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Cosmetology Program Details

Are you looking for a fun career that allows you to utilize your creative and artistic skills? CVTC’s Cosmetology program allows you to learn all aspects of skin, hair, and nail care.

In our state-of-the-art cosmetology salon, you’ll gain hands-on experience in a setting that mirrors the work environment. Your training will prepare you for an easy transition into a professional salon career as a hair stylist, barber, or owner.

You will gain a complete understanding of salon operations, from marketing and retail, to hygiene and communication skills. The cosmetology classes will cover:

  • Basic and specialty haircutting
  • Manicure, pedicure, and nail enhancements
  • Facials, makeup artistry, and color analysis
  • Hair designing and styling
  • Chemical concepts
  • Ethnic hair care
  • Salon operations and management
  • Retail sales/marketing
  • Wisconsin cosmetology laws
  • Bacteriology and sanitation
  • Perming and coloring
  • Hair, skin, and scalp conditioning
  • Professionalism and ethics

Just the Facts

44 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program:
One Year

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Dates
August, October, and January

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Estimated Program Cost
Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $9,650

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Additional Information

Program Outcomes

Gainful Employment Data

Non-Traditional Occupation

How To Enroll

Enrolling at CVTC is easy! You will need to complete an online application.  If you are ready to apply now, click here.

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Get a Job

89% of our Cosmetology graduates get a job in the industry.

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Make More Money

Our recent Cosmetology graduates reported an average starting salary of $25,424.

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Degrees in Demand

The U.S. Department of Labor projects 80% of the jobs created in the next decade will require education beyond high school.


These are a few of the courses you will take in the Cosmetology program.
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  • Haircutting 1
    Topics of this course include: basic techniques and principles used in male and female haircutting techniques, client consultation procedures, safety and sanitation procedures, and professionalism.
  • Nail Technology
    Fundamentals include basic nail terminology, basic acrylics, basic nail design, product knowledge, and safety and sanitation practices.
  • Salon Business Operations
    Learn an overview of salon management/ownership responsibilities, decision making in business, business planning, and financial management.


  • Barber
  • Cosmetologist
  • Master Designer
  • Sales Associate
  • Stylist

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Career Outlook

Our instructors are industry experts, coming to CVTC with years of salon and cosmetology experience. They are passionate about the field, their students, and providing the best cosmetology training.

One of the program goals is to prepare you to take the cosmetology state board exam.

Be on the cutting edge of trends and styles, start your cosmetology career today!

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