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Curriculum for Esthetician Course (600 Clock Hours)
The curriculum for students enrolled in an Esthetician course shall consist of six hundred (600) clock hours of technical instruction and practical operations covering all practices of an Esthetician, pursuant to Section 7354 of the Cosmetology Act. For the purpose of this section, technical instruction shall mean instruction by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation, or examination. Practical operation shall mean the actual performance by the student of a complete service on another person. Such technical instruction and practical operations shall include:
350 Hours of Technical Instruction and Practical Training in Facials
200 Hours of Technical Instruction in Health and Safety
50 Hours of Technical Instruction and Practical Training in Hair Removal and Make-up
Esthetician Performance Objectives: Acquire knowledge of laws and rules regulating California Cosmetology establishing practices, acquire the knowledge of sanitation and sterilization as related to all phases of skin, acquire the knowledge of general theory relative to Esthetics including anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and theory and acquire business management techniques common to Esthetics.
Potential Occupations after Completion: Facialist, Licensed Esthetician, Esthetician, Skin Technician
Skills to be Developed: Learn the proper use of implements relative to all Esthetician services, acquire the knowledge of analyzing the skin prior to all services to determine any disorders, will learn the procedures and terminology used in performing all Esthetician services, will learn the application of daytime and evening make-up to include the application of individual and false strip eyelashes and also learn the proper procedure of plain and electrical facials.
Attitudes and Appreciations to be Developed: Be able to appreciate good workmanship common to Cosmetician, possess a positive attitude towards the public and fellow workers, appreciate honesty and integrity and have improved personality in dealing with patrons and colleagues.
Student’s academic performance is graded two times throughout the program, at the scheduled completion of: 300 and 600 clock hours. At each grading period, an average grade, in the scale of 0 to 100, will be calculated with the following weights:
1. Theory exam scores count 40% toward the grade
2. Practical Operations scores count 40% toward the grade
3. Professionalism count 20% toward the grade
In addition, a student must successfully complete the minimum percentage of work at a scheduled evaluation times outlined below, allowing completion of the program within the established time frames not exceeding the 150% time frame.
Additional training will be given in the following subject matters: The student will learn additional information pertaining to professional ethics and personal hygiene to meet the employment standards of the industry. Professional Ethics, Hygiene and Grooming, Salesmanship, Record Keeping, Sanitation Duties, Desk and Lab Assignments, Salon Management and Ethics, Resume Development, Job Search, Job Interview
Graduation Requirements: When a student has completed the required theory hours and practical operations in Esthetician with a GPA of “C” (70%) or better including a final exam, he or she is awarded a diploma certifying his or her graduation. Students are assisted in completing the necessary documents to file for the appropriate Barbering and Cosmetology
There is no requirement for internships or externships.
Licensing Requirements: Applicant must be 17 years of age or older and have completed the 10th Grade, 600 hours in an approved School and passing of a California State or National Interstate Council (NIC) Written and Practical examinations with a minimum score of 75 (out of 100)