Technical Diploma

The Cosmetology program is offered in three terms of specialty training over a 12-month cycle. Perform customer services on the public when you have achieved the required competencies. Graduates are eligible to take the Wisconsin Cosmetology License Examination. Upon receiving a license, graduates will be ready for employment in a variety of positions in barbershops or salons.

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female student putting curlers in a customers hair
female cosmetology student applying mascara to herself in mirror
female cosmetology instructor helping a female student color hair
female cosmetology student dying a female customers hair

Program Outline

At A Glance

How You'll Learn


On Campus

Term Start Dates

Spring 2022: January 5 Summer 2022: May 2 Fall 2022: September 6

Start dates represent the beginning of a new term. Certain programs or courses may not be available to start every term. Please view the course schedules for a list of upcoming classes or contact the Welcome Center at 715-365-4493.

Approximate Cost


Financial Aid Eligible

*Based on 10-level courses—materials, books, and fees may be additional

What You'll Learn

  • Apply safety and sanitization procedures
  • Adhere to the current Wisconsin administrative codes and statutes for cosmetology
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills for success
  • Perform haircutting services
  • Perform shampoo services
  • Perform skin care services
  • Perform texture services
  • Perform hair color services
  • Demonstrate hairstyling and finishing products
  • Perform nail services
  • Develop strategies to market products & services

Your Potential Careers

  • Cosmetologist
  • Nail Technician
  • Barber
  • Skin Care Specialist
  • Make Up Consultant
  • Salon Owner

Median Annual Salary

$26,304 $25,657 $25,162
Local State National

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Gainful Employment Disclosure

This program is designed to be completed in 1 year.
This program will cost $6,510.00 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.
Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $7,376.00 of debt.
Program meets licensure requirements in the following States: Wisconsin
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