The program prepares students for entry-level positions in salons, day spas, or medical settings such as medi-spas, dermatology offices, or plastic surgery centers. Future employment may include positions as estheticians, sales representatives for product lines or make-up artists.
Approx. # of Quarters: 4
Estimated Cost: $9,577.64
Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters
Prerequisites: High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Exam required. Attendance at a program information session is required prior to admission into the program.
Students participate in realistic training through the student-operated clinic on campus. Students perform services on live models. Services performed include facials, temporary hair removal, makeup, body wrap techniques, chemical peels, electricity therapies and microdermabrasion. Curriculum includes all related first aid, safety and sanitation procedures.
Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities that enhance personal development and serve as a foundation for technical skills.
Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the requirements for diversity, computer literacy and the capstone project.
Employability Requirement: To qualify for an esthetician’s license from the Washington State Department of Licensing, a student must successfully complete the technical courses offered in the program, complete 1200 hours of technical instruction, and pass both the written and practical exams for the Department of Licensing.
Program Length: This program is approximately four quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters.
Prerequisite: High school diploma or high school equivalency diploma required.
|Course #||Course Name||Credits|
|ES 105||Anatomy and Physiology for Estheticians||2|
|ES 110||Histology and Physiology of Skin||4|
|ES 113||Introduction to Cosmetic Chemistry||3|
|ES 116||Charting and Medical Terminology for Estheticians||4|
|ES 120||Skin Diseases and Disorders||5|
|ES 123||Bacteriology, Salon Safety and Sanitatian||4|
|ES 125||Facial Procedures||4|
|ES 126||Temporary Hair Removal||5|
|ES 130||Makeup Applications||2|
|ES 132||Skin Care and Body Treatments||4|
|ES 134||Machine Facials||4|
|ES 136||Microdermabrasion and Superficial Peels||4|
|ES 137||Spa Clinic Operations||1|
|ES 140CL||Clinical Applications I||7|
|ES 143CL||Clinical Applications II||7|
|ES 146||Corrective Concealing Makeup||1|
|ES 148||Laser Theory and Applications||5|
|ES 150||Medium Depth Peels||2|
|ES 152||Pharmacology for Estheticians||1|
|ES 154||Advanced Skin Care and Massage Techniques||5|
|ES 156CL||Advanced Cosmetic Chemistry||4|
|ES 157CL||Business Planning||2|
|ES 158||State Board Prep||2|
|ES 159||Introduction to Business Planning and Professional Development||1|
|CMST& 220||Public Speaking||5|
|MAT 105||Math for Industrial Professions (or higher)||5|
|PSYC& 100DIV||General Psychology
(or other social science or humanities class)
|BIOL& 175||Human Biology w/Lab||5|
|Total Credits for Completion||103|