Licensed professional estheticians work as skin care specialists to provide treatments to the face and body that cleanse and beautify the skin, including facials, full-body treatments, hair removal, makeup application and head and neck massages. They work in salons, spas, hotels, resorts, cruise ships, skin care and cosmetic companies; or may be self-employed practitioners working in their own business or home practice.
Certificate code: CE.ESTHETIC-PREP
What is the job outlook?
Employment of estheticians and other skin specialists is expected to increase by 38 percent through 2018, much faster than average professions, primarily due to the popularity of skin treatments for relaxation and medical well-being. Skin-care specialists earn an average annual salary of $38,000.
What is the training?
Offered in partnership with The Chesapeake School of Esthetics: Skin Care and Makeup Artistry, this training consists of six noncredit courses running a total of 20 weeks. 277 hours is theory, including anatomy and physiology, bacteriology, sanitation, skin disorders, ingredient and product knowledge, chemistry and nutrition. 323 hours is practical training in facial and body treatments, European facial massage, skin analysis, hair removal techniques, professional makeup application, application of skin care equipment, color analysis and communication and retails skills. Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to apply for the written and practical Maryland State Board of Cosmetology Esthetic Examination in order to obtain a Maryland state license. Total Hours: 720
What courses will I take?
BNS-564 - Skin Care History, Ethics and Image
BNS-565 - Skin Care Bacteriology, Sanitation and Diseases
BNS-566 - Cosmetic Chemistry and Nutrition for Skin Care
BNS-567 - Skin Analysis and Treatments for Esthetics
BNS-568 - Advanced Topics in Esthetics
BNS-569 - Esthetics Theory and Applications
What credentials can I earn?
Upon successful completion, students will earn an AACC continuing education certificate and will be able to apply for the written and practical Maryland State Board of Cosmetology Esthetics Examination in order to obtain a Maryland state license. To receive the AACC certificate students must complete and submit the form to our office. The form and instructions can be found at www.aacc.edu/coned/certificates.
What will it cost?
$8,934 for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees
Additional costs for textbook, basic materials and supplies for home practice total approximately $1,700. Learn more about our new payment plans for selected courses.
What are the requirements?
Students must be...
1. 17 years of age and provide a copy of their high school diploma/transcripts of G.E.D.
2. 17 years of age and provide proof of completing the 9th grade AND take the Abilty to Benefit Examination and have a passing score of at least a 24.
How do I enroll?
Students must complete and interview with both the Continuing Professional Education department and the Chesapeake School of Esthetics prior to registration. Contact the program coordinator below. Use certificate code CE.ESTHETIC-PREP.
Visit www.aacc.edu/coned/certifcates to learn more about earning a continuing education certificates.
For more information contact Mar-Lynn Mickens at 410-777-2560 or firstname.lastname@example.org.