2-year, 8-credit Apprenticeship

The Cosmetology Apprenticeship program is a method of training based upon an arrangement between an employee (apprentice) and an employer (salon) enabling the apprentice to learn while earning an hourly wage. A contract is established between the salon and apprentice detailing the areas of training, hours of training and salary. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards oversees this contract.

  • An indenture agreement is signed between the salon owner and apprentice for two years. Each week, the apprentice works for 36 hours and completes four hours of study.
  • While working in the salon, the apprentice is also required to complete 288 classroom theory hours within two to three years at four hours per week.

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 502-502 Science & Hair Additions2+ 
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 502-503 Cosmetology: Design & Style2+ 
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.

Meet your Instructor

Jacqueline Farber


  • Practitioner’s License, Erik of Norway
  • Manager’s License, Gateway Technical College
  • Instructor’s License, Milwaukee Area Technical College

Teaching Philosophy

"I wish to instill the love of learning by sharing my own passion for this industry, along with cultivating a thriving atmosphere for critical thinking, listening, and practical exploration for my students."