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You will receive outstanding training in the Cosmetology program at Minnesota State College Southeast in Winona.

We combine course study with hands-on experience in our clinic. This unique combination of learning has proven effective in preparing students for the workplace.

Under the guidance of our skilled instructors, our students learn how to evaluate clients' hair, skin and nail care needs and perform services that are at professional standards and to the satisfaction of the customer.

Working in a salon is more than providing services; our students also learn time management, record-keeping, and how to conduct themselves in a professional manner.

There are many career opportunities for the cosmetology graduate and we have alumni successfully working in different areas. Specific certificate programs are also available in nail care and estheology (skin care). Advanced training in these areas may broaden your employment opportunities.

Clinic Services

This program also offers a full-service clinic, operated by students under instructor supervision, on the Winona Campus.
Download the Cosmetology Pricing Sheet (120KB PDF)

Major Offerings


Outcomes & Opportunities

Program Learning Outcomes

Program graduates will be able to:

  1. Evaluate hair, skin, and nail care needs of clients and recommend possible solutions and products.
  2. Perform hair, skin, and nail care services that are at a standard mandated by the Board of Barber and Cosmetologist Examiners and to the satisfaction of the customer.
  3. Demonstrate dependability, punctuality, and professionalism through interaction with salon clientele, classmates, and instructors.
  4. Keep records on client services and appointments accurately and thoroughly.
  5. Demonstrate the use of time management by completing services and projects within the recommended or allotted time.
  6. Complete the minimum number of quota service requirements mandated by the Board of Barber and Cosmetologist Examiners.
  7. Comply with Minnesota Cosmetology Statutes 154 and Rules 2105 and 2110 as mandated by the Board of Barber and Cosmetologist Examiners.

Placement & Costs

Program Job Placement: 100%
Estimated Program Costs (PDF)

Career Opportunities

  • Practitioner
  • Salon Manager
  • Salon Educator
  • Corporate Educator
  • Platform Artist
  • Sales Associate
  • Salon Consultant
  • Cosmetology School Instructor
  • Medical Esthetician
  • Make Up Artist
  • Author
  • Product/Equipment Inventor

Transfer Credits

Expand your opportunities. Learn how your credits can transfer to other colleges and universities.

College Articulated Transfer Agreements: Specific agreements between MSC Southeast and other institutions to accept transfer credits.
Minnesota Transfer: Transfer information provided by Minnesota State colleges and universities, Minnesota private colleges, and the University of Minnesota.
Transferology: A nationwide network to assist students in determining which courses will transfer.

Highlights & Instructors

Program Highlights

  • You receive practical experience in our salon setting
  • Training combines classroom, lab and clinical experience
  • Specialized programs in nail care and estheology
  • Additional courses offered to meet Wisconsin-licensing requirements


  • Jodi Heim has been in the cosmetology field for over 20 years and continues to be excited and passionate about the beauty industry. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Metropolitan State University in individualized studies, focused on the Study and Application of Cosmetology and Trichology. Jodi's experience in the industry is multi-faceted: she has worked in education, business, and as a full-time stylist. She owned and operated a full service salon and spa for 17 years and worked as an educator for a recognized haircolor company for more than 13 years. She is now the director of Cosmetology at MSC Southeast Cosmetology Academy in Winona, MN. Jodi looks forward to continued success in her field and inspiring and leading others to living their greatness.
  • Julia Stuckmayer received an AAS degree in Cosmetology from MSC Southeast Cosmetology Academy. After working in the field for 3 years, she attended Nick Arrojo's Salon Fundamentals Boot Camp in Manhattan to further her education. The next few years were spent working at a Medical Salon and Spa in Edina, MN, where her love for serious skin care truly blossomed. In 2015 Julia received her Minnesota cosmetology instructor license and returned to her roots at MSC Southeast Cosmetology Academy. She is honored to be a part of an incredible cosmetology program, and has high hopes to positively impact the next generation of hair stylists.

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