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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Cosmetology PSAV

Cosmetology  (5357)

Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
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
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Admission Requirements
No high school diploma or GED is required. Students must:


Completion Requirements
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.

Program Length
Total program hours: 1,200. Cosmetology classes are offered full-time and part-time at the Lake Worth and Belle Glade campuses 

The program is offered at the Lake Worth and Belle Glade campuses.

For More Information

Belle Glade campus - Gloria McAllister,, (561) 993-1175

Lake Worth campus - Rhonda Griffis,, (561) 868-3851


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
CSP0240 Facials 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

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Employment Opportunities
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.

Gainful Employment
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Career Path Notes
Students may choose to take continuing education courses in the cosmetology field.

Career Center
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