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.
Professional 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 careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry-Georgetown Technical College's Office of Career Services for more employment, career, and professional development resources.
Program Disclosure Statement
Applicants to the Esthetics program should be aware a current, unrestricted license or certification may be required to practice in the state in which you intend to reside/practice. Each state is unique in its licensure requirements. Students are encouraged to reach out to the program chair for more information and assistance with understanding professional licensure.
Specific Admission Requirements for Program
Course Sequence and Progression Requirements
|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||17|