Shampoo Technician

Program Overview

The Shampoo Technician certificate program introduces courses that prepare students for careers in the field of Cosmetology as Shampoo Technicians.  Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge required for job acquisition, retention and advancement. The program emphasizes specialized training for safety, sanitation, state laws, rules and regulations, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, skin, hair, hair treatments and manipulations, reception sales, management, employability skills, and work ethics.  Graduates receive a Shampoo Technician Technical Certificate of Credit and are employable as a Cosmetology salesperson, salon receptionist, or salon technician.

Students are accepted into the Shampoo Technician certificate program every semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 1 semester. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 13 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Shampoo Technician certificate 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)

Salary Potential

$12,000.00 – $20,000.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $1,531.00
Books & Supplies:  $960.00
Malpractice Insurance:  $11.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Shampoo Technician certificate program are prepared for employment as a receptionist, cosmetology salesperson or shampoo assistant position in a salon. Instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a broad occupational background which appeals to prospective employers.

Admission Requirements

  • 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;
  • OFTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on the following validated assessment instruments if the scores meet the required minimums: COMPASS/ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PACT, Accuplacer/Accuplacer Next Generation/Companion, HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher, or GED.



Course Overview

  • COSM1000Introduction to Cosmetology Theory4 credit hours60 contact hours
  • COSM1020Hair Care and Treatment3 credit hours75 contact hours
  • COSM1060Fundamentals of Skin Care3 credit hours105 contact hours
  • COSM1120Salon Management3 credit hours45 contact hours