New aesthetician program to serve and beautify the community

Dr. Wilma Bonaparte is beaming with pride because her Mequon campus has only two months until the opening of the Aesthetician technical diploma program. The campus vice president has worked very diligently to expand the offerings of the college to include services to the general public. For example, the Mequon campus performs services that benefit the surrounding community through the greenhouse and plant services, child care services for the staff and students, and energy and water technology courses.

MATC’s Aesthetician program will be the only one currently offered through the Wisconsin technical college system, which makes it more affordable than private schools and colleges that offer this opportunity.

The course will take two semesters to complete, but will prepare the graduates for all areas of the industry. The state only requires 450 hours to take the basic exam for licensing, but this program covers all areas including microdermabrasion, dermal fillers like Botox, hair removal, and advanced spa treatments. This program is 800 hours of instruction with three- day weeks in eight-week terms. The program is power packed, exciting, and a feel good opportunity for the students and the clients.

The program will invite the general public in to experience facial treatments, make-up makeovers, hair removal services, and a limited amount of medical spa treatments.

Dr. Bonaparte recently hosted the surrounding communities for the “Affordable Care Act 101:  What the Health Care Law means for Small Employers,” which was presented by representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration, and was received very well. That workshop gave many attendees their first exposure to the offerings available at the Mequon campus.

    Dr. Bonaparte and the program coordinator, Amy Poshepny, will oversee the new 12-station spa being built for the program. They are inviting the student body to submit names for the new spa. Prizes will be awarded for the winners.

The program is eligible for financial aid, and will be 28 credits. The industry has a growth rate of 32% in this region which means lots of spots at spas to be filled, and lots of room for growth if you want to start your own spa.

    Submit your name suggestions for the new Mequon Day Spa to [email protected] For more information on this program call 414-297-6395.