Major ID: 415C
Program Start: Dates Fall, Spring
This certificate is designed for the licensed esthetician or licensed cosmetologist who wants to examine for the International CIDESCO certification. It provides the course work to support the CIDESCO exam prep class and CIDESCO examination. With CIDESCO certification, the licensed esthetician is able to complete a massage program, certify as a massage therapist, complete a nail technician program and obtain a nail technician license. CIDESCO is the world’s largest major International Beauty Association. Program enrollment requires a current Minnesota Cosmetology or Esthetics license.
The CIDESCO certification holder is cross trained and able to offer potential employers, skills in esthetics, massage therapy, body assessment and treatment and nail care. Cross trained therapists are able to work in spas, fitness centers, 5 star resort spas, and on cruise ships.
- Graduates will have knowledge and skills in esthetician services.
- Graduates will be prepared to take the International CIDESCO practical and written exam.
- Graduates will have prepared their case studies project.
- Graduates will have a deeper understanding of the skin and skin analysis.
- Graduates will have knowledge and skills for work and life roles.
Textbook and Supply Costs
Students should expect to spend approximately $1,900.00 for esthetics books and supplies (ESTH 1645 , ESTH 1650 & ESTH 1651 ). Tuition, college fees, and books required for remaining courses are not included in this cost. Items can be purchased in the College Bookstore. Financial aid must have been completed.
Current Minnesota Esthetics or Cosmetology License:
Students must bring a copy of their license on the first day of class. A copy will be added to the students’ permanent file.