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2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


(George County Center - Excelerated and West Harrison County Center)

The Cosmetology program prepares individuals with the theory and skills to care for hair, nails, and skin, with an emphasis on hygiene, sanitation, customer relations, ethics, and salon management that are required to become a licensed cosmetologist. Students will receive instruction designed to comply with the standards of the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology and practice techniques in a supervised salon setting.

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to four-year college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a MGCCC advisor.

Program Entry

Selection for admission into the cosmetology program is based on the date of cosmetology application and slot availability. Applicants must provide two official high school or high school equivalency transcripts.

ACCUPLACER assessment with Algebra score of 231; Reading and Writing score of 474; or Enhance ACT English, Reading, and Math minimum of 16 in each section.

Cosmetology Certificate

Total Credits: 39

Cosmetology Diploma

Semester Three

Total Credits: 7

Total Clock Hours: 1,550

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Semester Four

  • ENG 1113 /1114  - English Composition I or ENG 1033  - Technical English Credit(s): 3/4
  • Credit(s): 3
  • Math/Natural Science Elective Credit(s): 3/4*
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credits: 15/17


*MAT 1033 , MAT 1313  or Higher or Any Lab Science.