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Madison College cosmetology students
38
Recent Graduates
There are 38 recent graduates of this Madison College program.
91%
Employed
91% 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 training in as little as 1 year (programs vary)
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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 may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

    • Madison - Truax

    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 2021-2022 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
    First Semester
    Second Semester
    Third Semester
  • Admission

    To Apply

    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

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of Program Graduates 41 19 38
      Number of Surveys Sent 41 19 38
      Number of Surveys Returned 19 15 20
      Percent of Surveys Returned
      Available for Employment 18 15 16
      Percent Available for Employment 94.7% 100.0% 80.0%
      Not in Labor Market 1 0 4
      Percent Not in Labor Market 5.3% 0.0% 20.0%
      Available for Employment

      2018 2019 2020
      Graduates Employed 17 13 12
      Percent of Graduates Employed 94.4% 86.7% 75.0%
      Employed in Related Occupation 16 10 11
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation 94.1% 76.9% 91.7%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation 1 2 1
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 5.9% 15.4% 8.3%
      Employed - No Response 0 1 0
      Percent Employed - No Response 0.0% 7.7% 0.0%
      Seeking Employment 1 2 4
      Percent Seeking Employment 5.6% 13.3% 25.0%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      2018 2019 2020
      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.4 3.4 3.1
      Number of Satisfaction Responses 19 15 20
      Very Satisfied (4) 8 6 6
      Percent Very Satisfied 42.1% 40.0% 30.0%
      Satisfied (3) 10 9 11
      Percent Satisfied 52.6% 60.0% 55.0%
      Unsatisfied (2) 1 0 1
      Percent Unsatisfied 5.3% 0.0% 5.0%
      Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 0 2
      Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.0% 0.0% 10.0%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of Primary Reason Responses 19 15 20
      Preparation for Getting a Job 11 8 9
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 57.9% 53.3% 45.0%
      Career Change 5 3 6
      Percent Career Change 26.3% 20.0% 30.0%
      Improvement of Existing Skills 1 0 0
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 5.3% 0.0% 0.0%
      Preparation for Further Education 1 0 1
      Percent Preparation for Further Education 5.3% 0.0% 5.0%
      Personal Interest 1 4 4
      Percent Personal Interest 5.3% 26.7% 20.0%
      Other 0 0 0
      Percent Other 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      When Employment was Obtained

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 15 12 12
      Before Enrollment 1 0 0
      Percent Before Enrollment 6.7% 0.0% 0.0%
      While Attending the College 7 1 1
      Percent While Attending the College 46.7% 8.3% 8.3%
      After Training at the College 7 11 11
      Percent After Training at the College 46.7% 91.7% 91.7%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of Employment Location Responses 17 13 12
      In College District 16 10 11
      Percent In College District 94.1% 76.9% 91.7%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 2 0
      Percent of In Wisconsin 0.0% 15.4% 0.0%
      Outside of Wisconsin 1 0 0
      Percent Outside Wisconsin 5.9% 0.0% 0.0%
      Employer Location Unknown 0 1 1
      Percent Location Unknown 0.0% 7.7% 8.3%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend 2018 2019 2020
      Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 10 6 4
      Average Monthly Wage $1,624 $1,519 $1,699
      Average Hourly Wage $9.44 $8.83 $9.88
      Average Work Hours per Week 40.2 39.7 38.4
      Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 5 3 5
      Average Hourly Wage $11.21 $9.00 $11.00
      Average Work Hours per Week 23.7 31.3 25.7
    • Graduate Employers

      Graduate Employers for academic year: 2020
      Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
      Genesis Hair Design Stylist DeForest
      Julia Grace Salon Cosmetologist
      MMCStyle Cosmetologist
      Rejuvenation Spa Hair Stylist (Self-Employed) Sun Prairie
      Salon KB Hair Stylist
      Self-Employed Business Owner Baraboo
      Studio Z Cosmetologist
      Temptd Salon And Spa Stylist Monona
      The Barber Shop Stylist
      The Loft Salon Stylist

      * - 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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Service Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 8 am - 4 pm (In-Person and Virtual)
  • Friday: 8 am - 4 pm (Virtual Only)