Esthetics Technician - Certificate
The skincare and spa industry is expanding rapidly. As it grows, the need for highly trained and specialized professionals is at an all-time high. HGTC's Esthetics Technician Certificate program provides the skills and abilities you need to be a part of this exciting field. Esthetics, the non-medical care of the skin, is a growing part of the health and beauty industry. This program enables students to learn basic skincare practices, facial treatments, makeup application, hair removal, sanitation procedures, and salon-management practices. Graduates are eligible to take both the written and practical exams of the State Board, thereby preparing them to become licensed Estheticians.
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Career OutlookProfessional estheticians are needed in a wide range of businesses, from day spas and salons to cruise ships and destination resorts. Many modern medical settings are also finding the skills and abilities of highly-trained professional estheticians to be extremely helpful.
Employment opportunities can be found in the following fields:
- Dermatology offices
- Plastic surgery offices
For more information about gainful employment, visit: http://www.hgtc.edu/righttoknow.
Additional Program Requirements:
Students will be responsible for purchasing uniforms and esthetics kits.
Criminal Background Check Required
Urine Drug Screening Required
A grade of "C" or better in each of the require courses.
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|COURSE SEQUENCE AND PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS:
A minimum grade of “C” or better is required for all COS-prefixed courses for progression and graduation. Most Esthetics (COS) courses are offered only once each year, so following the recommended course sequence is extremely important.
|COS 152||Hygiene and Sanitation||2|
|COS 156||Fundamentals of Massage||2|
|COS 157||Electric Current and Hair Removal||3|
|COS 158||Facial Treatments||2|
|COS 164||Basic Makeup and Application||3|
|COS 221||Facial Practice I||2|
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS