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Hair Designer

Offered at the Following Campuses

Program Overview

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.

Prepares individuals to cut, trim, style, chemically alter the texture, color, lighten, treat, and add extensions to the hair, along with sales, salon management, reception duties, work ethics and sanitation and disinfection of equipment and decontamination of salon environment.  

The standard curriculum for the Hair Designer certificate program is designed for the semester system. The certificate generally takes 3 semesters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 36 credit hours.

Entrance Requirements

  • Submit a completed application;
  • Be at least 17 years of age;
  • Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
  • Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.

Course Overview

Contact Minutes
Credit Hours
Occupational Courses (36 hours)

(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.

3
4500

(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
3750

(Co-requisite: COSM 1000) Introduces the theory, procedures and products used in the care and treatment of the scalp and hair, disease and disorders and their treatments and the fundamental theory and skills required to shampoo, condition, and recondition the hair and scalp.

COSM
1030
3
5250
(Co-requisite: COSM 1000) Introduces the theory and skills necessary to apply haircutting techniques, advanced haircutting techniques, proper safety & decontamination precautions, hair design elements, cutting implements, head, hair & body analysis, and client consultation.
COSM
1040
3
4500
(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.
COSM
1050
3
4500

(Co-requisite: COSM 1000) Introduces the theory & application of temporary, semi-permanent, demi permanent-deposit only, and permanent hair coloring, 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 hair coloring products, lighteners, and toners.

(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. 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.  

3
5250

(Prerequisites: COSM 1000, COSM 1010, COSM 1020, COSM 1030, COSM 1040, 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. 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.

3
5250

(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.  

(Co-requisite: COSM 1100) This course 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 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. 

2
4500

(Co-requisites: COSM 1110) This course 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 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.

COSM
1120
3
2250
(Co-requisites: COSM 1000) Emphasizes the steps involved in opening and operating a privately owned salon. Topics include: Law requirements regarding employment, Tax payer education / Federal and state tax responsibilities, law requirements for owning and operating a salon business, business management practices, and public relations and career development.