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Master Aesthetician

10-502-1 Associate Degree (AAS) Full Time 60 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Advance your skincare knowledge by learning the techniques needed to perform skincare treatments within a medical practice/spa setting. In addition to learning fundamental skincare services including facial/body treatments, skincare analysis, makeup application, and hair removal, you'll receive training and instruction on laser procedures, Microdermabrasion, Microblading, chemical peels, lash treatments and other popular services. The advanced study of skin will allow you to work under the supervision of a medical professional.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Technical Studies (41 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Aesthetic Spa Services 1 - Beginner
    10-502-101
    2Credit
    54
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10502101
    • Credits: 2.00

    Introduces students to working on clients in a spa setting. Students schedule appointments, consult with clients, analyze various skin types, perform facial treatments including hair removal. Students incorporate the use of facial machines during treatments. Students recommend products and perform makeup applications.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) OR Aesthetician - Basic (30-502-2)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following: 

    • BARCOS 10502104 - Aesthetic Treatments​

    • BARCOS 10502108 - Facial Treatments

  • Aesthetic Spa Services 2 - Intermediate
    10-502-102
    2Credit
    54
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10502102
    • Credits: 2.00

    Build customer service skills in a spa setting. Schedule appointments, perform client consultations, analyze various skin types and perform facial treatments. Students continue to recommend products and perform makeup applications and hair removal. Students also learn the fundamental skills required for lawful and effective salon practice and management, including Wisconsin state laws and regulatory rules. Students will start a business plan and learn basic job seeking skills.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • BARCOS 10502101 - Aesthetic Spa Services 1

    • Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) OR Aesthetician - Basic (30-502-2)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • BARCOS 10502105 - Aesth. Mock Board Prep&Assess

  • Aesthetic Treatments
    10-502-104
    3Credit
    72
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10502104
    • Credits: 3.00

    Build on previous skills and knowledge to perform advanced techniques such as deep cleansing galvanic facials, extractions, high frequency, microdermabrasion and chemical exfoliation. Newer technologies including ultrasonic spatulas, dermafiles and microcurrent also are introduced.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) OR Aesthetician - Basic (30-502-2)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • BARCOS 10502101 - Aesthetic Spa Services 1

  • Aesthetician Mock Board Prep and Assessment
    10-502-105
    1Credit
    18
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10502105
    • Credits: 1.00

    Prepares students for their State Board Licensing Exam.  State curriculum and administrative code is examined and discussed. Students also identify the limitations of their license as it relates to the medical field.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) OR Aesthetician - Basic (30-502-2)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • BARCOS 10502102 - Aesthetic Spa Services 2

  • Advanced Aesthetic Treatments and Massage
    10-502-107
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10502107
    • Credits: 1.00

    Develop skills in a variety of spa treatments, including the use of stones for facial massages and lymphatic drainage and body treatments. Learn relaxing body massage, aromatherapy and reflexology to relieve tension and enhance the health and condition of the skin.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) Program of Study

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ANY of the following options:

    • BARCOS 10502112 - Medical Spa Aesthetics

    • BARCOS 10502123 - Aesthetic Spa Services 3

  • Facial Treatments
    10-502-108
    3Credit
    72
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10502108
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explore the theory and practical skills of facials. Study basic anatomy and physiology of the body, skin types and conditions. Learn to perform beginning skin analysis and consultations skills. Study cosmetic chemistry principles and apply skin care products and treatments. Master basic facial massage manipulation and treatment room set up.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) OR Aesthetician - Basic (30-502-2)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ANY of the following options:

    • BARCOS 10502156 - Aesthetic Spa Sciences

    • BARCOS 31502317 - Cosmetology Theory

  • Hair Removal Techniques
    10-502-109
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10502109
    • Credits: 1.00

    Study theory and practice hair removal techniques for both men and women. Learn how to remove hair from the face, underarms, legs, bikini and back by performing services on models, and understand contraindications to hair removal for clients.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) OR Aesthetician - Basic (30-502-2)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • BARCOS 10502108 - Facial Treatments

  • Make-up Techniques
    10-502-110
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10502110
    • Credits: 1.00

    Discover makeup theory and the law of color while performing basic, special occasion, and theatrical makeup applications on mannequins, peers, and models. Students learn to use proper infection control procedures to prevent the spread of disease. Students explore the state board basic competency requirements for makeup on mannequins.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) OR Aesthetician - Basic (30-502-2)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ANY of the following options:

    • BARCOS 10502105 - Aesth. Mock Board Prep&Assess

    • BARCOS 10502109 - Hair Removal Techniques

  • Aesthetic Theory
    10-502-111
    1Credit
    18
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10502111
    • Credits: 1.00

    Apply infection control practices to keep the spa and medical setting clean and customers safe. Study Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Codes relating to safety and sanitation in a variety of Aesthetic settings. Discuss the differences in spa ecology practices between spa and medical settings, including the disposal of medical waste.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) OR Aesthetician - Basic (30-502-2)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • BARCOS 10502108 - Facial Treatments

  • Medical Spa Aesthetics
    10-502-112
    2Credit
    36
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10502112
    • Credits: 2.00

    Explore the aesthetician’s role in healthcare and aspects of working in a medical setting. Become familiar with common medical-grade treatments and advanced skin care techniques.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) Program of Study

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • BARCOS 10502102 - Aesthetic Spa Services 2

  • Laser Theory and Applications
    10-502-113
    2Credit
    36
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10502113
    • Credits: 2.00

    Study safety and control measures within cosmetic laser environments, including Laser Safety Officer duties, contraindications to laser treatments and all related safety and first aid components. Explore the physics, safety, hazard assessment and risk management aspects of working with lasers, and discuss the compliance measures needed to meet OSHA and other regulatory requirements.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) Program of Study

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • BARCOS 10502102 - Aesthetic Spa Services 2

  • Laser Treatments and Procedures
    10-502-114
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10502114
    • Credits: 2.00

    Study aesthetic laser treatments performed or assisted by aestheticians under the supervision of a medical director. Explore procedures including laser treatments, Botox, injections and soft tissue fillers, and learn to provide treatment assessments and plans.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • BARCOS 10502113 - Laser Theory and Applications OR BARCOS 10502123 - Aesthetic Spa Services 3

    • Student is in progress in Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) Program of Study

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ANY of the following options:

    • BARCOS 10502116 - Advanced Aesthetics Clinic 1

    • BARCOS 10502119 - Advanced Aesthetics Clinic 2

  • Advanced Make-up Techniques
    10-502-115
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10502115
    • Credits: 2.00

    Explore advanced makeup techniques through a variety of genres including theater, fashion, period, and photography. Study advanced forms of makeup application including airbrushing, tattooing, microblading, and eyelash extensions.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) Program of Study

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • BARCOS 10502120 - Medical Conditions and Care

  • Advanced Aesthetics Clinic 1-Introductory
    10-502-116
    2Credit
    108
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10502116
    • Credits: 2.00

    Practice learned skills on clients by selecting modalities and treating the patient. Implement advanced treatments including dermabrasion, dermaplaning, oxygen, and ultrasound treatments, hydrafacials and medium-depth chemical peels in the FVTC Trilogy Salon and Spa.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) Program of Study

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • BARCOS 10502114 - Laser Treatment and Procedure

  • Advanced Facial Treatments
    10-502-117
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10502117
    • Credits: 1.00

    Study advanced skin treatments offered in a medical setting under the supervision of a physician or medical director. Gain theoretic knowledge of skin therapies including medium-depth skin peels and the use of lasers for collagen synthesis, cellular stimulation and hair reduction. Explore additional therapeutic applications of ultrasound and micro-current in both skin and body.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) Program of Study

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • BARCOS 10502116 - Advanced Aesthetics Clinic 1

  • Advanced Body Treatments
    10-502-118
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10502118
    • Credits: 1.00

    Explore advanced spa services, body treatments, and alternative massage-related therapies provided in a medical spa setting. Learn to identify, explain, and perform spa treatments and services suited for individual client needs.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) Program of Study

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ANY of the following options:

    • BARCOS 10502117 - Advanced Facial Treatments

    • BARCOS 10502119 - Advanced Aesthetics Clinic 2

  • Advanced Aesthetics Clinic 2 - Intermediate
    10-502-119
    3Credit
    180
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 180
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10502119
    • Credits: 3.00

    Practice learned skills on clients by selecting modalities and treating the patient. Review protocols, consents and post-care education to be explained to the patient. Implement advanced treatments including monopolar and bipolar radio frequency, micro-needling and light pulse treatments in the FVTC Trilogy Salon and Spa.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) Program of Study

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • BARCOS 10502118 - Advanced Body Treatments

  • Medical Conditions and Care
    10-502-120
    2Credit
    36
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10502120
    • Credits: 2.00

    Discover how to support the work of physicians and other aesthetic providers in a clinic setting. Learn how to record information in medical recordkeeping systems, prepare and handle medical instruments and supplies, and collect and prepare specimens of bodily fluids and tissues for laboratory testing.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) Program of Study

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • BARCOS 10502121 - Trend in Approach to Skin Care

  • Trends in Approaches to Skin Care
    10-502-121
    1Credit
    18
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10502121
    • Credits: 1.00

    Explore trending approaches to skin care and gain exposure to current technology and equipment. Tour facilities and participate in lectures and discussions with speakers representing laser and aesthetic equipment and medical grade products.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) Program of Study

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • BARCOS 10502122 - Advanced Aesthetics Clinic 3

  • Advanced Aesthetics Clinic 3 - Mastery
    10-502-122
    3Credit
    180
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 180
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10502122
    • Credits: 3.00

    Continue to implement advanced aesthetic treatments in the FVTC Trilogy Salon and Spa while learning about advanced medical-level equipment and procedures. Shadow professional aestheticians, and perform aesthetic spa services.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • BARCOS 10502119 - Advanced Aesthetics Clinic 2

    • Student is in progress in Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) Program of Study

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • BARCOS 10502115 - Advanced Make-up Techniques

  • Aesthetic Spa Services 3 - Advanced
    10-502-123
    2Credit
    54
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10502123
    • Credits: 2.00

    Provide aesthetic services to guests in a spa setting, including deep cleansing galvanic current, light therapy, microdermabrasion, and chemical exfoliation along with extractions. Students begin body treatments, scrubs and wraps for health and wellness and learn about state board exam expectations. Students also learn the advanced skills required for salon management related to Wisconsin state laws. Students will complete a business plan and advance their job seeking skills.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) OR Aesthetician - Basic (30-502-2)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • BARCOS 10502102 - Aesthetic Spa Services 2

  • Anatomy & Physiology Aesthetics
    10-502-125
    1Credit
    18
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10502125
    • Credits: 1.00

    Applying laser treatment protocols, giving face and body treatments, and providing skincare analysis all require complex knowledge of the human body. Focus on advanced facial anatomy, musculature, and nervous systems relating to the application of medical aesthetics in this course.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) Program of Study

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • BARCOS 10502113 - Laser Theory and Applications

  • Aesthetic Spa Sciences
    10-502-156
    2Credit
    36
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10502156
    • Credits: 2.00

    Introduces the science of aesthetic services including an introduction to electricity and anatomy. Discover life skills for success. Learn to describe the chemical composition of salon/spa products and determine the effects on the hair and skin. Apply sanitation practices to the salon/spa setting.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) OR Aesthetician - Basic (30-502-2)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • BARCOS 10502111 - Aesthetic Theory

    General Studies (19 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Written Communication
    10-801-195
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801195
    • Credits: 3.00

    Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
    10-801-196
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801196
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • College Mathematics
    10-804-107
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10804107
    • Credits: 3.00

    This course is designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of mathematics in the areas of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, measurement and data. Algebra topics emphasize simplifying algebraic expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities with one variable, solving proportions and percent applications. Geometry and trigonometry topics include; finding areas and volumes of geometric figures, applying similar and congruent triangles, applying Pythagorean Theorem, and solving right triangles using trigonometric ratios. Measurement topics emphasize the application of measurement concepts and conversion techniques within and between U.S. customary and metric system to solve problems. Data topics emphasize data organization and summarization skills, including: frequency distributions, central tendency, relative position and measures of dispersion. Special emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking and logical reasoning, making connections, and using calculators.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ANY of the following options:

    • Accuplacer Arithmetic 263+ OR HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACT Math 18+ OR Arithmetic Level 2 Coursework

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • General Chemistry
    10-806-134
    4Credit
    90
    126

    • Instructional Hours: 90
    • Outside Effort Hours: 126
    • Course Number: 10806134
    • Credits: 4.00

    Covers the fundamentals of chemistry. Topics include scientific method, problem-solving using quantitative, characteristics of matter, periodic relationships of elements, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, analysis of chemical substances, characteristics of aqueous solutions, acids, bases, and gas laws.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ANY of the following options:

    • Accuplacer Algebra 250+ OR HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACT Math 18+ OR Algebra Level 1 Coursework

    • MATH 10804107 - College Mathematics

    • MATH 10804113 - College Technical Math 1A

    • MATH 10804115 - College Technical Math 1

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
    10-809-166
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809166
    • Credits: 3.00

    This course provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought. Diverse ethical perspectives will be used to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and professional standards of behavior, and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Psychology of Human Relations
    10-809-199
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809199
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding enables students to improve their relationships with others at work, in the family, and in society.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

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