This certificate program is designed to provide Esthetic students with the basic knowledge and industry standard entry level skills required by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations for licensure.

A minimum of 850 contact hours and 32 semester hours of college credit are required for the completion of this program. The Esthetics program is 2 semesters and will be offered each Fall with completion each Spring.

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Fall SemesterCredit Hours
EST 140Esthetics Theory I2
EST 141Esthetics Laboratory I6
EST 142Esthetics Theory II2
EST 143Esthetics Laboratory II6
Spring SemesterCredit Hours
EST 144Esthetics Theory III2
EST 145Esthetics Laboratory III6
EST 146Esthetics Theory IV2
EST 147Esthetics Laboratory IV6


Possible Career Opportunities
Becoming an esthetician can lead to many different career paths, including employment at salons, spas or resorts. Licensed professionals can also serve as manicurists, pedicurists, makeup artistry or even salon and spa managers.


Contact for More Information

Admissions and Advising
Toll Free: 1-800-481-2242
Phone:     (618) 634-3200


Wendy Harris | Cosmetology Instructor
Phone: (618) 634-3253