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Esthetic Sciences

Why Choose the Esthetic Sciences Program?

Esthetic Sciences is a field devoted to health and beauty. Specialists provide clients with specialized skin care treatments and recommendations, and that requires a tremendous level of knowledge, as well as a positive and engaging personality and devoted work ethic.

Esthetic Sciences students work with each other in class and real-world patients in CPTC's student-operated Esthetics Salon, offering the opportunity to see and treat a diverse set of skin types, preparing for careers in spas, salons, medical offices, medi-spas, and dermatology and plastic surgery offices.

This award-winning program ranks among the top in the state for its training, hands-on learning opportunities and one of the highest pass rates at state boards. If you have a passion for health and beauty and a strong work ethic, consider esthetic sciences.

In our Esthetic Sciences Program you'll get hands-on training with live models and professional clientele. Our program can prepare you to work in spas, salons, medical offices, medi-spas, and dermatology and plastic surgery offices.
How Long It Takes:

Esthetic Sciences AAT Degree: 4 Quarters

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

Potential Careers

Skincare Specialist

Skincare Specialist Career & Wage Details

This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at

Career Pathway

Gainful Employment Data

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Meet Your Instructors

Maureen Shields 

Bldg 2, Rm 104

Melissa Siedlicki

Melissa Siedlicki

Melissa graduated from CPTC's Esthetic Sciences Program in 1987, the Esthetics Instructor Cadet Training in 1994, and the Cosmetology program 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.

Bldg 8, Rm 323

Karlee Sorensen 

Bldg 8, Rm 323

Jennifer Whipple 

Bldg 8, Rm 323

Esthetic Sciences Program Information Sessions usually occur at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

To learn more about information sessions, visit

Visit the CPTC Calendar at to see when the next information session is scheduled.




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Fashion Show and Food Sculptures Make for Successful Winter Fest

The CPTC Cosmetology and Esthetics programs partnered to put on a Red Carpet Fashion Show during the 2018 Winter Fest.

Clover Park Technical College’s Associated Student Government hosted its annual Winter Fest last week, packing McGavick Conference Center with activities, booths and shows for students.

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CPTC Esthetics Program Named School of the Year

Clover Park Technical College Esthetic Science instructors Karlee Sorensen (left) and Melissa Siedlicki (right) accept the Lira Clinical School of the Year award from Lira representative Aimee Fuentes (center)

While Lira Clinical representative Aimee Fuentes often visits Clover Park Technical College to educate esthetic students and clients about Lira products, her visit early this week served a more congratulatory purpose.

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The ‘Esthe Sisters’


Renee Beck, center, stands with Shonna Block and Danyelle Beck inside Renee Beck's salon, Enchanted Lotus in University Place.

While a student in the Esthetic Sciences Program, Renee Beck made a joke. “I’ll open my own place so all my friends can work there and we can see each other,” she recalled.

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