Cosmetology

Young woman getting hair styled by MTEC cosmetology student

Program Description

The Cosmetology Program enables students to acquire technical knowledge and skills necessary to qualify for the Florida Board of Cosmetology License Exam.  Instruction includes a combination of class theory and practical experiences through practice with mannequins and clients.  Attendance is crucial to the successful completion of this program.  Students take the Florida Board of Cosmetology License Exam upon completion of the program.

 

Certifications Available

Florida Board of Cosmetology License

 

College Credit Award

Program completers may receive articulated credit toward an aligned certificate, A.A.S. or A.S. degree program at participating institutions in the Tampa Bay Career Pathways Consortium.  Details may be obtained from the Office for Career and Technical Education.

 

Career Information

Possible direct entry careers after high school:  Hair stylist, nail technician, skin care specialist

Possible careers after additional training:  Salon owner/manager, esthetician, and sales consultants.

 

Basic Skills Exit Requirements

TABE Math Level ­8                    TABE Language Level 8               TABE Reading Level ­9

In order to be a program completer, some students must meet minimum math, language, and reading achievement level exit standards on the TABE, unless otherwise exempt, as established by the Florida Department of Education.  Additional information can be found on Page 5 of the MTC Catalog and/or obtained from the Office for Adult Technical Education.

 

Uniforms

This program requires a uniform be worn daily.  The program level will determine the type of the uniform, which may consist of an apron, and/or black professional style, salon appropriate clothing with black professional shoes, socks or hose.  More specific information will be provided by the instructor at the start of class.  A minimum of two complete uniforms is required to maintain proper hygiene and cleanliness.

 

Licensure

In order to sit for the Florida Board of Cosmetology Exam, you must be at least 16 years of age, high school diploma/GED™ have completed 1,200 school hours in a cosmetology program, and must submit the initial HIV/AIDS course completion certificate.

 

 

Important Links

Program Instructors

Dana Hitt-Johnson, Instructor

DSBPC Vocational Certification, Redken and Vidal Sassoon Training

25+ Years In-Field Experience

Building 3, Room 03-026

Kellyann Haudricourt, Instructor

Vocational Certificaiton, AA-Business, St. Pete College

20+ Years In-Field Experience

Building 3, Room 03-028

Michael Morrison, Instructor

DSBPC Vocational Certification, Pittsburgh Beauty College

20+ Years In-Field Experience

Building 3, Room 03-024

Jonica Teague, Instructor

PSC Vocational Certification MTC, American Institute of Beauty

10+ Years In-Field Experience

Building 3, Room 03-024

Contact

Kim Dunn, Career Specialist

727-774-1703

kdunn@pasco.k12.fl.us