Program Details

Program Description

Licensure:  Program graduates are prepared to earn their FL Cosmetologist License by examination based on Florida education. 
Train to be Cosmetologist

 This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Human Services career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Human Services career cluster. This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare students for employment in network support services positions. 

A student completing the Cosmetology program is prepared for employment as a licensed Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (SOC 39-5012). Instruction is designed to qualify students for employment upon successfully obtaining a Cosmetology license. 

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. 

This program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the cosmetology industry; planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying technological principles, labor, community, health, safety, and environmental issues. 

International Students

For more information for international students click here:

Articulation: May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities.
Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.

Start Date:

August, January


Day Class Start Time: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Evening Class Start Time: Monday-Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

For Day Class Information: Contact Terri Parrish: 941.751.7900 x 46033,

For Evening Class Information: Contact Roderick Mitchell: 941.751.7900 x 46032,


MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203
(941) 751-7900

1. Apply to MTC at 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. 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

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

For more information (Day class) contact Terri Parrish: 941.751.7900 x 46033,

For more information (Evening class) Contact Roderick Mitchell: 941.751.7900 x 46032,

Program #D500100 CIP #0612040102

Estimated Tuition, Lab, and Fees (includes administrative fee)


Additional Fees Due Prior to Pre-Admittance

Application Fee





Additional Required Items (Outside Vendor)

HIV Training


Black scrubs (shirt and pants) – estimate


Black scrubs jacket – estimate


Black shoes – estimate


Licensure Fee (It varies)


State Exam – Pearson Vue (It varies)


*Estimated Total Cost of Program


*Prices are subject to change

Financial aid available depending on the student’s eligibility. All pre-admission fees are non-refundable and not covered by Financial Aid.

Prices are subject to change.
Annual fees (charged each academic year from July 1—June 30).
Textbook estimate. Current book list and prices:

Tuition is $2.92 per hour for Florida residents. Tuition is $11.71 per hour for Non-Florida residents

Visit MTC Financial Aid page for more information.

Florida Department of Education: Frameworks

Possible Careers and Outlook:
39-5012.00       Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

Program Video

Testimonial Video

Program Facts

Job Placement



1200 hrs
Full time (11 mos), 
Part-time (20 mos)


Main Campus


Day or Evening



Have Questions? Ready to Start Your Career?


Terri Parrish

6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203
Call: 941.751.7900 x 46161
to schedule an appointment


Roderick Mitchell

6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203
Call: 941.751.7900 x 46032
or schedule an appointment:

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