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Program Description
This course will provide clinical experiences necessary for the development of skill required to be a competent cosmetologist. The allocation of time to the various phases of cosmetology is prescribed by the Florida State Board of Cosmetology. This course includes portion of the hours required for the licensure. Topics to be covered include: permanent waving and relaxers, hair color and bleaching, skin scalp and hair treatments, haircutting, styling dispensary, manicure/pedicure/nail techniques, reception, safety precautions/decontamination, and Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance, advanced styling and hair shaping, industry concepts, and exposure to a salon setting.

Preparation for Employment
This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare students for employment in the cosmetology field. The content includes but not limited to practical experiences in clinical and theory. Students engage learning on live models, manikins, demonstrations and computer base technology.

► Certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete the program competencies and satisfy basic skill requirements in accordance with state guidelines.


► Prepare for Florida State Board of Cosmetology exam

Various professional salons are partners with iTECH’s i-salon Cosmetology program and provide excellent internship opportunities for our students.
Area of Focus
► Haircutting
► Hair coloring
► Chemical Texture Services
► Manicure
► Pedicure
► Nail Enhancements
► Nail Design
► Facials
Cosmetology students prepare a portfolio that highlights the skills they learned in order to prepare them for a challenging career. Students will create a portfolio including: before and after photos, a resume, reference letters, awards, and a certificate of completion.
Example of Course Projects
There are a variety of cosmetology projects within the Occupational CompletionPoints. You will need to complete all of the projects in order to satisfy the curriculum requirements for this course. All of the projects together will become your final portfolio to promote one message . . . “YOU”.

► Hair Coloring Before and After Photos
► Hair Styling Before and After Photos
► Hair Cutting Before and After Photos
► Resume
► Reference Letters
► Awards/Certificate of completion
Software Applications
► Milady’s Pro Series
Salon Activities & Equipment
Salon is fully equip with 10 manicure stations, 2 pedicure chairs, 2 facial beds and facial equipment, salon stations, hydraulic chairs, 3 hooded dryers, 3 sink bowls, cash register, 2 restroom, washer and dryers.
Potential Employment Opportunities
► Technician
► Platform Artist
► Instructor
► Salon Owner/Manager
► Perm Specialist
► Color Specialist
► Hair Cutter
► Hair Stylist
► Consultant
► Facial
► Nail Specialist
► Sales
► Makeup Artist
► Cosmetologist

Length of Course
► 1200 clock hours or 2.5 semesters

Occupational Completion Points

►The following table illustrates the program structure:

Course # OCP Course Name Hours
CSP0009 A Grooming and salon services, Facials and Nails 225
COS0002 A Cosmetologist and Hairdresser(1 of 3) 300
COS0003 A Cosmetologist and Hairdresser(1 of 3) 300
COS0009 A Cosmetologist and Hairdresser(1 of 3) 375

Basic Skills Exit Requirements
► TABE Assessment:
Reading 8.0      Math 9.0     Language 8.0
*Some students qualify for exemption from this requirement.
Program Offered
► Fall and Spring
► Full-time:
Monday through Friday
10:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Funding / Financial Aid
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Program Experiences

Make Up Artists 

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i-Salon Hair Shows

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Quality & Care

The high-end quality care for hands, feet and eye beauty is at the heart of our activities and developments.


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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. How long is the cosmetology course?
A. Attendance is very important in the Cosmetology Program: 1200 attended Hrs are required from the State Board of Cosmetology.

Q. Do we offer full and part-time classes?
A. Unfortunately at this time we only offer a full time day class. Mon-Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm. We are offering a Nail specialty program coming soon! If interested contact student services to be put on a waiting list.

Q. By attending the Cosmetology program will I learn how to apply make-up?
A. Yes cosmetology plays a huge role in the beauty industry which also includes becoming a makeup artist.

Q. When I complete the 1200 hrs of the program will I receive my cosmetology license?
A. Since we work directly with the Florida Board of Cosmetology, after completion of required hours and services you will receive a certification of completion. Following to take a Florida state board test. After passing the state-board test you will then receive your Florida licensure.