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Program Information

  • Location: Mequon Campus
  • Pathway: Community & Human Services
  • Program Code: 31-502-2
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Aesthetician Diploma

wc-school_seal_blue-Learn advanced skincare techniques and work with clients at Skyn – the Spa at MATC Mequon, the state-of-the-art facility located on campus. This program is in compliance with the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. You will become eligible to take the state board aesthetician licensing examination, and work in upscale spas or alongside medical professionals.

Employment opportunities include day spas, salons, resorts and fitness centers.

After earning this diploma, you can apply your credits toward earning the Aesthetician Skin Care Therapist associate degree.

Additional program details: 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.

In addition to tuition and textbooks, students will need to purchase a tool/equipment kit.



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Learn advanced aesthetic topics including spa wellness (oncology aesthetics, aromatherapy, reflexology and Reiki Master), advanced hair removal, advanced exfoliation (dermaplaning, layered chemical peels and HydraFacial), lash extensions, microblading and aesthetic machines. Get hands-on learning at Skyn – the Spa at MATC Mequon.

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Use your talents to work in the cosmetology profession. This program, which is in compliance with the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, can be completed in one year to 18 months, including attendance in summer. Graduates are eligible to take the state board licensing examination.

Detailed Program Information

2023-24 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
BARCOS-101 Introduction to Guest Services ‡ 2
BARCOS-104 Spa Treatments ‡ 3
BARCOS-108 Facial Treatments ‡ 3
BARCOS-117 Salon Ecology/Decontamination ‡ 2
BARCOS-155 SPA Science Fundamentals ‡ 3
BARCOS-156 SPA Sciences 2 – Product Chem 3
BARCOS-102 Guest Services 2: Spa Operations ‡ 3
BARCOS-106 Advanced Makeup Techniques ‡ 1
BARCOS-107 Advanced Spa Treatments ‡ 1
BARCOS-109 Hair Removal Techniques ‡ 1
BARCOS-110 Aesthetician Board Prep ‡ 2
BARCOS-114 Business Fundamentals 4

Workplace Communication
(or) ENG-195 Written Communication ‡



‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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

Search for available classes now (link) to see course descriptions, class times and locations.

Already a student? You can visit Self-Service (link) and choose Student Planning to register for classes.


Upon completion of specified coursework, students may be eligible for the following digital badge(s):

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2023-24 Program Cards

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Events Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Perform consultations and skin analysis
  • Perform facial and body treatments
  • Perform hair removal services
  • Perform microdermabrasion and chemical exfoliation
  • Recommend products to clients
  • Demonstrate makeup application
  • Utilize electrotherapy techniques
  • Adhere to professional standards
  • Demonstrate time management and organizational skills

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. 

Possible Careers

Skincare Specialist
Makeup Artist
Aesthetician Instructor/Educator
Cosmetics Representative
Cosmetic Chemistry/Product Development


This program is being developed as a Career Pathway. Contact an MATC advisor for information.


Admission Requirements

  • Complete the Aesthetician Program Orientation to register for courses.
  • Currently licensed aestheticians may be eligible for advanced standing.
  • Graduates of the MATC Cosmetology technical diploma program who plan to complete this Aesthetician program may transfer credits from duplicate courses.



This program is in compliance with the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety
and Professional Services, 4822 Madison Yards Way, Madison, WI 53705;


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Last updated: 10/23/2023