Esthetician Course Overview

Students can expect to complete this program in 6 months and satisfactory progress is maintained.

Course Objectives

The goal of the esthetics course (SOC Code 39-5094) is to instruct students on the artistic and scientific principles of esthetics including theory, concepts and applications.  The course includes the study of esthetics.  With a strong technical background and strong people skills, graduates will have the resources necessary to become successful estheticians.

Course Description

Esthetics students study the art of skin care in theory, concept, and application in addition to the study of skin and the analysis of skin types, conditions, maintenance, and corrective facial treatments.  Students further receive training in the art of makeup application for both day and evening.  Techniques for hair removal, using strip and non-strip wax techniques (excluding electrolysis), will also be covered.

Student will also discover the proper procedures to sanitize and disinfect equipment, implements and supplies, including the appropriate sanitary measures for the protection of oneself, the sap/salon, and the client.

Areas of Study

Sanitation and Disinfection
Safety Precautions
Theory Demonstration
Client Consultations

Personal Hygiene
Hair Removal
Law and Rules
Other Related Theory
Skin Care

Professional Ethics and Salesmanship
Anatomy and Physiology of Skin
Use and Maintenance of Equipment
Skin Conditions and Treatments
Professional Makeup Practical

Total Clock Hours 600

Instructional Methods

Within the course students will be taught through audiovisual presentations, lectures, demonstrations, practical hands-on experiences, questions and answer sessions, discussions, and written and practical testing.

Grading and Evaluation Procedures

Students are evaluated and tested based on their technical skills and theoretical knowledge.  The evaluation of progress is administered through written tests and practical exams.  Students are required to take all exams and complete all assignments within the course curriculum and described and/or assigned.  Written exams are graded on a point system that is then converted to a percentage.  The converted percentages will be used when determining the grade average.  Practical exams are graded with a pass/fail system. Students receive a pass/fail on specific criteria know as Elements.  Each passed Element within a practical exam will receive a point. Points are then tallied and issued a percentage score based upon total number of Elements covered.  All students are required to pass all phases/segments in order to move on to the next phase/segment.  Exams may be timed in order to assess the student’s timing and efficiency against the standards in the beauty industry.

Grading Scale

The grading scale is based on percentages.  Letter grades are not issued.  Scores of 85% to 100% are considered to be satisfactory (passing).