Associate Degree in
Associate in Aesthetician Skin Care Therapist Milwaukee Area Technical College
Learn advanced aesthetic topics including spa wellness (oncology aesthetics, aromatherapy, reflexology, and Reiki Master), advanced hair removal (full body/Brazilian), advanced exfoliation (dermaplaning, layered chemical peels, and HydraFacial), lash extensions, microblading, lash/brow tinting, threading, and aesthetic machines. Get hands-on learning at Skyn – the Spa at MATC Mequon, the state-of-the-art facility located on campus.
Steady job growth for skincare therapists is projected over the next 10 years.
Additional program details: Courses follow established Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services safety and sanitation practices.
In addition to tuition and textbooks, students will need to purchase a tool/equipment kit.
This program is in compliance with the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, 4822 Madison Yards Way, Madison, WI 53705.
- Perform consultations and skin analysis
- Perform facial and body treatments
- Perform hair removal services
- Demonstrate makeup application
- Utilize electrotherapy techniques
- Perform microdermabrasion and chemical exfoliation
- Demonstrate retail techniques
- Recommend products to clients
- Adhere to professional standards
- Demonstrate time management and organizational skills
- Incorporate Reiki, aromatherapy, and reflexology in services
- Perform microblading and lash services
- Develop a product line
This associate degree program offers students the opportunity to learn advanced techniques that can help increase employability and potential income. Graduates may be hired to work in upscale spas or alongside skin-care medical professionals.
According to Economic Modeling Specialists Inc., the job outlook shows steady job growth for skincare therapists over the next 10 years. With additional training and licensing, graduates could become independent contractors, salon/spa owners, or aesthetician instructors.
- Skin Care Specialist
- Makeup Artist
- Beauty Magazine Contributor
- Aesthetician Instructor/Educator
- Cosmetics Representative
- Medical-Spa (medical office, under a physician’s supervision)
- Cosmetic Chemistry/Product Development
- State Board Examiner
- Lash Specialist
- Brow Specialist
- Reiki Master
- Wax Specialist
|BARCOS-101||Introduction to Guest Services ‡||2|
|BARCOS-104||Spa Treatments ‡||3|
|BARCOS-155||Spa Science Fundamentals||3|
|BARCOS-156||Spa Sciences 2 - Product Chemistry ‡||3|
Written Communication ‡
|BARCOS-102||Guest Services 2 ‡||3|
|BARCOS-106||Advanced Makeup Techniques ‡||1|
|BARCOS-107||Advanced Spa Treatments ‡||1|
|BARCOS-109||Hair Removal Treatments ‡||1|
|BARCOS-110||Aesthetician Board Prep ‡||2|
|MATH-123||Math With Business Applications ‡|
(or) Any 200-level MATH course
|BARCOS-112||Introduction to Energy Healing (Reiki I and II)||1|
|BARCOS-115||Advanced Hair Removal||1|
|BARCOS-116||Skin Care Machines in the Treatment Room|
(or) BARCOS-118 Introduction to Product Development
Oral/Interpersonal Communication ‡
Psychology of Human Relations
|BARCOS-119||Aromatherapy in the Treatment Room||3|
|BARCOS-120||Energy Healing (Reiki Master)||1|
|BARCOS-121||Lash Extension Techniques||3|
|BARCOS-122||Advanced Brow Techniques||3|
Introduction to Reflexology
Thinking Critically and Creatively
‡ Prerequisite required.
Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.
Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.