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Cosmetology, Vocational Certificate

Program Information

Vocational Certificate - Code 108400 - Catalog 2019/2020                                                                        

Dee Gay, Chair, Daytona Campus, 386-506-4452,

Krissy Blackwelder, Deltona Campus, 386-789-7346,

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes


The mission of the cosmetology program is to prepare students for a career in the field of hair, skin and nails through the fundamental concepts and techniques. We encourage our students to develop their creative potential to be successful in their chosen field.


The program provides the student with the technical knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment in the cosmetology field. The curriculum incorporates the industry's most advanced training and educational systems. Students learn state of the art techniques for cutting, styling, creative hair coloring, skin care treatment and much more. Specialized classroom activities include intensive studies of cosmetology law, ethics, cosmetic chemistry, hair styling, manicure/pedicure, salon management and other information related to the occupation. Skill and technical knowledge are acquired through planned, supervised lab activities. Students use hair mannequins to perform initial exercises and perform cosmetic services upon clients in the college salon.


Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Perform all competencies in hair as required by the Florida State Board of Cosmetology.
  2. Perform all competencies in skin as required by the Florida State Board of Cosmetology.
  3. Perform all competencies in nails as required by the Florida State Board of Cosmetology.
  4. Demonstrate in a classroom setting, the theory and skill based training for safe and efficient work practices based on OSHA and the
  5. Department of Business and Professional Regulations.
  6. Apply critical thinking skills to solve problems that may arise in the cosmetology industry.

Financial Aid

This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state Bright Futures Scholarship Program.

Financing Options: All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by completing the FAFSA at For more information on grant, loans and work program available please see the Office of Financial Aid webpage at Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the many Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see:

Approximate Additional Costs

Program Tuition and Fees*: $3,290

Access Fee: $44.80 ($1.12 per credit)

Assessment Fee: $34

Lab Fees: $876

Textbook Estimate (new): $275

Students may purchase other supplies ranging in price from $350 to $450 depending on brand selection and items purchased.

*In-state tuition only: out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Additional Admission Requirements

Students who do not have a standard high school diploma/GED may be eligible for admission, on an alternative basis, to this program if they meet the following criteria:

  1. Take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) which measures reading, English and math skills, and achieve specified minimum scores.

  2. Meet with a counselor/advisor for placement test evaluation to receive advice on course selection and registration.

  3. Students who do not have a standard high school diploma/GED cannot receive student financial aid.


The following information is required by federal regulations to be provided to students for all vocational and certificate programs. Additional information on the any career, job, or salary potential can be found at  For additional career information, please see:

39-5012.00 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists Bright Outlook

39-5091.00 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance

39-5092.00 Manicurists and Pedicurists

39-5094.00 Skin Care Specialists

Program Length: The typical length of this program is one (1) year/three (3) semesters (40 weeks) for a full-time student. The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) lists the placement rate (2016-17) for this field at 64%.


CIP Code (6 digit): 12.0401 Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

For additional information on wages, trends and career videos:

Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

Program Specific Courses

COS0080LCosmetology I Lab


COS0081LCosmetology II Lab


COS0082LCosmetology III Lab


COS0083LCosmetology IV Lab


COS0084LCosmetology V Lab


Sample Program of Study

1st Semester

COS0080LCosmetology I Lab


COS0081LCosmetology II Lab


2nd Semester

COS0082LCosmetology III Lab


COS0083LCosmetology IV Lab


3rd Semester

COS0084LCosmetology V Lab



Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.