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2019-2020 Catalog [Aug. 2019-Aug. 2020]
Florida State College at Jacksonville
  Nov 28, 2021
2019-2020 Catalog [Aug. 2019-Aug. 2020] 
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Cosmetology (5743) (W.C.)

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Workforce Certificate (PSAV/Clock Hour program)

This is a Limited Access program.


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.

The 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.

Cosmetology students provide client services as part of the program curriculum. All services are completed by the students under the supervision of an instructor who is also a licensed cosmetologist. Appointments can be scheduled by calling (904) 766-5566.

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

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

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

The Career

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, cosmetician, and manufacturer representative, just to name a few. 


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

Application Procedure

The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a major criterion in a student’s completion of the program. In order to earn the Workforce Certificate, students must achieve or surpass the designated exit score(s) on the TABE or qualify for a TABE waiver. Visit for program exit scores or for the TABE waiver form. Students with prior coursework, test scores or licensing may qualify for a TABE waiver and can visit or contact any College Assessment and Certification Center to have the waiver processed and added to their individual student record. College Assessment and Certification locations and information can be found at For students who do not meet the required TABE scores and need assistance in order to meet the exit requirement(s), the College offers remediation through the Applied Academics for Adult Education (8525) (N.C.)   program. Remediation consists of tutoring, referral to online resources and/or completion of the following coursework in Reading, Mathematics and Language:

Students interested in this program should be advised by the instructor or Program Manager before enrolling in coursework.

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. Submit one of the following:
    1. An official (unopened) High School completion transcript (no diplomas); or
    2. 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).

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 at 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:

(904) 766-6702 or

More Information Online

  • Florida State Board of Cosmetology:

Applied Academics for Adult Education (AAE)

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


Professional Coursework

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

Total Contact Hours: 1,200

Graduation Requirements

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

  1. Fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earn the required number of 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 as a student at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
  4. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
  5. 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 pay particular attention to the following statements.
  • 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.)
  • Students who enter under the (2019/2020) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2019/2020 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.
  • Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite requirements and/or corequisite courses listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.

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