PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

The purpose of the Cosmetology Program is to prepare students for employment in the field of Cosmetology. The program provides theory and skills needed to advance in the field of hair care, nail technology, skin care, and make up application. Instruction is designed to prepare students to pass a state examination and obtain a cosmetology license.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

This program focuses on the following elements of the cosmetology industry; planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying technological principles, labor, community, health, safety, and environmental issues.

INSTRUCTION CONSISTS OF

Course Number
(SOC Code)

Course Title
(OCPs)

Total
Hours

CSP0009
(SOC 39-5012)
Grooming and Salon Services Core, Facials and Nails
(OCP A)
225
COS0002
(SOC 39-5012)
Cosmetology and Hairdresser 1
(OCP A)
300
COS0003
(SOC 39-5012)
Cosmetology and Hairdresser 2
(OCP A)
300
COS0009
(SOC 39-5012)
Cosmetology and Hairdresser 3
(OCP A)
375

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC)
Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

LABORATORY ACTIVITIES

Laboratory activities are an integral part of this program. These activities provide instruction in communication, leadership, human relations and employability skills; safe and efficient work practices; Florida cosmetology law and rules; acquisition of knowledge of the cosmetology/nails specialist/facial specialist and the related chemistry; 2 bacteriology, anatomy and physiology; art of make-up; and development of skill in performing the manipulative and electrical techniques required in the practice of cosmetology/nails specialist and facials specialist
occupations.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Interview with a counselor
  • Be at least 16 years old and officially withdrawn from high school
  • Take Basic Skills test within six weeks of entering the program

ENTRANCE DATES

This program operates on an open-entry/open- exit basis. Students may enter the program anytime during the school year.

LENGTH OF PROGRAM

1200 hours

DAY/TIME PROGRAM OFFERED

Mon. - Fri. 8:30 AM - 3:15 PM

Mon. - Thurs. 3:45 PM - 10:00 PM

Fri. 8:30 AM - 3:15 PM

BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

The minimum basic skills grade levels required for adult career/technical education students to complete this program are the following:

Mathematics 8 | Language 8 | Reading 9

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENT

Basic computer skills

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Employers require applicants to complete a state approved 1,200-hour cosmetology program.
  • Pass the State Cosmetology License Exam.
  • Complete a 4-hour HIV/AIDS training course.
  • Take Basic Skills test within six weeks of entering the program.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Hairstylist, Cosmetologist, and a range of beauty services.

SALARY

According to the 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay of a cosmetologist was $27,630 per year or $13.28 per hour.