Esthetics Technology

Program Description

The Esthetics Technology program will provide students with hands-on experience in the art of skin care, including electrical facials, basic facials, hair removal, and many custom facial principles. Students learn about general health and wellness, cosmetics, and basic dermatology, chemistry, and anatomy.

Coursework 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.

Admission Criteria

Esthetics is a selective admissions program. It has fall semester entrance only and does not have a summer term. Entry is competitive; in the case that two or more students receive equal scoring, the earliest date of application to the program will be used to determine the entering candidate.

A student who wishes to apply for the Esthetic Program must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete the Craven Community College application process (application, submission of all transcripts and completion of appropriate placement test).
  • Fulfill all developmental requirements prior to admission into the program, i.e. place out of ENG-002.
  • Submit the Esthetic Program Application and two Craven CC Esthetics Program Personal Reference forms completed by non-family members prior to last working day in July.
  • Attend an individual information session with the Cosmetic Arts Faculty member prior to the end of the summer semester.
  • Upon acceptance, applicants must submit complete immunization history forms, including PPD test, Hepatitis B series, and Tetanus booster.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to perform esthetic services in a safe, sanitized, and multicultural environment.
  • Demonstrate an ability to recall cosmetology esthetics theory and clinical information in order to successfully complete the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Arts Licensure Exam. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding with regard to increasing sales and customer volume within a salon.

Career Opportunities

Upon successfully passing the State Board exam, graduates will be issued a license. Employment opportunities include beauty salons, spas, dermatology offices, and other related businesses as:

  • an esthetician
  • skin specialist
  • educator
  • platform artist
  • manufacturer’s representative
  • facial product salesperson.

Contact Information

Associate Dean of Career Programs

Dean of Career Programs

Admissions Office

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