Program Overview

This program prepares students for licensing as an Esthetician in California. 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 the 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.

Program Requirements

Required Courses: Units
ESTI 775 Esthetics I 12 units
ESTI 776 Esthetics II 12 units
ESTI 725 State Board Written Exam Preparation - Esthetics 3 units
Total Required Units: 27

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).