Cosmetology

Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Cosmetology program is to provide quality educational training designed to meet the current and future needs of the cosmetology industry.

Toward this end the following guidelines are established: assist students to choose, prepare for, enter, and be gainfully employed in the cosmetology field; offer a program which emphasizes sound fundamentals while responding to the needs of this particular industry; and provide courses to meet current and specific needs of the student and this industry.

Occupational Outlook

O*NET Program Detail

Curriculum Framework

Test Prep (Requires Miami-Dade Public Library card. Choose Career Tools | Cosmetology)

Program Outlook

The Cosmetology Program provides students with the technical knowledge and skills for employment as cosmetologists or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in this occupation. Instruction is designed to prepare students to successfully pass the Florida Cosmetology License Examination. Instruction includes a combination of classroom theory and practical experiences through practice on mannequins and patrons in the Cosmetology Lab. Students are encouraged to join SkillsUSA and eligible students may be nominated by their teachers to join the National Vocational-Technical Honor Society.

Program Content

  • Orientation to Cosmetology
  • Safe and Efficient Work Practices
  • Related Chemistry, Bacteriology, Anatomy and Physiology
  • Manipulative Skills
  • Scalp and Hair Treatments
  • Skin Care and Manicuring
  • Use of Chemicals, Implements, and Equipment in Accordance with Current Practices in the Trade Florida Cosmetology Law
  • Preparation for Florida State Board of Cosmetology Examination
  • Employability Skills and Entrepreneurship
  • HIV and Aids Education

Length of Program

The average length of this program is 1,200 hours, approximately 14 months, for adults if attending full-time. Actual time is dependent upon enrollment status, whether you are a full-time or part-time student, and the length of time necessary for the student to achieve competencies. This program contains several occupational completion points designed to prepare students for various entry level jobs within this occupational area.

Entrance Requirements

  • Application.
    • Interview by guidance counselor.
    • Assessment in reading, math and language.
    • Must be at least 16 years old and not attending high school.
  • Fees:
    • ID $20.00
    • Application fee $15.00
    • Material fee $100.00
    • Tuition $3072.00
    • Books $200.00
    • Miscellaneous fees
      • Uniform $20.00
      • 3 Kits $375.00
  • Approximate total $3802.00

Entrance Dates

This program operates on an open-entry, open-exit basis. Students may enter the program anytime during the school-year. Entrance is dependent upon space availability. Call (305) 557-1100 and speak to a counselor.

Career Opportunities

Cosmetologist, Manicurist, Facialist, Make-Up Artist, Manufacturer’s Representatives, Platform Artist, Product Demonstrator, or Beauty Editor.

O*NET lists the following occupations that the Cosmetology program prepares students to enter:

27-1023.00 Floral Designers

35-2021.00 Food Preparation Workers

35-3011.00 Bartenders

39-3093.00 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants

39-5011.00 Barbers

41-2011.00 Cashiers


*    *    *The United States Department of Education requires the following information be disclosed for all educational programs that are Title IV eligible.

The United States Department of Education requires the following information be disclosed for all educational programs that are Title IV eligible.

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) in reporting year 09/10, under Institutional Characteristics, indicates the following average program costs:

Tuition & Fees: $ 2580/program
Room and Board:
No on campus room or board provided
Off campus, not with family: Est. $21440/16 month program
Off campus, with family: Est. $12080/16 month program
Books and Supplies: $ 200 /year
Other Cost:   N/A

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