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Esthetic Sciences

Our Esthetic Sciences Program can prepare you to work in spas, salons, medical offices, medi-spas, and dermatology and plastic-surgery offices.

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Visit the Program

Our next program info session for Esthetic Sciences is July 27 at 3 p.m. in Building 8, Room 323 . Come meet the instructors, see the classrooms, and learn how you can get started!

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How Much It Costs

For program costs, visit the Tuition and Fees page.

Costs are estimated and are not guarantees.

You can learn more about financial aid and scholarships right here. Or view our full tuition & fees breakdown.

How Long It Takes

Esthetic Sciences Degree: 4

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

Potential Careers

Skincare Specialist

Median annual pay in Washington: $34,100 per year.

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Career Pathway

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What You'll Learn

In our Esthetic Sciences Program you'll get hands-on training with live models and professional clientele.

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Stories About Our Esthetic Sciences Program

The ‘Esthe Sisters’

CPTC graduates share love of skin care and customer service under the same roof.

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Esthetic Sciences Students Volunteer at Women’s Health Event

CPTC's Esthetic Sciences students volunteered at a community event at the Carol Milgard Breast Center in Tacoma on March 6.

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Comfortable in Her Own Skin

Taylor Conley has discovered a new confidence as a student in CPTC's Esthetic Sciences Program.

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Degrees & Certificates

In this program we offer a Master Esthetician Degree (AAT).

Approx. # of Quarters: 4

Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters

Prerequisites: Attendance at a program information session is required prior to admission into the program.

Meet the Instructors

Melissa Siedlicki, an instructor at Clover Park Technical College near Tacoma
Melissa Siedlicki
Melissa graduated from CPTC's Esthetic Sciences Program in 1987, the Esthetics Instructor Cadet Training in 1994, Cosmetology in 1998, and started teaching at CPTC in 1998. She’s also a CIDESCO international diplomat and was one of the key members of the group that worked on the esthetics-licensing law that passed in May 2013.
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