Service Careers


Turn your dedication to helping others into a great career with a degree from Fox Valley Tech. Choose from a variety of salon or teaching programs.


  • 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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  • Funeral Service (AAS) New

    64 Credits Location: Appleton

    Get the skills you need for a career as a licensed funeral director and embalmer in a profession that demands compassion, dedication and creativity. Once accepted into the program, you’ll be immersed in all facets of the funeral profession. Your training will take place through lectures, hands-on labs, field trips, seminars, guest speakers and internships. Coursework will include embalming, arranger training, grief studies, business management, religious funeral practices, regulatory compliance and more. Upon completion of the program, you’ll earn an associate degree and be eligible to take the National Board Exam for funeral directors (required for licensure).

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  • Nail Technician (C) New

    9 Credits Location: Appleton

    Learn to create stylish, customized, well-groomed nails for your clients by studying current nail technology, sanitation practices, management plans and nail design trends. Get hands-on experience in our Trilogy Salon and Spa, and prepare for the Wisconsin Manicurist License examination.

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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

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