Workforce Certificate (PSAV/Clock Hour program)
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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.
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.
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:
- Complete a Florida State College at Jacksonville application.
- Complete a Cosmetology program application.
- Provide Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores.
- 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).
- Schedule a conference with the program manager.
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