Live Work Services

Certain occupational areas require specific skills or competency mastery that can best be obtained or demonstrated in a laboratory environment with real items or projects. A laboratory environment introduces the "customer dimension" into personal service occupations such as cosmetology and provides real-world working conditions to such industrial and technical occupations as auto mechanics, auto body repair, welding, building construction and others.

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 live work plan supports and enhances the course curricula. Live work does not replace or interrupt essential course content or sequence; therefore, scheduling of live work is based upon course scheduling and the curricula that are being taught during a particular term and only performed during normal operating hours. Live work projects shall not be of a production nature and do not compete with private enterprises.

Charges to the customer will be for parts and materials plus ten percent to defray costs of expendable supplies. There is no charge for labor since students perform all work as a learning experience. Live work may not be performed by instructors. Excess monies or “profits” generated by live work projects shall be used only to enhance instructional programs.


The Cosmetology programs on the Blairsville and Clarkesville Campuses provide Live Work services in the salons on campus as scheduled during semester instruction.

    Culinary Arts

    The Culinary programs on the Blairsville and Currahee Campus generally work on campus only and may offer a lunch buffet or dinner buffet which is open to the public. They may not be contracted to work offsite.

      Limited Projects

      On a very limited basis, additional programs may accept projects from students and the public.


        Blairsville Campus Cosmetology Salon:  706-439-6322.  Services available

        Clarkesville Campus Cosmetology Salon:  706-754-7871.  Services Available


        Blairsville Campus Culinary, Danielle Vaughn:  706-439-6315,

        Currahee Campus Culinary Program Director Chef Chris Bladowski:  706-779-8315,

        • The Currahee Cafe offers lunch to the public on specified days during the semester. Check the Campus Calendar for the most current information.

        Limited Projects

        The programs below may accept Life Work projects on a very limited basis.  To consult with an instructor on a particular project that may be appropriate for Live Work, contact: