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Cosmetology - CO12 Diploma

Program Description: The Cosmetology Diploma program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the field of cosmetology. 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, skin, hair, and nail diseases and disorders, hair treatments and manipulations, hair shaping, hair styling, artificial hair, braiding/intertwining hair, chemical reformation and application, skin and nail care, hair coloring, hair lightening, reception, sales, management, math, reading, writing, interpersonal relations development, computer skills, employability skills, and work ethics. The curriculum meets state licensing requirements of the State Board of Cosmetology. Program graduates receive Cosmetology diploma and are employable as a cosmetology salesperson, cosmetologist, salon manager, or a salon owner.

Locations Offered:
Ben Hill Irwin


  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

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  • The Day Cosmetology program begins each Fall and Spring semester on the Ben Hill-Irwin, Coffee, and Valdosta campuses.
  • The Night Cosmetology program begins each Summer and Fall semester on the Valdosta campus.
Gainful Employment Information
General Core Courses 8
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations & Professional Development 2
Occupational Courses 47
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
COSM 1050 Hair Color 3
COSM 1060 Fundamentals of Skin Care 3
COSM 1070 Nail Care and Advanced Techniques 3
COSM 1080 Physical Hair Services Practicum 3
COSM 1090 Hair Services Practicum I 3
COSM 1100 Hair Services Practicum II 3
COSM 1110 Hair Services Practicum III 3
COSM 1115 Hair Services Practicum IV 2
COSM 1120 Salon Management 3
COSM 1125 Skin and Nail Care Practicum 2
Choose One of the Following (3 Hours) 3
COLL 1010 College and Career Success Skills 3
COMP 2000 Intro. to Technology and Computer Application 3
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