Cosmetology Department

Esthetics (Skin Care) Program


About the Esthetics (Skin Care) Program

Compete in the thriving beauty industry as an esthetician and skin care expert as you work toward your esthetician's license. This dynamic field is a perfect fit if you are creative, entrepreneurial, and enjoy working with people. You will take classes specifically designed to help you pass the California State Board of Cosmetology licensing examination for estheticians.

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Program Paths

Skin Care


Esthetics (Skin Care)

Certificate of Achievement

Upon completion of the program, students will demonstrate professional-level skill in client consultation, skin analysis, and manual, chemical, and electrical facials, as well as eyebrow shaping, waxing, the application of strip and individual eyelashes, and makeup application. Additionally, the student will be proficient in health and safety procedures in common use in salons and spas.

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Our Cosmetology program is designed to have students' career ready. Consider scheduling an appointment with a career advisor with knowledge of the cosmetology profession to discuss internship and jobs as well as steps you can take to become job ready.

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