Cosmetology - Esthetics Technology

What you can get

 - Esthetics Technology
: Certificate Program
Certificate - Esthetics (High School Career and College Promise)

What it's about

The Esthetics Technology curriculum provides competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the art of skin care. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment, which enables students to develop manipulative skills.

The daytime Esthetics program accepts new students every Fall.

Jobs available

  • Esthetician
  • Skin Care Specialist
  • Spa Technician
  • Facialist
  • Medical Esthetician
  • Skin Care Technician

Courses you'll take

Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional Esthetics Technology, business/human relations, product knowledge, and other related topics.

An essential element in the success of the College’s Esthetics program is the opportunity for students to complete their clinical practice in a simulated salon that serves as a learning laboratory. Through supervised hands-on interactions with clients, students practice and demonstrate mastery of competencies needed for successful employment in the field. Former students have rated this real-life experience as critical in the mastery of professional skills and clinical procedures as well as awareness about the role of the Esthetician in the work environment. 

What you'll gain

Graduates should be prepared to take the North Carolina Cosmetology State Board Licensing Exam and upon passing be licensed and qualify for employment in beauty and cosmetic/skin care salons, as a platform artist, and in related businesses.



Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in Esthetic treatment skill sets. 
  2. Access and use a variety of resources to remain current in the field of Esthetics. 
  3. Integrate objective and subjective data to create individual treatment plans for clients in a spa setting.

Technical Standards: 

In addition to DCCC requirements and course objectives, there are professional standards that encompass communication, motor skills, sensory and cognitive ability, and professional conduct that are essential for the competent study and practice of esthetics. These technical standards are published in the Student Handbook, and/or are available from program faculty. Esthetics Technical Standards 

Admission Requirements: 

In accordance with the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Arts law, please submit an original social security card, tax ID card, or student visa information. In addition, please submit a government issued ID and proof of date of birth to Cosmetic Arts Faculty or Staff at the mandatory program orientation. You will not be able to start Esthetics class until you complete this requirement.

Progression Requirements:

Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in COS prefix courses in order to progress in the program.

Projected  Costs

Tuition & fees $700 (per semester) $1,216 tuition + $160 fees each semester for the total program
Book bundle $300 (1st semester only)  
Implement kit $425 (1st semester only)  
Uniform tops (per uniform shirt) $35 - $45 (1st semester and as needed) Will need to purchase solid black pants and solid black closed toes/closed heel shoes from store of choice
Required nametag: 1st free ($10 to replace)  
Total Program Estimate: $2,125.00  
Reminder: All costs are estimates and subject to change without prior notice