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 TechConnecttm

Wisconsin TechConnect Connecting Skills with Jobs

  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    49
    Tuition
    $6688.50
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $2503.76
    Other Costs
    $0.00
    Total Estimated Program Costs:
    (book costs not included)
    $9192.26
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Program Graduates 35 22 41
    Number of Surveys Sent 35 21 41
    Number of Surveys Returned 18 13 19
    Percent of Surveys Returned 51.40% 61.90% 46.30%
    Available for Employment 15 12 18
    Percent Available for Employment 93.80% 92.30% 94.70%
    Not in Labor Market 3 1 1
    Percent Not in Labor Market 18.80% 7.70% 5.30%
    Available for Employment

    2016 2017 2018
    Graduates Employed 14 12 17
    Percent of Graduates Employed 93.30% 100.00% 94.40%
    Employed in Related Occupation 12 11 16
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 85.70% 91.70% 94.10%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 2 1 1
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 14.30% 8.30% 5.90%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 1 0 1
    Percent Seeking Employment 6.70% 0.00% 5.60%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.6 3.7 3.4
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 16 13 19
    Very Satisfied 12 10 8
    Percent Very Satisfied 75.00% 76.90% 42.10%
    Satisfied 3 2 10
    Percent Satisfied 18.80% 15.40% 52.60%
    Unsatisfied 0 1 1
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 7.70% 5.30%
    Very Unsatisfied 1 0 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 6.30% 0.00% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 18 13 19
    Preparation for Getting a Job 11 5 11
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 61.10% 38.50% 57.90%
    Career Change 1 6 5
    Percent Career Change 5.60% 46.20% 26.30%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 1 1 1
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 5.60% 7.70% 5.30%
    Preparation for Further Education 3 0 1
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 16.70% 0.00% 5.30%
    Personal Interest 2 1 1
    Percent Personal Interest 11.10% 7.70% 5.30%
    Other 0 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 14 12 15
    Before Enrollment 1 0 1
    Percent Before Enrollment 7.10% 0.00% 6.70%
    While Attending the College 3 2 7
    Percent While Attending the College 21.40% 16.70% 46.70%
    After Training at the College 10 10 7
    Percent After Training at the College 71.40% 83.30% 46.70%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Employment Location Responses 14 12 17
    In College District 12 11 16
    Percent In College District 85.70% 91.70% 94.10%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0 0
    Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin 1 1 1
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 7.10% 8.30% 5.90%
    Employer Location Unknown 1 0 0
    Percent Location Unknown 7.10% 0.00% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2016 2017 2018
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 9 5 10
    Average Monthly Wage $1,587 $1,420 $1,624
    Average Hourly Wage $9.23 $8.26 $9.44
    Average Work Hours per Week 38.9 37.4 40.2
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 3 6 5
    Average Hourly Wage $9.26 $8.92 $11.21
    Average Work Hours per Week 20.7 29.5 23.7
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2018
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 38 125
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 30 127
    Total Jobs 68 252
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2018
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Atwood Barber Barber
    Cost Cutters Stylist Baraboo
    Fantastic Sam's Stylist Oregon
    Hairadise Cosmetologist Sun Prairie
    Honeycomb Salon Cosmetologist
    Honeycomb Salon Hair Stylist
    JC Penney Designer
    Jill Mion Stylist Monona
    Master Cuts Barber/Stylist
    Self-Employed Cosmetologist Afton MN
    Sundara Inn & Spa Cosmetologist Wisconsin Dells
    Temptd Salon & Spa Cosmetologist Monona
    Temptd Salon & Spa Hair Stylist Monona
    The Spa Manicurist Sun Prairie
    Ulta Beauty Designer

    * - 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