Aesthetician

Student applying facial treatment to a spa visitor

Program Information

  • Location: Mequon Campus
  • Pathway: Community & Human Services
  • Program Code: 30-502-3
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Program

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. You will become eligible to take the state board aesthetician licensing examination, and work in upscale spas or alongside medical professionals.

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


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Detailed Program Information

Curriculum

 

COURSES

CREDITS

(1)

BARCOS-101

Introduction to Guest Services: Professional Practices ‡

2

(1)

BARCOS-108

Facial Treatments ‡

3

(1)

BARCOS-109

Hair Removal Treatments ‡

1

(1)

BARCOS-317

Barber/Cosmetology Theory

1

(1) BARCOS-330 Business Management Skills for Barbers/Cosmetologists

2

(1)

BARCOS-355

Spa Sciences ‡


3

(2)

BARCOS-102

Guest Services 2: Spa Operations ‡


3

(2)

BARCOS-104

Spa Treatments ‡

 

3

(2)

BARCOS-106

Advanced Makeup Techniques ‡

 

1

(2)

BARCOS-107

Advanced Spa Treatments ‡

 

1

(2)

BARCOS-110

Aesthetician Board Prep ‡

 

2
(2)

ENG-340

Workplace Communication

2

TOTAL CREDITS: 24
 

‡ 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.

Important Dates

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

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC 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

Scholarships

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Admission Requirements

  • Must attend 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.

Accreditation

Aesthetician
State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and
Professional Services
1400 East Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708
608-266-2112

QUESTIONS?

Pathway Office Info: 
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Last updated: 01/24/2020