Program Objective:

The objective of the Cosmetology program is to provide quality educational training designed to meet the current and future needs of the Cosmetology industry. To accomplish this, 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 cosmetology industry; provide courses to meet current and specific needs of the student and the cosmetology industry.

Occupational Outlook

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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 hairdressers, hairstylist cosmetologists and supplemental training for person 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 eligible to join SkillsUSA.

Program Content:

The content includes, but is not limited to: 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; 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.

Length of Program:

The average length of this program is 1200 hours (approximately 14 months) for adults if attending full-time. Actual time is dependent upon enrollment status (full-time/part-time) and the length of time the student requires to achieve competencies. This program contains several occupational completion points designed to prepare students for various jobs.

Admission Requirements:

  • Students must be at least 16 years old and not attending high school or have received a high school diploma.
  • Application
  • Interview by a guidance counselor
  • Fees for supplies and textbooks are required.

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 for more information.

Career Opportunities:

Cosmetologist, Manicurist, Facialist, Hairdresser, Hairstylist, Make-up Artist, Manufacturer’s Representative, Platform Artist, Product Demonstrator, Beauty Editor.

Graduation Requirements:

  • Completion of all Occupational Completion Points (OCP’s)
  • Satisfy Basic Skills Requirements
    Mathematics 8     Language 8     Reading 9
  • No financial obligations
  • Students must complete the Clearance packet to received program certificate.

Grooming and Salon Services Core, Facials and Nails
Cosmetologist and Hairdresser 1
Cosmetologist and Hairdresser 2
Cosmetologist and Hairdresser 3
225 hours
300 hours
300 hours
375 hours

Program Cost:

  • In-state residents—$2.56 per hour (Subject to change)
  • Out of state resident—$10.25 per hour (Subject to change)
  • $15.00 application fee
  • Material fee—Varies by program
  • Identification Card fee—$5.00 per trimester
  • Students must purchase books/kits and/or uniforms, if applicable

Program Hours:

Monday—Friday 8:00 am—1:40 pm

Approximately Total Cost:


Employment Requirements:

  • Complete 1,200 cosmetology school program hours.
  • Pass the Cosmetology License Examination.
  • Complete a 4-hour HIV/AIDS Training Course
  • Apply for the license


The average wage for this career in Florida is $14.63 hourly or $30,440 annually.

Job Outlook:

Employment of barbers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists is projected to grow 19% 2020 to 2030.

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