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Technical Diploma


About the Program

The Cosmetology program has something for everyone by providing three terms of specialty training over a 12-month cycle. Students have the opportunity to perform customer services on the public when they have achieved the required competencies. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the Wisconsin Cosmetology License Examination. Upon receiving their license, graduates are ready for employment in a variety of positions in barbershops or beauty salons.

Graduates receive training in barbering and cosmetology, and may be licensed to practice in either area. The Cosmetology program includes theoretical and practical instruction to develop skills in the following areas: basic and specialty haircutting; ethnic hair care; perming, coloring, and chemical relaxing; manicuring, pedicuring, and nail application; facials, makeup artistry, and color analysis; hair designing and styling; implements and equipment; bacteriology and sanitation; anatomy, diseases, and disorders; barber-cosmetology chemistry; hair, skin, and scalp analysis; shampooing; salon operations and management; etc.


Financial Aid Eligible

This program is eligible for financial aid on a clock hour basis. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for further details.


Possible Careers:

• Barber
• Cosmetologist
• Skin Care Specialist
• Educational Trainer
• Nail Technician
• Platform Artist
• Makeup Consultant
• Salon Owner


Program Outcomes

1. Apply safety and sanitation procedures.

2. Adhere to the current Wisconsin administrative codes and statutes for cosmetology.

3. Demonstrate interpersonal skills for success.

4. Perform haircutting services.

5. Perform shampoo services.

6. Perform skin care services.

7. Perform texture services.

8. Perform hair color services.

9. Demonstrate hairstyling and finishing techniques.

10. Perform nail services.

11. Develop strategies to market products and services.


View Gainful Employment Information

The information is provided as a federal requirement in an effort to help students make informed educational decisions. Specifically, Gainful Employment aims to provide information related to future potential debt burden in comparison to the expected earnings in a chosen program or field.

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