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(Marietta, Ga. – May 20, 2015) Chattahoochee Technical College will be expanding its program offerings with a new diploma and certificate program in barbering this fall. The college already offers cosmetology classes at three of its campuses, the new barbering courses will be added to the schedule for the Marietta Campus.
The program’s new instructor Jerome Heath decided to turn to teaching his skillset because of his passion to give back to others. “I’ve always had a desire to see others reach their fullest potential,” he said. “I think the best skills that a student should possess are people skills. It is important for a potential student to have genuine interest in the better good of others.”
While this is a new program to Chattahoochee Technical College, there is evidence that the field has existed for thousands of years. The industry has evolved through the ages as tools and technologies have improved. And according to Health, there are many options available to licensed barbers beyond cutting and styling hair.
“Barbers can represent product manufacturers by educating their peers about the products of various men’s hair care companies,” he noted. “They can serve in the area of education for new barbers in a barber school setting. Barbers can become entrepreneurs owning their own shop and or school. Barbers can serve as product distributors. The technical knowledge that barbers receive in the area of product knowledge places them in a prime position to sell and distribute on behalf of men’s hair care companies.”
Offered at the diploma and certificate levels, classes will be held at the Marietta Campus on South Cobb Drive. The diploma level has been designed for potential students who are new to the hair care industry, while a technical certificate of credit is for those who possess a cosmetology license who desire to hold the master barber license. The program offers a wide variety of courses that give the student a well-rounded barber educational experience. Courses include the history of barbering, hygiene, life skills, personality, professional ethics and self-management.
The diploma program at Chattahoochee Technical College is designed to be taught over four semesters. In the first semester students take general education classes which includes English, math, computers and psychology. In the second semester students are introduced to courses in which they learn shop management, sterilization and sanitation, anatomy and introduction to cutting. In the third semester students begin to experience the lab setting, where, according to Heath, students get to learn in a setting much like a real barber shop. On this level they learn to cut, shave, color and perform facial treatments on live models. The fourth and final level of the program is where our students perform daily services in our lab. This final level also involves state board preparation.
Heath studied at SamVerly College, a private institution in Atlanta and holds a degree in biblical education from Beulah Heights University, a degree from Kaplan University in teacher education. He is presently working on a master of divinity degree from The Interdenominational Theological Seminary.
“I have taught barbering for 22 years and I recently discovered that some of my former students own barbershops in this area,” he said. “I look forward to working with my former students as advisors on our advisory board. They are doing great things. Whenever I encounter them the best way to describe how I feel is fulfillment. They put air under my wings.”
For more information about this and other programs at Chattahoochee Technical College, visit www.ChattahoocheeTech.edu or call 770-528-4545.
About Chattahoochee Technical College: A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, Chattahoochee Technical College is the largest technical college in the state with more than 15,000 students enrolled in the past academic year. The college has eight campus locations serving the counties of Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Gilmer, Paulding, and Pickens providing a high quality, easily accessible college education at a fraction of the cost of other area colleges and universities. Chattahoochee Technical College awards more than 70 certificates, diplomas and associate degrees in 45 programs of study through traditional classroom courses as well as online training. The college also provides the community with other learning opportunities, including customized workforce training, adult literacy and continuing education programs. For more information, visit www.ChattahoocheeTech.edu.
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As an increased number of services transition to online platforms, more and more of your sensitive personal information may be vulnerable. This video explains that a password may be all that stands between your information and unwanted viewers. While you set up passwords for your online educational information, follow the tips in this video to ensure that you are the only person with access to your online identity. A couple of strategies of particular importance are to steer clear of commonly used passwords, such as pets’ names, and to change your password regularly—about once per year or whenever a particular site has been compromised.
If you are interested in a career centered on the technologies used in daily life within the digital age, consider a degree in Computer Information Systems at Chattahoochee Technical College. You can discover what our programs have to offer on our website or at 678 384-4958.
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G.I. Jobs has released their annual Hot Jobs report for 2015 and Chattahoochee Technical College offers nearly one dozen of the programs listed. Those programs range from certifications in the healthcare industry to Commercial Truck Driving and Information Technology.
“You don’t need a bachelor’s degree to get into a career in IT. While a bachelor’s degree is never a bad idea, many experts say earning an associate degree and/or the right certification can be just as effective – especially when combined with military training and experience,” the article says.
According to the Bureau of Labor, web developers with an associate degree, for example, see a median salary of $62,000 a year.
If working with your hands is what you prefer, consider a career as a welder, electrician, or HVAC specialist.
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If you’re serious about securing a job, become certified or receive a diploma in a program such as Welding and Joining Technology or Electrical Systems Technology at CTC. Not only will you be ahead of the curve in the classroom, but the certification will give you an edge on those competing for jobs who do not have a state-recognized skillset
For the full list of Hot Jobs that begin with two-year degrees, click here.
Chattahoochee Tech supports our nation’s veterans and aims to assist. For more information, visit http://www.chattahoocheetech.edu/services/veterans-support/.
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The college experience differs for everyone, and many people do not stick to pursuing a four-year degree in the university environment. For many individuals, attending a community college is an essential step in the pursuit of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, while others will complete their higher education entirely with a two-year degree that can provide a transition directly into the workforce. There are a number of celebrities who chose to begin their college careers with community college, and just a handful of these notable individuals are highlighted below.
In what could be a page taken from the script of his film “Larry Crowne” and well before becoming a beloved actor, Tom Hanks attended two years of community college at Chabot College in Hayward before transferring to California State University in Sacramento. In a 1986 interview with New York magazine, Hanks noted that he spent much of his time in college attending plays and, of course, taking acting classes. Following an internship at the Great Lakes Theater Festival, Hanks eventually left college and pursued a career on screen.
Dr. Craig Venter
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H. Ross Perot
H. Ross Perot has had a dynamic career as an American businessman and underdog presidential candidate in both 1992 and 1996. In his early years—before gaining a net worth of $3.5 billion—Perot began his academic career at Texarkana Junior College before entering the U.S. Naval Academy in 1949.
At Chattahoochee Technical College in Georgia, you can lay the foundation for your career with adult education, continuing professional education, or academic programs for university transfer. To discuss your academic and professional goals with us, call 678 384-4958, or visit our website for a closer look at our programs.
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If you’re planning to be home from college this summer, take a course or two at Chattahoochee Technical College! With eight campuses and a long list of courses available, it’s great way to lighten the course load in the fall and next spring. Low tuition costs and online courses make this a no-brainer!
Under the Complete College Georgia agreement, state universities and technical colleges now accept transfer credits for more than 25 courses offered at Chattahoochee Technical College. Pick up some of your required core courses, like American Government, Biology, and English Composition …you’ll be glad you did! CTC offers these courses at a rate of $89 per credit hour, (compare that to the average state university and college cost of around $150 per credit hour).
Small class sizes and free tutoring from the Success Center if you need it!
Get started now! Complete the application and begin the admissions process. Application and document deadline is May 22! For more information, on CTC, visit ChattahoocheeTech.edu or call 678-384-4958.