The program prepares students for entry-level positions in salons, day spas, or medical settings such as medi-spas, dermatology offices, or plastic surgery centers. Future employment may include positions as estheticians, sales representatives for product lines or makeup artists.
Students participate in realistic training through the student-operated clinic on campus. Students perform services on live models. Services performed include facials, temporary hair removal, makeup, body wrap techniques, chemical peels, electricity therapies and microdermabrasion. Curriculum includes all related first aid, safety and sanitation procedures.
Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities that enhance personal development and serve as a foundation for technical skills.
Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the requirements for diversity, computer literacy and the capstone project.
Employability Requirements: To qualify for an esthetician’s license from the Washington State Department of Licensing, a student must successfully complete the technical courses offered in the program, complete 1,200 hours of technical instruction, and pass both the written and practical exams for the Department of Licensing.
|Course Number||Class Title||Credits|
|ES 105||Anatomy and Physiology for Estheticians||2|
|ES 110||Histology and Physiology of the Skin||4|
|ES 113||Introduction to Cosmetic Chemistry||3|
|ES 116||Medical Chart Notation and Medical Terminology for Estheticians||4|
|ES 120||Skin Diseases or Disorders||5|
|ES 123||Bacteriology, Salon Safety and Sanitation||4|
|ES 125||Facial Procedures||4|
|ES 128||Temporary Hair Removal||5|
|ES 130||Makeup Applications||2|
|ES 132||Skin Care and Body Treatments||4|
|ES 134||Machine Facials||4|
|ES 136||Microdermabrasion and Superficial Peels||4|
|ES 138||Spa/Clinical Operations||1|
|ES 140||Clinical Applications I||7|
|ES 143||Clinical Applications II||7|
|ES 146||Corrective Concealing Makeup||1|
|ES 149||Laser Theory and Applications||5|
|ES 150||Medium Depth Peels||2|
|ES 152||Pharmacology for Estheticians||1|
|ES 154||Advanced Skin Care and Massage Techniques||5|
|ES 155||Advanced Cosmetic Chemistry||4|
|ES 157||Business Plan and Professional Development||2|
|ES 158||State Board Prep||2|
|ES 159||Introduction to Business Planning and Professional Development||1|
|English Composition (or higher) or Public Speaking||5|
|Any 100-Level Math Class||5|
|General Psychology (or other social science or humanities class)||5|
|BIOL& 175||Human Biology W/Lab||5|
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.
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.
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.
Survey of common medical charting notations and terminology employed in medical practice, particularly as they relate to spa, salon, and medical office environments.
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.
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.
Introduction to facial procedures, including client intake and assessment, skin analysis, clinical indications and contraindications, European facial instruction, product selections and recommendations.
Survey of temporary hair removal, covering contraindications and methods of epilation, including mechanical advantage, safety and sanitation employed in the esthetics profession.
History of makeup application. Course includes color theory and basic makeup application techniques.
Body treatments to include mud wraps, body scrubs, wet and dry room techniques, back treatments, and cellulite body treatments.
Includes indications, contraindications and safety for electrical modalities, including galvanic, high frequency, and microcurrent.
Covers clinical exfoliation and desquamation techniques employing chemical and mechanical methods.
Realistic training in our student-run clinic incorporating point of sale, dispensary, laundry, spa and clinical operations and management positions.
Realistic training in our student-run clinic incorporating every aspect of an exemplar esthetics practice.
Realistic training in our student-run clinic incorporating every aspect of an exemplar esthetics practice and advanced modalities.
Theory and application of corrective and concealing techniques for makeup applications.
Didactic and hands-on applications of multiple laser modalities. Course will include all related safety and first aid components.
Didactic and hands on applications of clinical-based medium depth peels. Course includes all related safety and first aid measures.
This course includes common medications and drug interactions as they pertain to esthetic skin-care services.
This course includes advanced modalities of skin care including MLD and other industry-related techniques.
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.
Independent research and preparation of a business plan and portfolio as capstone project.
This course includes kit preparation and simulation of state board examinations.
This course introduces the learner to outlining business plans by obtaining demographics, researching profit and loss statements and outlining startup costs.
|ENGL& 101||English Composition I||5|
|ENG 102||Composition: Argumentation & Research||5|
|ENG 104||Business Writing||5|
|ENGL& 235||Technical Writing||5|
|CMST& 220||Public Speaking||5|
|MAT 103||Business Mathematics||5|
|MAT 104||Introductory Computer Mathematics||5|
|MAT 105||Mathematics for Industrial Professionals||5|
|MAT 106||Math for Electronics||5|
|MAT 108||Math for Health Occupations||5|
|MAT 110||Math for Non-Science Majors||5|
|MATH& 141||Precalculus I||5|
|MATH& 142||Precalculus II, Functional Trigonometry||5|
|MATH& 146||Introduction to Stats||5|
|MATH& 151||Calculus I||5|
|MATH& 152||Calculus II||5|
|PSYC& 100DIV||General Psychology||5|
This course is an in-depth approach to body systems, emphasizing the relationship between structure and functions. This is a laboratory course appropriate for non-science majors or for students beginning study in life sciences.