2023-2024 Catalog

Salon and Spa Support Specialist (ST11) Certificate (Formerly Shampoo Technician)

Campus Availability and Advisement:

Program Description:

The Salon and Spa Support Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit introduces courses that prepare students for careers in the field of Cosmetology as Salon and Spa Support Specialists. 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, structure of the hair, diseases and disorders of the hair and scalp, hair and scalp analysis, basic hair and scalp treatments, basic shampooing techniques, reception sales, management, employability skills, and work ethics. Graduates receive a Salon and Spa Support Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit and are employable as a Cosmetology salesperson, salon manager, or salon owner.

Entrance Dates:

WCC: summer, fall & spring semesters
PCC: spring semester
FCC: fall semester
GCC: fall semester

Education Requirement: High School diploma or GED® is not required to enter or graduate from the program.

Required Curriculum (12 Credit Hours)

COSM 1000Introduction to Cosmetology Theory


COSM 1020Hair Care and Treatment


COSM 1120Salon Management



EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development



XXXX xxxxElective


Total Credit Hours: 12 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation