2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Jun 23, 2021  
2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cosmetology Diploma Program Fact Sheet

What is Cosmetology? The Cosmetology Program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the field of cosmetology. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention and advancement. At the completion of the program, the student will receive a cosmetology diploma and participate in the State Cosmetology Board Examination, which has the authority to grant a Master Operator’s license to a student who passes both written and practical examinations.

Sample of reported job titles: Professional stylist • Hair designer • Salon Manager • Receptionist • Color Technician • Chemical Texture Technician • Product Representative

  • Specialized training in safety and sanitation.
  • Specialized training in hair treatments and manipulations.
  • Specialized training in haircutting techniques, and skin and nail care.
  • Specialized training in receptionist skills, sales, and management.
Diploma Cosmetology, Diploma
Prerequisite Courses Diploma level proficiency in English, reading and math. Please refer to course descriptions in the online catalog for specific prerequisites.
Length of Program Diploma: 4 semesters
54 Credit hours
Semester Program Begins Fall and spring semesters
First Suggested Classes
Application Process Applicants to the Cosmetology program must meet all Admission requirements; complete an application and pay the application fee. Individuals apply to Gwinnett Technical College at GwinnettTech.edu and submit all transcripts from high school and previous college work, and take the ACCUPLACER test, if required.
Program Deadlines You may enter in the fall and spring.
For more information, contact: Terra Womack, program director, TWomack@GwinnettTech.edu, 678-226-6627.
For admission and enrollment, contact: Enrollment Support Center in Building 100 at the Lawrenceville campus, or Building A at the Alpharetta-North Fulton campus, or email BusinessArtDesignTeam@GwinnettTech.edu.

Quick Facts

(This data was compiled from onetonline.net and payscale.com.)

  Title Outlook Median Pay
  Professional Stylist 9% - 13% growth $24,260 annual
  Receptionist 9% - 13% growth $27,920 annual
  Hair Designer 9% - 13% growth $24,260 annual
  Salon Manager 14% or higher growth $32,979 annual
  Color Technician 9% - 13% growth $24,260 annual