2020-2021 College Catalog

Hair Designer TCC

Hair Designer TCC (Major Code: HD21)

Program Description

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.

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

Career Information



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 $20,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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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: 36

Estimated Program Cost: $4,649

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

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


Total Credit Hours: 36


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 texture and color treatments, braiding/intertwining hair and hair extensions.
2. Graduates should be able to perform duties related to salon operations.