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Esthetician

If you are interested in becoming a professional esthetician, our one-year certificate program will prepare you for a career in skin care as an esthetician.

You will receive training in all phases of skin care, including the use of the most modern facial machines, temporary hair removal (including waxing) and various types of facial treatments. You will learn face, neck and hand massage techniques.

In addition, safety and sanitation measures are stressed throughout the program, and you will prepare you to take the Washington State Examination in esthetics. You will also gain real-world experience in our student-operated salon, Inspirations.

  1. Understand the various phases and levels of basic through advanced skin care.
  2. Know how to safely and correctly use modern skin care machines.
  3. Understand and demonstrate proper temporary hair removal processes.
  4. Know specific first aid applications focused on Esthetics.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to successfully complete the state required practical examination for licensure.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to successfully complete the state required written examination for licensure.

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.

Program Requirements:

  • Students must maintain a 2.0 in all professional classes to complete the program and pass exit exams with a minimum score of 2.0 to be prepared to take the Washington State licensing examination of esthetics.
  • Upon successful completion of the coursework, the student will be prepared to take the Washington State Examination in Esthetics.
Physical Requirements:
  • Normal or corrected vision
  • Physical dexterity, i.e., small object manipulation
  • Must be able to work with arms at shoulder level for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time

Breaking Ground on Your Pathway


Placement

Math placement is not required for this program.
English placement is not required for this program.

Plan Your Courses

Meet with our counselors to customize this plan just for you. You can also search the quarterly schedule for class days and times.

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Total Program Credits: 43 - 44


Program Courses

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
COS 123
Esthetics Concepts I  
5
COS 124
Esthetics Applications I  
10
Total Credits
 
15

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
COS 125
Esthetics Concepts II  
5
COS 126
Esthetics Applications II  
10
Total Credits
 
15

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
COS 127
Advanced Esthetics Concepts  
3
COS 135
Esthetics Concepts III  
4
COS 136
Esthetics Applications III   1
4 - 5
COS 227
Advanced Esthetics Applications  
2
Total Credits
 
13-14
1 1 credit of COS 136 may be substituted with COS 288 with the permission of the instructor. Washington State Licensure requirements allow up to 10% of the students' academic instruction to be met at an off–campus site.

Estimated costs for completing this program

 
WA Resident
Non-Resident
International
Military Tuition Assistance Program
Tuition
$ 4,562
$ 5,704
$ 10,504
$ 3,579
Books
$ 702
$ 702
$ 702
$ 702
Course Fees
$ 2,717
$ 2,717
$ 2,717
$ 2,717
Institutional Fees
$ 336
$ 336
$ 336
$ 336
Total Costs
$ 8,316
$ 9,459
$ 14,259
$ 7,334

Costs for completing a degree or certificate can vary. For more information about costs, visit our How Much Does it Cost? page.