Esthetics Technology

Program Type
Degree, Short-Term Training
Grant, Scholarship


The Esthetics Technology curriculum provides competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles and hands-on fundamentals associated with the art of skin care.

The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop manipulative skills. Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional Esthetics Technology, business/human relations, product knowledge, and other related topics.

Graduates should be prepared to take the North Carolina Cosmetology State Board Licensing Exam and upon passing be licensed and qualify for employment in beauty and cosmetic/skin care salons, as a platform artist, and in related businesses.

Topics include:

  • Safety
  • Skin care
  • Make-up
  • Other required topics.

This is a two-semester program split into Esthetician I (Fall-semester) and Esthetician II (Spring-semester). Students must complete Esthetician I to enroll in Esthetician II.

Esthetician students must successfully complete at least 600 hours of an esthetician curriculum in an approved cosmetic art school before applying to the State Board of Cosmetic Arts for examination.

Two pathways to success


  • Courses through the Curriculum department
  • Eligible for Financial Aid & Scholarships


  • Courses through Continuing Education Department
  • Eligible for WDCE Scholarships