Master Esthetician Degree

Exciting and important changes are happening to Clover Park Technical College’s Esthetic Sciences Program. In 2013, the Washington State Legislature passed a law requiring changes in Esthetic Sciences programs. We have changed our program to prepare students for the Master Esthetician License and an Associate of Applied Science Degree. Students enrolling in our program should attend one of our program information sessions, held twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday in Building 8, Room 319.

The program prepares students for entry-level positions in salons, day spas or medical settings such as medi-spas, dermatologist, or plastic surgery centers. Future employment may include esthetician, sales representative for product lines, or make-up artists.

Degree Info at a Glance

Type: AAT

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.

This program is approximately four quarters in length, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning, and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities upon which technical skills are built and personal development enhanced.

Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all College degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the capstone project, diversity, and computer literacy requirements.

Program Requirements

Catalog # Course Name Credits
ES 103 Skin Physiology & Histology I 4
ES 106 Facial Procedures I 4
ES 112 Temporary Hair Removal I 3
ES 115 Makeup Application Techniques I 2
ES 117 Skin Care & Body Wraps I 3
ES 121 Skin Physiology & Histology II 4
ES 129 Makeup Application Techniques II 2
ES 109 Machine Facials, Electricity & Light Therapy 4
ES 122 Salon Management & State Laws I 2
ES 124 Facial Procedures II 4
ES 127 Temporary Hair Removal II 4
ES 131 Skin Care & Body Wraps II 3
ES 147 Salon Management & State Laws II 2
ES 199 Chemistry for Esthetics 3
ES 201 Pharmacology for Estheticians 3
ES 205 Introduction to Esthetic Medical Office Procedures 4
ES 211 Infection Control for Medical Estheticians 1
ES 216 Camoflage Makeup 2
ES 221 Medical Esthetics Procedures 6
ES 227 Medical Esthetic Machinery 4
ES 230 Patient Education 1
ES 236 Independent Research Project for Medical Esthetics 2
ES 240 Business Skills & Professional Development for Medical Esthetics 5
ES 242 Laser Theory 4
ES 252 Advanced Cosmetic Chemistry 2
ES 256CAP Clinical Laboratory for Medical Esthetics 10
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 that meets the diversity requirement)
BIOL& 175 Human Biology w/Lab
(BIOL 118 will be accepted through 2015)
Computer Literacy Course to meet computer literacy degree requirement
(or successful completion of computer literacy exam)
  Total Credits for Completion 111