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School of Business and Applied Arts


Truax D3631
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m - 4:30 p.m. 

CALL: (608) 246-6003 ext. 8
FAX: (608) 243-4754
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Cosmetology

One Year Technical Diploma

Program number: 315021

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.

Student Cutting Hair in Tru Style Salon

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

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.

Some of the courses for this program may be available online.

Admission

To Apply

After Acceptance

Once you have been admitted into your program, review the Next Steps after Program Acceptance.

Questions?

Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2019-2020 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

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

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

Outcomes

After completing the Cosmetology 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.

 

MATC Student triming hair in a salon
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

Find open jobs in this industry on Wisconsin TechConnecttmRegistration Required.

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  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    48
    Tuition
    $6441.60
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $924.00
    Other Costs
    $0.00
    Total Program Costs:
    $7365.60
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Program Graduates 25 35 22
    Number of Surveys Sent 24 35 21
    Number of Surveys Returned 13 18 13
    Percent of Surveys Returned 54.20% 51.40% 61.90%
    Available for Employment 12 15 12
    Percent Available for Employment 92.30% 93.80% 92.30%
    Not in Labor Market 1 3 1
    Percent Not in Labor Market 7.70% 18.80% 7.70%
    Available for Employment

    2015 2016 2017
    Graduates Employed 12 14 12
    Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 93.30% 100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 8 12 11
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 66.70% 85.70% 91.70%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 4 2 1
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 33.30% 14.30% 8.30%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 0 1 0
    Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 6.70% 0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.5 3.6 3.7
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 13 16 13
    Very Satisfied 9 12 10
    Percent Very Satisfied 69.20% 75.00% 76.90%
    Satisfied 3 3 2
    Percent Satisfied 23.10% 18.80% 15.40%
    Unsatisfied 0 0 1
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 7.70%
    Very Unsatisfied 1 1 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 7.70% 6.30% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 13 18 13
    Preparation for Getting a Job 7 11 5
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 53.80% 61.10% 38.50%
    Career Change 2 1 6
    Percent Career Change 15.40% 5.60% 46.20%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 0 1 1
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.00% 5.60% 7.70%
    Preparation for Further Education 1 3 0
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 7.70% 16.70% 0.00%
    Personal Interest 2 2 1
    Percent Personal Interest 15.40% 11.10% 7.70%
    Other 1 0 0
    Percent Other 7.70% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 12 14 12
    Before Enrollment 2 1 0
    Percent Before Enrollment 16.70% 7.10% 0.00%
    While Attending the College 5 3 2
    Percent While Attending the College 41.70% 21.40% 16.70%
    After Training at the College 5 10 10
    Percent After Training at the College 41.70% 71.40% 83.30%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Employment Location Responses 12 14 12
    In College District 10 12 11
    Percent In College District 83.30% 85.70% 91.70%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 1 0 0
    Percent of In Wisconsin 8.30% 0.00% 0.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0 1 1
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 7.10% 8.30%
    Employer Location Unknown 1 1 0
    Percent Location Unknown 8.30% 7.10% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2015 2016 2017
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 3 9 5
    Average Monthly Wage $2,376 $1,587 $1,420
    Average Hourly Wage $13.81 $9.23 $8.26
    Average Work Hours per Week 38 38.9 37.4
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 4 3 6
    Average Hourly Wage $9.00 $9.26 $8.92
    Average Work Hours per Week 31 20.7 29.5
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2017
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 23 134
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 21 144
    Total Jobs 44 278
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2017
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Be Inspired Hair Stylist
    Cost Cutters Cosmetologist Fitchburg
    JC Penney Styling Salon Hair Designer
    JC Penney Styling Salon Hair Stylist
    Private Individuals Cosmetology Associate Monona
    Serenity Salon & Day Spa Cosmetologist
    Sport Clips Barber Sun Prairie
    Temptd Salon And Spa Stylist Monona
    The Salon And Spa At Mystic Hair Hair Stylist Tampa FL
    VIBE Salon and Spa Hair Stylist Portage

    * - Wisconsin TechConnectTM jobs are posted through a statewide consortium operated and funded by all 16 of the technical colleges in Wisconsin.

    ** - 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 techconnect@madisoncollege.edu