Program Content: The purpose of the Cosmetology program is to prepare students for employment as licensed cosmetologists. The program covers all aspects of cosmetology: hair, skin, nails, diseases and disorders, with emphasis placed on the beautification of the individual. Instruction includes both theory and hands-on practicals.
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.
2. Attend a Program Information Session. Call 941.751.7900 and follow the prompts for Information Sessions. Find the next available session on our Events Calendar here: https://www.manateetech.edu/events/
3. 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.
Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Cosmetology
Required Books and Materials: Bookstore Page
Latest Employment Trends: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Regional Labor Supply Dashboard
Possible Careers and Outlook:
39-5012.00 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
Estimated Total: $6,000*
*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