The 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. The curriculum meets state licensing requirements of the State Board of Cosmetology. Program graduates receive a Cosmetology diploma and are employable as a cosmetology salesperson, cosmetologist, salon manager, or a salon owner.
Students learn to cut, trim and style scalp, facial, and body hair; apply cosmetic preparations; perform manicures and pedicures; massage the head and extremities; and prepare tor practice as licensed cosmetologists in specialized or full-service salons. Includes instruction in hair cutting and styling, manicuring, pedicuring, facial treatments, shampooing, chemical applications, esthetics, shop management, sanitation and safety, customer service, and professional and labor laws and regulations.
The cosmetology program at Savannah Tech has a 100 percent state board pass rate. It provides focused instruction on safety, sanitation, state laws and regulations and is approved by the State Board of Cosmetology. Graduates receive a cosmetology diploma and a shampoo tech certificate upon completion and have a number of potential career paths — stylist, platform artist, nail tech, makeup artist, session stylist, video stylist, skin care provider, colorist, educator and more. These occupational programs are open to high school students in 10-12th grade.
The College offers a diploma for Cosmetology along with certificates in Hair Designer, Nail Technician, and Shampoo Technician at the Savannah, Effingham and Liberty campuses.