• Introduction to Personal Care Services

    This course introduces both fundamental theory and practices of the personal care professions including nail technicians, estheticians, barbers, and cosmetologists. Emphasis will be placed on professional practices and safety. Areas addressed in this course include: state rules and regulations, professional image, bacteriology, decontamination and infection control, chemistry fundamentals, safety, Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance, and anatomy and physiology. Students will experience basic hands on skills in each area to help them determine the pathway they are most interested in pursuing. By completing courses in the personal care services pathways, students can potentially earn credit toward the hours required by the Georgia State Board of Barbering and/or Cosmetology or hours toward their license as an esthetician or nail technician. Pre-requisite for this course is advisor approval.

    Cosmetology Services II  

    After exploring the different areas of Personal Care Services in the introduction course, students may choose to pursue further training in cosmetology services. This course as well as additional advanced cosmetology courses is aligned with the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology requirements and licensure, and with the Technical College System of Georgia. This course is designed to enhance the understanding of anatomy of the skin and hair relating to the Cosmetology Industry. Students will master shampooing, permanent waving, haircutting, basic skin care, and make-up application while maintaining safety and sanitation in the workplace set forth by OSHA standards. The prerequisite for this course is Introduction to Personal Care Services.

    Cosmetology Services III

    This course will cover haircutting, hair color, and relaxers. Both theory and practical work will be implemented for students to have basic entry level skills in the field of cosmetology. Safety and infection control will be applied throughout this course. Professional work ethics, communication skills, critical thinking skills, soft skills and professional image will be utilized during this course. This course aligns to the regulations and requirements of the State Board of Cosmetology. The prerequisites for the course are Introduction to Personal Care Services and Cosmetology Services II.

    Anantomy & Physiology

    This course is designed to enhance the students understanding of scientific concepts related to the cosmetology field. Student will explore various sciences in this course. Infection Control will be implemented throughout the course to adhere to the standards and guidelines to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Students will examine the conditions, disorders and diseases of the hair, skin, and nails. The functions, cell growth, and reproduction will be included as well as instruction on how to maintain healthy hair, skin and nails. Bacteriology will be evaluated and how the spread of infectious microbes and diseases occur in the salon. Students will compare and contrast different body systems and how they affect the hair, skin and nails. Emphasis will be placed on classroom safety and professional work ethics.