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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
  May 19, 2022
2015-2016 Catalog [Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016] 
2015-2016 Catalog [Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016] [Archived Catalog]

Cosmetology (5743) (W.C.)

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Workforce Certificate (PSAV/Clock Hour program)

This is a limited access program.

Cosmetology is a lucrative, challenging and exciting career for individuals who are ambitious. Florida State College at Jacksonville offers the staff, facilities and curriculum to assist students in developing the skills necessary to achieve success in the field.

Students may choose to attend day or evening classes full-time.

Students entering this program may be required to enroll in basic skills training. This will be determined by the student’s score on the state mandated Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Prospective students must be advised by a counselor or a cosmetology professor prior to enrollment.

This program is offered at North Campus during day and evening and weekend hours.

A minimum grade of “C” or better must be achieved in all professional core courses. 


The mission of the Cosmetology program is to provide excellent and meaningful education to all cosmetology students. The cosmetology instructors believe in a team approach that is flexible and understanding of the individual needs which enables each student to reach their full potential and the achievement of success. A theoretical and practical hands-on approach is given to all aspects of cosmetology including, but not limited to, hair design, chemical relaxing, permanent waving, hair coloring, skin care and nail care. This will not only prepare the cosmetology student for the state licensure examination but will also prepare them for successful entry into the workforce.

Certification and Licensing

After successfully completing the program, students are qualified to take the cosmetology examination given by the Florida State Board of Cosmetology. Licensing and certification for immediate employment in the field are obtained by passing this examination.

Career Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, overall employment of cosmetologists is projected to increase 13 percent from 2012 to 2022. The demand for hair coloring, hair straightening, and advanced hair treatments has risen in recent years and is expected to continue over the next decade.  Job openings will result from the need to replace workers who have retired or have chosen to leave the industry for various reasons. As a licensed cosmetologist, a host of opportunities are available such as makeup artist, hair stylist, salon owner/manager, color specialist, cosmortician, and manufacturer representative, just to name a few. 

Application Procedure

The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a major criterion in a student’s completion of the program. Students who fail to meet the State of Florida’s designated exit score will be required to complete the Applied Academics for Adult Education (AAAE). In order to complete the program successfully, students must achieve or surpass the designated exit score(s). See the Standards of Academic Progress .

Admission to this program is limited and is based on academic performance and other criteria.

To meet the minimum requirements for consideration and acceptance to the Cosmetology program, students must:

  1. Complete a Florida State College at Jacksonville application.
  2. Complete a Cosmetology program application.
  3. Provide Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores.
  4. Submit one of the following:
    a.  An official (unopened) High School completion transcript (no diplomas); or
    b.  An official copy of GED® test scores (a copy will be made and the original returned to the applicant)
    Note: Florida State College at Jacksonville transcripts can be unofficial. Transcripts from outside colleges must be official (unopened).
  5. Schedule a conference with the program manager.

GED® and GED Testing Service® are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education (ACE). They may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of ACE or GED Testing Service. The GED® and GED Testing Service® brands are administered by GED Testing Service LLC under license from the American Council on Education.

Need More Information? Contact:

Wanda Montogmery, North Campus, (904) 766-5571 or

More Information Online


Applied Academics for Adult Education (AAAE)

Students who have satisfactory test scores are not required to take the following courses:


Professional Courses

A minimum grade of “C” or better is required in all Professional Core courses.

Total Contact Hours: 1,200

Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded a Postsecondary Training certificate, students must have met the following requirements.

  1. Students must fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earn minimum prescribed clock hours for the chosen program of study with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on a 4.0 scale on all courses that apply to the chosen program of study.
  3. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total clock hours required for a certificate’s program requirements at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
  4. Students must have fulfilled all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before they may graduate.
  5. Students must earn a TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) score that meets or exceeds the program’s exit requirement, if applicable.

Note: Students are cautioned to provide particular attention to the following statements.

  1. A student’s graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. Students who enter under the (2015/2016) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2015/2016 academic year.  The student’s assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite requirements and/or co-requisite courses listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.

Gainful Employment

This is a gainful employment program. Visit the Gainful Employment page for gainful employment programs’ placement and on-time completion rates, median loan amounts, SOC codes and estimated program costs.

Gainful employment programs include only training programs of at least one academic year that lead to a certificate and credentialed non-degree programs (credit programs requiring 30 or fewer credit hours and clock hour programs requiring 600 or more contact hours). These programs prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

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