Esthetist

Certificate - 24 credits

About this program
Esthetics is the non-medical treatment of the skin, its disorders and function. Instruction includes the sciences of anatomy, dermatology and chemistry as related to skin care; sanitation and safety procedures; Minnesota statutes and laws which pertain to the regulation of the practice of skin care; and elementary service skills.The Board of Cosmetologists, which is the cosmetology licensing body, requires 600 hours of clinical time in order to become licensed in the State of Minnesota. Upon completion of 600 hours and passing of the state exam, a license will be issued.
Program outcomes
  1. Relate the knowledge and technical procedures to perform proficiently in all esthetist skills.
  2. Apply ethical behaviors and human relation skills with patrons, employers and co-workers.
  3. Show professionalism in response to all relationships in the esthetist salon environment.
  4. Know and understand the Minnesota state laws, rules and regulations that pertain to the individual policies or responsibilities of all esthetist license holders.
  5. Employ sanitation procedures and perform safety procedures in compliance with Minnesota laws and rules.
  6. Evaluate disorders or diseases that should be referred to a physician.
  7. Prepare and know the specific uses and safety of all equipment and supplies used in the esthetist salon.
  8. Prepare the chemical formulas necessary to ensure accurate product knowledge to perform esthetist services.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440
Tracks

Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
13 Required courses
11 Restricted electives in special requirements
24 Total

primary

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
COSM1000 Principles and Practices 3
COSM1002 Client Consultations 1
COSM1003 License Preparation 1
COSM1004 Cosmetic Chemistry and Makeup Applications 1
COSM1006 Spa Therapies 1
COSM1010 Eyelash Extensions 1
COSM1100 Salon Safety 1
COSM1109 Skin Analysis 1
COSM1157 Histology of the Skin 1
COSM1159 Facials, Make-Up, and Hair Removal 1
COSM1179 Minnesota Cosmetology Laws and Rules 1

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
11 COSM1200- Salon Practicum, COSM2800-Alexandria Body Sugaring
Plans

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1st Summer Term - 6 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
COSM1006 Spa Therapies 1
COSM1010 Eyelash Extensions 1

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
4 COSM1200- Salon Practicum, COSM2800-Alexandria Body Sugaring

1st Spring Term - 18 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
COSM1000 Principles and Practices 3
COSM1002 Client Consultations 1
COSM1003 License Preparation 1
COSM1004 Cosmetic Chemistry and Makeup Applications 1
COSM1100 Salon Safety 1
COSM1109 Skin Analysis 1
COSM1157 Histology of the Skin 1
COSM1159 Facials, Make-Up, and Hair Removal 1
COSM1179 Minnesota Cosmetology Laws and Rules 1

Additional Requirements:

Requirement
7 COSM1200- Salon Practicum, COSM2800-Alexandria Body Sugaring