ESTHETICS TECHNOLOGY COS 12.0409 (Short-Term Certificate)

Program Description: Esthetics Technology includes the specialization of skin care. Students learn how to provide preventative and maintenance care for the skin. Job Opportunities: The Esthetics Technology program is designed to provide students with basic knowledge and skills for employment as an esthetician in a salon, spa or as a cosmetic consultant. They may also manufacture, sell, and apply cosmetics. With specialized training, they may choose to work for a dermatologist and provide various treatments for problematic skin under supervision. Admission Requirements: High School diploma, GED, or completion of 10 th grade and demonstrated ability to benefit. State Legal Requirements for Licensure: Cosmetologist/estheticians are required to be licensed by the Alabama Board of Cosmetology to work in Alabama.

Program-level Student Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the Esthetics Program:

1. Students will be able to demonstrate safe and sanitary procedures while working in a salon environment. 2. Students will be able to apply the business and communication principles necessary for working in a salon environment. 3. Students will be able to explain and perform various procedures used in facial treatments.

Typical Student Load and Courses by Semester Note: This is a sample course sequence. Courses scheduled each semester may vary according to student progress and the need for developmental classes.

Course Number/Course Name First Semester COS 134 Advanced Esthetics

Lab Hrs.

Credit Hrs.

Theory Hrs.

1 0

4 9 0 9

3 3 3

COS 135 Advanced Esthetics Applications

COS 181 Special Topics


COS 165 Related Subjects Estheticians







Second Semester

Theory Hrs.

Lab Hrs.

Credit Hrs.


2022-23 College Catalog and Student Handbook

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