Academic Catalog

Esthetic Sciences Classes

Anatomy and Physiology for Estheticians

Item Number
ES 105
Credits
2

A comprehensive survey of the body systems and how they work as they relate to the practice of esthetics. Class projects include eukaryotic cell, cranial puzzle, muscles of the head and neck, and muscle flash cards.

Histology and Physiology of the Skin

Item Number
ES 110
Credits
3

A comprehensive examination of the epidermis, dermis and hypocutis, including specialty cells and dermal adnexa. Examination of the physiology of the epidermal basement membrane, accessory organs of skin and epidermal differentiation as they relate to the practice of esthetics.

Introduction to Cosmetic Chemistry

Item Number
ES 113
Credits
3

Fundamentals of chemistry, including differences between organic and inorganic matter, simple chemical reactions, pH for estheticians, and composition of, as well as indications for, commonly used products for esthetic salon services.

Facial Procedures

Item Number
ES 114
Credits
5

Introduction to facial procedures, including client intake and assessment, skin analysis, clinical indications and contraindications. European facial instruction, product selections, and recommendations. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ES 105, ES 110, ES 113, ES 116, ES 120, and ES 123.

Co-requisites

ES 118, ES 130, ES 132, ES 134, and ES 137.

Medical Chart Notation and Medical Terminology for Estheticians

Item Number
ES 116
Credits
4

Survey of common medical charting notations and terminology employed in medical practice, particularly as they relate to spa, salon, and medical office environments.

Temporary Hair Removal

Item Number
ES 118
Credits
4

Survey of temporary hair removal to include: contraindications, methods of epilation using multiple modalities, including, but not limited to, hard wax, soft wax, and sugaring. All related safety and sanitation employed in the esthetics profession.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ES 105, ES 110, ES 113, ES 116, ES 120, and ES 123.

Co-requisites

ES 114, ES 130, ES 132, ES 134, and ES 137.

Skin Diseases or Disorders

Item Number
ES 120
Credits
5

Identify normal skin and anomalies of skin, including primary, secondary, and vascular lesions, as well as irregularities of skin pigmentation. Identification of skin diseases and differentiating from common noncontagious lesions is included.

Bacteriology, Salon Safety and Sanitation

Item Number
ES 123
Credits
4

Overview of pathological and non-pathological microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, endo and ecto parasites, disease vectors and transmission. Covers levels of decontaminations pertaining to salons, spas and medical offices.

Temporary Hair Removal

Item Number
ES 126
Credits
5

Survey of temporary hair removal to include: contraindications, methods of epilation using multiple modalities including but not limited to hard wax, soft wax and sugaring.  All related safety and sanitation employed in the esthetics profession.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ES 105, ES 110, ES 113, ES 116, ES 120, and ES 123.

Co-requisites

ES 125, ES 130, ES 132, ES 134, and ES 137.

Makeup Applications

Item Number
ES 130
Credits
2

History of makeup application. Course includes color theory and basic makeup application techniques. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ES 105, ES 110, ES 113, ES 116, ES 120, and ES 123.

Co-requisites

ES 114, ES 118, ES 132, ES 134, and ES 137.

Skin Care and Body Treatments

Item Number
ES 132
Credits
4

Body treatments to include mud wraps, body scrubs, wet and dry room techniques, back treatments, and cellulite body treatments.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ES 105, ES 110, ES 113, ES 116, ES 120, and ES 123.

Co-requisites

ES 114, ES 118, ES 130, ES 134, and ES 137.

Machine Facials

Item Number
ES 134
Credits
4

Includes indications, contraindications and safety for electrical modalities, including galvanic, high frequency, and microcurrent.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ES 105, ES 110, ES 113, ES 116, ES 120, and ES 123.

Co-requisites

ES 114, ES 118, ES 130, ES 132, and ES 137.

Microdermabrasion and Superficial Peels

Item Number
ES 136
Credits
4

Covers clinical exfoliation and desquamation techniques employing chemical and mechanical methods. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ES 114, ES 118, ES 130, ES 132, ES 134, and ES 137.

Co-requisites

ES 140, ES 145, ES 154, and ES 159.

Spa/Clinical Operations

Item Number
ES 137
Credits
1

Realistic training in our student-run clinic incorporating point of sale, dispensary, laundry, spa and clinical operations and management positions.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ES 105, ES 110, ES 113, ES 116, ES 120, and ES 123.

Co-requisites

ES 114, ES 118, ES 130, ES 132, and ES 134.

Spa/Clinical Operations

Item Number
ES 137
Credits
1

Realistic training in our student run clinic incorporating point of sale, dispensary, laundry, spa and clinical operations and management positions are covered.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ES 105, ES 110, ES 113, ES 116, ES 120, and ES 123.

Co-requisites

ES 125, ES 126, ES 130, ES 132, and ES 134.

Clinical Applications I

Item Number
ES 140
Credits
7

Realistic training in our student-run clinic incorporating every aspect of an exemplar esthetics practice.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ES 125, ES 126, ES 130, ES 132, ES 134, and ES 137.

Co-requisites

ES 136, ES 145, ES 154, and ES 159.

Clinical Applications II

Item Number
ES 141CL
Credits
5

Realistic training in our student-run clinic incorporating every aspect of an exemplar esthetics practice and advanced modalities.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ES 136, ES 140, ES 145, ES 154, and ES 159.

Co-requisites

ES 149, ES 150, ES 153, ES 157, and ES 158.

Corrective Concealing Makeup

Item Number
ES 145
Credits
3

Theory and application of corrective and concealing techniques for makeup applications.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ES 114, ES 118, ES 130, ES 132, ES 134, and ES 137.

Co-requisites

ES 136, ES 140, ES 154 and ES 159.

Laser Theory and Applications

Item Number
ES 149
Credits
5

Didactic and hands-on applications of multiple laser modalities. Course will include all related safety and first aid components.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ES 136, ES 140, ES 141, ES 145, ES 154, and ES 159.

Co-requisites

ES 141, ES 150, ES 153, ES 157, and ES 158.

Medium Depth Peels

Item Number
ES 150
Credits
2

Didactic and hands on applications of clinical-based medium depth peels. Course includes all related safety and first aid measures.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ES 136, ES 140, ES 145, ES 154, and ES 159.

Co-requisites

ES 141, ES 149, ES 153, ES 157, and ES 158.

Advanced Cosmetic Chemistry

Item Number
ES 153CL
Credits
3

In-depth study of cosmetic chemicals and product knowledge. Students will write research papers on chemical products, ingredients and contraindications that may occur during an esthetic treatment.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ES 136, ES 140, ES 145, ES 154, and ES 159.

Co-requisites

ES 141, ES 149, ES 150, ES 157, and ES 158.

Advanced Skin Care and Massage Techniques

Item Number
ES 154
Credits
5

This course includes advanced modalities of skin care including MLD and other industry-related techniques.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ES 114, ES 118, ES 130, ES 132, ES 134, and ES 137.

Co-requisites

ES 136, ES 140, ES 145, and ES 159.

Business Planning

Item Number
ES 157CAP
Credits
2

Independent research and preparation of a business plan and portfolio as capstone project.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ES 136, ES 140, ES 145, ES 154, and ES 159.

Co-requisites

ES 141, ES 149, ES 150, ES 153, and ES 158.

State Board Prep

Item Number
ES 158
Credits
2

This course includes kit preparation and simulation of state board examinations. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ES 136, ES 140, ES 145, ES 154, and ES 159.

Co-requisites

ES 141, ES 149, ES 150, ES 153, and ES 157.

Introduction to Business Planning and Professional Development

Item Number
ES 159
Credits
1

This course introduces students to outlining business plans by obtaining demographics, researching profit and loss statements and outlining startup costs. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ES 114, ES 118, ES 130, ES 132, ES 134, and ES 137.

Co-requisites

ES 136, ES 140, ES 145, and ES 154.

Advanced Esthetic Theory

Item Number
ES 202
Credits
2

Covers advanced anti-aging modalities of skin care. Students will learn and practice advanced and holistic practices of face and body to benefit both themselves and their clients.

Prerequisites

Valid Washington State Esthetics License.

Co-requisites

ES 204, ES 206, ES 208, and ES 210.

Wound Healing/Inflammation in Esthetics

Item Number
ES 204
Credits
2

Covers the theory and application process of how wound healing occurs with advanced modalities and the use of proper ingredients in skin care products to reduce effects of aggressive treatments.

Prerequisites

Valid Washington State Esthetics License.

Co-requisites

ES 202, ES 206, ES 208, and ES 210.

Advanced Cosmetic Chemistry

Item Number
ES 206
Credits
2

In depth study of cosmetic chemicals and product knowledge. Research papers produced consisting of chemical products, ingredients and contraindications that may occur during an esthetic treatment.

Prerequisites

Valid Washington State Esthetics License.

Co-requisites

ES 202, ES 204, ES 208, and ES 210.

Advanced Exfoliation Procedures

Item Number
ES 208
Credits
4

Covers the theory and application of multiple advanced exfoliation techniques as they pertain to esthetic skin care practices.

Prerequisites

Valid Washington State Esthetics License.

Co-requisites

ES 202, ES 204, ES 206, and ES 210.

Evening Clinical Applications I

Item Number
ES 210
Credits
3

Covers realistic training in our student run clinic incorporating the point of sale, dispensary, laundry, spa and clinical operations, retail sales and clinic management. Services will include every aspect of an exemplar esthetics practice and advanced modalities performed in a safe and sanitary manner.

Prerequisites

Valid Washington State Esthetics License.

Co-requisites

ES 202, ES 204, ES 206, and ES 208.

Medium Depth Peels

Item Number
ES 218
Credits
2

Introduces and covers didactic and hands-on applications of clinical based medium depth chemical peels. Student learns and practices all related safety and first aid measures.

Prerequisites

Valid Washington State Esthetics License. Successful completion of ES 202, ES 204, ES 206, ES 208, and ES 210.

Co-requisites

ES 220, ES 222, and ES 224.

Intro to Assessment and Business Practice

Item Number
ES 220
Credits
2

Covers clinical client charting practices and advanced skin analysis techniques in theory and practical applications. Students prepare research for business plan and client portfolio of clinical treatments as the foundation of 2nd quarter capstone project.

Prerequisites

Valid Washington State Esthetics License. Successful completion of ES 202, ES 204, ES 206, ES 208, and ES 210.

Co-requisites

ES 218, ES 222, and ES 224.

Laser and Light Therapy

Item Number
ES 222
Credits
4

Covers didactic and hands on applications of LED and other light therapy modalities including all related safety and first aid components.

Prerequisites

Valid Washington State Esthetics License. Successful completion of ES 202, ES 204, ES 206, ES 208, and ES 210.

Co-requisites

ES 218, ES 220, and ES 224.

Evening Clinical Applications II

Item Number
ES 224
Credits
5

Participate in realistic training in our student run clinic incorporating every aspect of an exemplar esthetics practice and advanced modalities performed in a safe and sanitary manner.

Prerequisites

Valid Washington State Esthetics License. Successful completion of ES 202, ES 204, ES 206, ES 208, and ES 210.

Co-requisites

Co-requisites: ES 218, ES 220, and ES 222.

Evening State Board Preparation

Item Number
ES 228
Credits
4

Prepares students for state board examinations.  Course covers state board kit preparation and simulation of state board examinations.

Prerequisites

Valid Washington State Esthetics License. Successful completion of ES 218, ES 220, ES 222, and ES 224.

Co-requisites

ES 230, ES 232, ES 234, and ES 236.

Corrective Concealing Makeup

Item Number
ES 230
Credits
2

Prepares students for state board examinations.  Course covers state board kit preparation and simulation of state board examinations.

Prerequisites

Valid Washington State Esthetics License. Successful completion of ES 218, ES 220, ES 222, and ES 224.

Co-requisites

ES 228, ES 232, ES 234, and ES 236.

Advanced Assessment and Business Practice

Item Number
ES 232
Credits
3

Covers advanced Diseases and Disorders, In depth study of cosmetic chemicals and product knowledge. Students prepare research papers consisting of chemical products, ingredients and contraindications that may occur during an esthetic treatment. Students complete a business plan and portfolio as capstone project.

Prerequisites

Valid Washington State Esthetics License. Successful completion of ES 218, ES 220, ES 222, and ES 224.

Co-requisites

ES 228, ES 230, ES 234, and ES 236.

Pre/Post Procedures

Item Number
ES 234
Credits
2

Determining what procedures will be appropriate for patients preparing for more invasive services – for example laser or plastic surgery and how the esthetician plays a vital role in the successful outcome of these advanced services.

Prerequisites

Valid Washington State Esthetics License. Successful completion of ES 218, ES 220, ES 222, and ES 224.

Co-requisites

ES 228, ES 230, ES 232, and ES 236.

Evening Clinical Applications III

Item Number
ES 236
Credits
2

Participate in realistic training in our student run clinic incorporating every aspect of an exemplar esthetics practice and advanced modalities performed in a safe and sanitary manner.

Prerequisites

Valid Washington State Esthetics License. Successful completion of ES 218, ES 220, ES 222, and ES 224.

Co-requisites

ES 228, ES 230, ES 232, and ES 234.

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