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The mission of the Cosmetology program is to provide exceptional opportunities for students to master skills in technique, knowledge and professionalism in preparation for employment in the Cosmetology industry.


The Cosmetology program stresses Florida cosmetology laws and rules, cosmetology/nails specialist/ facials 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. With a focus on current cosmetology trends and business/entrepreneurship. This program is offered in a traditional classroom instructional setting.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

The Cosmetology program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of one Occupational Completion Point. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete the Program

Grade 8 math, 8 language and 9 reading.

D500100 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1200 Hrs
CSP0009 A Grooming and Salon Services, Facials and Nails 225
CSP0002 Cosmetology and Hairdresser 1 300
COS0003 Cosmetology and Hairdresser 2 300
COS0009 Cosmetology and Hairdresser 3 375

Program Overview

Program Overview

Industry Certification/Licensure

After completing the 1200 hours of the Cosmetology program, students take the Florida Cosmetology License Exam by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR).

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation


Upon successful completion of the Cosmetology program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

  • Supervision & Management for Industry AS degree – Up to 24 credits

Program Cost

  • $4,814.49
Tuition and Fees


Start Date

August 10, 2020*
* Based on program availability

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