Program Details

Short Description:

A student completing the Cosmetology program is prepared for employment as a licensed hairdresser, hairstylist, and cosmetologist. Instruction is designed to qualify students for employment upon successfully obtaining a Cosmetology license.

Program Content:

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.

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

CTSO: SkillsUSA and/or HOSA are the approved cocurricular career and technical student organizations which provide activities for students as an integral part of the instruction by providing leadership training and reinforcing specific career and technical skills.

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.

Program Length:

Full-time 1200 hours – approximately 11 months full-time to complete.
Part-time 1200 hours – approximately 20 months part-time to complete.

Program’s OCP (Occupational Completion Points)


Course Number: CSP0009

Course: Grooming and Salon Services Core, Facials and Nails

225 hours


Course Number: COS0002

Course: Cosmetologist and Hairdresser 1

300 hours


Course Number: ACOS0003

Course: Cosmetologist and Hairdresser 2

300 hours


Course Number: COS0009

Course: Cosmetologist and Hairdresser 3

375 hours


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. 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

Program #D500100 CIP #0612040102

Estimated Tuition, Lab, and Fees (includes $60.00 administrative fee)


Additional Fees Due Prior to Pre-Admittance

Application Fee



Textbook(s)* – estimate


Additional Required Items (Outside Vendor)

HIV Training – estimate


Black scrubs (shirt and pants) – estimate


Black scrubs jacket – estimate


Black closed shoes – estimate


Licensure Fee (It varies)


State Exam – Pearson Vue (It varies)


*Estimated Total Cost of Program


*Uniforms may be covered, for Pell eligible students once aid has been applied to all tuition & fee charges. 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

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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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