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Contact: Asbery Wilkerson II
Asbery Wilkerson II, Chairperson, Cosmetology
Phone: 404-225-4586
Email:
Campus: Main
Department: Academic Affairs, Academic Affairs, Business & Public Service Technologies Division

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. Program Chair
Email: awilkerson@atlantatech.edu
Direct: (404) 225-4586

 

Cosmetology

Program Overview

The Cosmetology Diploma program prepares students for careers in the field of cosmetology.  The program emphasizes specialized training in safety, sanitation, state laws, rules , regulations, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, skin, hair, hair disorders,  nails, nail diseases,  nail disorders, hair care treatment,  hair shaping, hair styling, artificial hair, braiding/intertwining hair, chemical reformation, chemical application, skin care hair care, hair coloring, hair lightening, reception, sales, management, employability skills and work ethics.  The curriculum meets state licensing requirements for the State Board of Cosmetology.  Program graduates receive a Cosmetology diploma and are employable as a cosmetologist, salon manager, or a salon owner.

Minimum Program Length: 3 Semesters

Estimated Program Cost: $8,154

 

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Entrance Requirements

Admissions Requirements
  • Must be 16 years of age.
  • Completion of high school or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply.
  • Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math.
  • Transfer of previous post secondary credits will be determined by the registrar.
Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.

 

Course Overview

Contact Hours
Credit Hours
Curriculum (55 hours)
General Education Courses (8 hours)
3
45
Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.
Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, formula manipulation, technical applications, and basic statistics.
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.
Occupational Courses (47 hours)

This student success course is designed to transition, connect, and acclimate new students to Atlanta Technical College. The course creates an awareness of various campus resources and holistic skill sets necessary to achieve educational and career success. Through the nurturing of academic, personal, social, occupational, and technological talents, students develop the academic and professional skills necessary to be successful in college and the global community.

Introduces fundamental both theory and practices of 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
90
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.
3
75
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.
3
105
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.
COSM
1040
3
90
Introduces the fundamental theory and skills required to create shaping, pin curls, finger waves, roller placement, blow dry styling, thermal curling, thermal pressing, thermal waving, artificial hair and augmentation, and comb-outs. Laboratory training includes styling training on manikin. 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
90
Introduces the theory and 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, haircolor challenges, corrective solutions, and special effects.
3
105
This course provides a comprehensive study in care of the skin for theory and practical application. Emphasis will be placed on client consultation, safety precautions, skin conditions, product knowledge, basic facials, facial massage, corrective facial treatments, hair removal, and make-up application. Other topics in this course include advanced skin treatments in electrotherapy, light therapy, galvanic current, high frequency, and microdermabrasion.
Provides training in manicuring, pedicuring and advanced nail techniques. Topics include: implements, products and supplies, hand and foot anatomy and Physiology, diseases and disorders, manicure techniques, pedicure techniques, nail product chemistry, safety precautions and practices, and advanced nail techniques (wraps/tips/acrylics).

Provides laboratory experiences necessary for the development of skill levels required to be a competent cosmetologist.

The allocation oftime to the various phases of cosmetology is required by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology. 

This course includes a portion of therequired hours for licensure. Topics include: scalp and hair treatments; haircutting; 

styling; dispensary; reception; safetyprecautions/decontamination; and Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance.

3
105

This course provides laboratory experiences necessary for the development of skill levels required to be a competent cosmetologist. 

Theallocation of time to the various phases of cosmetology is prescribed by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology. This course

includes aportion of the hours required for licensure. Topics include: permanent waving and relaxers; hair color, foiling, lightening,

hair and scalptreatments; haircutting; clipper design, precision cutting, styling; dispensary; reception; safety 

precautions/decontamination; Hazardous DutyStandards Act compliance; product knowledge, customer service skills, 

client retention, State Board Rules and Regulations guidelines, andState Board foundation prep.

3
105

Provides experience necessary for professional development and completion of requirements for state licensure. 

Emphasis will be placed onthe display of professional conduct and positive attitudes. The appropriate number of 

applications for completion of state board service creditrequirements for this course may be met in a laboratory setting. 

Topics include: texture services; permanent waving and relaxers; haircolorand lightening; hair and scalp treatment; 

haircutting; styling; dispensary; reception; safety precautions/decontamination; and Hazardous DutyStandards Act compliance.

3
105

This course provides experience necessary for professional development and completion of requirements for state licensure. 

Emphasis willbe 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.

This course provides experience necessary for professional development and completion of requirements for state licensure. 

Emphasis willbe 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
45
Emphasizes the steps involved in opening and operating a privately owned salon. Topics include: law requirements regarding employment, tax payer education / federal and state responsibilities, law requirements for owning and operating a salon business, business management practices, and public relations and career development.

This course provides experience necessary for professional development and completion of requirements for state licensure. 

Emphasis willbe placed on the display of professional conduct and positive attitudes. The appropriate number of applications 

for completion of state boardservice credit requirements for this course may be met in a laboratory setting. Topics include:

skin treatment; dispensary;manicure/pedicure/advanced nail techniques; reception; safety precautions

/decontamination; and Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance.