Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor’s Degree, Business Administration Certification Area: AT-Cosmetology National Board Certified Teacher, Career and Technical Education/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood
1984-2005 Cosmetology Instructor, Sumter County Career Center
2005-2008 Cosmetology Instructor, F.E. Dubose Career Center
2008-present Cosmetology Instructor, Lexington Technology Center
2018-2019 Lexington Technology Center Teacher of the Year
Cosmetology 1 (LTC) 615000CD
Cosmetology 2 (LTC) 615100CD
Grade 11 4 units
To become a cosmetologist, the State Board of Cosmetology requires students to pass a theory test and a practical test of skills. Students must complete Cosmetology 1 and 2 and Cosmetology 3 and 4, and pass the exam to receive a cosmetology license from the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Board. Personal appearance care service workers participate in continuing education and training at salons, cosmetology schools and product shows. Students assist individuals with their personal appearance including shampooing, cutting, coloring and styling hair. Students learn to give manicures, pedicures, scalp treatment, facials and makeup analyses. Students clean and style wigs and hairpieces.
Please note: A rubric is utilized to determine students admitted to Cosmetology. Consumable supplies for this course range between $300 and $325. In addition, each Level 1 and 2 students must purchase a personal kit for approximately $400.
Cosmetology 3 (LTC) 615200CD
Cosmetology 4 (LTC) 615300CD
Grade 12 4 units
Prerequisite: Cosmetology 1 and 2
Industry Credential Alignment: Cosmetology State Board Exam
Personal care services students continue an in-depth study of hairstyling, haircutting, chemical services, skin and nails. Cosmetology 3 and 4 provides preparation for passing the written and practical exam for the South Carolina license from the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Board. These courses are equal to nine months of private school training at a cost of $18,000–$22,000.