Esthetic Sciences Certificate

Prepares the student for entry-level positions as an esthetician at a salon, day spa, or at a destination spa.

Certificate Info at a Glance

Type: Certificate

Approx. # of Quarters: 2

Estimated Cost: $3,855.72

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

Prerequisites: High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Exam required.

Successful graduates are prepared to take the Washington State Esthetics Licensing Examination. Students participate in realistic training through the student-operated clinic on campus.

Students perform 25 percent of services on live models as indicated by state law. Services performed include facials, temporary hair removal, makeup, and body wrap techniques. Curriculum includes all related first aid and safety and sanitation procedures.

This program is approximately two quarters in length, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements. The foundation knowledge of our basic program provides students with excellent academic and practical preparation for the Medical Esthetics curriculum.

Program Requirements

Catalog # Course Name Credits
ES 103 Skin Physiology & Histology I 4
ES 106 Facial Procedures I 4
ES 112 Temporary Hair Removal I 3
ES 115 Makeup Application Techniques I 2
ES 117 Skin Care & Body Wraps I 3
ES 121 Skin Physiology & Histology II 4
ES 129 Makeup Application Techniques II 2
ES 109 Machine Facials, Electricity & Light Therapy 4
ES 122 Salon Management & State Laws I 2
ES 124 Facial Procedures II 4
ES 127 Temporary Hair Removal II 4
ES 131 Skin Care & Body Wraps II 3
ES 147 Salon Management & State Laws II 2
ES 199 Chemistry for Esthetics 3
  Total Credits for Completion 44

Note: Students in the Esthetics program over a summer quarter will receive 600 hours of instruction during their two-quarter certificate program.