalp treatments; haircutting; styling; dispensary; reception; safety precautions/decontamination; and Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance. A $30 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of chemicals and supplies needed to complete the requirements for the course.

3
COSM 1090

(Prerequisites: COSM 1000, COSM 1010, COSM 1020, COSM 1030, COSM 1040) (Co-requisites: COSM 1050) This course provides laboratory experiences necessary for the development of skill levels required to be a competent cosmetologist. The allocation of time to the various phases of cosmetology is prescribed by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers. This course includes a portion of the hours required for licensure. Topics include permanent waving and relaxers; hair color, foiling, lightening, hair and scalp treatments; haircutting; clipper design, precision cutting, styling; dispensary; reception; safety precautions/decontamination; Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance; product knowledge, customer service skills, client retention, State Board Rules & Regulations guidelines, and State Board foundation prep. A $30 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of chemicals and supplies needed to complete the requirements for the course.

3
COSM 1100

(Co-requisite: COSM 1090) Provides experience necessary for professional development and completion of requirements for state licensure. Emphasis will be placed on the display of professional conduct and positive attitudes. The appropriate number of applications for completion of state board service credit requirements for this course may be met in a laboratory setting. Topics include texture services; permanent waving and relaxers; haircolor and lightening; hair and scalp treatments; haircutting; styling; dispensary; reception; safety precautions/decontamination; and Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance. A $30 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of chemicals and supplies needed to complete the requirements for the course.

3
COSM 1110

(Co-requisite: COSM 1100) This course provides the experience necessary for professional development and completion of requirements for state licensure. Emphasis will be placed on the display of professional conduct and positive attitudes. The requirements for this course may be met in a laboratory setting. Topics include permanent waving and relaxers; hair color and lightening; hair and scalp treatments; haircutting; dispensary; styling; reception; safety precautions/decontamination; Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance; and state licensure preparation. A $30 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of chemicals and supplies needed to complete the requirements for the course.

3
COSM 1115

(Co-requisites: COSM 1110) This course provides the experience necessary for professional development and completion of requirements for state licensure. Emphasis will be placed on the display of professional conduct and positive attitudes. The requirements for this course may be met in a laboratory setting. Topics include permanent waving and relaxers; hair color and lightening; hair and scalp treatments; haircutting; dispensary; styling; reception; safety precautions/decontamination; Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance; and state licensure preparation. A $30 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of chemicals and supplies needed to complete the requirements for the course.

2
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.

3
Faculty
Advisor

Cosmetology Instructor
Vidalia Campus - Building A, Office 311

Advisor

Cosmetology Instructor
Vidalia Campus - Building A, Office 311

Advisor

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

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