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Esthetics Technology Certificate

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The Esthetics Technology curriculum provides competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles and hands-on fundamentals associated with the art of skin care. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment that enables students to develop manipulative skills.

Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional Esthetics Technology, business/human relations, product knowledge, and other related topics.

Graduates should be prepared to take the North Carolina Cosmetology State Board Licensing Exam and upon passing be licensed and qualify for employment in beauty and cosmetic/skin care salons, as a platform artist, and in related businesses.

Successful applicants for the certificate must complete all courses listed below with at least a grade of C.

The Mountain Tech Spa, an on-campus spa facility located in the Birch Building, provides practical experience for Esthetics students under the direction of College faculty.

Specific Program Requirements

1   General college admission requirements.

2.  Completion of required Hepatitis B vaccine. First dose to be completed by the first day of class. Second Hepatitis B vaccine to be completed at least one month after the first dose. Third dose must be completed six months after the first.

3.  Esthetics Technology students must clock out when leaving the laboratory. To earn hours, students must be physically present in the laboratory.

4.             Students should be physically able to operate esthetics equipment and safely use products used in esthetics.

First Semester (Fall)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
COS 119 Esthetics Concepts I 2
COS 120 Esthetics Salon I 6

Second Semester (Spring)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
COS 125 Esthetics Concepts II 2
COS 126 Esthetics Salon II 6

Total Credit Hours Required


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