|08/20/2018||M 8am-1pm; T-F 8am-2pm ||
14 Months (1200 Clock Hours)
Monday 8 am-1 pm; Tuesday-Friday 8 am-2 pm
(Summer schedule subject to change.)
Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores: 9 in Reading, 8 in Language and Math OR meet TABE exemption (refer to Admissions and Testing)
Students receive the education and experience necessary to pass the Florida State Board of Cosmetology Examination and enter the workforce as a competent, confident cosmetologist. Cosmetology covers training in all aspects of hair, skin and nails. Specialized hair training includes cutting, styling, permanent waving, relaxing, coloring, lightening and reconditioning treatments.
Instruction in skin care prepares students to competently perform facials, apply make-up, and educate clients concerning personal skin care. Students also receive the necessary education required to perform manicures, pedicures, and artificial nail services.
Book and Supply Information
The following books and supplies are required for this program. All items listed on the fee sheet (see link below) are available at the Erwin Technical College Bookstore. The ISBN number is located after each textbook. For the most current fee sheet, please contact the Student Services Office, Financial Aid Office or our Bookstore.
Cosmetology Books and Supplies for February 2015
Cosmetology Books and Supplies for October 2015
Cosmetology Books and Supplies for April 2016
Graduates are qualified to take the Florida State Board of Cosmetology Examination. Students are licensed to work in any salon in Florida upon successfully passing the examination.
NOTE: A history of felony convictions may affect your ability to gain employment in this field.
Salaries for graduates range from $8.41-$14.33 per hour and are generally commission-based. Source: Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation, Labor Market Statistics
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the major attractions to a cosmetology career?
Helping others look and feel better, building others' self-esteem, and providing lucrative job opportunities and business ownership.
What is the difference between Cosmetology and Barbering?
Cosmetology focuses more on hairstyling and chemical services, while Barbering focuses more on men's haircutting, facial shaving and beard/mustache design. However, the two curriculums are very similar. See our website at www.erwin.edu full-time/cosmetology for details.
What are graduates qualified to do in the field of cosmetology?
Licensed cosmetologists work on hair, skin, and nails. Cosmetology students learn all facets of hair, skin care, hair removal, artificial nails along with manicuring and pedicuring.
Which part of the program is most difficult?
Some students are challenged by learning the many technical terms while most students learn the practical areas with ease.
Will I need to purchase additional equipment and supplies after I graduate?
No, most supplies are included in the kits students purchase during the program. Graduates may want extra items such as brushes, combs, etc. once they are working in the field.
At what point should I start my own business?
First, gain experience as a salon stylist with a good client base. Two important considerations are having good financial credit for loans and a good location for a successful salon. Other considerations include employees, equipment, cost of rent, and utiliites.
What are the licensure procedures for this program?
Upon completing 1200-hour program, the required services/exams the instructor completes the necessary paperwork for the Florida State Board Cosmetology Exam. This paperwork is then sent by the graduating student to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation which then processes the paperwork and allows the student to set an appointment to take the state exam.
The exam is given in two parts, written (theory) and clinical (situational). Students receive their results immediately after completing the two exams on the computer. Upon passing both parts of the exam, the student receives a temporary license until the state sends the permanent license.
Where have graduates found employment?
Graduates have been employed by Shear Art, Denise's Beauty Salon, Fantastic Sam's, Dan's Hair Design, Hair Performance, Omar Sassin's Salon, The Bostonian, Infiniti Hair Salon, J.C. Penney Salon, Salon Bella-Donna, SuperCuts, and Great Clips.
Is job placement available upon graduation?
Advisory committee representatives and teachers provide students with guidance and recommendations.
How can I learn more about this career field?
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