Education & Personal Service

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The Cosmetology 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 program emphasizes specialized training in safety, sanitation, state laws, rules, and regulations, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, skin, hair, and 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. We admit both *Ability to Benefit (ATB) and ** High School Dual Enrollment students.
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The Early Childhood Care and Education Associate of Applied Science degree and diploma programs are a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in the field of early childhood education. The program emphasizes a combination of early childhood care and education theory and practical application as well as limited general core competencies necessary for successful employment. Diploma graduates have qualifications to be employed in early care and education settings including child care centers and Head Start. Degree graduates have qualifications to be employed in Georgia Pre-K programs and elementary school paraprofessional positions.  We admit both *Ability to Benefit (ATB) and ** High School Dual Enrollment students.
* Through the revised Ability to Benefit (ATB) program, students have the option of enrolling in a career pathway at Albany Technical College while obtaining their GED credential. For more information please click here.
** The High School Dual Enrollment program at Albany Technical College provides an opportunity for students to dual enroll at a participating eligible public or private high school, or home school program in Georgia, and the College.