Cosmetology | Southwest Miami Adult Education Center


PURPOSE: The mission of the Cosmetology program is to prepare a student for employment as a Licensed Cosmetologist. Instruction is designed to qualify students for the Florida Cosmetology Licensing Examination.

PROGRAM CONTENT: Specialized classroom and practical experience is provided relating to a variety of beauty treatments. These include the care and beautification of the hair, complexion and hands. Training in giving shampoos, rinses and scalp treatments, hair styling, blow drying and thermal techniques, setting, cutting, tinting, bleaching, permanent waving, chemical relaxing, facials, manicures/pedicures, hand/arm and leg/foot massaging are included. Bacteriology, anatomy, hygiene, sanitation, customer relations and salon management, including record keeping, are also emphasized.

LENGTH OF PROGRAM: The entire program is 1200 hours.

OCP A – Grooming and Salon Services Core,

Facials and Nails                                                        225 hours

Cosmetologist and Hairdresser 1                   300 hours

Cosmetologist and Hairdresser 2                   300 hours

Cosmetologist and Hairdresser 3                   375 hours

Minimum basic-skills grade levels required for awarding a Full Program Completion Certificate are 9th grade in Reading and 8th grade in Math and Language, on the TABE Test or passing the Cosmetologist Licensure Exam. Additional information can be provided by student services.

Students are expected to complete program competencies.

Employment Opportunities

  • Stylist
  • Hair colorist
  • Permanent wave technician
  • Skin care technician
  • Makeup artist
  • Manicurist/pedicurist specialist
  • Cosmetologist’s assistant
  • Manufacturer’s representative
  • Beauty supply presenter
  • Facial/Nail Full Specialist

SALARY:  According to the 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics the median pay for a Cosmetologist was $24,850 or $11.95 per hour.

    Classes are offered at the Southwest Adult Education Center – Main Campus 

    Office Hours:
    Monday – Thursday| 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Office: (305) 274-0181

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