Program Overview

This program prepares students for licensing as a Esthetician. The Esthetics program requires 600 hours of comprehensive training in all facets of the esthetics industry. Courses focus on theoretical foundation, practical manipulative skills, business knowledge, career development in the field, and the professional and ethical training needed for licensing through the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. Prepared with excellent entry-level and some advanced skills, students are able to work in many facets of the beauty industry.

Skyline College's Esthetics Program is approved by: California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology

ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS: The Esthetics Certificate of Achievement requires the completion of a special application packet to be considered for admission. Admission applications are not considered for acceptance until all documents have been completed and received by the Office of Admissions and Records. For further information on the Cosmetology Program please visit the Cosmetology program website.

For gainful employment information, see this program’s gainful employment website.

Program Requirements

Courses required for the Esthetician Certificate: Units
COSM 775 Esthetician I 12 units
COSM 776 Esthetician II 12 units
Total Required Units: 24

NOTE: Additional hours to meet the 600-hour state minimum may be earned by enrolling in BUS. 150 (Entrepreneurship - Small Business Management) and/or COSM 717 (Advanced Makeup) and/or COSM 747 (Advanced Skin Care and Hair Removal) and/or COSM 767 (Eyelash Enhancements).