Cosmetology Shampoo Technician Pathway (College Level)
We offer two levels for the Cosmetology Pathway at ACCA - high school level and college level:
* High school level pathway offered through Athens Community Career Academy.
* Available for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students in Clarke County School District.
* College level pathway offered through Athens Technical College.
* Available for 11th and 12th grade students in Clarke County School District.
COSM 1000: Introduction to Cosmetology Theory
This course introduces the fundamental theory and practices of the cosmetology profession. Instructors emphasize professional practices, safety, and infection control. Topics include state rules and regulations, the state regulatory agency, image, bacteriology, decontamination and infection control, chemistry fundamentals, safety and infection control, Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance, and anatomy and physiology.
COSM 1020: Hair Care and Treatment
This course introduces the theory, procedures, and products used in the care and treatment of the scalp and hair. Topics include disease disorders and their treatments; the fundamental theory and skills required to shampoo, condition and recondition the hair and scalp; and safety and infection control.
COSM 1040: Styling
This course introduces the fundamental theory and skills required to create shapings, pin curls, fingerwaves, roller placement, blow dry styling, thermal curling, thermal pressing, thermal waving, artificial hair and augmentation and comb-outs. Students practice styling techniques on manikins during laboratory exercises. Topics also include braiding and intertwining hair, styling principles, pin curls, roller placement, fingerwaves, skip waves, ridge curls, blow dry styling, thermal curling, thermal pressing, thermal waving, artificial hair and augmentation, comb-outs and safety precautions and practices.
COSM 1120: Salon Management
This course emphasizes the steps involved in opening and operating a privately owned salon. Topics include law requirements regarding salon and spa employment, taxpayer education, federal and state responsibilities, legal requirements for owning and operating a salon business, business management practices, and public relations and career development.