2020-2021 College Catalog

Cosmetology Diploma

Cosmetology Diploma (Major Code: CO12)

Program Description

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.

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

Career Information


Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 17.5% nationally and 15% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $30,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

Career Coach

Please select the following link to review additional career information on Career Coach.

Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

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.

Program Contact Information

Asbery Wilkerson
Program Director, Cosmetology
Academic Building C1118


Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 3 Terms

Credit Hours: 55

Estimated Program Cost: $9,616

Course Outline

General Education Courses (8 Credits)

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I


MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics


EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relat & Prof Dev


Occupational Courses (47 Credits)

FYES 1001First Year Experience Seminar


COSM 1000Intro to Cosmetology Theory


COSM 1010Chermical Texture Services


COSM 1020Hair Care & Treatment


COSM 1030Haircutting Version 3


COSM 1040Styling


COSM 1050Hair Color


COSM 1060Fundamentals of Skin Care


COSM 1070Nail Care&Advanced Techniques


COSM 1080Physical Hair Serv Practicum I


COSM 1090Cosmetology Practicum II


COSM 1100Cosmetology Practicum III


COSM 1110Cosmetology Practicum IV


COSM 1115Hair Services Practium IV


COSM 1120Salon Management


COSM 1125Skin & Nail Care Practicum


Total Credit Hours: 55


Program Outcomes

1. Graduates should be able to perform skills associated with the profession of a licensed cosmetologist. This includes but is not limited to shampoo and scalp treatments, haircuts and styles, perms, chemical and color treatments, nail and skin care practices.
2. Graduates should be able to perform duties related to salon operations.
3. Graduates should be able to operate safely, observe and put into place proper sanitation policies and procedures.