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Cosmetology Overview

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

Career Opportunities

Barber

Cosmetologist

Master Designer

Sales Associate

Stylist

Just the Facts

Cosmetology
44 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program //
One Year

Delivery Method //

Program Location //
Eau Claire

Start Dates //
August, October, and January

   Financial Aid Eligible

   Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

Term 1

$

2,785

Term 2

$

2,670

Term 3

$

1,408

Tools/Materials

$

1,200

Books

$

1,587

Estimated Total:  $9,650

 

  Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning. Explore your options today!

Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in the Cosmetology program.

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.

Cosmetology Outcomes

Are you looking to advance your career, learn a new skill, or try something new? CVTC offers a wide variety of courses from beekeeping to leadership training and everything in between. Courses provided include for-credit and non-credit courses.

// Gainful Employment Data      // Program Outcomes

 

89%
Employed

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

 

$25K
Yearly Salary

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

 

157
Regional Jobs

There are 157 job openings in the CVTC district for the Cosmetology industry.

 

Transfer
Credits to Other Institutions

Transfer your CVTC credits to another institution to continue your education. Explore transfer agreements.

 

Focus On Student Success

I like the program because it's hands-on, working directly with clients at the salon. We do hair color and facials and perms. Doing nails for the girls is the most fun. We see a lot of different people and have a big variety of ages.

Bryar, Cosmetology Student

Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.
 

Degrees & Diplomas

Nail Technician, Technical Diploma

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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