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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 between MnSCU colleges and universities.

College Articulated Transfer Agreements

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 is cosmetology salon manager and licensed instructor in the State of Minnesota. She is the 12 year owner and founder of Aspasia Salon and Day Spa in St. Charles, Minnesota. Her experience in the industry also includes working as an educator for Schwarzkopf Hair Color for the previous 13 years until she accepted the position at MSC Southeast in May 2008.

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