Esthetics

Course Description

The curriculum involves 600 hours to satisfy California State requirements. The course includes technical instruction and practical operations in facials, eyebrow arching and hair removal, skin analysis, and make-up. The curriculum also stresses the following: sanitation, quality customer service, personal appearance, and hygiene, personal motivation and development, positive attitude, state laws and regulations, salon type administration, and job interviewing.

Goals and Objectives

  1. To provide a quality educational system to prepare each student to pass the State Board examination. That quality system includes providing an
    outstanding facility and experienced, qualified instructors.
  2. To train and graduate students who are prepared, confident, and excited to enter a successful career as estheticians.

Measurable Performance Objectives

  1. Receive the required number of clock hours of training.
  2. Complete and receive passing grades on all practical graduation requirements and projects to include exams, both practical and theory.
  3. Satisfactorily pass final written and practical exams.
  4. Receive a graduation certificate or plaque.
  5. Pass state board exam.


Instructional Techniques and Method

The 600-hour education is provided through a sequential set of learning steps which address specific tasks necessary for State Board preparation, graduation, and job entry skills. Clinic equipment, implements, and products are comparable to those used in the industry. Each student will receive instruction that relates to the performance of useful, creative, and productive career-oriented activities. The course is presented through well-developed lesson plans that reflect the latest educational methods. Subjects are presented by means of lecture, demonstration, and student participation. Audio-visual aids, guest speakers, and other related learning methods may be used in the course.

Evaluation Procedures and Required Level of Achievement

The following tests and grading procedures are incorporated into the student’s 600-hour course:

  1. Students must receive 70% or higher on each theory exam in the following areas as they pertain to the practices of an esthetician:
    • chemistry
    • health and safety
    • disinfection and sanitation
    • anatomy and physiology
    • facials
    • eyebrow arching and hair removal
    • make-up
    • communication skills
    • record keeping
    • employment development
    • ethics
    • modeling
  2. Students will be evaluated on practical performance in disinfection and sanitation and for complete services on another person of
    • facials (both manual and chemical)
    • other chemical procedures (chemical skin peels, packs, masks, and scrubs)
    • waxing and depilatory
    • hair removal and eyebrow arching
    • facials
    • eyebrow arching and hair removal
    • eyebrow application
    • make-up application

Grading

A = 90% to 100%

B= 80% to 89%

C=70% to 79%

F=69% or below = failing

California State Law Requirements

The California State Law requires that students have 600 clock hours of training and be graduated from a licensed cosmetology school to qualify for an initial esthetician license. Following graduation, students are required to take a State Board Practical and Written Examination before receiving the esthetician license. The license is a protected license and must be renewed every two years.