Esthetician services include specialized work with skin care products, analysis of skin, skin exfoliation, massage techniques and facials. Students learn to tint brows and lashes, apply makeup, provide temporary hair removal, and use machines designed to administer skin treatments.
After esthetician students complete 600 hours of skills and theory training and pass the written exam through the State designated testing service and skills certification, they are eligible for licensure through the Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners.
Licensing or certification exams are independent of graduation requirements.
Diploma program prepares the student
for the CIDESCO examination. CIDESCO certification holders are able to license as an esthetician technician, certify as a massage therapist and license as a nail technician upon completion of clinic nail hours. Cross trained therapists are able to work in spas, medical offices, cruise ships and 5 star resorts.
Esthetician Certificate students can complete the program in one semester (Fall or Spring) provided they attend full-time and the 3-credit General Education requirement has also been met.
Program Delivery Methods
Online, hybrid, traditional in-class courses and hands-on training in state-of-the-art lab on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN