Sunday – February 18, 2018

Aesthetician (2017-2018)

Technical Diploma
School of Business / Human Services Career Cluster

Mequon Campus
Program Code: 31-502-2


For Information: 414-297-6395
Or contact Amy Poshepny, program coordinator, 414-297-7282,

Overview — Students in this program will gain experience in Skyn – the Spa at MATC Mequon, a new on-campus spa with a state-of-the-art learning environment. 

This two-semester program, in compliance with the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, prepares students for careers in skincare services.

You become eligible to take the state board aesthetician licensing examination, and work in upscale spas or alongside medical professionals. This program includes advanced techniques that will give graduates an edge over those with a basic aesthetician certificate. 

Instruction includes consultations; skin analysis; anatomy and physiology of the skin; effects of aging, skin diseases and disorders; facial and body treatments; benefits and use of machines; makeup techniques; color analysis; advanced techniques of microdermabrasion and chemical exfoliation; creating a business plan; and the study of Wisconsin laws, safety and sanitation.

Currently licensed aestheticians may be eligible for advanced standing. In addition to tuition and textbooks, students will need to purchase a tool/equipment kit. Graduates of the MATC Cosmetology technical diploma program who plan to complete this Aesthetician program may transfer credits from duplicate courses.


Learn more about Skyn – the Spa at MATC Mequon at 


Career Pathway — New programs are under development for this pathway; contact an MATC advisor for information. 


Career Outlook — Employment opportunities include day spas, beauty salons, resorts, hotels, fitness centers and cruise ships. With additional training and licensing, you could become an independent contractor, a salon/spa owner or aesthetician instructor. 

View gainful employment data about this program

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to: 

  • Perform consultations and skin analysis 
  • Perform facial and body treatments 
  • Perform hair removal services 
  • Demonstrate makeup application 
  • Utilize electrotherapy techniques 
  • Perform microdermabrasion and chemical exfoliation 
  • Demonstrate retail techniques 
  • Recommend products to clients 
  • Adhere to professional standards 
  • Demonstrate time management and organizational skills
Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:
  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

Possible Careers
Skin Care Specialist
Makeup Artist
Aesthetician Instructor/Educator
Cosmetics Representative
Cosmetic Chemistry/Product Development


Related Programs
Cosmetologist Apprenticeship
Nail Technician


Start Dates: August/January

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 
( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students.




(1)  BARCOS-108

Facial Treatments



(1)  BARCOS-324

Business Skills



(1)  BARCOS-317

Barber/Cosmetology Theory



(1)  BARCOS-330

Business Management Skills



(1)  BARCOS-355

Spa Sciences



(1)  BARCOS-109

Hair Removal Treatments ‡




(1)  BARCOS-101

Spa Services 1 ‡




(2)  COMPSW-101

Computer Essentials


(2)  BARCOS-102

Spa Services 2 ‡




(2)  BARCOS-103

Spa Services 3 ‡




(2)  BARCOS-104

Spa Treatments ‡




(2)  BARCOS-105

Medical Spa Terminology and Limitations




(2)  BARCOS-106

Advanced Makeup Techniques ‡




(2)  BARCOS-107

Advanced Spa Treatments ‡




(2)  PSYCH-199

Psychology of Human Relations








‡ Prerequisite required. 

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.


Page updated April 2017.