The Esthetician Program, a career technical program that is a subset of cosmetology, provides students with the fundamental skills and knowledge related to healthy skin care:

  • theoretical science,
  • sanitation and disinfecting procedures,
  • the safe employment of electrical modalities,
  • make-up techniques, and
  • cosmetic hair removal techniques.

Courses lead to a certificate of achievement. The program leads to an entry-level career as an esthetician. Upon completion of the coursework, students are qualified to take the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology examination to become a licensed esthetician.

Also see the main cosmetology discipline page for cosmetology programs of study and coursework.

Contact Information

Career, Technical and Continuing Education
Dr. Caroline Durdella (interim)
Administrative Secretary
Lois Bottari
Division Office
TE 147
Division Phone Number

This discipline prepares students to do the following:

  • Understand the components of creating a professional atmosphere.
  • Develop confidence, proficiency and appreciation for the specialized knowledge required for a lucrative career within a professional environment.
  • Recognize facial treatment philosophies.
  • Master the art of makeup design and hair removal to ensure success in the industry.
  • Successfully complete 600 hours and pass the California State Board exams.

Certificate of Achievement