2019-2020 College Catalog

Hair Designer TCC

Program Description (Major Code: HD21)

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.

Admissions Requirements

  • Must be 16 years of age
  • Official high school or GED transcript is not required to apply, however, you must complete and provide the official high school or GED transcript as a requirement for graduation. No credential will be awarded until the official transcript is received in the Office of Enrollment Services
  • Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math
  • Transfer of previous post-secondary credits will be determined by the Office of Enrollment Services

Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.

Blood and Airborne Pathogens: Students enrolled in Category I and II programs at Atlanta Technical College will be performing tasks in which there is a normal occurrence for exposure to blood, other potentially infectious body materials, and airborne pathogens. These tasks will be performed in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical activities for each occupational training program/course. Students will be required to present documentation of Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis immunizations as a result of potential occupational exposure. Students should contact their program directors for more information. Policies and procedures regarding blood and airborne pathogens may be reviewed at https://tcsg.edu/tcsgpolicy/tcsg_policy_manual.pdf.

Course Outline


Occupational Courses (36 Credits)

COSM 1000Intro to Cosmetology Theory


COSM 1010Chermical Texture Services


COSM 1020Hair Care & Treatment


COSM 1030Haircutting Version 3


COSM 1040Styling


COSM 1050Hair Color


COSM 1080Physical Hair Serv Practicum I


COSM 1100Cosmetology Practicum III


COSM 1110Cosmetology Practicum IV


COSM 1115Hair Services Practium IV


COSM 1120Salon Management


Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 3 Credits

Estimated Program Cost: $4,649

Licensing Board: Georgia State Board of Cosmetology, 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31217, 478.207.1430

Note: This Program is Not Currently Eligible for Federal Financial Aid