Personal Care & Related Health Services

EstheticsEsthetics - Certificate

The skin-care and spa industry is expanding rapidly. As it grows, the need for highly trained and specialized professionals is at an all-time high. HGTC's Esthetics Certificate program provides the skills and abilities you need to be a part of this exciting field. Esthetics, the non-medical care of the skin, is a growing part of the health and beauty industry. This program enables students to learn basic skin-care practices, facial treatments, makeup application, hair removal, sanitation procedures, and salon- management practices. Graduates are eligible to take both the written and practical exams of the State Board, thereby preparing them to become licensed Estheticians. 

Credit Requirements: 17 semester credit hours

Career Outlook

Professional estheticians are needed in a wide range of businesses, from day spas and salons to cruise ships and destination resorts. Many modern medical settings are also finding the skills and abilities of highly-trained professional estheticians to be extremely helpful.

Employment opportunities can be found in the following fields:
  • Salons
  • Resorts
  • Spas
  • Dermatology offices
  • Plastic surgery offices
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