Ogeechee Technical College

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Meet the Faculty

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Djaras Albright

Cosmetology Instructor

Office: Rm 830
Occupational Studies Bldg.

After spending years associated with the United States military, Djaras settled back home in Sylvania, Georgia, and began her training in Cosmetology at Ogeechee Technical College in 1995. After becoming licensed and working in the salon, she returned to Ogeechee Tech and continued her education as an Instructor Trainee. In 1998, Djaras became licensed as a Cosmetology Instructor with the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology. She readily has attended beauty culture seminars locally and afar.


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Jeff Shaver

Cosmetology Instructor

Office: Rm 877
Occupational Studies Bldg.

A native of Eufaula, Oklahoma, Jeff began his journey into Cosmetology in 1990. He started classes at Virgil’s Beauty College in July of that year. Jeff went straight from Beauty College to working in his own salon. Through the years, he worked as an AIT with John Paul Mitchell Systems and was among the top 17% of cosmetologists in the United States. In 1998, he moved to Statesboro, Georgia, and opened Shaver‘Salon. After 17 years in the profession of cosmetology, Jeff expanded his horizons by joining the cosmetology faculty at Ogeechee Technical College. He still continues to work at his salon in downtown Statesboro when not in class at Ogeechee Tech. Jeff has been a Cosmetology Instructor at Ogeechee Technical College since October 2006.


The Cosmetology program at Ogeechee Technical College is approved by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology, 237 Coliseum Dr., Macon, GA 31217, Ph. 478.207.2440.


Upon successful completion of the cosmetology program, a licensure examination is required to work in the state of Georgia.

Information on the licensure exam can be found on the Georgia Secretary of State website (

After obtaining a passing score on both the written and practical examination, a candidate must submit an application for licensure to the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology with the appropriate fee. Passing the written and practical exam does not guarantee licensure. All criminal convictions and any board sanctions must be reviewed by the Board as a consideration for licensure.

Program Goals

The objective of the Cosmetology program is to lead our students through a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the field of cosmetology. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The Cosmetology program emphasizes specialized training in safety, sanitation, state laws, rules and regulations, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, skin, hair, nail diseases and disorders, hair treatments and manipulations, hair shaping, hair styling, hair lightening, reception, sales, management, math, reading, writing, interpersonal relations development, computer skills, employability skills, and work ethics.


Programs of Study

Cosmetology Diploma*
Esthetician Certificate*
Hair Designer Certificate*
Shampoo Technician Certificate

*Denotes Title IV eligible program (PELL).


Program Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Cosmetology program is to provide educational opportunities that enable Cosmetology students to obtain the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology statutes and deliver quality services.


Program Courses


COSM 1000 - Introduction to Cosmetology Theory
COSM 1010 - Chemical Texture Services
COSM 1020 - Hair Care and Treatment
COSM 1030 - Haircutting
COSM 1040 - Styling
COSM 1050 - Hair Color
COSM 1060 - Fundamentals of Skin Care
COSM 1070 - Nail Care and Advanced Techniques
COSM 1080 - Physical Hair Services Practicum
COSM 1090 - Hair Services Practicum I
COSM 1100 - Hair Services Practicum II
COSM 1110 - Hair Services Practicum III
COSM 1115 - Hair Services Practicum IV
COSM 1120 - Salon Management
COSM 1125 - Skin and Nail Care Practicum


ESTH 1000 - Introduction to Esthetics
ESTH 1010 - Anatomy of Physiology of the Skin
ESTH 1020 - Skin Care Procedures
ESTH 1030 - Electricity and Facial Treatments with Machines
ESTH 1040 - Advanced Skin Care
ESTH 1050 - Color Theory and Makeup
ESTH 1060 - Esthetics Practicum I
ESTH 1070 - Esthetics Practicum II