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

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

Clinic Services

This program also offers a full-service clinic, operated by students under instructor supervision, on the Winona Campus.
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Programs at Southeast Technical


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

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.

There are several career opportunities for the cosmetology graduate and we have graduates 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.

Major Offerings

Major Title (Degree) Campus(s) Credits
Cosmetology (DIP) Winona 49 cr
Cosmetology (AAS) Winona 60 cr
Cosmetology-Wisconsin (DIP) Winona 49 cr
Cosmetology-Wisconsin (AAS) Winona 60 cr
Estheology (CERT) Winona 20 cr
Estheology-Wisconsin (CERT) Winona 17 cr
Nail Care Technology (CERT) Winona 13 cr
Nail Care Technology-Wisconsin (CERT) Winona 11 cr

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.


Every class is taught by instructors who are board certified beauty professionals. They bring real-world experience and expertise to the classroom, giving you a valuable insight into the industry.

Our instructors, Terri Fritz and Jodi Heim encompass a collaboration of salon management, ownership, educators for professional products, and day-to-day cosmetologist involvement within the salon.

The cosmetology department staff takes pride in remaining current with industry changes and trends by continuous education in all facets of cosmetology, as well as staying up to date by working in the salon environment.