This certificate may lead to employment competency but does
not lead to an Associate degree.

In depth study of skin care and related sciences. 

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Apply basic principles of California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Act and Regulations.
  • Recognize the importance of skin care related sciences.
  • Describe the differences between sanitation, disinfection, and sterilization. 
Required Courses (20 units)  Units
COS-62A Level I Esthetician Concepts  10
COS-62B Level II Esthetician Concepts  10

Completion of esthetician courses (each with a grade of “C” or better) entitles the student to the Esthetician certificate and eligibility for the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology licensing exam. Transfer students possessing eligible esthetician hours of applied effort will be placed in the appropriate section with the approval of the department chair.