Master Aesthetician | Waukesha County Technical College

Master Aesthetician

60-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code 10-502-1

Go beyond the basics of aesthetics by learning the skills and techniques needed to perform skin care services in medical settings. This program provides training in advanced skin treatments like chemical peels, microdermabrasion and various laser treatments. Train to work in plastic surgery, dermatology, medical spas and other medical environments.

How Long It Will Take

Students will complete this program in less than two years.

Start Date

You can begin this program in the spring semester.

How This Program Is Offered

This is offered on campus in a traditional classroom/lab setting.

 What Makes This Program Unique

  • This program is the first of its kind in the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). Students are trained to perform aethetic services in salon, spa, and medical settings.
  • Learn in a hands-on environment by servicing guests in WCTC's Style & Class Salon and Spa and Aesthetics Lab.
  • Participate in a clinical rotation in a medical spa setting through a capstone experience.
  • Train in chemical exfoliation, IPL hair removal, Microderm abrasion, laser treatments, chemical peels, microblading and lash extensions while in the program.
  • Meet all education hours required to sit for the Wisconsin State Licensing Exam for Aestheticians.

Courses You'll Take

For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, view the program catalog page.

Credit for Prior Learning

You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge you've already acquired. Learn more about credit for prior learning.

WCTC Affordability

How To Apply

Still have questions? Visit the Admissions page or contact the Office of Admissions | 262.691.5200.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2019 Start

  • This program cannot be started in fall.

Spring 2020 Start

  • Submit application by November 18, 2019
  • Complete checklist items by December 16, 2019

* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Financial Aid Eligibility

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

Cost

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive.

Learn more about tuition and fees.

This program requires purchase of a program iPad and an Aesthetician kit through the WCTC Bookstore.

Career Salaries

$26,000 - $50,000 annually, plus commission and tip opportunities

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

Potential Careers

If you’re a good communicator, have an interest in skin care and enjoy working with people to help them look and feel their best, a career as an aesthetician may be for you. Aestheticians perform a variety of services – from facials to laser hair removal to body wraps and much more. Those working in medical settings apply treatments under the supervision of medical professionals.

  • Aesthetician
  • Skin Care Specialist
  • Paramedical Aethetician
  • Oncology Aesthetician
  • Makeup Artist

Transfer Options

Whether you're a high school student interested in earning college credits or a college student interested in transferring to a four-year university after graduation, our dual-enrollment and transfer-credit agreements will help you take the next step in your education and career.

High School Dual Credits

Dual enrollment offers high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to get a head start in high-demand fields through earning college credits. Learn about the credit options.

Transfer Opportunities After WCTC

WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

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

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

Transfer Tips

  • Contact the school to which you'd like to transfer to make sure you understand its transfer policy.
  • Talk to your WCTC program advisor about your intent to transfer so he/she can help you plan.
  • If you're transferring within the University of Wisconsin (UW) System, contact your desired institution about its transfer policy and visit the UW System's transfer resource page.

 

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Program Instructors

Chandra Baines-Adams | 262.691.5079