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Advanced Practice Esthetics Associate of Applied Science Degree
Advanced Practice Esthetics Certificate
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- After completing the 500-hour Esthetician Advanced Practice Esthetics AAS or Certificate program including all theory and skills training, and passed the Practical Skills Test (PST) as well as all written exams through the state of MN designated testing service, students are eligible for licensure as an Advanced Practice Esthetician through the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology.
- Licensing and state certification exams are independent of graduation requirements.
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Advanced practice (AP) esthetics services include specialized training and clinical practice in 4 AP esthetics categories: Chemical exfoliation of the skin, Exfoliation of the skin using a machine or device, Advanced skin care techniques, and Skin needling.
Advanced Practice Esthetics Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree program is designed for the licensed Basic Esthetician or Cosmetologist who wish to work in a variety of settings including salons, spas, fitness centers, and medi-spa’s. AP estheticians may also have their own Advanced Practice Esthetics business.
Advanced Practice Esthetics Certificate program is designed for the licensed Basic Esthetician or Cosmetologist who wish to work in a variety of settings including salons, spas, fitness centers, and medi-spa’s. AP estheticians may also have their own Advanced Practice Esthetics business.
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
Textbook and Supply Costs
Students should expect to spend approximately $2,500.00 for Advanced Practice Esthetics books and supplies. Tuition, college fees and books for remaining courses are not included in this cost. Items can be purchased in the College Bookstore. In addition, there is a fee to take the Minnesota licensure exams.
Be prepared to purchase all Advanced Practice Esthetics kits with the instructor on the second day of class. Financial aid must have been completed.
Current Minnesota Esthetics or Cosmetology License
Students must bring a copy of their license on the first day of class. A copy will be added to the students’ permanent file. If student has completed all training and passed all state required testing for Basic Esthetics, they may continue onto the AP esthetics program for one final AP esthetics license. Cosmetologists must be licensed before starting the AP esthetics program.
Saint Paul College has a transfer articulation agreement between the following program and post-secondary institutions for the baccalaureate degree programs listed below.
For more information please go to www.saintpaul.edu/Transfer.
Esthetician Advanced Practice AAS
- BA Individualized Studies, Metropolitan State University
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- Advanced understanding of skin anatomy and physiology
- Skin histology
- Advanced skin care products and ingredients
- Pre and post treatment regimens
- Advanced client consultation including skin analysis and skin typing
- Risk management
- Students learn to perform chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, skin needling, and facials utilizing machines, electrical devices and lymphatic drainage.