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Advanced Practice Esthetics Associate of Applied Science Degree

Location(s): In Person


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Program Overview

Major ID: 410A

Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring Summer - online CHSN 1698  & CHSN 1699  only

The Advanced Practice Esthetics (AP) AAS degree includes the complete basic esthetics certification program, the complete AP esthetics certificate program, and the general education requirements required for completion of a two year AAS degree. AP Esthetics service include specialized training and clinical practice in four AP esthetics categories: chemical exfoliation of the skin, exfoliation of the skin using a machine or device, advanced skin care techniques, and skin needling.

The Advanced Practice Esthetics (AP) AAS degree is designed to be the next level of training for the esthetician or cosmetologist that wishes to specialize in the afore mentioned categories including; advanced understanding of skin anatomy and physiology, skin histology, skin care products and ingredients, pre and post treatment regimens, client consultation including skin analysis and skin typing, and risk management. Students learn to perform chemical peels, hydrodermabrasion, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, skin needling, facials utilizing machines, electrical devices, facial lymphatic drainage massage, and advanced extractions using needles and lancets.

Career Opportunities

After AP Esthetics students complete all theory, practical training and state testing as defined in Rule by the State of Minnesota and the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology, they are eligible for licensing through the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology. AP estheticians work in a variety of settings including salons, spas, fitness centers, medi-spa’s, and skin clinics. AP estheticians may also have their own Advanced Practice Esthetics business.

Final licensing and/or state testing are independent of graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

  1. Graduates will be able to perform advanced exfoliation using chemicals.
  2. Graduates will be able to perform advanced exfoliation using machine or device.
  3. Graduates will be able to perform advanced extractions using lancets and needles.
  4. Graduates will be able to perform electrical energy treatments.
  5. Graduates will be able to perform skin needling.
  6. Graduates will be able to perform facial lymphatic drainage massage.
  7. Graduates will be able to perform advanced client consultations.

Program Faculty

Elizabeth Elshaboury
elizabeth.elshaboury@saintpaul.edu

Textbook and Supply Costs

Students should expect to spend approximately $3,900.00 for AP esthetics books and supplies. Tuition, college fees and books for remaining courses are not included in this cost. Items can be purchased in the Online College Bookstore. Be prepared to purchase all Esthetics kits with the instructor on the second day of class during the corresponding semester.

Financial aid must have been completed. In addition, there are fees to take the Minnesota licensure exam and obtain a Minnesota license.

Transfer Opportunities

Saint Paul College has transfer agreements & partnerships between many post-secondary institutions. For more information please go to saintpaul.edu/Transfer.

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.

Advanced Esthetics Classes Prerequisite

In order to register for Advanced level esthetics classes series ESTH 17XX, students must have verification of: completion of all training and passing results of all state written and practical skills testing for basic esthetics or cosmetology in accordance with Law and Rule of the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology; or current/ active Minnesota basic esthetician or Minnesota cosmetology license.

All necessary documents must be submitted to the program faculty for verification prior to registration.

Program Requirements


Required Program Orientation
All Cosmetology, Esthetics, Advanced Practice Esthetician, 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.

General Education/MnTC Requirements


Refer to the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Course List  for each Goal Area

General Education Requirements: 19 Credits


Course Sequence


The course sequence listed on the back of this guide is recommended.

Two possible options for course sequence with General education classes at beginning of program or at the end.

Option One


First Semester


Total Semester Credits: 22

Second Semester


All 17XX level classes run concurrently in the same semester. In order to register for Advanced level esthetics classes series ESTH 17XX, students must have verification of: completion of all training and passing results of all state written and practical skills testing for basic esthetics or cosmetology in accordance with Law and Rule of the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology; or current/active Minnesota basic esthetician or Minnesota cosmetology license.

Total Semester Credits: 19

Third Semester


Total Semester Credits: 19

Option Two


First Semester


Total Semester Credits: 19

Second Semester


Total Semester Credits: 22

Third Semester


All 17XX level classes run concurrently in the same semester. In order to register for Advanced level esthetics classes series ESTH 17XX, students must have verification of: completion of all training and passing results of all state written and practical skills testing for basic esthetics or cosmetology in accordance with Law and Rule of the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology; or current/active Minnesota basic esthetician or Minnesota cosmetology license.

Total Semester Credits: 19

Total Program Credits: 60


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  

Quant. Reasoning, Algebra & Stats: Score of 250+ or Adv. Algebra & Functions: Score of 215+ or grade of “C” or better in MATH 0910  

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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