Georgia Career Institute

To prepare students for the workplace, Institute have blended traditional educational concepts with cutting edge methodology, giving their graduates an essential edge in competency, and compassion; competency from successfully completing their rigorous programs of study and compassion which is instilled in the student toward their profession, their colleagues and their clients.

You have more choices and ways to prepare yourself for your career than any generation before you. They are grateful that you are considering your options at Georgia Career Institute. Their main campus in Conyers Georgia or our branch campuses in McMinnville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee stand ready to assist you. As they decide together whether this is the place for you to prepare for your career, they invite you to explore this website and to consider Georgia Career Institute as your educational choice.



The Cosmetology Program is designed to prepare students for careers in the beauty industry with skills necessary for haircutting, hairstyling, permanent waving, coloring, manicures, pedicures and basic skin care. Successful graduates are qualified to take the state board exam for a Cosmetology license. This program is 1,500 clock hours in length and offered in a day and evening schedule.

The Cosmetology Program is divided into three phases: Pre-Clinic Freshmen (300 Clock Hours), Intermediate (600 Clock Hours), and Clinic Seniors (600 Clock Hours).

Students will cover the following topics:

  • Professional Image
  • Permanent Waving
  • Bacteriology
  • West Hairstyling
  • Sanitation & Infection Control
  • Hairy Color
  • Shampooing & Conditioning
  • Manicure/Pedicure
  • Cutting
  • Artificial Nails
  • Chemical Relaxers
  • Soft Curl Perm
  • Fingerwaves
  • Facials
  • Fingerwaves


The Esthetics career program at Georgia Career Institute prepares the student for a career in skin care and for the licensing examination of the Georgia or Tennessee boards of cosmetology. This program is offered in both the Day and Evening Schedules at the Main Campus in Georgia and the Branch Campuses in Tennessee.

The Esthetics Program is divided into two areas: Pre-Clinic Freshmen (250 Clock Hours), and Clinic Seniors (750 Clock Hours in GA and 500 Clock Hours in TN).

Pre-Clinic Freshmen Topics:

  • Professional Ethics
  • Sciences
  • Business Practices
  • Spa/Salon Management
  • The Facial
  • Clinic Seniors Topics:
  • Clinic/Salon Operations
  • Ethics
  • Body Treatments
  • Use of Machines
  • Make-up Applications
  • Hair Removal
  • Advanced Procedures

Nail Technology

Through the Nail Technology Program, students develop manicuring and pedicuring skills, nail art, wraps, nail tips, and sculptured nails. Also in this program, an introduction to basic Aromatherapy and reflexology is included. After graduating from the nail technician program, students are prepared to take the State Board of Cosmetology licensing examination which consists of a written exam and a practical exam. This program is offered in both the Day and Evening Schedules.

The Nail Technology Program is divided into three areas:

  • Pre-Clinic Freshmen (100 Clock Hours)
  • Intermediate (150 Clock Hours)
  • Clinic Seniors (370 Clock Hours)

Massage Therapy

This program prepares graduates with the physical and technical skills required by employers in a number of massage settings. Graduates are eligible to become Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB) upon passing the national examination. According to the American Massage Therapy Association, this certification represents the highest professional credential in the field and incorporates ethics, eligibility, practice and competency testing. The program curriculum includes a strong core of theory, with emphasis on practical skills development in a supervised clinical setting.


The school admits as students only persons having one of the following:

  • A certificate of graduation from secondary education (High School Diploma)
  • General equivalency diploma (GED).

Applicants seeking admission into an instructor training program must possess one of the previous certifications AND have held a master cosmetology license in the state in which the applicant intends to teach (GA or TN) for at least 18 months.

After an interview, the prospective student completes an application for enrollment. The admissions process proceeds with the completion of any necessary pre-entrance forms. Accepted students will be notified of orientation for new students which is held before the start of classes and which provides the student with opportunities, regulations and policies of the school.


Costs of Attending Georgia Career Institute

  • Tuition and fees are assessed on a program basis.
  • Tuition is due and payable at the beginning of the program.
  • Tuition and fees are subject to change.
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