Choosing Cosmetology Schools in Florida: What to look for
Good morning, class! We’re going to start the day with a one-question pop quiz!
Don’t you just LOVE pop quizzes?
What is the one obstacle that stands in the way of anyone who wants to become a cosmetologist in Florida?
- a) An education
- b) Money
- c) Time
- d) None of the above
The correct answer is d), “None of the above.”
The one thing that stands in the way of anyone who wants to become a cosmetologist in Florida is passing the licensing exam. Understanding this fact will help in the selection of the right cosmetology school.
Will the School Prepare Me to Pass the Licensing Exam?
Don’t ever think of education as an obstacle. It is preparation. In this case, it is preparation not only for a specialized career in cosmetology, but to pass the licensing exam. Therefore, your initial consideration when choosing a cosmetology school in Florida is being certain that the school you choose will prepare you to pass the exam. For Florida Technical College, the answer is “Yes.” Course COS2006 is entitled Occupational Seminar/Board Exam Review.
The exam is easy when you are prepared.
Is Financial Aid Available?
Here is an amazing statistic. “100% of program graduates used loans to help finance their costs” for the FTC Cosmetology program. Money is available in the form of grants, scholarships and loans – and FTC will help you get it. Give FTC another “Yes.”
Financial aid is available. We’ll help you find it.
How Will I Find the Time?
Finding a school that offers both day and evening classes, as well as flexible scheduling, is important for anyone who may have significant responsibilities outside of school. Does FTC qualify? Yes, it does.
Is There Hands-On Training?
Training in practical, hands-on skills is not really training if it does not include actual hands-on training. Nearly 25% of the Cosmetology program at FTC is hands-on lab or on-site experience. That’s the equivalent of seven 40-hour work weeks. Again, that’s a “Yes” for FTC.
Real training on real people.
Will I Get Personalized Attention?
One of the biggest fears of students in any area of study is the fear of failure. It’s important to find a school that offers small classes that allow for the kind of personalized attention that transforms fear into confidence. That transformation is one of the most critical components of preparation. Rack up another “Yes” for FTC.
Do the Instructors Have Expertise and Experience?
The best teachers are the ones who have “been there/done that” experience. Only they are equipped to go beyond theory and technique and add the lessons that can only be taught from real-world experiences. FTC instructors are “industry experts with real-world experience.”
Will I Be Able to Gain Practical Business Skills?
This is especially important for those who hope to own and operate their own business. That’s why the best cosmetology schools in Florida offer courses in ethics, legal compliance and salon design and management, just like FTC does.
There is nothing like being a cosmetologist and owning my own business.
What Are My Chances for Finding a Job After Graduation?
No one can answer that question, and ultimately, the level of success you achieve in school or after graduation is largely up to you. Nonetheless, the best cosmetology schools offer job placement services and their students have a high statistical rate of success. In the 2013-2014 school year, the job placement rate for students at our Deland campus was 100%. FTC qualifies again.
May I Visit the Campus?
Yes! Most definitely, “Yes!” In fact, we urge you to visit our Deland and Kissimmee campuses to see our modern facilities and meet our staff. You’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Not to mention that you will be impressed.
Click here to contact us. We would love to show you more about how we can prepare you for a successful career in Cosmetology. You will be amazed at the opportunities that await you at Florida Technical College.