30 Credits | 1 Year
Technical Diploma | Financial Aid-Eligible
Rice Lake, Superior
Career Cluster: Human Services
In this high-quality, two-semester Cosmetology program, you will learn the essential technical skills required to properly care for people's hair, skin and nails. Apply your creativity, artistic design, effective customer service skills and cutting-edge practices to a career as a Cosmetologist, Barber, Color Technician, Make-up Artist, Nail Technician or Esthetician.
The Cosmetology program prepares you with essential theory and hands-on instruction to develop your skills in cosmetology. You'll learn theories and techniques that are reflective of industry standards and apply these skills working with real clients in WITC's state-of-the-art salons. Upon successful completion, you will be eligible to take the Wisconsin Cosmetology Practitioner License examination.
Cosmetology graduates 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 skincare services
- Perform texture services
- Perform hair color services
- Demonstrate hairstyling and finishing techniques
- Perform nail services
- Develop strategies to market products and services
In this two semester program, you'll develop skills in the fundamentals of hair sculpture, hair design, chemical texture, hair color, nail care and design, esthetics, advanced techniques and client services.
Learn by doing.
Upon completion, you may take the Wisconsin Cosmetology Practitioner License Examination.
This Cosmetology program is the most cost-effective program in the region.
Full program course offerings are available at the Rice Lake and Superior campuses. Fall and spring semester starts are available.
Highly Trained, Passionate Instructors
Learn with highly-trained and passionate licensed Cosmetology instructors who bring a multitude of experience to the learning environment. Every instructor is committed to your success.
Pivot Point Legacy Partner School
This designation reflects an educational program consisting of distinctive techniques of scientific hair designing and cosmetology. Techniques from this program are taught in educational institutions around the world.
Participate in community-based field trips, local salon visits, campus and club activities, hair shows and competitions.
Coursework addresses the essential theoretical and practical instruction to develop skills in cosmetology fundamentals, hair sculpture, hair design, chemical texture, hair color, nail care and design, esthetics, advanced cosmetology techniques and client services that is reflective of industry standards and trends.
Admissions and Tuition
WITC has a simple three-step admissions process that can be completed in one visit. Fill out the application form either online or at a campus, complete an assessment and meet with a WITC counselor. In the meeting, you'll discuss your goals and the counselor will make sure you're getting the most out of your education and the best bang for your buck.
Tuition and Fees
WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships.
Estimated Total Program Costs*
30 Credits | 1 Year
$1,714 for cosmetology kit
$1,300 for tools, supplies and uniforms
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the WITC Cosmetology Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a technical diploma in Cosmetology.
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