Program Description

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

Approximate Cost

$7,951
Tuition: $6343 , Books: $1608

Starting Salary

$20,738–$24,003
Average, according to Economic Modeling Specialists International

Financial Aid

Available

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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 38 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 PRINCIPLES AND SERVICES 3.00
ELEMENTS IN HAIR DESIGN 2.00
HAIR COLOR FUNDAMENTALS 1.00
SALON SAFETY AND SANITATION 1.00
SALON ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1.00

Second Term

NAIL TECHNOLOGY 2.00
CHEMICAL SERVICES 2 2.00
SALON SERVICES AND IMPLEMENTATION 3.00
PROFICIENT SALON SERVICES 3.00
BASIC ESTHETICS 2.00
COSMETOLOGY LAWS 2.00
PROGRESSION IN HAIR COLOR 2.00

Third Term

MASTERY SALON SERVICES 3.00
SALON OPERATIONS 2.00
BOARD PREP 1.00
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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. The usual $30.00 non-refundable application fee is being waived until July 1, 2020.

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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.