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Esthetician Certificate

Location(s): In Person

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Program Overview

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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Program Outcomes

  1. Graduates will perform skin care services.
  2. Graduates will recommend skin care products to clients.
  3. Graduates will perform brow & lash tinting, lash extensions, waxing, and body treatments.
  4. Graduates will demonstrate the skills necessary for the practical skills test.

Program Faculty

Lindsey Raven

Molly Brouhard

Program Length

Full-time students can complete the program in one semester provided the 3-credit General Education requirement has also been met.

Full-time Options

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.

Program Requirements

Required Program Orientation
All Cosmetology, Esthetics and Nail Technician applicants must attend a program orientation prior to enrollment as a full-time student. Please call the Clinic receptionist at 651.846.1329 to reserve your space at an orientation.

Course Sequence

The following sequence is required. Not all courses are offered during summer session.

1 Semester - Day Full-time

Total Semester Credits: 22

Total Program Credits: 22


Saint Paul College - A Community and Technical College Esthetician Program is a CIDESCO school. This means the program is allowed to prepare candidates for the CIDESCO examination.

Comite International d’ Esthetique et de Cosmetologie
e-mail: info@cidesco.com
website: www.cidesco.com

Information is subject to change. This Program Requirements Guide is not a contract.

Minimum Program Entry Requirements
Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: Score of 240+ or grade of “C” or better in READ 0721  or READ 0724  or EAPP 0860  

Writing: Score of 240+ or grade of “C” or better in ENGL 0921  or EAPP 0870  

Arithmetic: Score of 237+

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Saint Paul College programs may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

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