Georgia Institute of Cosmetology
The mission of the Georgia Institute of Cosmetology is to provide exceptional, state-of-the-art cosmetology training for serious students who wish to pursue personal career goals in cosmetology and related fields. The school seeks to prepare students for the real-world work environment and employer demands via the latest self-paced structural programs which use both individual and group instruction, cater to the needs of the individual, enforce discipline and moral values, and impart the joys of achievement and quality performance.
Georgia Institute of Cosmetology is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education
The Occupational outlook for cosmetology careers is very promising. The salon industry continues to grow and continues to employ large numbers of professionals. Cosmetology includes a wide choice of careers such as hair stylist, makeup artist, nail technician, esthetician, salon owner, platform artist, educator and product sales. Cosmetology is ranked one of the top hottest jobs in 2009.
All applicants complete two interviews before they can be admitted to a program at GIC. The first interview is informational and is used to determine if an applicant has sufficient interest in pursuing a Master Cosmetology, Nail Technician, or Estheticians course of study, as well as to share general information and publications about things such as the Institutes registration procedures, course outlines, fees and expenses, and which documents, such as tax forms, to bring to the second interview. The second interview is used to determine whether a student is truly eligible for enrollment, to fill out financial aid paperwork, to explain the schools policies and procedures in greater detail, and to outline an individualized course of study.
GIC complies with all Georgia State Board of Cosmetology requirements. Therefore, enrolled students must either be at least 17 years of age with written consent of a legal parent and/or guardian or 18 years of age and able to demonstrate proof of having completed high school diploma or GED. GIC no longer accepts ATB test.
Applicants must complete all enrollment documents one week prior to their start date and pay the $100 enrollment fee. It is the Institute’s up-most goal to be able to assist each applicant who desires to succeed in the field of cosmetology with the knowledge and skills to be a credit to the profession. In doing so, GIC strives for the highest standards of education, requiring that all students of the Institute maintain a “C” or above average and acceptable attendance throughout their training.
Available Courses of Study
Master Cosmetology program
Instructor of Cosmetology program
Pell Grants and/or William D. Ford Direct Loans under the Federal Title IV Financial Aid Program are available to individually-qualified students enrolled at GIC.
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