Career Description: Students receive the education and experience necessary to pass the Florida State Board of Cosmetology Examination and enter the workforce as competent, confident cosmetologists. Cosmetology covers training in all aspects of hair, skin, and nails. Specialized hair training includes cutting, styling, permanent waving, relaxing, coloring, lightening, and reconditioning treatments. Instruction in skin care prepares students to competently perform facials, apply make-up, and educate clients concerning personal skincare. Students also receive the necessary education required to perform manicures, pedicures, and artificial nail services.
Admissions (How to Apply):
1. Apply to MTC at https://manateetech.edu/apply-now/. Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying, you must complete your do list. All documentation must be submitted prior to admittance.
2. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session handout: Click Here
3. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session video: Click Here
4. Complete your “To-Do List” at https://www.MTCdashboard.net.
Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute. For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here: https://www.manateetech.edu/quick-docs/
Length of Program: Day: 1200 clock hours, which takes approximately 10 months.
Evening: 1200 clock hours, which takes approximately 16 months.
Dual Enrollment Available: no
Licensure: Program graduates are prepared to earn their FL Cosmetologist License by examination based on Florida education.
Articulation: May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.
Possible Careers and Outlook:
39-5012.00 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
Estimated Total: $5,600*
*An additional fee for a uniform, books, supplies, and various materials is required. Fees for certifications and/or licensure may or may not be required. The price is for in-state tuition. For out-of-state tuition, speak with a Career Counselor for more information. MTC is not an I-20 institution. State Sales Tax calculated at the point of sale.
Location: MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203 | 941.751.7900
Start Date: August, January
Start Time: Day: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For Day Class Information: Contact Terri Parrish: 941.751.7900 x 1033, Email
Start Time: Evening: Monday – Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, 7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
For Evening Class Information: Contact Roderick Mitchell: 941.751.7900 x 1032, Email