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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Esthetics (CRT.ESTH)

The Esthetics program meets the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation standard requirements pertaining to faculty qualifications, equipment, facilities, course content and contact hours. Entrance into the Esthetics program is fall semester only following a screening process. A total of 750 consecutive hours is required for completion of the program. In addition to tuition and service fees, Esthetic students will purchase uniforms, an esthetics kit and workbooks. To secure a state license as an esthetician, each student is required to take a written Illinois state board examination upon completion of the curriculum.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
COS-061
Computer Appl for Cosmetology

COS-061
Computer Appl for Cosmetology

Provides an opportunity for the student to work with various types of software on the microcomputer. These learning activities include MS Windows, word processing, spreadsheet design, database management, Internet access, and cosmetology specific software.

Course Outline

3.0
EST-041
Esthetics I

EST-041
Esthetics I

Introduction to the principles and applications of basic skin care. The student is introduced to the history of skin care, professional ethics, sanitation, anatomy and physiology, and cosmetic chemistry.

Course Outline

+
6.5
EST-042
Esthetics II

EST-042
Esthetics II

Focuses on histology of the skin, disorders and diseases, skin analysis, correct product selection and treatment room preparation.


Course Outline

* +
6.5

Semester Totals

16.0
Second Semester
EST-043
Esthetics III

EST-043
Esthetics III

This course is designed to introduce the esthetician to facial massage techniques, hair removal, make-up application, basic facials and other skin treatments.


Course Outline

* +++
6.0
EST-044
Esthetics IV

EST-044
Esthetics IV

Focuses on the basics of electricity, light therapy, implements and electrical current used with facial machines and microdermabrasion.


Course Outline

* +++
6.0
COS-060
Salon Management

COS-060
Salon Management

Covers areas of opportunity and the outlook for small business managers, success and failure patterns, capital needs and sources, organizing, directing, controlling, finance, locations, facilities, marketing, and inventory control.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Summer Term
EST-045
Esthetics V

EST-045
Esthetics V

Continuation of Esthetics IV. Concentrated toward advanced esthetics, salon/spa business, retailing products and career planning.


Course Outline

* ++++
6.0

Semester Totals

6.0

Total Program Hours

37.0
 

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