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Program Number: 31-502-1
School Year: 2014-2015
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: Fond du Lac

Program Description

What's the perfect path for students with a strong sense of personal style, artistic creativity and passion for working with people? Moraine Park’s Cosmetology technical diploma is a 16-month daytime program and a 24-month evening program that prepares graduates for the state Cosmetology Licensing Exam. Students begin by learning classroom theory and fundamental skill development. Then students get to apply their skills in the recently renovated, state-of-the-art salon where they perform client services including: shampoos, hair colors, hair styles, facials, scalp treatment, manicures and permanent waves. Students also attend area beauty shows and hear guest presentations from industry artists.

This career requires the stamina to stand for longer periods to perform salon services.  Class attendance is a must.

Daytime program start dates are January 2015 and August 2015. (Classes run Monday - Friday.)

Students must be accepted into the program prior to enrolling in the courses. All fees must be paid prior to program start. Class size is limited to the first 20 paid students. Early enrollment is encouraged. Students are strongly encouraged to get on the waiting list, if necessary. As class space becomes available, wait-list students are offered the spots. See an academic advisor for more information.

Statewide Salary Range for Recent Graduates

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$10,399 $41,597

Approximate Costs

  • $125.85 per credit (resident)
  • $188.80 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply hair styling techniques.
  • Demonstrate chemical services (permanent waving and chemical relaxing).
  • Demonstrate core abilities.
  • Demonstrate nail care services.
  • Determine services required to meet client needs.
  • Develop strategies to market products and services.
  • Perform shampoo and scalp services.
  • Provide haircutting services.
  • Perform skin care services.
  • Perform color services.

Career Opportunities

  • Cosmetologist
  • Platform Artist
  • Salesperson
  • Manager
  • Instructor
  • Consultant
  • Spa Services
  • Makeup Artist
  • Skin Care

Admission Process

  • Submit the college admission application.   
  • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
  • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
  • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
  • Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss order of courses and prerequisites (required for this program).   
  • Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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Number Title Crs
Term 1
103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
502-301 Hairstyling, Shampooing and Scalp Treatment 2
502-311 Haircutting, Basic Forms 2
502-334 Permanent Wave Techniques 2
502-345 Hair Color Applications 1
890-101 **College 101 2
Total 10
Term 2
502-300 Professional Practices 2
502-302 Hairstyling, Basic Techniques 2
502-312 Haircutting Techniques 1
502-335 Permanent Wave, Design Wraps 1
502-346 Lightening and Toning 1
Total 7
Term 3
502-309 Nail Care 1
502-321 Salon Services 1 2
502-337 Advanced Design Wraps 1
502-348 Highlighting and Corrective Color 1
Basic Math Proficiency (Term 3 or 4)
Total 5
Term 4
502-303 Hairstyling, Updos and Braids 1
502-313 Short and Trend Cuts 1
502-322 Salon Services 2 3
502-330 Facials/Skin Structure and Its Disorders 3
Total 8
Term 5
502-316 Artificial Nails 1
502-323 Salon Services 3 3
502-333 Chemical Relaxing and Wigs 1
502-381 Salon Operations 1
Total 6
Term 6
502-324 Salon Services 4 4
502-354 Chemistry 1
502-356 Laws and Rules 1
801-310 Occupational Communication 2
Total 8
Term 7
502-325 Salon Services 5 3
502-355 Anatomy and Book Final 1
801-310 Occupational Communication (continued)
Total 4
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 48

Exit Assessment

The Mock State Board Exam is the exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.

Institutional Requirements

** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.

Academic Planner

Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional Information

Note: Students must purchase a kit for this program.