3280 | Cosmetology

Occupational Certificate

Description of Program:

The Cosmetology certificate prepares you for entry-level employment in the Cosmetology profession. You will use a modern, well-equipped, school-operated salon. During the first 200 hours of the program, you will perform laboratory services on one another and mannequins. After completion of 200 hours, you will perform laboratory services on local patrons and other students. Course content includes, but is not limited to, hair design, chemical reformation, precision cutting, manicuring, nail extensions, pedicuring, facials, makeup application, and theory and practical study of trichoanalysis and chromatology. Upon completion of the certificate program, you will be eligible to apply for the Florida State Board of Cosmetology examination.

Admissions Requirements:

You can be admitted to the Cosmetology Program in August. You must complete items 1-4 to be considered for admission into the Cosmetology Program.

  1. Cosmetology Application (obtained from Cosmetology Department).
  2. Required TABE Scores: Reading - 10, Mathematics - 10, and Language - 10, prior to registration.
  3. Official high school transcript, GED, or equivalent verifying proof of standard high school diploma must be sent to the Admissions Office.

You will be notified in writing of acceptance or non-acceptance into the Cosmetology Program. The Cosmetology Department reserves the right to deny admission, if you demonstrate the lack of necessary qualifications for the Cosmetology Program.

Length: 1200 contact hours/ 40 occupational credits


  COS 0080 Cosmetology Concepts I   120
  COS 0080L Salon I   360
*** COS 0081 Cosmetology Concepts II   120
*** COS 0081L Salon II   360
*** COS 0082 Cosmetology Concepts III   90
*** COS 0082L Salon III   150

*** Check the course descriptions for prerequisites
NOTE: Students are required to attend the full 1200 hours of instruction provided by the program in order to sit for the state licensing examination.
Gainful Employment Disclosure


Award Year 2010-2011    2011-2012
Students Completing Program* 0 14
Program Costs:  
  Tuition and Fees $4,093.20 $4,397.80
  Books and Supplies $1,219.00 $1,219.00
  Total $5,312.20 $5,616.80
Debt at Program Completion:  
  Median of Federal Loans $0.00 $0.00
  Median of Private Loans $0.00 $0.00
Program Completion in Normal Time:  
  Normal Program Length 11 months 11 months
  Students Completing in Normal Time NA 100%
Job Placement Rate for Completers: NA 60%
NA - Data Not Available  
* - Completers data based on fiscal year (July 1 - June 30)