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Madison College cosmetology students
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Recent Graduates
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Employed
100% of our recent graduates got a job in the industry.
Cosmetology
Program Number: 315021
Your Degree:
Technical Diploma
Area of Study:
Culinary, Hospitality and Fitness
Delivery Method:
Some Online/Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
49 Credits | Finish diploma in 1.5 years
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  • Program Overview

    The Cosmetology technical diploma program at Madison College will train you in all things cosmetology, including barbering, nails, and aesthetics. After completing the program, you will be ready to apply for your cosmetology practitioners license. 

    As a student, you will receive a kit that includes all equipment and supplies needed to complete this program as a part of a class fee.

    Program Details

    Madison College's Cosmetology students attend class full-time during the day, Monday through Friday.

    Cosmetology classes are offered at the Madison College Truax campus.

    Careers

    Employers throughout Madison consider Madison College's Cosmetology graduates top candidates.

    Graduates from this one-year technical diploma program are ready for a range of professional positions in the field of cosmetology, including:  

    • Cosmetologist
    • Hair/Makeup Stylist for theater and film
    • Manicurist
    • Esthetician
    • Platform Artist
    • Educational Director for a salon or manufacturer
  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2022-2023 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

    Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

    • Progress toward your specific requirements
    • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

    If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

    Prior to start of program
    10-502-330
    1 credit
    First Semester
    31-502-352
    2 credits
    31-502-331
    4 credits
    31-502-332
    4 credits
    31-502-333
    2 credits
    31-502-334
    1 credit
    31-502-397
    2 credits
    Second Semester
    31-502-353
    3 credits
    31-502-399
    2 credits
    31-502-335
    2 credits
    31-502-336
    1 credit
    31-502-396
    1 credit
    31-502-398
    1 credit
    Third Semester
    31-502-344
    1 credit
    31-502-337
    2 credits
    31-502-393
    1 credit
  • Admission

    To Apply

    Earning a degree is a great way to advance your career development opportunities, so apply today!

    International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.

    Application Dates

    Spring 2023

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is December 31, 2022

    Summer 2023

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is May 15, 2023

    Spring 2024

    • Application opens on February 1, 2023
    • Application completion deadline is December 31, 2023

    Admission Requirements

    All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.

    1. Admission Application

    The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.

    2. Education Completion
    Students must submit official transcripts for one of the following:

    • High school (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
    • GED/HSED transcript
    • College transcript(s) showing completion of an associate degree or higher
      • Note: Effective with the 2023-2024 year, this may be fulfilled with at least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0

    All high school and/or college transcripts are recommended to be submitted for Credit for Prior Learning evaluation.

    Additional Notes

    • Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.
    • Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements; admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.

    After Acceptance

    Once you have been admitted into your program, complete the Next Steps after Program Acceptance to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College.

    Questions?

    Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or 608.246.6210.

  • Career Outcomes

    After completing the Cosmetology program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

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

      Graduate Report Summary Overview

      2019 2020 2021
      Number of Program Graduates 19 38 10
      Number of Surveys Sent 19 38 10
      Number of Surveys Returned 15 20 10
      Percent of Surveys Returned 78.90% 52.60% 100.00%
      Available for Employment 15 16 9
      Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 80.00% 90.00%
      Not in Labor Market 0 4 1
      Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 20.00% 10.00%
      Available for Employment

      2019 2020 2021
      Graduates Employed 13 12 9
      Percent of Graduates Employed 86.70% 75.00% 100.00%
      Employed in Related Occupation 10 11 9
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation 76.90% 91.70% 100.00%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation 2 1 0
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 15.40% 8.30% 0.00%
      Employed - No Response 1 0 0
      Percent Employed - No Response 7.70% 0.00% 0.00%
      Seeking Employment 2 4 0
      Percent Seeking Employment 13.30% 25.00% 0.00%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      2019 2020 2021
      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.4 3.1 3.6
      Number of Satisfaction Responses 15 20 10
      Very Satisfied (4) 6 6 6
      Percent Very Satisfied 40.00% 30.00% 60.00%
      Satisfied (3) 9 11 4
      Percent Satisfied 60.00% 55.00% 40.00%
      Unsatisfied (2) 0 1 0
      Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 5.00% 0.00%
      Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 2 0
      Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 10.00% 0.00%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      2019 2020 2021
      Number of Primary Reason Responses 15 20 10
      Preparation for Getting a Job 8 9 6
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 53.30% 45.00% 60.00%
      Career Change 3 6 2
      Percent Career Change 20.00% 30.00% 20.00%
      Improvement of Existing Skills 0 0 0
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
      Preparation for Further Education 0 1 1
      Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.00% 5.00% 10.00%
      Personal Interest 4 4 1
      Percent Personal Interest 26.70% 20.00% 10.00%
      Other 0 0 0
      Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
      When Employment was Obtained

      2019 2020 2021
      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 12 12 9
      Before Enrollment 0 0 0
      Percent Before Enrollment 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
      While Attending the College 1 1 1
      Percent While Attending the College 8.30% 8.30% 11.10%
      After Training at the College 11 11 8
      Percent After Training at the College 91.70% 91.70% 88.90%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      2019 2020 2021
      Number of Employment Location Responses 13 12 9
      In College District 10 11 8
      Percent In College District 76.90% 91.70% 88.90%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District 2 0 0
      Percent of In Wisconsin 15.40% 0.00% 0.00%
      Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 1
      Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 11.10%
      Employer Location Unknown 1 1 0
      Percent Location Unknown 7.70% 8.30% 0.00%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend 2019 2020 2021
      Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 6 4 3
      Average Monthly Wage $1,519 $1,699 $3,220
      Average Hourly Wage $8.83 $9.88 $18.72
      Average Work Hours per Week 39.7 38.4 42.3
      Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 3 5 2
      Average Hourly Wage $9.00 $11.00 $13.50
      Average Work Hours per Week 31.3 25.7 28.3
    • Graduate Employers

      Graduate Employers for academic year: 2021
      Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
      Blink Lash & Beauty Lash Technician 2
      Bre Viken Hair Stylist/Owner Moline IL
      Escapade Salon Hair Stylist
      KayLoves Beauty Hair Stylist
      Studio Z Hair Designer
      Tweezed Beauty Lash Artist Sun Prairie

      * - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

      ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

      *** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at jobpostings@madisoncollege.edu

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Madison Truax Campus
Main Building, D3631

1701 Wright Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704

businessandappliedarts@madisoncollege.edu
608.246.6003 (Ext. 8)

Hours

Summer Service Hours

  • Monday – Wednesday: 9 am - 3 pm In-Person, 8 am - 4 pm Virtual
  • Thursday: 8 am - 4 pm Virtual Only
  • Friday: 8 am - 12 pm Virtual Only