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Career Area: Human Services
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 31-502-1
Approximately 1 Year to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
cosmetology student working on a hairstyle

Cosmetology Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Barber Cosmetologist
Hair Stylist/ Nail Technician
Assistant Manager/Stylist

Average Median Wage


Cosmetology Programs

Graduates receive training in barbering and cosmetology, and may be licensed to practice in either area. The Barber/Cosmetologist 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.

Cosmetology Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
CVTC Cosmetology at CVTC
Fox Valley Cosmetology at Fox Valley
Gateway Cosmetology at Gateway
Madison College Cosmetology at Madison College
Mid-State Cosmetology at Mid-State
Milwaukee Area Cosmetology at Milwaukee Area
Moraine Park Cosmetology at Moraine Park
Nicolet College Cosmetology at Nicolet College
Northcentral Cosmetology at Northcentral
Northwood Tech Cosmetology at Northwood Tech
Southwest Cosmetology at Southwest
Waukesha County Cosmetology at Waukesha County