Associate in Applied Science - Cosmetology
Certificate - Esthetician
Certificate - Manicurist
Spokane Community College
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If you have a passion for expressing your creativity daily, love people, and have the heart to make others feel and look great, starting here at Inspiration Salon and Spa at SCC is where you belong. You have a daily opportunity to help people feel beautiful. Making a difference in the lives of other people gives us a purpose. We believe serving others in our communities and mentoring students to have a servant's heart is necessary. When we have a purpose, we live healthier and happier lives.
We offer a 1600-hour modern and successful AAS (Associates of Applied Science) program that equips students to complete the Washington State Board Examination successfully. You will learn how to formulate unique color combinations, create haircut designs, and construct hairstyles for all textures. You will also learn different hair extension methods, barbering techniques, permanent wave techniques, and straightening/relaxing executions. There are allotments of time spent caring for natural nails and skin health. The curriculum also focuses on safety/infection control, chemistry, anatomy, and first aid related to cosmetology.
Our mission statement creates parameters for us to identify industry and student needs that encourage continual growth and updates to our curriculum. We coach each student toward their future salon/spa potential. We teach customer service, business skills, leadership, technical writing, computer literacy, and math concepts related to cosmetologists. Our salon allows students to hone hands-on techniques and learn new skills daily.
The program is six quarters (two years) and is a 1600-hour AAS degree. We offer four days per week of in-person classes with some mandatory online classes throughout the course. These options serve the students' many different learning needs and styles that take this program. This career path also has some physical requirements, including normal or corrected vision, physical dexterity (small grasp/straight line manipulation), and the ability to stand for long periods (4 hours). You must be able to follow written and verbal directions, as well as enjoy working with people.
Students enrolling in the Esthetician Certificate program will receive training in all phases of skin care. Emphasis will be on the use of facial machines; temporary hair removal; various types of facial treatments; face, neck, and hand massage techniques; and all safety and sanitation measures involved with these processes. Upon successful completion of the coursework, the student will be prepared to take the Washington State Examination in Esthetics.
Math placement is not required for this program.English placement is not required for this program.
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Certificate - Esthetician
Total Program Credits: 43 - 44
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