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Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College

Cosmetology - Diploma


Career Area: Education & Human Services
Program: Cosmetology
Campus(es): Winona

Discover your unique style at MSC Southeast.

Minnesota State College Southeast Cosmetology Academy, Hair, Skin, NailsIf you're ready to start a fun, exciting, and creative career in cosmetology you need the right education! Experience outstanding training in classroom, lab, and clinic settings at Minnesota State College Southeast Cosmetology Academy in Winona.

With a Cosmetology diploma from Southeast, you'll be well prepared to launch a successful career -- our graduates have had 100% success in finding employment in the field. The diploma includes 52 credits of career-focused training – everything you need to start work as a salon professional. If you attend full time, you can complete the program in just 13 months!

At Southeast Cosmetology Academy, you'll learn fundamental and advanced cosmetology skills in:

  • Men's and women's razor, scissor, and clipper haircutting
  • Dimensional and monochromatic hair coloring technique
  • Permanent wave and chemical straightening hair texture services
  • Natural and gel manicures and pedicures
  • Gel, liquid, and powder nail enhancements
  • Body treatments, facials, and hair removal methods
  • Makeup styling and application

Contact Us

Student Salon & Spa Appointments: 507-453-2727
Admissions: 877-853-8324, enrollmentservices@southeastmn.edu

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Cluster/Pathway
Career Field: Human Services
Cluster: Human Services
Pathway: Personal Care Services
Recommended high school classes and basic job/program skills

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Courses

1) 1000 level (minimum) General Education courses required unless specified

Note:

Salon Operations courses are available for students who have completed the required cosmetology courses, but have not met the requirements for licensure by the Board of Cosmetologist Examiners and for students who desire more hours to acquire other states certifications. See advisor for details.

 
0 crs
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
COSM1100
Industry Methodology
This course provides an introduction to cosmetology, nail technology or skin care, including professional image, salon management and retailing, and successful industry communications. Thorough knowledge in infectious agents, decontamination, and Minnesota laws and rules. (Prerequisite: None) (3 Credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
COSM1101
Dermatology
This course provides an introduction to basic skin care including physiology and histology of the skin and diseases and disorders. (Prerequisite: None) (1 credit: 0 lecture/1 lab)

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1 cr
COSM1102
Hairshaping I
This course provides elementary hair shaping service skills including hair shaping tools, terms, basic techniques, basic cuts, safety procedures, and decontamination. (Prerequisite: None) (2 Credits: 0 lecture/2 lab)

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2 cr
COSM1103
Hairshaping Lab
This course provides elementary hair shaping service skills including hair shaping tools, terms, basic techniques, basic cuts, safety procedures, and decontamination. (Prerequisite: COSM1102) (1 credit: 0 lecture/1 lab)

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1 cr
COSM1104
Esthiology
This course provides skill training in skin care including pressure point facial, body wraps,extractions and electrotherapy facial treatments. This course also provides theory for product knowledge,skin structure, skin disorders and disease, safety procedures, and decontamination. (Prerequisite: None) (2 credits: 0 lecture/2 lab)

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2 cr
COSM1105
Nail Technology I
This course provides an introduction to nail care including manicuring (basic, spa and oil), pedicuring (basic and spa), hand and arm massage, foot and leg massage, nail structure, nail diseases and disorders,safety procedures, and decontamination. (Prerequisite: None) (1 credit: 0 lecture/1 lab)

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1 cr
COSM1106
Nail Technology II
This course provides skill training in nail technology including artificial tip with overlay, sculpture nails, gel overlays, nail wrap techniques, paraffin waxing, product knowledge, safety procedures, and decontamination. (Prerequisite: None) (1 Credit: 0 lecture/1 lab)

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1 cr
COSM1107
Chemical Procedures I
This course provides an introduction to trichology, cosmetology chemicals and their applications including basic permanent wave techniques, chemical relaxing, basic haircolor techniques, safety procedures, and decontamination. (Prerequisite: None) (1 Credits: 0 lecture/1 lab)

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1 cr
COSM1108
Chemical Procedures Lab I
This course provides an introduction to trichology, cosmetology chemicals and their applications including basic permanent wave techniques, chemical relaxing, basic haircolor techniques, safety procedures, and decontamination. (Prerequisite: COSM1107) (2 credit: 0 lecture/2 lab)

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2 cr
COSM1109
Hairstyling I
This course provides elementary hairstyling service skills including shampooing, scalp massage and treatments, blow styling, thermal styling, roller curls, wet styling, hair care product knowledge, safety procedures, and decontamination. (Prerequisite: None) (2 credits: 0 lecture/2 lab)

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2 cr
COSM1112
Clinic
This course provides students with an opportunity to develop the practical skills necessary for entry-level salon work. (Prerequisites: COSM1101, COSM1102, COSM1103, COSM1104, COSM1105, COSM1106, COSM1107, COSM1109) (3 Credits: 0 lecture/3 lab)

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3 cr
COSM1113
Clinic
This course provides students with an opportunity to develop the practical skills necessary for entry-level salon work. (Prerequisites: COSM1101, COSM1102, COSM1103, COSM1104, COSM1105, COSM1106, COSM1107, COSM1109) (3 Credits: 0 lecture/3 lab)

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3 cr
COSM1114
Clinic
This course provides students with an opportunity to develop the practical skills necessary for entry-level salon work. (Prerequisites: COSM1101, COSM1102, COSM1103, COSM1104, COSM1105, COSM1106, COSM1107, COSM1109) (3 Credits: 0 lecture/3 lab)

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3 cr
COSM1115
Clinic
This course provides students with an opportunity to develop the practical skills necessary for entry-level salon work. (Prerequisites: COSM1101, COSM1102, COSM1103, COSM1104, COSM1105, COSM1106, COSM1107, COSM1109) (3 Credits: 0 lecture/3 lab)

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3 cr
COSM1116
Clinic
This course provides students with an opportunity to develop the practical skills necessary for entry-level salon work. (Prerequisites: COSM1101, COSM1102, COSM1103, COSM1104, COSM1105, COSM1106, COSM1107, COSM1109) (3 Credits: 0 lecture/3 lab)

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3 cr
COSM1117
Clinic
This course provides students with an opportunity to develop the practical skills necessary for entry-level salon work. (Prerequisites: COSM1101, COSM1102, COSM1103, COSM1104, COSM1105, COSM1106, COSM1107, COSM1109) (3 Credits: 0 lecture/3 lab)

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3 cr
COSM1118
Clinic
This course provides students with an opportunity to develop the practical skills necessary for entry-level salon work. (Prerequisites: COSM1101, COSM1102, COSM1103, COSM1104, COSM1105, COSM1106, COSM1107, COSM1109) (3 Credits: 0 lecture/3 lab)

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3 cr
COSM1200
License Preparation
This course provides review of all technical and theoretical units and Minnesota laws and rules in preparation of the students written state examinations and completion of skill certificate. (Prerequisites: COSM1101, COSM1102, COSM1103, COSM1104, COSM1105, COSM1106, COSM1107, COSM1109, COSM11201, COSM1202, COSM 1203) (2 Credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
COSM1201
Hairstyling II
This course provides advanced skill training in hairstyling techniques including artistry of hair design, thermal straightening, up-styling, braids, thermal waving, safety procedures and decontamination. (Prerequisite: none) (2 credit: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
COSM1202
Chemical Procedures II
This course provides advanced skill training in permanent waving and haircoloring. Course provides theory for basic chemistry, chemistry of permanent waves and haircolors. Safety procedures and decontamination are practiced. (Prerequisite: COSM1107 and COSM1108) (3 Credits: 1 lecture/2 lab)

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3 cr
COSM1203
Hairshaping II
This course provides advanced skill training in haircutting including advanced tools, terms, safety procedures, and decontamination. (Prerequisite: COSM1102, COSM1103) (2 credits: 0 lecture/2 lab)

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2 cr
COSM1218
Clinic
This course provides students with an opportunity to develop the practical skills necessary for entry-level salon work. (Prerequisites: COSM1101, COSM1102, COSM1103, COSM1104, COSM1105, COSM1106, COSM1107, COSM1109) (2 credits: 0 lecture/2 lab)

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2 cr
 
52 crs

Total Credits Required for this Major: 52 Credits


Estimated Costs for this Major

Approximate Tuition/Fees:$10,118
Minimum Tool Cost:$1,500
Books/Supplies:$300
Estimated Total:$11,918
 

 


Career Opportunities

  • Practitioner
  • Salon Manager
  • Salon Educator
  • Corporate Educator
  • Platform Artist
  • Make Up Artist
  • Sales Associate
  • Salon Consultant
  • Cosmetology School Instructor

Career Information

Outcomes

MSC Southeast Cosmetology 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.

Highlights

  • Top instructors: Every class is taught by instructors who are board certified beauty professionals. The cosmetology department staff takes pride in remaining current with industry changes and trends by taking continuing education in all facets of cosmetology, as well as staying up to date by working in the salon environment.

  • Housing Options: Experience on-campus living! You have the option to live on campus at Winona State University. Dorm housing is available through our partnership with WSU. We also maintain a list of available rental options in the area.  Contact the MSC Southeast front desk at 507-453-2700 for the housing list.

  • A public, not-for-profit college: Your investment in your education goes further when you attend Southeast Cosmetology Academy. Minnesota State College Southeast is an accredited public 2-year college and a member of the Minnesota State system. Financial aid and scholarships are available.

Instructors

Tiffany Rigdon
Tiffany Rigdon is an instructor and alumni of MSC Southeast Cosmetology Academy. Tiffany shares with our students 25 years of experience and dedication to her craft. Her diverse career within the salon industry has progressed through years behind the chair, salon ownership, corporate business, medical settings, mentorship and education. She brings commitment and creative approaches to the classroom as she introduces students to a remarkable industry. With a deep appreciation for the educators in her life, she aspires to teach new and seasoned cosmetologists, nail technicians and estheticians to mold their education into a fulfilling and lucrative career.
Julia Stuckmayer
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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Student Salon & Spa

Southeast Cosmetology Academy operates a full-service clinic at Minnesota State College Southeast In Winona. Students provide hair, nail, and skin care services under the supervision of our expert instructors. Please call us to make an appointment at 507-453-2727.

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