Hair Designer Certificate – HD21

(Add-on Certificate)

Program Description:

The Hair Designer Technical Certificate of Credit program is a sequence of courses that prepare students for careers in the field of Hair Design. Learning opportunities develop academics and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes specialized training in safety, sanitation, state laws, rules, chemistry, anatomy, and physiology, hair and scalp diseases and disorders, hair treatments and coloring, lightening, hair shaping, hair styling, artificial hair, braiding/intertwining hair, reception, sales, management and regulations and work ethics. The curriculum meets state licensing requirement of the State Board of Cosmetology.

Entrance date: Each semester

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

ACCUPLACER – Sentence Skills 60
COMPASS – Writing 32
Reading Comp. 55
Reading 70
Arithmetic 34
Math 29

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Applicant must hold an active Master Cosmetology License in the state of Georgia and must have three to five years experience in the industry.

(Note: For COE Accredited Schools: A copy of the faculty credentials associated with the position must be submitted to COE).

Credits required for graduation: 36

Hair Designer Certificate Curriculum Essential Courses

Courses 36 credits

COSM 1000Introduction to Cosmetology Theory


COSM 1010Chemical Texture Services


COSM 1020Hair Care and Treatment


COSM 1030Haircutting


COSM 1040Styling


COSM 1050Hair Color


COSM 1080Physical Hair Services Practicum


COSM 1090Hair Services Practicum I


COSM 1100Hair Services Practicum II


COSM 1110Hair Services Practicum III


COSM 1115Hair Services Practicum IV


COSM 1120Salon Management