Esthetics

Diploma
Residential
English

Program Description

The Esthetics Diploma Program provides students with knowledge of skin analysis, disorders and treatments, and services such as facial care, microdermabrasion, and spa management. Upon completion of this program, students have the opportunity to obtain entry-level positions in the skin-care field.

Why Esthetics?

The esthetics program is focused on the treatment of the skin and its appendages. Our training covers a vast range of treatment varying from the basic to the innovative. Our instructors will inspire and educate students to create a solid foundation as future professionals in this career.

Possible Employment Opportunities *

  • Esthetician
  • Clinical Esthetician
  • Facial Specialist
  • Skin-Care Specialist

Credential Earned

Esthetics Diploma

Related Certifications

  • Facial Specialist license

Duration of the Program

13 Months
Total Contact Hours: 870
Lecture Hours: 380
Lab Hours: 340
Esthetics Internship or Externship H: 150

Core Courses

The Profession, Florida Law, and Ethics

This course features the historical background and evolution process of the esthetics profession. The dress code, makeup, behavior, and attitudes of the future professional, ethics, and the Florida law are fully discussed. Different specialization and possible job opportunities for future graduates are included in this course.

Hair Removal (Epilation) / Electricity

In this laboratory students will learn the basics of hair growth and the different techniques to remove face and body hair, temporarily or permanently. They will review the process of conducting a client consultation and needs assessment, and explaining the process in detail to the client. The students in this course will start working with face and body hair removal using the following procedures: shaving, chemical depilation, soft and hard waxing, tweezing, and sugaring. They will learn the theoretical application of permanent hair removal methods such as electrolysis, galvanic electricity, thermolysis, blending, photo-depilation or pulse light, and other procedures.

Skin Analysis, Disorders, and Treatments

In this course, students learn the structure and functions of the integumentary system. Topics of study include proper techniques for skin care, product knowledge, safety, sanitation, skin analysis, diseases, disorders, facial machines, and principles of facial massage. This course will focus on the theoretical discussion of skin categories, advanced skin disorders, skin cancer, treatments, and analysis.

Skin and Face Care Principles (Esthetics)

This course introduces the study of skin composition, skin care, medical conditions, skin treatments, and the products recommended for the healing process. The course will provide an overview of the most common skin conditions, esthetic manipulations, and the healing effects. The course will focus on the structure and function of the skin, and the healing process.

Facial Care I – Lab

This course provides an introduction to basic facial procedures. Demonstrations will be provided with step-by-step instructions on the basic facial care procedures. Students will practice face care techniques and other entry-level skills needed for business and financial success. Home-care skin services, the basics of nutrition, specialized products for skin issues, and facial massage will also be discussed. Lab included.

Facial Care II – Lab

The focus of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and techniques to practice different face makeup types and various applications according to the occasion. It will also provide face makeup techniques for individual facial characteristics and skin conditions. The adequate products, instruments, and equipment for artificial eyelashes and eyebrow designs are also practiced. Lab included.

Professional Makeup I

The focus of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and techniques to practice different face makeup types and various applications according to the occasion. It will also provide face makeup techniques for individual facial characteristics and skin conditions. The adequate products, instruments, and equipment for artificial eyelashes and eyebrow designs are also practiced. Lab included.

Professional Makeup II

This course is designed to provide students with advanced makeup techniques. The course will take the student from facial anatomy and shapes, color theory, corrective techniques, day and evening makeup applications, to mineral, airbrush, bridal, theatrical, and camouflage makeup. It will also cover the proper techniques of eyelash extensions. This course will focus on eyebrow tinting and special effects makeup. Lab included.

Advanced Body Treatments I (Microdermabrasion, Lymphatic Drainage and Cellulite Treatments)

This course provides an overview of the different therapies available to correct adverse skin reactions and changes caused by environmental factors, frequent weight gain or loss, aging factors, neglected skin, and oily, dry, or combination skin. Students will have the opportunity to learn different techniques and esthetics products, instruments, and equipment to deal with different body treatments to accomplish skin improvements. Students will practice body scrubs, body wraps, cellulite wraps, microdermabrasion, and manual lymphatic drainage massage. Lab included.

Advanced Body Treatments II (Medical Esthetic)

In this course of body treatments, students will have the opportunity to learn the theory of medical treatments, procedures, and techniques that can only be performed by an esthetician under the supervision of a licensed medical professional. The students will learn the different types of medical procedures performed by physicians that are related to the esthetic profession. Also, they will learn the theory behind esthetics procedures following a medical protocol that includes using the correct products and operating the chosen equipment to care for the patient’s skin before and after medical treatments or surgery. Students will practice advanced body treatments, including chemical peels. Lab included.

Entrepreneurship

In this course, students will study all aspects of salon or any business-related operations including physical plan, furnishings and supplies, systems, personnel, and the overall function in the beauty business community. The main focus of this course is to teach students the concepts, skills, and operations necessary to supervise and manage a skin-care center or related business such as esthetic supply stores, cosmetic sales, etc. Emphasis will be placed on daily operations, record-keeping, inventory control, and personnel supervision.

Hygiene and Sterilization, including HIV

This course introduces the study of bacteriology and infection control procedures necessary for the safe practice of the esthetician. Topics include microbiology, practical infection control, sterilization and monitoring, chemical disinfectants, aseptic techniques, infectious diseases, OSHA standards, and first aid. Students will receive four (4) hours of HIV/AIDS awareness training.

Chemistry and Electricity

The course provides the theoretical concepts related to the presence of chemicals and electricity in hair, beauty products, and equipment. The focus is on using the correct and adequate materials and products. Among the topics to be covered are a description of a safe working area, the proper client preparation for the procedure, the performance of the correct techniques and the proper use of the products and equipment. Lab included.

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology

This course is designed to provide an overview of the basic anatomy of the human body. The course will focus on the structure and function of the face, hands, and feet. The muscular, circulatory, and nervous systems are also discussed. The course will provide students with an understanding of histology of the cell and the skin as it pertains to the profession.

Hand and Foot Treatments – Lab

This course provides an overview of the musculoskeletal system, including arms, legs, hands, and feet. It will provide students with a demonstration of paraffin treatment and microdermabrasion. It will focus on the relationship among the muscular, circulatory, and nervous systems as they pertain to the massage techniques. Lab included.

Related Programs

Campuses Available

Admission Requirements

High school diploma or a recognized equivalent.

Applicants for the cosmetology and esthetics programs must be at least sixteen years of age or have received a high school diploma as of their scheduled graduation date from the program. This requirement is established in consideration of §§477.019(2) (a), 477.0201(1) (a), Fla. Stat. (2010).

Possible Employment Opportunities *

  • Esthetician
  • Clinical Esthetician
  • Facial Specialist
  • Skin-Care Specialist

* These examples are intended to serve only as a general guide of possible employment opportunities. There are many factors that determine the job an individual may obtain and Florida Technical College cannot guarantee its graduates any particular job. Some positions may require a license or other certifications. We encourage you to research the requirements for the particular position you desire.

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