Human Services

Miami-Dade Career and Technical Education (CTE) high school programs of study integrate rigorous academic study with technical and soft work skills in specific career pathways of the career cluster Human Services.


Preparing for Human Services Careers in High School

High school cosmetology students have the opportunity to participate in SkillsUSA leadership training and competitions, and to also achieve digital learning tool certificates and/or industry certification. Courses are aligned to Florida state-approved curriculum; and to high school CTE programs.

High Schools with Human Services programs


  • Miami Carol City Senior High
  • Miami Central Senior High
  • Miami Northwestern Senior High
  • Miami Springs Senior High
  • Miami Senior High

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  • Miami Northwestern Senior High

Technical Colleges with Human Services programs


  • The English Center
  • Lindsey Hopkins Technical College
  • Miami Lakes Ed. Center and Technical College
  • Robert Morgan Ed. Center and Technical College
  • South Dade Technical College


  • Lindsey Hopkins Technical College

Career Preparatory in High School

High school students begin study of CTE Human Services programs in the ninth grade, which provides them an opportunity to concentrate their efforts in a law and public safety security career pathway. Agriscience programs consist of 3 or more year-long courses, participation in FFA, achievement of industry certification, and work-based learning opportunities.

  • Barbering
  • Cosmetology
  • Facials & Nails

Florida Dept. Of Education Curriculum & Other Resources


Industry Certification

Usually achieved during senior year with online exam and sometimes with the demonstration of skills (may also be age and experiential hours requirements.)

  • Grooming And Salon Services Core, Facials And Nails
  • Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists

*Middle and high school               

View Industry Certification Return on Investment Flyer

(Not all certifications listed above are offered at all schools listed)

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Work-Based Learning

Average Salaries

Hairdresser/Cosmetologist $26,160 $27,530 / $27,940
Makeup Artist, Theatrical & Performance $37,460 $66,330 / $60,830 May 2014 information



Florida Career Cluster Information


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Contact Department of Career & Technical Education