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Enjoy making people look good? Love to cook? Careers in culinary & cosmetology let you express your creativity & nurture your desire to serve others.
With more than 40,000 food service workers employed in the Central Florida region, culinary arts and food production offers a unique opportunity to enter this fast-growing field right away. The cosmetology profession has a continuous need for well-trained hair, skin and nail specialists. Jobs in the cosmetic industry include not only those in customer care, but also those in the merchandising, scientific and editorial fields.
Meet Zach Kinberg
Sous Chef, CrossFire Restaurant
Associate in Science Degree
• Culinary Management
Career and Technical Certificates
• Facial Specialty
EFSC's Culinary Management A.S. Degree program provides students with the skills necessary to enter the workforce and gain on-the-job experience. Careers include culinary manager, food and beverage manager, pantry cook, executive chef and many more. Students learn kitchen and dining room operations and management, catering and buffet management, food and beverage cost control and purchasing, personnel management supervision, and menu and marketing management. The Culinary program is an Associate in Science degree program with full-time and part-time tracks and is offered on the Cocoa campus.
Cosmetology is a one-year career and technical certificate program which consists of 1,200 contact hours. Courses in fundamental skills, theory and techniques, sales, public relations and salon management help to prepare students to take the State Board Licensing Examination. EFSC students have a pass rate of close to 95 percent. Cosmetology students also learn fundamentals in nails and skin care. If you would like to specialize in Facials-Skin Care, we offer a custom program in that specialty that is only one semester.