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Certificate of Completion (non-credit)


The Esthetician Certificate of Completion is a 600‐hour program divided into two 300‐hour courses designed to prepare the student for the California State Board Esthetician Examination for state licensure and success as a cosmetician and/or esthetician. Courses include both classroom instruction and laboratory practice. Successful completion of this program and successful passing of the California State Board Esthetician Examination will allow the graduate Cosmetician/Esthetician to perform manual and electrical facials, microdermabrasion, eyebrow arching and hair removal (other than by electrolysis) on arms, face, and legs, or become a make‐up artist or skin care representative.

This program is offered on an open‐entry/open‐exit basis with a required minimum number of combined lecture/lab hours per week and a waiting list may be maintained for those students who desire to enroll. Students may attend on a part‐time or full‐time basis. Transfer students will be accepted on a space‐available basis providing they have not previously achieved more than 300 certified hours of training.

Students must be a minimum of 16 years of age to enroll in the Esthetician coursework. In accordance with the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Business and Professions Code, the minimum qualifications for an applicant to sit for the licensure examination are that the applicant: (a) is not less than 17 years of age, and (b) has completed the 10th grade in the public schools of this state or its equivalent.

This program has a minimum requirement of 600 class/clock hours and a minimum number of theory and practical applications required by The California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

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