Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate
The program includes theory and salon experience in hair styling, hair cutting, hair coloring, permanent waving and hair relaxing, manicures and pedicures, salon management and skin care services. In addition, course work covers cosmetology law, ethics, and other technical information related to the field.
Instruction is designed to prepare the student to successfully pass the Florida State Board of Cosmetology exam. Upon passing the examination, the student will become a licensed cosmetologist.
The 1200-hour program consists of ten required courses. The curriculum builds upon knowledge and skill sets from each previous course. Thus, a student cannot take two courses simultaneously. Each course must be completed and passed before enrolling in the next required course.
Program Learning Outcomes
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.
No high school diploma or GED is required. Students must:
- Complete an online Application for Admission, located at www.palmbeachstate.edu/admissions/Admissions-Applications.aspx.
- Take the TABE exam if not exempt from TABE testing. To determine if you are exempt,
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Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.
Students must pass with the following minimum Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores: Reading: 9; English: 8; Mathematics: 8 or qualify for TABE exemption.
Total program hours: 1,200. The program length for daytime classes (Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm) and full time evening classes (Monday - Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm) is 12 months. The evening part time program (Monday - Thursday from 4:00 pm to 10 pm) is 13 months. New daytime classes for the Lake Worth campus begin in January, June and September. The evening full time program begins in September and the evening part time program begins in March.
The program is offered at the Lake Worth and Belle Glade campuses.
For More Information
To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
|Required Courses||Clock Hours: 1,200|
|COS0200||Cosmetology I - Introduction||120|
|COS0400||Cosmetology Hair Shaping 1||120|
|COS0301||Cosmetology Hair Shaping 2||120|
|COS0600||Cosmetology 5 - Chemicals||120|
|COS0700||Cosmetology 6 - Haircolor||120|
|COS0870||Cosmetology 4 - Salon Management||120|
|CSP0010||Manicuring, Pedicuring, and Nail Extensions||120|
|CSP0011||Salon Practice Lab 2||120|
|CSP0300||Salon Practice Lab 1||120|
|Total Program Clock Hours: 1,200|
After completing this program and obtaining a license, students may seek employment as a cosmetologist in beauty salons, spas, department stores, resorts, cruise ships, nursing and other residential care homes, and cosmetic stores.
For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other related information,
Career Path Notes
Students may choose to take continuing education courses in the cosmetology field.
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/