Department of Human Services


This program is a combination of theory and clinical experience that provides students with the knowledge needed to pass the licensure exam and with the skills needed to achieve gainful employment in the Florida State Board Cosmetology industry. Students acquire hands-on skills training through MTC’s on-campus learning lab/salon, which is open to the general public for services.


Steps to Enrollment Apply now

1,200, approximately one year (42 weeks-AM, 64 weeks-PM)

Tuition is approximately $5,713, plus books and fees (PDF)

Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)

MTC Main Campus

Supplemental Packet (PDF)

Tuition is approximately $5,475, plus books and fees (PDF)

Program Highlights

Starting Salaries

Vary, ranging from:

$17,440 to $45,700*

*Based on local industry information.


  • Hair Cuttery
  • Shearly Inspired
  • Mild to Wild Hair Design
  • Smart Styles
  • Hair Plus
  • Salon Ennovy
  • Johnson’s Total Image

What You Will Learn

Cosmetology Master Plan of Instruction
(PDF – opens in a new window)

  • Haircutting and styling
  • Chemical Texture and color services
  • The science of hair, skin, and nails
  • Cosmetology rules, laws and ethics
  • Professional development and entrepreneurship
  • Manicure and pedicure services
  • Facials, make up and skin care services


State of Florida Cosmetology License


  • Salons
  • Barbershops
  • Spas
  • Sales / Product Representative
  • Trainers/Instructors
  • Traveling Platform Artists
  • Cruise Ships
  • Resorts
  • Spas
  • Entrepreneur







Business Advisors

  • Amanda Miller | Poise Beauty Bar
  • Brian Kuhn | Evolutions Hair Salon
  • Deana Nelson & Richard | Shades Of Beauty
    Grace Cobb | Ulta Beauty
  • Karen Terry | Ulta Beauty
  • Melanie Gool | Hair Plus
  • Melissa Marr | James Blonde
  • Ron Decker | The Proper Tease Salon
  • Sherri Kendrick | Mild To Wild Hair Design
  • Teresa Hammel | SmartStyles
  • Valerie Freeman | Mild To Wild Hair Design
  • Yvonne Boyd | Salon Ennovy

Steps To Enrollment

  • Step 1

    Complete & Submit Online Application.

  • Step 2

    Submit paperwork to Student Services at the MTC campus. Provide copies of two officially recognized proofs of residency, copies of Driver’s License, and the Supplemental Program Packet. Pay $20.00 non-refundable application fee. (Application Completed)

    SUPPLEMENTAL PACKETS VARY – Attending an Information Session may be required for acceptance into the program.

  • Step 3

    Financial Aid application –
    Complete FAFSA application and provide a Student Aid Report (SAR). MTC school code: 031039

  • Step 4

    You will be notified by program department of acceptance. You will be notified by Financial Aid of estimated funds available. (Registered)

  • Step 5

    Pay fee and/or sign enrollment document to complete enrollment process in Student Fees.
    Seat in scheduled program is confirmed after Student Fees is completed. (Enrolled)