Friday – April 19, 2019

Aesthetician (2018-2019)

Technical Diploma
School of Business / Human Services Career Cluster

Mequon Campus
Program Code: 30-502-3


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

This program is accredited through the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services 1400 East Washington Ave, P.O. Box 8935 Madison, WI 53708 608-266-2112

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 — This program is being developed as a 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

  • Conduct consultations and skin analyses
  • Perform facial and body treatments
  • Perform hair removal services
  • Demonstrate makeup application
  • Utilize electrotheraphy techniques
Admission Requirements — 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


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-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)  BARCOS-102

Spa Services 2 ‡




(2)  BARCOS-104

Spa Treatments ‡




(2)  BARCOS-106

Advanced Makeup Techniques ‡




(2)  BARCOS-107

Advanced Spa Treatments ‡




(2)  BARCOS-110

Aesthetician Board Prep



(2) ENG-340 Workplace Communication   2





‡ 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 March 2019.