Become a licensed cosmetologist. Work for yourself as an independent contractor, own your own shop, or name your own work schedule. Express individual creativity by providing a wide range of artistic hair, nail, and skincare services using the latest technology, trends, and name-brand products. Evaluate, recommend, and create unique hair designs to exceed client expectations. Operate and experience a full-service interactive salon and spa environment while working alongside professionals.
The purpose of the Cosmetology program is to prepare a person for employment as a cosmetologist. Instruction is designed to qualify students for employment upon successfully passing the Florida Cosmetology Licensing Examination.
Specialized classroom and practical experiences are concerned with a variety of beauty treatments including the care of the hair, skin, and nails. Students are given the knowledge, skills, and necessary work experiences for employment at job entry level. Instruction is also designed to qualify students for the Florida Cosmetology Licensing Examination which requires 1,200 hours of instruction.
Content includes equipment use, sanitation and sterilization procedures, hair styling, shampoos and rinses, scalp treatment, hair cuts, hair coloring, permanent wave applications, hair straightening, facial treatments, make up, manicures, and salon operations.
The following table illustrates the program structure:
|Course #||OCP||Course Name||Hours|
|CSP0009||A||Grooming and Salon Services, Facials and Nails||225|
|COS0002||A||Cosmetologist and Hairdresser (1 of 3)||300|
|COS0003||A||Cosmetologist and Hairdresser (2 of 3)||300|
|COS0009||A||Cosmetologist and Hairdresser (3 of 3)||375|
The Cosmetology Salon & Spa is equipped with 24 styling stations, 4 manicure stations, 2 pedicure chairs, 3 facial beds, 8 hooded dryers, and 8 shampoo stations. FMTC's Cosmetology Salon & Spa is open to the public Tuesday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (all chemical services such as color, foils, permanents, and relaxers cannot be performed after 11:00 a.m.) when school is in session. Appointments are preferred. Please call 239.334.4544 ext. 355 between 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Monday - Friday) to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are accepted; but we recommend that you call ahead to check on wait times.
|Program starts January 9, 2019 (Enrollment opens October 1, 2018)|
Approximately 11 months
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Cosmetology Fee Sheet
The mission of the Cosmetology program is to prepare students with the knowledge needed to pass the State Board and the skills to become employed as a licensed hairstylist. Focus on student and industry needs by updating training by the instructors and work closely with advisory committee members to keep current in the industry changes.
- Hair Styling
- Hair Cutting
- Chemical Texture Services
- Facial Make-up
- Basic Facials
- Salon Business
- Employability Skills
- Skills Competition
- Cosmetology students prepare an employment portfolio that highlights the skills they learned in order to prepare them for a career. The portfolio includes: before and after photos, a resume, reference letters, awards, and their certificate of completion.
- Salon Day Spa
- Salon Trainer
- Distributor Sales Consultant
- Educator Product Company
According to O'Net Online, jobs for hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists are expected to grow at an average rate (8% to 14%) between 2012 - 2022.
Steps to Enroll
- Attend an Information Session (Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and Thursday at 1:00 p.m. [when school is in session])
- Meet with an admissions specialist
- Take the TABE test, if applicable
- Obtain official transcripts, if applicable (high school, GED, college, etc.)
- Apply for financial aid (official transcripts required)
- Provide appropriate residency documents
- Complete application packet
- Pay application fee
- Phyllis Hunter, Janice Fischer
- (239) 334-4544 - ext. 355