Why Choose the Esthetic Sciences Program?
Esthetic Sciences is a field devoted to health and beauty. Specialists provide clients with specialized skin care treatments and recommendations, and that requires a tremendous level of knowledge, as well as a positive and engaging personality and devoted work ethic. Our Esthetic Sciences program prepares students for a career in the esthetics field by offering students opportunities to build all of these skills. Students work with each other in class and real-world patients in CPTC's student-operated Esthetics Salon, offering the opportunity to see and treat a diverse set of skin types. Our award-winning program ranks among the top in the state for its training, hands-on learning opportunities and one of the highest pass rates at state boards. If you have a passion for health and beauty and a strong work ethic, consider this program and career path.
How Long It Takes:
*The evening Master Esthetician’s Certificate program prepares a currently-licensed esthetician to gain the knowledge and skill set for becoming a master esthetician in the State of Washington. You must be currently licensed by the Washington State Department of Licensing as an esthetician. High school diploma or equivalency required. A mandatory orientation is required before admission to the program.
All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.
Median annual pay in Washington:
$27,200 per year
This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net.
Esthetic Sciences Program Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Esthetic Sciences Program, students will:
- Demonstrate written and practical skills required for the application process and examination to obtain state licensing.
- Demonstrate managerial skills and maintain current knowledge of state laws and industry standards that is necessary to operate in an existing salon or retail business, and/or establish a new small business.
- Demonstration of professional behavior and attire, accountability, integrity and honesty.
- Operate, handle and store tools/implements and equipment in a safe and sanitary manner.
- Apply product knowledge of the industry in a retail sales and service environment.
- Employ acquired interdisciplinary skill sets to educate clientele via consultation.
- Perform employability standards such as customer service, communication and listening skills, performance paradigms (e.g., adaptability, responsibility, punctuality, cooperation, etc.) and work ethics.
- Employ demonstrable strategies to build and retain clientele.
- Perform basic practical skills in the areas of skin care, hair removal, makeup and body treatments.
- Perform the basic critical skills to determine proper skin care, hair removal, makeup and body treatments for the individual client image and self-care.
- Apply learned theory, technical information and related matter to assure sound judgments, decisions, and procedures.
- Apply learned theory, manipulative skills and analytical skills to obtain licensure and competency in entry-level positions in esthetics and/or related fields.
Meet Your Instructors
Melissa graduated from CPTC's Esthetic Sciences Program in 1987, the Esthetics Instructor Cadet Training in 1994, and the Cosmetology program in 1998 and started teaching at CPTC in 1998. She’s also a CIDESCO international diplomat and was one of the key members of the group that worked on the esthetics-licensing law that passed in May 2013.