Esthetics Technology Certificate

Esthetics Technology Certificate
Program Code: C55230

Esthetics Technology Certificate

The Esthetics Technology curriculum provides competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles and hands-on fundamentals associated with the art of skin care. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment that enables students to develop manipulative skills.

Coursework includes instruction in all phases of professional Esthetics Technology, business/human relations, product knowledge, and other related topics.

Graduates should be prepared to take the North Carolina Cosmetology Board Licensing Exam and upon passing be licensed and qualify for employment in beauty and cosmetic/skin care salons, as a platform artist, and in related businesses.

The Mountain Tech Spa, an on-campus spa facility, provides practical experience for Esthetics students under the direction of College faculty.

The Esthetics Technology program is approved by the:
North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners
1207 Front Street, Suite 110
Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 733-4117
Fax: (919) 733-4127
North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners


Specific Program Requirements

  1. General college admission requirements.
  2. Submission of proper documentation is required by the Spa Therapies and Operations Department and the NC Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners prior to class start.  Required documentation includes Hepatitis B record, current government-issued photo ID showing date of birth, and social security card.
  3. Completion of required Hepatitis B vaccine. The first dose to be completed by the first day of class. Second Hepatitis B vaccine to be completed at least one month after the first dose. The third dose must be completed six months after the first.
  4. Esthetics Technology students must clock out when leaving the laboratory. To earn hours, students must be physically present in the laboratory.
  5. Students should be physically able to use esthetics technology equipment and safely use esthetics technology products with or without reasonable accommodations and be comfortable working directly with chemicals found in products used in the esthetics industry.

Specific Requirements

Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: COS

Courses in this program

Course Course Code Credit Hours Link to course details

This course covers the concepts of esthetics. Topics include orientation, anatomy, physiology, hygiene, sterilization, first aid, chemistry, basic dermatology, and professional ethics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of esthetics and meet course requirements.

This course covers the techniques of esthetics in a comprehensive experience in a simulated salon setting. Topics include client consultation, facials, body treatments, hair removal, make-up applications, and color analysis. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently demonstrate esthetic services on clients in a salon setting.

Course Course Code Credit Hours Link to course details

This course covers more comprehensive esthetics concepts. Topics include nutrition, business management, make-up and color analysis. Upon completion students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the advanced esthetics concepts and meet course requirements.

This course provides experience in a simulated esthetics setting. Topics include machine facials, aroma therapy, massage therapy, electricity, and apparatus. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in program requirements and the areas covered on the Cosmetology licensing examination for Estheticians.

Total Credit Hours Required:
16

Curriculum is based on the 2020-21 catalog.

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