Program Description

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. Learners receive training in barbering and cosmetology, and may be licensed to practice in either area. Potential occupations include: Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Barber, Hair Stylist and Nail Technician.

Starting Salary

$25,480
Average, according to Economic Modeling Specialists International

Financial Aid

Available

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Perform skin care services
  • Perform chemical services
  • Perform nail services
  • Develop business practices for industry
  • Perform shampoo, haircut, and style service

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Esthetician
  • Barber
  • Hair Stylist
  • Nail Technician
  • Cosmetologist

Courses

The Cosmetology Technical Diploma is a 40 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

WOMEN'S HAIRCUTTING 3.00
MEN'S HAIRCUTTING 3.00
CHEMICAL SERVICES 1 2.00
SALON SERVICES 1 3.00
SALON SCIENCE 2.00
HAIR COLORING 1 1.00
WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION 1.00

Second Term

NAIL TECHNOLOGY 1.00
HAIR STYLING 2.00
CHEMICAL SERVICES 2 2.00
SALON SERVICES 2 3.00
SALON SERVICES 3 3.00
FACIAL SERVICES AND SKIN CARE 2.00
HAIR COLORING 2 2.00

Third Term

SALON SERVICES 4 3.00
SALON OPERATIONS 2.00
COSMETOLOGY BUSINESS, LAWS & MARKETING 2.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

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The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete. A $30.00 non-refundable application fee is required. Pay at the time you apply or bypass to pay in person within a week of applying.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.