Cosmetology Career Pathway

The health and beauty industry is one of the largest in the nation. Cosmetology offers outstanding opportunities for employment as well as the potential for self-employment and small business ownership.

This 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 career advancement. The program emphasizes specialized training in: occupational safety, sanitation, state laws as they apply to the industry, rules and regulations of the industry, 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, customer reception, sales, and business management.

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The Early College Program is a unique opportunity for the high school student to earn college credit while also satisfying high school graduation requirements. Altamaha Technical College is here to help lead the way to a smooth, seamless college experience. To participate, high school students need to communicate with their high school counselor and coordinate admissions requirements with the College. Parental permission is also required. Program graduates receive a Shampoo Technician Technical Certificate of Credit and are eligible to continue their college education in the Cosmetology program for a diploma with Altamaha Technical College.

Shampoo TechnicianThe Shampoo Technician Technical Certificate of Credit Program prepares students for entry level assistant cosmetologist positions. Program graduates are employable in a beauty shop or salon as an assistant to a Master Cosmetologist.

Curriculum Credit Hours
COS 100 Intro. to Cosmetology Theory 5
COS 103 Introduction to Skin, Scalp & Hair 3
COS 105 Intro. to Shampooing & Styling 4
COS 117 Salon Management 4
Elective Course 3


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    The Glynn County School System offers career and technical education programs at Brunswick High School, the Golden Isles College & Career Academy and Glynn Academy. These programs are designed to prepare youth for a broad range of employment and further education opportunities and are offered under the guidance of certified teachers. The following programs are being offered this year: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources; Construction; Arts, A/V & Technology & Film; Graphic Design & Communications; Business Management & Administration; Education & Training; Finance; Health Science; Hospitality & Tourism; Marketing; Family & Community Services; Information Technology (Digital Design, Computer Programming); Metals (Welding, Precision Machining); Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM); Transportation, Distribution & Logistics; and Collision Repair.

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    Senetra S. Haywood, Director
    Career and Technical Education
    Glynn County Schools
    Golden Isles College & Career Academy
    4404 Glynco Parkway
    Brunswick, GA 31525
    (912) 267-4100 ext. 1512