Personal Care & Related Health Services

CosmetologyCosmetology - Certificate

Everyone wants to look good, so there is always opportunity for creative types who enjoy the challenges of working with hair, skin, and nails. HGTC's Cosmetology Certificate program prepares graduates to pass the SC State Board of Cosmetology examination to become licensed Cosmetologists. Graduates will be able to perform, under safe and sanitary conditions, all phases of cosmetology-related skills, including hair shaping, styling, and coloring, chemical services, manicuring, and skin care. 

Students must complete a total of 1500 hours to be eligible to take the State Licensing examination. Applicants are considered to be qualified when they meet all college and program requirements. This program has been approved by the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensure and Regulations for Board of Cosmetology. 

Credit Requirements: 40 semester credit hours

Career Outlook

Employment opportunities can be found in the following fields:
  • Hair salons
  • Nail salons
  • Spas
For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

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