Esthetician (ESTH)

ESTH 140
Esthetician I
8 Units (AA/AS)
72 lecture hours, 216 lab hours
Equivalent to: COS 199A

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

An introductory course of skin care treatments, hair removal, make-up application, anatomy and physiology. This course also includes massage techniques, sanitation and disinfecting, disease and disorders of the skin, cosmetic chemistry, electrical current and modalities for skin care. The course focuses on the basic skills required to achieve a State Board License. Part one of a three-part course.

ESTH 141
Esthetician II
8 Units (AA/AS)
72 lecture hours, 216 lab hours
Equivalent to: COS 199B

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): ESTH 140.

This course is part two of the esthetician program. A basic course which includes state board preparedness, customized facial treatments, the psychology of services, make-up artistry, color coordination, product knowledge and aromatherapy. Must be completed before entering part three, "Salon Fundamentals".

ESTH 142
Salon Success - Full-time
3 Units (AA/AS)
36 lecture hours, 79 lab hours
Equivalent to: COS 199C, ESTH 144

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): ESTH 141.

This is the final part in the completion of the esthetician program. This course provides students with basic salon management skills, sales, and client retention, as well as information required to pass the licensed exams. Students will focus on personal satisfaction and skilled habits to ensure success in the industry and state board procedures.

ESTH 144
Salon Success Part I - Part-time
1.5 Units (AA/AS)
18 lecture hours, 40 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): ESTH 140.

This course is an addition to the first phase of the esthetician program for the evening program only. This course provides students with basic salon management skills, sales, and client retention, as well as enhancing their practical techniques. Must be completed before entering phase two "Esthetician II" for the evening program only.