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Cosmetology (5624)

Vocational Certificate Program


Cosmetology at Florida Community College at Jacksonville is a certificate program. The 1,200 contact hours includes classroom theory and laboratory practice, requiring daily attendance. Students may choose to attend part-time Monday through Thursday evenings. After successfully completing a minimum of 1,200 program hours, 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 is obtained by passing this examination.

Cosmetology is a lucrative, challenging and exciting career for individuals who are ambitious. FCCJ offers the staff, facilities and curriculum to assist students in developing the skills necessary to achieve success in the field.

Students entering this program may be required to enroll in basic skills training. This will be determined by the studentís 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 hours. For information call 766-5559.


This is a selective access program that admits students in the fall, spring and summer terms. To be eligible for this program students must score at ninth grade or higher levels in reading, mathematics and language on the state mandated Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Students scoring below these levels will be required to take the appropriate basic skills classes to assist in meeting these minimum levels.

Applicants for the School of Cosmetology and Barbering are evaluated for admission on a ranking scale of 10-5. Position on the scale is determined by the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) score. The TABE must be taken prior to applying for either the cosmetology, barbering or nail specialist program. The official score is submitted with the application for admission. While not required for admission, credit will be given for related work experience and completion of high school or high school equivalency degree as follows: .25 points per full year up to four years for work experience, .5 points for high school diploma and .25 points for completion of the high school equivalency degree.

Related work experience must be documented by former employer(s) on company letterhead stating term of employment and job duties. Official transcripts and GED® scores, when applicable, must also be provided at the time of application.

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Professional Courses
Course Number and Title
Contact Hours
*VPI 0100 Reading Skills  
*VPI 0200 Mathematical Skills   
*VPI 0300 Language Skills  
COS 0080 Cosmetology I 
COS 0081 Cosmetology II 
COS 0082 Cosmetology III 
COS 0083 Cosmetology IV 
COS 0084 Cosmetology V 
COS 0085 Cosmetology VI 
COS 0086 Cosmetology VII 
COS 0087 Cosmetology VIII 
COS 0088 Cosmetology IX
COS 0089 Cosmetology X 
COS 0930 Selected Topics in Cosmetology  (optional)

*Students who have satisfactory test scores are not required to take these courses.

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