Program Number: 31-502-1
School Year: 2020-2021
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is eligible for financial aid

Be a trendsetter and let your creative side shine with a technical diploma in Cosmetology from Moraine Park Technical College.

About the Program

Cut, style and polish your way to a successful and in-demand career with the Cosmetology program at Moraine Park! The Cosmetology program is perfect for creative, artistic people who enjoy working with people. Students start with basics skills in the classroom, then advance to perfecting their skills by working with real clients in Techniques Salon & Spa on the Fond du Lac Campus; a full-service salon and spa where students provide hair, skin and nail services.

What You'll Learn

Whether it’s a trendy color service, a beautifying facial, or spa manicures and pedicures, Cosmetology students are trained with all necessary skills to provide high quality salon services. Students learn the latest techniques, hear from industry artists and attend local beauty shows.

Students are prepared to take the Wisconsin NIC Cosmetology Licensing Exam and upon graduation begin working as a cosmetologist.

Students in the Cosmetology program must have stamina to stand for long periods of time. Class attendance is crucial to student success.

Program start dates are scheduled for August and January each academic year. Classes run Monday through 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.

Approximate Costs
Program Outcomes
Career Opportunities
Admission Process
Transfer Opportunities
Additional Information
Approximate Costs
  • $136.50 per credit (resident)
  • $204.75 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.
Program Outcomes
  • Apply safety and sanitation procedures.
  • Adhere to the current Wisconsin administrative codes and statutes for cosmetology.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills for success.
  • Perform haircutting services.
  • Perform shampoo services.
  • Perform skin care services.
  • Perform texture services.
  • Perform hair color services.
  • Demonstrate hairstyling and finishing techniques.
  • Perform nail services.
  • Develop strategies to market products and services.
Career Opportunities
  • Cosmetologist
  • Platform Artist
  • Salesperson
  • Manager
  • Consultant
  • Spa Services
  • Makeup Artist
  • Skin Care
  • Product Educator
  • Aesthetician
  • Nail Technician
  • Salon Owner/Establishment Owner
  • Instructor
Admission Process

Standard Admissions steps details

    Transfer Opportunities
    1. Transfer in prior college work or get a free transcript review. Start here.
    2. Transfer a Moraine Park degree to earn a bachelor’s – learn more.
    Additional Information

    *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

    Note: Students must purchase a kit for this program.


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    Semester 1
    103-159Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    502-304Hairstyling, Shampooing and Scalp Treatment2
    502-311Haircutting, Basic Forms2
    502-334Permanent Wave Techniques2
    502-347Hair Color and Lightening2
    890-101College 1012
    Total 11
    Semester 2
    502-300Professional Practices2
    502-302Hairstyling, Basic Techniques2
    502-312Razor and Clipper Cutting Basics1
    502-336Chemical Services and Properties of the Hair1
    502-338Electricity and Chemistry1
    502-348Highlighting and Corrective Color1
    Total 8
    Semester 3
    502-309Nail Care1
    502-313Mens and Womens Adv. Haircutting Skills1
    502-332Facials/Skin Structure and Its Disorders2
    502-341Salon Services 12
    Total 6
    Semester 4
    502-318Artificial Nails1
    502-342Salon Services 24
    502-356Laws and Rules1
    502-381Salon Operations1
    801-310Occupational Communication2
    Total 9
    Semester 5
    502-343Salon Services 35
    502-355Anatomy and Book Final1
    Total 6
    Total Credits40