Interdisciplinary Studies – Cosmetology
The Interdisciplinary Studies – Cosmetology degree 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 Associate of Applied Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS) allows customization of the program of study based on each student’s academic and professional goals. The AIS requires completion of 61 semester credit hours (21 hours of general education requirements and 40 hours distributed among one or more areas of emphasis). Areas of concentration include education, public safety, business and computer/information technology, industrial/engineering technology, and health sciences. The program curriculum maybe strategically selected to build upon the student’s goals and objectives. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition or continued education. A student might choose an interdisciplinary studies program if his or her specific goals and interests cannot be met through a school’s existing majors, minors and electives.
The program emphasizes specialized training in safety, sanitation, state laws, rules and regulations, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, skin, hair, 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 are accepted into the Interdisciplinary Degree program every semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 5 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 61 semester credit hours.
Individuals wanting to enroll in the Cosmetology degree program must be motivated, personable, creative, and able to work independently. Appearance, punctuality, and professional attitude are only a few of the personal traits required to be successful in this profession.
Offered at the Following Campuses/Delivery Mode
- North Campus (Sandersville)
- South Campus (Dublin)
$17,000 – $20,000
Tuition & Fees: $7.093.00
Books & Supplies: $1,645.00
Liability Insurance: $11.00
charged upon program entry and annually at beginning of calendar year
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)
Upon passing the State of Georgia licensure exam, graduates may choose from a variety of career options: hair stylist, nail technician, skin care specialist/esthetician, manufacturer representative, hair colorist, salon owner, salon chain owner, salon manager, or retail specialist. Cosmetology offers limitless opportunities in a rapidly growing industry. Instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a broad occupational background which appeals to prospective employers.
Students must complete the entire OFTC degree program in order for faculty to sign and approve State of Georgia board licensure application papers.
Submit a completed application and application fee;
Be at least 16 years of age;
Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
Meet assessment requirements by taking the entrance placement test. In lieu of the placement test, official scores on COMPASS, ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT or GED may be substituted.