Major ID: 056C
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer - online CHSN 1698 & CHSN 1699 only
Esthetician services include specialized work with skin care products, analysis of skin, skin exfoliation, massage techniques, and facials. Students learn to tint brows and lashes, apply makeup, provide temporary hair removal, and use a steamer and mag-lights.
After esthetician students complete 600 hours of skills and theory training and pass the written exam through the State designated testing service and skills certification, they are eligible for licensure through the Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners. Estheticians work in a variety of settings including salons, spas, and fitness centers.
Licensing or certification exams are independent of graduation requirements.
- Graduates will perform skin care services.
- Graduates will recommend skin care products to clients.
- Graduates will perform brow & lash tinting, lash extensions, waxing, and body treatments.
- Graduates will demonstrate the skills necessary for the practical skills test.
Full-time students can complete the program in one semester provided the 3-credit General Education requirement has also been met.
Full-time students can complete the program in one semester by attending 32 hours per week (Tuesday - Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm).
Textbook and Supply Costs
Students should expect to spend approximately $2,200.00 for books and supplies. This cost is beyond the cost of tuition and fees. In addition, there is a fee to take the Minnesota licensure exam.
Items can be purchased in the College Bookstore. Be prepared to purchase all esthetics kits with the instructor on the second day of class. Financial aid must have been completed.
Cosmetology Student Handbook/ Agreement Form
All new and returning students will need to access D2L Brightspace PRIOR to the first day of classes to read the Cosmetology student handbook. After you have read the handbook, you must print and sign Student Agreement Form, Hepatitis B Vaccination/Declination Form, Property and Equipment Form, and Rollabout Form and return them to your instructor on the first day of class before you will be admitted to class. You will need to perform this task prior to the first day of each semester. Please direct questions to the assigned instructor of your first class.