Cosmetology, Facial Specialist (Esthetician), Certificate of Technology

Program Information

The San Jacinto College Facial/Esthetic Specialist certificate program provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary for an entry-level position in the facial/esthetics profession. This high-demand career is fueled by individuals who want to help others improve the health of their skin through better skin-care practices.

Upon successful completion of 750 classroom and lab training hours, the student is eligible to take the written and practical exams regulated by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations in Facial/Esthetics.

Program topics include:

  • History of esthetics,
  • Infection control practices,
  • Anatomy and physiology of the skin,
  • Disorders and diseases of the skin,
  • In-depth skin analysis,
  • Skin care ingredients,
  • Facial massage techniques,
  • Use of facial machines,
  • Hair removal methods,
  • Makeup techniques,
  • Retailing services and products, and
  • New technology.

Career Opportunities

Students who earn the Facial/Esthetic Specialist certificate may pursue careers in:

  • Spas/salons,
  • Resorts/hotels,
  • Medical practices,
  • Makeup artistry, and
  • Self-employment.

Earning Potential

Skincare Specialist: $21,1671

For more information, students may contact North campus, 281-998-6150, x7108; or South campus, 281-998-6150, x3587.

Campuses

North Campus
South Campus

Information

The College designed the Facial Specialist (Esthetician) Certificate of Technology to prepare students with the skills and knowledge required for an entry-level position in the facial/esthetics profession. Students must pass all six (6) courses to be eligible to take the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Esthetician (Facial) License Examination for licensure.

Admission

For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that your criminal history could keep you from being licensed by the state of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or Department Chair.

For more information about requirements, students may visit the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR): https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/cosmet/cosmet.htm.

Plan of Study

North and South campuses
4COSM-FAC

Plan of Study Grid
First TermCredits
CSME 1520 Orientation to Facial Specialist 5
CSME 1421 Principles of Facial and Skin Care Technology I 4
CSME 1302 Applications of Facial and Skin Care Technology I 3
 Credits12
Second Term
CSME 1545 Principles of Facial and Skin Care Technology II 5
CSME 2431 Principles of Facial and Skin Care Technology III 4
CSME 2333 Application of Facial and Skin Care Technology II 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits24

Verification of workplace competencies: Eligible for the credentialing exam – Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Esthetician/Facial Specialist Licensure Examination