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Esthetician Certificate of Achievement

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The Esthetician Certificate of Achievement is a 600-hour program divided into two 300-hour courses designed to prepare the student for the California State Board Esthetician Examination for state licensure and success as an esthetician. Courses include both classroom instruction and laboratory practice. Successful completion of this program and passing of the California State Board Esthetician Examination allow the graduate esthetician to perform manual and electrical facials, microdermabrasion, eyebrow arching and hair removal (other than by electrolysis) on arms, face and legs, or become a makeup artist or skin care representative.

This program is offered on an open enrollment basis and a waiting list may be maintained for those students who desire to enroll. Transfer students will be accepted on a space available basis providing they have not achieved more than 300 certified hours of training. Interested students should contact the Advanced Technology and Applied Science Division office.

Students must be a minimum of 16 years of age to enroll in the esthetician coursework. In accordance with the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Business and Professions Code, the minimum qualifications for an applicant to sit for the licensure examination are that the applicant: (a) is not less than 17 years of age, and (b) has completed the 10th grade in the public schools of this state or its equivalent.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Project a positive attitude and a sense of personal integrity and self-confidence.
  • Respect the need to deliver worth service for value received in an employer-employee relationship.
  • Practice effective communication skills, visual poise, and proper grooming.
  • Perform basic manipulation skills in the areas of manual and electric facials, eyebrow shaping, skin treatments for normal, anti-aging and acne, and makeup for daily and formal events.
  • Use basic analytical skills to determine proper chemicals and modalities to be used to treat the skin, including product knowledge to perform services on a diverse clientele, and understanding of color, contouring, and camouflage in makeup application for the client’s overall health and image.
  • Apply learned theory, technical information and related matter to assure sound judgments, decisions and procedures.


Course ID Title Units
COS 250A  * Esthetician Level A 9
COS 250B  * Esthetician Level B 9



*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

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