2020-2021 College Catalog

Shampoo Technician TCC

Program Description (Major Code: ST11)

Program Description

The Shampoo Technician Technical Certificate of Credit introduces courses that prepare students for careers in the field of Cosmetology as Shampoo Technicians. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes specialized training for safety, sanitation, state laws, rules and regulations, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, structure of the hair, diseases and disorders of the hair and scalp, hair and scalp analysis, basic hair and scalp treatments, basic shampooing techniques, reception sales, management, employability skills, and work ethics. Graduates receive a Shampoo Technician Technical Certificate of Credit and are employable as a Cosmetology salesperson, salon manager, or salon owner.

Career Information



Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 17.% nationally and 10.2% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $15,000 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: 1 Term

Credit Hours: 12

Estimated Program Cost: $1,909

Course Outline


General Education Courses (2 Credits)

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relat & Prof Dev


Occupational Courses (10 Credits)

COSM 1000Intro to Cosmetology Theory


COSM 1020Hair Care & Treatment


COSM 1120Salon Management


Total Credit Hours: 12


Program Outcomes

1. Graduates should be able to perform basic shampooing techniques.
2. Graduates should be able to demonstrate professional ethics, put into place safety and sanitation rules and regulations, etc.
3. Graduates should be able to use effective interpersonal skills and demonstrate product knowledge.