Two-year program

The Cosmetology Program is designed to prepare students to qualify and successfully complete all requirements for a South Carolina Cosmetology license. The student receives training following the guidelines and regulations established by the South Carolina Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Cosmetology Board. The course of study includes Sanitation and Safety, Professionalism and Salon Management, Sciences of Cosmetology, Professional Hair Care Skills, Professional Nail Care Skills, Professional Skin Care Skills, and Unassigned Specific Needs. Instruction in chemistry, bacteriology, and anatomy and physiology of the face, head, arms, and hands is incorporated by means of theory and of practical application on both mannequins and live models. This course is offered only at a GCS career center. Student must apply through admission process.

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    Cosmetology I           Cosmetology II        
    Course number: 615010CT     Course number: 615111CT
    Full Year: 3 high school credits     Full Year: 3 high school credits
    Morning Session: 9:00 AM - 11:20 AM     Afternoon Session : 12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
    Grade: 11th     Grade: 12th


NOTE:  Six high school credits will be earned in the two-year program.  Credits earned will count as electives needed for the SC high school graduation requirements.  One of the six credits earned may fulfill the CATE/Foreign Language requirement for SC high school graduation. Most 4-year colleges will NOT accept career center courses as a substitute for the foreign language college admissions requirement.