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Madison College cosmetology students
Cosmetology Apprentice
Program Number: 505021
Your Degree:
Apprenticeship
Area of Study:
Culinary, Hospitality and Fitness
Delivery Method:
Some Online / Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
8 Credits | Finish paid training and class time in as little as 1 year (programs vary)
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  • Program Overview

    The Cosmetology Apprenticeship program at Madison College is designed to give you real-world, on-the-job training while you work in a salon and attend school. You will be earning income during all phases of the training period, including the hours you attend classes.

    In the Salon

    You will train a minimum of 32 hours per week under a licensed professional while learning these skills: 

    • Cutting
    • Styling
    • Coloring
    • Permanent waving
    • Shampooing and deep conditioning

    In addition, apprentices are also trained to give manicures, pedicures, scalp and facial treatments, provide make-up analysis, and clean/style wigs and hairpieces.

    An apprenticeship requires at least 4,000 hours of paid training. 288 hours of that training are spent in the classroom. 

    In Class

    You will attend class four-and-a-half hours per week over four semesters.

    Program Details

    Cosmetology classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

    • Madison - Truax

    After completing the Cosmetology Apprenticeship program you will be eligible to take the state test to become licensed as a practitioner.

    For more information on classroom instruction please contact:
    Sue Smith:  SLSmith4@madisoncollege.edu or 
    Barb Arnold: BMArnold2@madisoncollege.edu

    Careers

    Prospective employers throughout Madison consider Madison College Cosmetology Apprentice graduates top candidates. Graduates from this apprenticeship program are ready for a range of professional positions in the field of cosmetology including:

    • Cosmetologist
    • Educational Director for a Salon or Manufacturer
    • Salon Manager
    • Hair/Makeup Stylist for Theater & Film
    • State Inspector/Examiner
    • Barber
  • 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.

    First Semester
    Second Semester
    Third Semester
    Fourth Semester
  • Admission

    To Apply

    For a cosmetology apprenticeship to begin, you must find a sponsoring employer on your own (similar to looking for a job). Once you have found a position, the employer begins the apprenticeship registration process by contacting a Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards (BAS) representative for their county.

    The BAS representative meets the employer and the apprentice at the salon to complete their contract and new student creation form. The practical aspect of the apprenticeship may now begin.  Apprentices may start their practical any time year round.

    The BAS representative sends these forms to the School of Business and Applied Arts where they are admitted as a student.  The School office will contact the apprentice regarding a mandatory orientation meeting held annually in August. During this orientation, apprentices will learn how to set up their student accounts and register for classes. School theory classes begin in the fall semester, and include four semesters of Cosmetology Related Theory.

    Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.

    After Acceptance

    Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC.

    Questions?

    Contact the School of Business and Applied Arts or call tel+608.246.6003 ext. 8.

  • Career Outcomes

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

    • Apply safety and sanitation 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 techniques.
    • Perform nail services.
    • Develop strategies to market products and services.
    • Graduate Summary

      Graduate Report Summary Overview

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of Program Graduates 17 24 7
      Number of Surveys Sent
      Number of Surveys Returned
      Percent of Surveys Returned
      Available for Employment 0 0 0
      Percent Available for Employment
      Not in Labor Market 0 0 0
      Percent Not in Labor Market
      Available for Employment

      2018 2019 2020
      Graduates Employed 0 0 0
      Percent of Graduates Employed
      Employed in Related Occupation 0 0 0
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0 0 0
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation
      Employed - No Response 0 0 0
      Percent Employed - No Response
      Seeking Employment 0 0 0
      Percent Seeking Employment
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      2018 2019 2020
      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 0 0 0
      Number of Satisfaction Responses 0 0 0
      Very Satisfied (4) 0 0 0
      Percent Very Satisfied
      Satisfied (3) 0 0 0
      Percent Satisfied
      Unsatisfied (2) 0 0 0
      Percent Unsatisfied
      Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 0 0
      Percent Very Unsatisfied
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of Primary Reason Responses 0 0 0
      Preparation for Getting a Job 0 0 0
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job
      Career Change 0 0 0
      Percent Career Change
      Improvement of Existing Skills 0 0 0
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills
      Preparation for Further Education 0 0 0
      Percent Preparation for Further Education
      Personal Interest 0 0 0
      Percent Personal Interest
      Other 0 0 0
      Percent Other
      When Employment was Obtained

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 0 0 0
      Before Enrollment 0 0 0
      Percent Before Enrollment
      While Attending the College 0 0 0
      Percent While Attending the College
      After Training at the College 0 0 0
      Percent After Training at the College
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of Employment Location Responses 0 0 0
      In College District 0 0 0
      Percent In College District
      In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0 0
      Percent of In Wisconsin
      Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 0
      Percent Outside Wisconsin
      Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0
      Percent Location Unknown
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend 2018 2019 2020
      Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count
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Contact the School of Business and Applied Arts

Madison Truax Campus
Main Building, D3631

1701 Wright Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704

businessandappliedarts@madisoncollege.edu
608.246.6003 (Ext. 8)

Hours

Service Hours

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