Cosmetology

Campuses

Clarkesville
Blairsville

Credentials Offered

Diploma
Certificate

Program Length

1-4 Semesters

Live Work

The Cosmetology programs provide live work services in the salons on campus as scheduled during semester instruction. 

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Cosmetology

If a career in the beauty industry and the thought of becoming a professional artist interests you, the cosmetology program may provide unlimited possibilities for you!

NGTC’s cosmetology curriculum meets state licensing requirements of the State Board of Cosmetology. Students receive specialized training in skin, hair, and nail care, as well as reception, sales, and salon management. Graduates who also complete state licensure requirements are employable as cosmetology salespeople, cosmetologists, salon managers, or salon owners.

Students who graduate from the diploma program may continue on to the Associate of Technical Management AAS opening the doors to additional career opportunities that could include platform artist or company education specialists for health and beauty product companies as well as entry-level management positions with corporate hair salons.

The cosmetology diploma program at NGTC goes far beyond the basics of cut and color!  From skin and nail care to fundamentals of physiology to experience in salon sales and management, this course of study truly prepares students for careers in the field of cosmetology. 

The program emphasizes specialized hands-on training in:

  • Safety and sanitation
  • State laws, rules, and regulations
  • Chemistry, anatomy, and physiology
  • Skin, hair, and nail diseases and disorders
  • Hairstyling
  • Hair coloring
  • Haircutting
  • Chemical texture services
  • Skin and nail care
  • Salon sales and management
  • Plus opportunities for live work serving the public in the campus salon

Highly qualified instructors with real-world experience want students to fall in love with cosmetology, complete the program with success, and obtain the knowledge to acquire the State Board license. Most of all, they want graduates to have the self-assurance to walk into a salon and go straight to work with confidence.

Courses in the program include: 

  • Chemical Texture Services
  • Salon Management
  • Hair Color, Styling and Haircutting
  • Hair Services Practicum

Credentials You Can Earn

Diploma

NGTC’s Cosmetology program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the field of cosmetology. 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, skin, hair, and nail diseases and disorders, hair treatments and manipulations, hair shaping, hair styling, artificial hair, braiding/intertwining hair, chemical reformation and application, skin and nail care, hair coloring, hair lightening, reception, sales, management, math, reading, writing, interpersonal relations development, computer skills, employability skills, and work ethics. Program graduates receive a Cosmetology diploma.

Certificate

The Hair Designer certificate is a sequence of courses that prepare 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, 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.

Career Opportunities

Individuals who graduate from NGTC’s Cosmetology programs can hit the floor running if they choose to become:

Hair Stylist

Platform artist for hair professional companies

Company education specialist for hair product companies

Graduates of the Cosmetology Technology program may work in a variety of fields including:

Theatre

Health Spa

Resort and Salon Management

Technical Education

Additional career options can be researched on the following site(s):

Student Performed Services

Live Work

Live work includes projects which are approved to provide realistic training for students. Students and members of the community may have services rendered in those programs and departments conducting live work. The Cosmetology programs on the Blairsville and Clarkesville campuses provide live work services in the salons on campus as scheduled during semester instruction. 

Meet the Faculty

Photo of Lindsay Adams Lindsay Adams Cosmetology Instructor 706-754-7874
Photo of Tammy Andrews Tammy Andrews Cosmetology Program Director/Instructor 706-754-7744
Photo of Melanie Maxwell Melanie Maxwell Cosmetology Instructor
Photo of Barbara Wheatley Barbara Wheatley Cosmetology Instructor 706-439-6343

If a career in the beauty industry and the thought of becoming a professional artist interests you, the Cosmetology program may provide unlimited possibilities for you!

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