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Turn your dedication to helping others into a great career with a degree from Fox Valley Tech. Choose from Therapeutic Massage or Cosmetology, or maybe consider becoming an Esthetician.


Cosmetology (TD)

38 Credits Location: Appleton

Express your passion for style with a career in cosmetology. Combine theory with practice to learn all aspects of this innovative industry including fundamentals of cutting, styling and chemical restructuring of hair, as well as skin and nail care. In addition, you’ll receive instruction on salon management and business strategies to create exceptional guest-service experiences. Successful completion of the program will prepare you for a cosmetologist license application.

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Cosmetology Apprentice (A)

9.5 Credits Location: Appleton

Have you decided on a career as a barber or cosmetologist? Are you already employed in the field? If so, this apprenticeship can provide two years of on-the-job training and classroom instruction that will prepare you for Wisconsin's licensure exam. In addition to legal and safety issues, you'll learn about skin care, manicuring, coloring, perming, waving and hair styling. You'll also study and practice hair cutting and styling techniques along with the proper use of equipment.

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Esthetician - Basic (TD)

19 Credits Location: Appleton

Pursue a career in skincare to become an indispensable part of the beauty industry. In this program, you’ll learn everything from the fundamental concepts to the latest techniques in skincare treatments and services including facial and body treatments, skin analysis, hair removal and makeup application. In addition, you’ll receive instruction on marketing, business processes and professional standards. Successful completion of the program will prepare you for the state board aesthetician licensing examination.

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Human Services (AAS)

61 Credits Location: Appleton

The Human Services associate degree program will train you to provide education, support, care, advocacy and/or crisis intervention in a human service agency. You'll acquire the skills needed to work with individuals, groups and communities. Key components of this degree include: cultural awareness and an understanding of diverse cultural groups, a responsible attitude, commitment to serve others and effective communication skills. You'll gain occupational experience through Internship 1 and Internship 2 or will engage in the community through Service Learning.

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Human Services Assistant (TD)

25 Credits Location: Appleton

The Human Services Assistant technical diploma is ideal if you’re looking to assist and provide client services in a wide variety of fields such as psychology, rehabilitation or social work, including support families. This technical diploma will provide you with strong skills in interviewing, communicating, building rapport for trusting relationships and counseling techniques for professions where this is key. Upon graduation, you’ll be able to assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. You’ll also be able to assist social workers with developing, organizing and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation or dependent care. As an embedded technical diploma, this program ladders fully into the Human Services associate degree program.

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Therapeutic Massage (TD)

24 Credits Location: Appleton

The Therapeutic Massage technical diploma will provide you with training for a professional career in massage therapy or will enhance your skills and knowledge if you’re already in the healthcare field. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of human anatomy with specific attention focused on the musculoskeletal system and will receive a high degree of technical training with emphasis on massage techniques and therapy applications. Hands-on and practical business application will be part of your experience through the student-operated on-campus clinic. Upon successful completion, you’ll be prepared for the exam to obtain the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services massage therapy and bodywork therapy license.

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Types of Offerings

AAS - Associate Degree
TD - Technical Diploma
C - Certificate
A - Apprenticeship